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HangBoarding: The Evolution from Skiing and Snowboarding

First came skiing, then snowboarding, now get ready to HangBoard!

Gecko-fied Bandage Could Be Used for Surgery

I always maintain that looking at the animal kingdom could provide answers to a variety of issues that plagues us, humans. Indeed, it's not only me who thinks this way. Robert Langer and Jeff Karp, faculty members of the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, came up with their own invention inspired by the foot of a gecko.

Get Ready for the Underwater Digital Camera Mask

Snorkellers everywhere will likely be even more eager than ever to hop into the water this summer when they get a look at a new digital underwater camera mask that is available.

Braille Labels Make Beer Drinking for the Blind No Accident

Thoughtful Braille identification labels impressed into the tops of Japanese beer cans help both the blind and the visually impaired distinguish between alcoholic and non-alcoholic canned beverages.
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Vending Machine Doles Out Marijuana

A new type of vending machine has gotten the attention of federal Drug Enforcement Administration agents.

Lose Toto? Who Are You Going to Call?

If you lost your dog or cat, who are you going to call? No, the answer is not Ghostbusters!

Exercise While Web Surfing with Springflex

With Springflex, at least the added dangers of sedentary computer use—lowered metabolism and weight gain—can be a thing of the past.

Need This? Spongebob Squarepants Rectal Thermometer

Someone, somewhere thought that children's cartoon characters and rectal thermometry were an ideal combination. Amazingly, this person has not been arrested.

Robot Will Save (Some) Animals From Toxicity Testing

The big yellow robot in the picture above has the potential to save at least some innocent animals from being poisoned, and that's a start. The big yeller' is a high-throughput robot capable of testing thousands of cell-based chemical tests at a time, enabling toxicity results in a matter of hours, as opposed to years of animal testing. read more »

Laser Detects Your Exhaled Breath, Potential Diseases

The gases you breathe out may provide a mirror of what's going on inside your body. In an effort to detect the minute traces of gases that may point to diseases such as cancer and asthma, researchers have developed a laser for low-cost, highly sensitive breath analysis. read more »