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Luxury Bach Miso Sounds Good, Tastes Great!

Call it "food that bites Bach"... Bahha no Yuraku Kyoichiraku miso made by Marujyu, a Japanese food manufacturer, owes its excellent taste to the music of J.S. Bach pumped into miso fermentation chambers. At least, that's the tune they're playing.

Fixing Broken Hearts With Menstrual Blood

Could "the curse" become the cure? It could happen, if Japanese scientists have their way. Experiments performed at the Keio University school of medicine have succeeded in growing sheets of heart muscle from connective tissue cells harvested from menstrual blood.

Nanomachine Kills Cancer Cells With Exposure To Light

A new nanomachine from UCLA kills cancer cells as controlled by light.

This Tea Is Smoking!

If you've quit smoking, but still miss the trappings -- the feel of the package, the confidence you got from knowing there were still 18 cigarettes left in the package, memories of your passionate romance with James Dean or Sharon Stone, or just the excuse to take a short break from work -- there's still hope for you, according to at least one concept developer.

Crisper Foods With Frisper Vacuum Sealer

Number one way to save the earth: Don't Waste! Number one way to save food: Vacuum Seal. Number one Vacuum Sealer: The Frisper?

It certainly is economical. And the Frisper has high ratings. Let's take a look!


Relax and Rejuvenate with the Spa Capsule

A gizmo with an LCD panel showing preset programs, adjustable steam therapy, infrared therapy, 14 Vichy shower heads, a cooling face breeze, aromatherapy reservoir, music facility and capsule remote control. What am I talking about?

The Spa Capsule.

Low Carbon Diet Helps You Save The Earth!

This Earth Day, Bon Appetit proposed a challenge to every one of us to reduce our carbon "foodprints" by 25 percent, because just our foodprints -- all the energy it takes to grow, process, transport and prepare food -- are responsible for ONE-THIRD of all global greenhouse gas emissions. Bon Appetit is serious about its challenge and it has started its campaign by giving us some help: a Low Carbon Diet calculator!

Hey Kids! I'm Having a Mommy Makeover!

Now this is something I've never thought about, but it's good, I guess, that someone has.... A way to tell your kids that you're going to the doctor and coming home with new boobs, a flat tummy, and (why not?) a new nose. These three cosmetic surgery procedures are so common in post-childbirth women, they have their own marketing package -- mommy makeovers.


Heart Ailment Diagnosis Could Be Just a Spit Away

A new technology could diagnose ailments using one's...saliva?

Brilliant Idea! A Cell Phone Defibrillator

Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is responsible for more deaths every year than AIDS, breast cancer, lung cancer and stroke combined. If the heart is not defibrillated (therapeutically shocked) within a few minutes, the victim dies. Imagine how difficult it is to reach the victims of SCA in time to save their lives.

But, suppose we each carried our own personal defibrillator, say it was a feature of our cell phones?