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Ear Wax Reveals Ancient History of Japan



Ear wax... what is it good for? Absolutely nuthin', say it again... OK, it sounded better in the original version by Edwin Starr, but humble ear wax IS good for somethin', at least according to a team of Japanese high school students.
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Need Motivation? 12 Fun Fitness Ads That Will Get You To The Gym


What is it going to take to get you to the gym this year? A New Year's Resolution? Gaining 10 pounds? What about advertising? read more »

New Robots May Soon Have Your Face and Your Expressions


With a name like "WD-2," this robot may sound like a robot's robot: all gears and metal. But WD-2 is actually a "face robot"-with a face that is realistically human-looking. read more »

Humans May Receive Organ Transplants from Pigs


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Well-known scientist Robert Winston from the UK is setting up a lab to breed pigs with special organs that could one day be transplanted into humans who would otherwise die. The first genetically modified pigs could be bred in two years, and the first pig-human transplant might occur in the next decade. read more »

Lifesaver Can Make Soiled Water Drinkable


If you thought drinking toilet water was just for the dogs, think again. A new $300 water bottle now allows you to join in and share toilet water with your dog or anyone else you wish to share it with. Think I'm kidding? Then you probably haven't heard about the Lifesaver bottle. read more »

Hydrogen Bike Better Than Electric?


Another great bike has recently made its appearance this year. In Shanghai at the 9th China International Exhibition on Gas Technology, Equipment and Applications the hydrogen prototype bike was introduced. read more »

Japanese H-Bomb Survivor Finally Speaks Out



Nope, that's not a typo - "H" bomb is correct. Matashichi Oishi was a crewman on the Japanese fishing vessel Lucky Dragon No. 5 on March 1, 1954, when the American "Castle Bravo" hydrogen bomb test went terribly wrong. Now, he's finally telling his story.
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Cheap Ocean Energy Converter to be Used in Several Countries


An amateur engineer from Texas has developed a way to capture the energy from ocean waves in an inexpensive, simple way. His company's devices are planned for use in the future in several countries to cheaply generate electricity. read more »

Stop Your Boozing - 7 Ingenious Don't Drive Drunk Ads


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are some of the most imaginative ways to market the dangers of alcohol, alcohol awareness and drunk driving awareness: read more »

Experiments with Flying Cars


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When most people think of flying cars, they think of the Jetsons TV show, and speculate that, maybe one day in the far-off future, people may drive flying cars. You might be surprised to know that flying cars have been in development since the 1930s--even before the Jetsons. read more »