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Poken Networking USB Key, the Social Online Business Card

Poken, a new electronic online business card that allows social media users to exchange online profile info via a handy, keychain-sized portable USB key, may replace the traditional cardboard business card as THE must-have networking aid.

Text Messaging Deceased Husband Helps Ease Housewife's Grief

A grieving Japanese housewife has found a unique use for the social media applications she and her late husband enjoyed when he was alive: keeping in touch with him after he passed on by sending text messages to his cellphone.

Intel's 2009 Inspire-Empower Challenge Awards Salute Four World Changing Projects

When you read about what four Intel Challenge winners are doing, don't be surprised if you feel like giving up your day job and joining them in their valiant causes. These are truly inspiring and empowering innovations.

Smithsonian Chooses Design For African American Museum On the National Mall

The final museum on the land designated as the National Mall in Washington, DC will be the architectural creation of Freelon Adjaye Bond and SmithGroup teams. The Smithsonian announced its juried decision yesterday, after reviewing the designs of the six finalists in the international call for submissions. The National Museum of African American History and Culture is expected to be finished in 2012.

10 Top Gifts For America's First Dog "Bo"

I'm not close enough to the First Dog to send a gift he might receive, but if you are, don't be shy... steal my ideas!

Fast Food Fries Soon Off The 'Eat This And Die' List

Zero trans-fat may soon becoming to a McDonald's near you.  Not just McDonald's, but all the other fast food chains that make those yummy deep-fried trans fatty fries you would love to eat right now.

Construction Without Carbon Footprint? British Look To Hemp

 "... It only takes an area the size of a rugby pitch four months to grow enough hemp to build a typical three bedroom house," said Professor Pet Walker, Director of the BRE Center.

Satisfy The Shoe Fetishist In Your Sole With iPhone's New App: iShoes

If there's an iPhone application every shoe fetishist must have it's iShoes. Released last week on the iPhone AppStore, iShoes should keep you busy for awhile as you have only 50,000 pairs of shoes to scroll through.

New Antimicrobial 'Room Shocker' Eliminates Mold, Smoke, Even Skunk Odors

If you've ever forgotten to open the flue on your chimney before you launched your cozy evening by the fire; if you've ever had a flood in your basement, insecticide sprayed on your baseboards, or your dog has ever been skunked... you know the effects of noxious toxins and odors in your home. It's not just the stink; the effects of these events are harmful to your health.

Banish Backyard Bugs with Repelight Compact Fluorescent Bulbs

Compact Impact of Japan is now offering Repelight, a 26-watt compact fluorescent lighting that glows gold but acts green.

Global Climate Change Invention Award Goes To 'Kyoto Box'

...The device, which cost Bøhner $5 to make, would decrease pollution, deforestation, energy costs, and about 1.3 million deaths a year in Africa alone caused by wood-burning related respiratory illnesses. The life-saving estimate does not even include the number of deaths resulting from contaminated water.

Bring 'Em On! Handshoe Mice Wanted To Relieve NSAH Pain

Everyone else in the U.S. is getting relief; what about us poor computer slaves who are suffering from NSAH (Neck, Shoulder, Arm, and Hand) pain?  Before we get the darned Handshoe Mouse, we'll have added another body part to our pain!

10 Funny, Dramatic, & Irreverent Peep Shows Too Good To Miss

If sugar ever goes out of fashion, the folks who make Peeps® never have to worry; Peeps is a gift that keeps on giving in all kinds of amusing ways during holidays, but especially at Easter. Here are some 2009 winning Peep designs to which I've given my own awards, like the Best Political Peep Show, Best Industrial Use of Peeps, and the Best 'As Seen On TV' Peeps...

Hot Water Heater Senses Approaching Humans, Warms Up Their Bathwater

Call it the Therminator - Panasonic's new bathwater heater employs an infrared sensor to - get ready for this - detect a human entering the bathroom. Chilling, isn't it?

A Man's Car Is His Dog's Castle: Honda Element's New 'Dog Limo'

We're all suckers for our dogs and Honda's no fool. Honda's new concept for the Element, unveiled at the New York Auto Show today, upgrades the safety features and accoutrements for pets to the level of premier class. Honda should throw in a chauffeur's cap with this car!

Eco-Choco, The Sustainable Sweet Treat

Can environmentally conscious, eco-friendly chocolate succeed in the marketplace much the way fair trade, sustainable practices coffee has? Lotte thinks it can, and the confectioner's new Eco-Choco lets them put their money where their mouth is.

Scientists Discover Cancer Stem Cells Killed By Common Virus

Scientists have studied and proved that a common virus can infect and kill breast cancer stem cells.

Russia and India Collaborate on Future Space Missions

It is expected that Russia and India will collaborate in future manned space expeditions. India plans to use Russian experience and equipment in its space program to send a man into orbit within the next five years, and considering the Memorandum of Understanding on Joint Activities in the Field of Human Spaceflight Programme, which was signed by both countries last year, it does seem much more than just a pipe (or in this case, space travel) dream. Read on for more details.

'Baby Fat' May Lead To Treatment For Obesity And Type 2 Diabetes

If researchers can discover how to manipulate the growth and activity of brown fat cells, present mostly in babies and children, they may just find an effective treatment for obesity and type 2 diabetes.

Coming To A Theater Near You: Your Backyard

Think about all those live concerts on video, outdoors, in the moonlight, in your own backyard...  Will that get you kicked out of the neighborhood?!

Sushi: Dutch Designer Blends Japanese and Moroccan Design For Italian Design House

One of the more global and intriguing furniture designs I've seen this year is Moroso's Sushi Collection, designed by Edward van Vliet Studios.

Radioactive Hot Spring Leaves Guests Glowing - With Good Health

A century-old radioactive hot rock spa resort in the town of Miharu, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan has now attracted its youngest visitor, 8-year-old brain cancer patient Nanako Murakami.

10 Cutting Edge Medical Devices Recognized For Excellence In Design

The 2009 Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEA) were announced this week by the Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry. There were 32 award winners and every one of the winners contributed a medical device that advances their industry and  provides cutting edge technology to improve patient care. Space and time don't allow me to introduce all of these devices to you, so I randomly selected 10 just to give you a sampling of medical inventions that may be significant to you some day.

Japanese Market 2010 Toyota Prius Prepares to Take Charge

While GM teases impatient carbuyers with the Chevy Volt and takes aim at the popular Prius, Japan's Toyota refuses to sit still. Instead, the new 2010 Japan-market Prius has raised the bar for new hybrid cars - and is preparing to take charge!

How To Make Sure You're Not Eating Contaminated Food: Fit Wash

At least once a month in the U.S., we are warned of another salmonella or E. coli infected food. At the University of Georgia's Center for Food Safety, a team of researchers has developed a product to combat these bacteria... a natural spray that can kill these bacteria in less than a minute: Fit Fruit & Vegetable Wash.