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Nestle Working On "Exercise In A Bottle"

What if you could get the benefits of exercise without stepping foot in a gym, on a track, a court, without waking up early to get in your run, make your yoga class, go for that bike ride? What if you could just drink something and get the kind of calorie burn you would if you put in a couple thousand meters on the rower? Nestle scientists may not be far off from developing that "magic potion."

New Research Says That If You're Shy, You'll Make More Friends In Online Games

If you're the sort of person who's a little insecure - or simply someone with a tendency to keep to themselves in the real world - then you've probably got significantly more online. See, according to recent research, there's a positive link between shyness and friends online.

Ambulance Drone Could Boost Cardiac Arrest Survival Rate From 8% To 80%

An unmanned, autonomously navigating ambulance drone developed by a Dutch graduate student could someday be the first responder to countless instances of cardiac arrest, saving untold lives in the process.

Contain Yourself In A Sexy Ebola Costume This Halloween

You know how everyone complains about/compliments women for making even the most mundane Halloween costume ideas sexy? Well, contain yourself, because this one takes things to a whole new level.

Apparently, Kids Eat Less After They Play Angry Birds

Video games aren't generally associated with healthy eating habits. As such, you might be surprised to learn that screen time actually reduces food intake - at least, according to Nick Bellissimo, a professor of nutrition at Ryerson University.

Innovative Wearable Tech Germ Block: The Germinator Transit Jacket

Do you dread your morning commute and wish you could wear a mask enroute to your daily job? If so, you might be interested to hear about the new Germinator Transit Jacket that kills  germs before they can make their infectious way onto your skin. To learn more, read on.

Want An Easier Way To Apply Pressure To A Wound?

When you are out on an adventure or in the throes of a big DIY project and the unthinkable happens you can find yourself trying to bandage a bleeding wound and stop it from gushing. This can be hard to do for yourself, especially if you are trying to do it with just one hand. It is time for the Uflex Compress -- a single bandage and compress device that can be applied quickly and easily with just one hand.

Want To Use A Bicycle As A Blood Centrifuge?

Using medical equipment that we consider standard in the Western World can be difficult in Third World Countries where things like electricity are in short supply. Designer Jack Trew has created a simple blood centrifuge that works by being attached to the spoke of a bicycle wheel -- something that can be found most of the world over. The Spokefuge is currently one of the finalists for the James Dyson Award and the prize of $45,000.

Rape-aXe: Anti-Rape Condom Helps Women Fight Back

South Africa is the rape capital of the world, and one woman wanted to change that. Blood technician Sonnet Ehlers worked with many rape victims and after hearing one patient say she wished she had teeth down there, Ehlers created Rape-aXe, a condom that fights back against attackers. Could this be the solution to South Africa's rape epidemic?

Invisible Wearable Skin Sensor: Saves You From Dry Skin And Heart Attacks

An almost invisible, wearable medical device that monitors your cardiovascular health, and lets you know when you need to moisturize your skin, has been invented. This ‘epidermal’ photonic sensor is also a potentially cheap alternative to the expensive infrared technology currently used in hospitals.