Recent Discoveries and Breakthroughs

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Speedo’s Latest Swimsuit Breaking Records

With the 2008 Summer Olympics fast approaching, swimmers are training hard to grab the gold, but a new swimsuit might be creating an unfair competition.

G8 Energy Summit Ministers Given Gifts of i-Sobot Robots

Japan will be presenting a unique gift for the energy ministers attending the Group of Eight (plus India, China and South Korea) summit in Aomori - a special edition of Takara Tomy's "i-Sobot".

Personal Trainer in Your Pocket: Toshiba Sportio Phone

With help from KDDI, the second largest mobile operator in Japan, the new Toshiba Sportio was recently introduced. The Toshiba Sportio is just one of the latest cell phones meant for individuals who are keen on exercising.

A Baby Monitor That Lets You Rest Easy

First time parents worry about everything, especially if their baby is safe at night. Rookie moms and dads often find themselves restless and sleep-deprived, as they indulge their compulsion to continuously check on their child until morning.

Bring Home Harmony With a Weekend Zen Garden

Got a yen for Zen? We're talking about the garden-variety type here; a little piece of heaven just steps from your back door. Though the art of Japanese gardening is many centuries old, in just one weekend you can create a reasonable facsimile of a classic temple garden in a secluded corner of your yard. It requires a minimum of materials, not much money and best of all, needs very little maintenance.

iPhone 3G - Is it Worth the Upgrade?

Apple's CEO Steve Jobs announced the arrival of the iPhone 3G at yesterday's keynote address of WWDC '08. Do the new features translate into an automatic upgrade for current iPhone users? Read on for more details and you decide!

Engineers Build First Self-Replicating 3D Machine

As biologists are busy working on cloning living organisms, engineers are working on a mechanical counterpart - creating non-living things that can replicate themselves.

Green Up Your Home with a Solar Plant

A new type of solar cell technology using organic thin-film solar cells with a clear plastic protective coating is allowing environmental engineers to design imitation houseplants that are green - in more ways than one!

Sky Trash Or Ads That Really Soar? Flogos!

Picture it - thousands of Mickey Mouse heads floating over Orlando, Florida. That is the plan for later this month when Walt Disney Co. uses a new invention to promote Disney World. Now picture the Nike logo or the Apple Logo or even your logo taking to the air soon. How? Flogos!

Intel® 2008 Awards: Teen Winners Make Amazing Contributions To Their Fields!

The three young women who won top awards for their "science projects" for the 2008 Intel® Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) each won $50,000 scholarships from the Intel Foundation as part of their awards. They are already at the level of Eve Curie! Take a look at their "science projects!"