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Curry Offers Hope for Cancer and Alzheimer's Victims



Curcumin, a polyphenolic compound found in the "curry spice" Tumeric, has been shown to have beneficial effects against cancerous tumors and combats the advance of Alzheimer's disease. The compound breaks down quickly after being eaten, however, so Japanese scientists are creating longer lasting synthetic versions.
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Illegal Cell Phone “Jammers” are Dropping Calls Across America


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Have you ever been in a nice quiet public place and all of a sudden you hear someone babbling on a cell phone, and they are practically yelling at the person on the other line and totally disrupting the quiet ambience of the place?

Peace (Canal) in the Middle East?


Map of Jordan, Israel and Western Syria (from WikiMedia)Map of Jordan, Israel and Western Syria (from WikiMedia)

Though similar efforts in the past have failed, a prominent Israeli, Boaz Wachtel, believes that a so-called ‘Peace Canal' can bring peace to the Middle East. Well to Israel and its neighbors at least. read more »

New Canon PowerShot SX100IS "Super-Zoom" Digital Camera


Canon has just recently released the first model in their brand new SX-series of digital cameras called the Canon PowerShot SX100 IS. This isn't your average digital camera by any stretch of the mind. This camera is part of a relatively new breed of digital cameras called "super-zooms" or "mega-zooms". The reason that they are called this is because of the amazing zoom power that these cameras possess. read more »

A Vehicle that Folds for Easy Storage


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Stackable carts can be found in Airports all over the world. You throw in a quarter or 2, use the little cart until you are done and then take it back. What if that basic technology was applied to a mass transit system in larger cities? read more »

Tiniest Radio Consists of a Single Carbon Nanotube


 

Researchers have fabricated what they call a true "iPod Nano"--a fully functional radio made out of a single carbon nanotube (CNT). At 10,000 times thinner than a human hair, the researchers hope the radio could have applications for new wireless communications devices, as well as medical applications such as hearing aids. read more »

New Water Bottles from Japan Change The Way You See Water



Hyotan Kara Mizu is a new brand of Japanese mineral water that sets itself apart from its many competitors through its appealing packaging. The reuseable bottles come in 20 different colorful pattern designs and the curvaceous, organic shape is meant to resemble a gourd.
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Sync My Ride


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Ford's 2008 vehicle line-up may have a new slogan. Intel Inside. read more »

LifeStraw Filters Dirty Water Too


Like the LifeSaver, another innovation can also turn dirty surface water into clean drinking water in a matter of seconds. It is called the LifeStraw and unlike the LifeSaver, the LifeStraw,personal water filtration tool, is a lot cheaper, a lot smaller and easier to take around. It can even be hung around the neck for easy access. read more »

New 8 MP Sony DSC-T2 Camera Holds 40,000 Photos Without a Memory Card


Sony's latest compact digital camera is the DSC-T2, which is part of Sony's ultra-popular T-series line of cameras. To call this point-and-shoot camera innovative would be an understatement. This camera sports some of the coolest technology to show up in a compact digital camera in a long time. read more »