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Japanese Team Invents Tiny Laser Light Powered Motor



A working motor powered only by laser light has been demonstrated by researchers at the International Christian University in Tokyo, Japan. Light-powered motors will work in areas with high magnetic fields unsuitable for conventional motors, such as such as MRI medical scanners.
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Pentax Optio S10 Camera: 10 Megapixel Resolution


The new Pentax Optio S10 is a "no-frills" digital camera with 10 megapixels of resolution, 3x optical zoom, small design, and inexpensive price tag. The S10 may not have many of the features that more expensive digital shooters have, but it does have a lot of the features that consumer's want in a compact point-and-shoot digital camera.

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New Scanner Takes Stunning Images of Internal Organs


Philips Medical Systems has recently unveiled a new medical scanner that can take images of the inside of the body with stunning precision. read more »

Whale Curry Adds Spice to Japan's Traditional, Controversial Dish



Japan's renewed whaling activity has generated loud protests from the world at large. One wonders, just what is done with the meat from hundreds of "scientifically killed" whales? Japanese food company Asian Lunch offers a spicy solution, Whale Curry, though there's something fishy about efforts to curry favor with hungry diners!
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Are Super Trains Here to Rescue Our Futures?


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Highways are becoming more congested by the day, and the skies aren't doing any better. And with pollution posing an additional problem, we are running out of options. Could the newest Steel-Wheel and MagLev trains be the answer? read more »

Samsung YP-U3 MP3 Player: Great Inexpensive Gift


The Samsung YP-U3 digital MP3 player doesn’t have a nice large touch-screen like the iPod Touch or many of the other “fancy” features in the more expensive MP3 players on the market. Although the Samsung YP-U3 doesn’t have a lot of the “bells and whistles” of more expensive players, it’s still one of the best values on the market when it comes to MP3 players. read more »

RIM Blackberry Curve 8310 Smart Phone with GPS: Product Review


The original Blackberry Curve released in early 2007, and it was a largely successful smart phone. So, the recent introduction of the RIM Blackberry Curve 8310 has gotten people excited about this updated version of the original Curve. The 8310 offers many of the same features of the original Curve but also adds GPS capabilities. read more »

Bacteria Makes Water Taste Better


Scientists noticed that old, dirty water filters seemed to make water taste better. They investigated this peculiarity, and found that tiny bacteria that thrive on dirty water filters can reduce the distasteful earthy tinge in tap water. read more »

The Verizon LG VX10000 Voyager Smart Phone is Nipping at the Heels of the iPhone


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Verizon has recently released the LG VX10000 Voyager which is a smart phone with enough features to put it on the same playing field as the Apple iPhone. The LG Voyager is exclusive to Verizon, and it offers some features that the iPhone doesn't.

The Verizon LG VX10000 Voyager Smart Phone is Nipping at the Heels of the iPhone

Verizon has recently released the LG VX10000 Voyager which is a smart phone with enough features to put it on the same playing field as the Apple iPhone. The LG Voyager is exclusive to Verizon, and it offers some features that the iPhone doesn't.