Recent Discoveries and Breakthroughs

Curious to find out about recent discoveries and breakthroughs in health & medicinescience & spacetechnology, our environment and our living world?  Interested in the latest research findings? Please visit us often to get the most interesting research news and updates.

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Winners for the Best in Wacky Science Research Get Ig Nobel Award


Winners included the discovery that Viagra helps hamsters overcome jetlag, a method for extracting vanilla flavor from cow dung, and a study of the word "the." read more »

Facebook not Banned in UAE

Recent problems accessing the social networking site, Facebook, were not a result of censorship, the UAE’s Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) announced Thursday. read more »

The Secret Life of Sunscreens - Nanoo Nano

Our Guest Blogger, Sarah Olson, originally from Chicago, is back in the States after a two-year stint in Japan and Asia. She is constantly seeking out ways to make the world more beautiful, and has a vested interested in discovering methods to enhance the feminine mystique.She wanted to share her finds with the readers of

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\With so many scientific advances happening left and right, it can be hard to stay on top of the latest big thing. Or the tiniest, in this case. ”What exactly is nanotechnology?” you might ask. read more »

Harley Davidson's Worst Nightmare? The Electric Motorcycle

As a nation shifts toward more fuel efficient cars, will the motorcycle industry be able to keep up? read more »

No Spark Plugs…..Better Gas Mileage?

From MIT Laboratory for Energy and EnvironmentFrom MIT Laboratory for Energy and Environment

Our Guest Blogger, George Delozier, is from Pennsylvania and recently joined the U.S. Air Force. Growing up with all types of machines, George wanted to share the newest innovations on all things motor with the readers of

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A team from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is currently working on a engine that, under certain conditions, can move into a spark free combustion state. read more »

Clean It, Wax It, Lose It, Shave It - 10 Great Hair Ads

Eyecatching ads for haircare and products are not only found in magazines and tv, but on billboards, escalators and playgrounds?! Here are my picks for some of the best in ads for hair: read more »

New Portable GPS System With Free Traffic Warnings

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Many people have not yet heard of a company by the name of Navigon. Navigon is not new to the GPS business, though, as they have been a leader in the GPS industry since 1991.

Canada and Taiwan Target Each Other for Sharing Innovations

Taiwan and Canada continually join alliances to brainstorm and develop some of technology's greatest innovations. read more »

Better Way to Wrap Sandwiches : Wrap-N-Mat Product Review

In the past, when I packed my daughter's lunch I tried my best to use reusable containers as much as possible, but it proved to be a bit of a challenge and not always as environmentally friendly or as convenient as I hoped. The Wrap-N-Mat has given me a longer lasting eco-friendly alternative to Tupperware, sandwich baggies and foil paper. read more »

Robots See Optical Illusions Just Like People


Robots are teaching us humans about our own physiology, enabling scientists to understand what goes on in the brain when we see an optical illusion. read more »