Recent Discoveries and Breakthroughs

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Shopping Robots Crawl the Mall So You Don't Have To

Imagine having your very own shopping robot who crawls the mall while you relax at home? Even better, you remotely control your robot shopper's movements and see through its electric “eyes”. You can also stop imagining... robo-shopper is (almost) here!

Beer Buddy from Asahi: It Can’t Drive You Home

Asahi is the name of the new beer buddy robot gadget from Japan. He can be your own private beer pouring, beer-storing pal if you cough up 36 seals found on special bottles of the beer by Asahi. Read on if you need some new drinking buddies.

New Laser Can Target Single Cells in Surgery

Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin have developed a "microscalpel" that targets individual cells while preserving other cells around the target area.

The Tennis Invention That's Causing A Racquet

Sweaty palms got you down? One company has devised a plan to keeping your hands cool and your tennis game hotter than ever.

Nanotubes Fill Key Role in Artificial Photosynthesis

Carbon nanotubes may be the key in overcoming a challenging roadblock for scientists trying to create artificial photosynthesis.

Japan's Asbestos Cancer Time Bomb Defused Using New Technology

Japan's asbestos cancer “time bomb” ticks louder day by day as the nation's average population gets older and decades-long incubation periods for asbestos cancer and other diseases caused by asbestos exposure end. Now, several new technologies developed in Japan may make cleaning up the asbestos mess not only easier, but safer as well. Hmm, does WALL-E know about this?

Safety Equipment for Skateboarding Becomes Cool

To help skaters stop getting more scars than they want, one designer has created a piece of safety equipment that doesn't look embarassing.

One Handy Dandy Spoon Scale: To Measure Properly and…Secretly!

Whether you love to cook and measure ingredients or prefer the darkness of street corners and the seamier ingredients in life, this spoon scale can make a your life easier. Read on for the details, measure for measure.

Turning Hazardous Waste Into Usable Energy

An emerging Washington state company InEnTec (Integrated Environmental Technologies) has made some innovative plans for confronting the foulest problems from our industrialized world.

GM Releases Video of Corvette ZR1 at Nurburgring

When the Corvette ZR1 hit the Nurburgring a short while back, most people were impressed with the lap time of 7:26.4. General Motors recently released the video of the lap to give the world a taste of what the ZR1 is like on the famous Nurburgring.