Recent Discoveries and Breakthroughs

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Officially Official News About the Subaru-Toyota Sports Car

Over the last few weeks, a substantial amount of media attention has been directed to the joint Subaru-Toyota sports car. What is getting even more attention is the news that the result could be a light rear-wheel drive performance coupe priced at less the $20,000.

Another Dual-Clutch Transmission From Audi

Audi has always been the leader when it comes to Twin-Clutch Technology. So after their 6-speed Tiptronic and R-Tronic, nobody knew what was left. The Audi Engineers weren't done though, and the S-Tronic was born.

Robotic Snake Can Perform Heart Surgeries

At the Carnegie Mellon University, a snakelike robot called “CardioArm” was devised to aid in heart surgeries.

Harness the Sun's Power with Your Own Solar Car Kit

Most of the driving in the United States is non-highway thus, horrible gas mileage. The SUNN Solar Electric Car Kit was designed with the daily commuter in mind. By removing the petroleum engine from those short 10 minute trips to work and back, fuel use coulb be cut substancially, especially in urban areas.

What's In Those 50 Calorie Dog Treats?

There are very broad U.S. government definitions of "meat by-products." They can include, and often do, any portion of any mammal including eyes, bones, head, digestive systems, and even a certain proportion of feathers and hairs.

Scented Pencils from Pentel Relax, Refresh and Recharge

Aromatherapy and nanotechnology are combined to create Pentel's award-winning Ain Supplio scented pencils. As you write, specially selected oils waft through the air to relax, refresh and recharge.

The World's Tallest Building Keeps Growing

These amazing photos look like the view from an airplane, but they were actually taken from inside the world's tallest building.

Video Game Championships Come to China in 2009

The site for the 2009 World Cyber Games video game tournament has been announced. It's a first-ever for China.

Can Viewing Cherry Blossoms Turn You On?

An intriguing article in Japan's MSN Sankei News speculates the reason people feel great beneath Japan's famous flowering Cherry trees is due not so much to the sights, but the scents - specifically, pheromones.

Ireland Installs World’s Largest Sea Turbine

Off the coast of Northern Ireland in the rough waters of the Strangford Narrows, scientists have installed the world's largest underwater turbine. The project, built by Marine Current Turbines, should generate power for about 1,000 homes when it becomes operational this summer.