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What Can A Maple Seed Teach A Helicopter About Flying?

Perhaps you've never noticed this, or you don't live near maple trees, but the seeds of maple trees fall ever so slowly and, depending on the impact of the breeze or wind force, can be carried for miles before they land. A recently published study in the journal Science shows us why this happens and the significance it might have for future aerospace technology.

Samurai Armor Underwear Induces Hot Pants In 'History Girls'

Make love not war? Why not do both - while wearing your samurai underwear! These elaborate and expensive briefs feature the logos and styles of Japanese most formidable warlords of the Warring Era, and are a big hit amongst modern ladies!

Wireless Audeo: What Could Be More Kleer® Than Sennheiser®?

In the last four weeks, a wired mike and an audio/mike headset attached to my computer were totalled when my dog got caught in the wires and, confused, ran away, pulling the wires right out of the devices! I need a wireless headset!

Japanese Game Company Gives Productive Workers Big Baby Bonuses

Making babies for fun and profit? We all know about the former but now Japanese game company Koei Tecmo is doling out the dollars for "productive" employees - whether they're good workers or not.

Nanotechnology Can Cure You If It Doesn't Kill You First

In 2006, The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars published a warning and a challenge to the scientific community about its responsible use and handling of nanomaterials, as they were known to cause damage to the lungs.  Now, research conducted at the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences in Beijing, has unveiled how the damage occurs and a possible means of control.

Japan's Asahi Shimbun Scores Social Media Goal, Tweets Soccer Play By Play

On the go and eager to know the score in that crucial soccer clash? Japan's Asahi Shimbun newspaper has the answer: tweeting the play by play to fan followers via their new Twitter account!

Top Ten Meet & Tweet Gatherings

Starting in June, until the end of the year, there are hundreds of conferences held in the US that focus on social media, Web 2.0, Web 3.0 and beyond. With so many events and so little time, you might want to focus on the content that speaks to your needs. This Top Ten highlights the best of the best that provide most current and innovative content available today.

Bioengineering Student Discovers Key To Early Cancer Diagnosis

Cancers that are detected early have the best chance of being cured but, until now, there were no methods of detecting cancer at its earliest stages.  Raj Krishnan, a PhD student in bioengineering at the University of California San Diego (UCSD), has created a technology for the early diagnosis of cancer, giving new hope and possibility to cures that have eluded cancer victims for years because their diagnoses were too late.

Is It A Boy Or A Girl? At-Home Test Predicts Gender

Instead of waiting the traditional 16 to 20 weeks for a sonogram, a new test claims to let a woman know whether she is carrying a boy or a girl as early as 10 weeks after conception.

Top Ten Most Mentioned Brands On Twitter

How is Twitter faring as a business model? What brands are succeeding in grabbing our attention and why? We're in a recession. Money is tight. So which brands are diligent in positioning themselves up front and personal on Twitter to capture what dwindling disposable incomes we have left.

For Dogs Whose Bites Are Worse Than Their Barks: The Bite Guard

In a perfect world, dogs don't bite humans unless they really deserve it. But alas, we can't always make dogs deny their instincts, and if they believe they or you are being threatened, they may bite someone who doesn't deserve it.

Where Water Is Scarce, You Can Drink The Air!

In desert climates where the ground may be too dry for even a cactus to survive, researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology (IGB) and their colleagues at Logos Innovationen have created a method for getting drinkable water from... the air!

Haygain: Unique Hay Steaming Process Brings Respiratory Relief To Your Horse

Respiratory problems affect the health and performance of one in six horses. Horses that are stabled, even part time, are even more likely to suffer from some degree of inflammation of the airways, even if they are asymptomatic. So, what's a horse lover to do?

Gulp. Zagat Names Its Fast Food Winners

Zagat announced the winners of its broad sweep fast food survey today, based on 806,000 fast food meals consumed by 6,107 respondents, who voted for 103 national chains. Recognize the best fast food burger this year?

EmWave Wins 2009 Food Innovation Award for nutraREV™ Food DryingTechnology

If you've ever eaten frozen blueberries, or paid a fortune for a small bag of dried blueberries, you will appreciate the innovative technology of nutraREV (soon, I hope).

GPS Shoes: Tracking Parents With Alzheimer's Disease

A criminal can be tracked via his cell phone, a dog via his collar, and a girlfiriend via her bra... why don't we track Alzheimer's patients, 50 percent of whom wander away from their familiar surroundings on a regular basis?

Office Paper Recycling Machine Turns Trash Into Toilet Paper

What's an eco-friendly way to recycle used office paper and botched photocopies? Here we might mulch it to be used in farming. In Japan they're turning it into toilet paper.

Man Made Trees Invite Natural Species To Return Home

Once an agricultural area, the commercial/industrial city of Leeds, England has displaced millions of birds, bats, and small animals and hundreds of individual species have disappeared completely from the urban landscape.  But Leeds has decided to bring its wildlife back.

Call Goes Out to Boost Used Mobile Phone Collection

Cellular phones are gold mines, even when they're no longer wanted. Problem is, as phones get better people are more reluctant to get rid of them. A new campaign by the Japanese government seeks to reverse this disturbing trend and boost mobile phone recycling.

Spark.ly, the Dungeons & Dragons of Social Networks?

Spark.ly describes itself as the "definitive social and economic ecosystem that empowers people around the world to communicate, engage in commerce and have fun in a culturally aware and profitable virtual environment." With a BETA launch date of June 16, 2009, nobody knows yet whether that description is an illusion, bravado, grand self-promotion or truly the next big shiny thing. To date there are no blogs written, no product announcements, and no press releases to alert the media. One would think with a June 9th launch date, Spark.ly should be 'sparking' a few conversations out there? Or is this part of their master marketing plan to create buzz about their emerging online kingdom?

Starbucks Japan Shakes Up Summer With Coffee Jelly Frappuccino

Coffee Jelly Frappuccino is coming back on the menu at Starbucks Japan, just in time for another hot, humid Tokyo summer! Starbucks bills this cool, caffeinated treat as "Coffee To Eat", but doing so through a straw really, er, sucks.

Social Networking Brave New World of China

On June 4, 2009 during the 20th Anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre, the government actually shut down access to Twitter, YouTube, Facebook and Flickr. Then Hotmail blipped off the radar, followed by Bing, Microsoft's latest search engine. Repression was rampant as a Great Firewall went up to prevent Chinese webizens from mourning online in their respective virtual worlds. Is Big Brother alive and well in China?

FDA Approves First Canine Cancer Drug: Pfizer's Palladia

One of the most common types of canine cancer and the number one cause of canine death, cutaneous mast cell tumor, has been treated with steroids and antihistamines and various human oncology drugs for years.  Finally, a specific oncology drug for these specific canine cancers has been developed and approved for veterinary use:  Palladia (toceranib phosphate) produced by Pfizer Animal Health Inc.

Environmental Twist Plastic Bottle Saves Space, Reduces Waste

I LOHAS, Coca Cola Japan's entry in the bottled water sweepstakes, is going green... with a twist. Once you've drained the bottle just give it a twist - and help save up to 40 percent in disposable volume.

Unpack Your BING Before You Travel

Bing Travel aims to dramatically reduce the amount of time consumers spend searching for travel information by presenting comprehensive results in one place, and to help consumers make more informed decisions. According to a recent survey by Bing Travel, more than fifty percent of  potential travelers search three or more sites before booking their flight and hotel arrangements. By aggregating Expedia, Cheap Tickets, Cheapoair, Priceline and Booking Buddy on the Bing Travel site, travelers can not only search for flights and hotels but book without ever leaving the search engine.