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China's Lunar Probe Crashes Into The Moon

The BBC reported yesterday that China, the third nation to put a man into space, has crashed a probe into the moon. But don't worry. That's totally what they meant to do.

A Gel That Cushions Falls Can Also Stop Bullets: d3o™

A gooey gel that hardens on impact enough to protect the knees and elbows of motorcycle racers, the thighs and butts of horseback riders, and the toes of ballerinas, has been chosen by the British Ministry of Defence to protect its combat troops from bullets.

Slim Rings Make You Toe the Line to Lose Weight

Slim Rings slip around your toes, forcing you to walk with a different posture that makes your thigh & belly muscles work harder - and burn fat faster.

Reducing Carbon Footprints, LED Luminaires Glow At Awards

Light Emitting Diodes have their own competitions now that they are the "hottest" way to present lighting design. The Strategies in Light conference announced the winners of the LED Next Generation Luminaires™ competition this week in Santa Clara, CA.

Biomimicry Regenerates Nerve Cells With 'Cotton Candy' In Polymer

Biomedical engineers from Perdue University have developed a method of providing nourishment to damaged nerves by mimicking the structural assembly of natural nerves. By building synthetic scaffolds of "cotton candy" and polymer around the cells, the engineers were able to attract and nourish the neurons.

Get Out Your Pen! Doodling May Help Your Memory

Do you find yourself forgetting things? New research shows that doodling while listening helps some people remember details.

Spark Awards 2009 Call For Entries

... The competition is in two phases; the first phase is now until September 11, 2009. But, early registration is definitely wise. It saves you money and it also gives you more exposure to the judges.

Study Finds That Many Diets Are Effective In Weight Loss

People are always searching for the best or fastest weight loss plan. While some may say that one diet plan is better than another, researchers have found that there are many diets out there that are effective in weight loss.

Bizarre 'Sand Puppies' Could Be Next Japanese Character Sensation

Naked mole rats dig deep into Japanese hearts... in a GOOD way. What were you thinking? The so-called "sand puppies" at Tokyo's Ueno Zoological Gardens just might be the next cute character sensation, and the Zoo is helping things right along by selling plush toy versions of the bizarre, bucktoothed rodents.

Renewable Energy From Artificial Trees: SolarBotanic's Fascinating Designs

Using wind and solar energy, SolarBotanic's plan for individual homes and energy grids may end up costing users 50 percent less than current solar systems. And, as SolarBotanic is quick to point out, its plan is far better looking than photovoltaic panels or wind turbines.

Japanese Animated Short Film Wins Oscar

"Tsumiki no Ie" (House of Blocks) was a surprise Oscar winner in the Short Animated Film category at this year's Academy Awards. The entrancing film, directed by Kunio Kato, breaks free from the stereotypes many people have of Japanese animation.

Garmin Introduces Workout Watch At Moderate Pricepoint: The FR60

If you fancy a workout watch -- one that tracks your time, calories burned, and gives you a bit of training challenge -- then the new FR 60 may be for you. But for $130, don't expect it to tell you how to get where you're going or much else.

Snore Much? Here's A "Side Solution Pillow"

If you or your special other has a problem snoring, here's a new pillow that may help that. It's the Side Solution Pillow!

OLED Television Wallpaper Gives You a Room With a View

Future homes may not have televisions or room lighting, at least not as we know them. Research by Toshiba using OLED paper and nanotechnology may make tomorrow's wallpaper a glowing, interactive wonder.

Extra, Extra, Read All About It! Fashionable T-Shirt Subscription Delivers The News

T-Post is a fashion brand that combines fashion with news. The t-shirt subscription service sends out a unique t-shirt based on a current news story to its subscriber base every six weeks; keeping the public informed about current events while ensuring they're also dressed fashionably.


99designs®: The Crowdsourcing Spot For Graphic Designers

Leading a growing trend on the Internet for groupsourcing, the group 99designs® has set up a very popular spot for SMB's (small to medium businesses) and graphic designers to come together on projects. The idea is very simple: the business sets up a "contest" through 99designs and graphic artists from anywhere in the world can compete to win the contest. There are hundreds of contests going on at a time.

Seeing Red? Study Finds That Anger May Kill You

Have you ever been so mad that veins start popping out in your head? Researchers have found that anger and other high emotions may trigger deadly heart rhythms in certain people.

NetSquared Mobile Innovation Challenge 2009

How can mobile phone applications enrich people's lives, helping individuals or groups to live better? If you have a solution for a mobile application, and think you know how to make it work, you should enter the N2Y4 Mobile Innovation Challenge, sponsored by NetSquared.

My Dog's A 50, What's Yours? The Sleep Number Pet Bed

I stopped going to the chiropractor and acupuncturist, and my dog threw away his crutches!

Super Invention For Home Growers And Canners: The Quick-Brix™

How do small farmers and home growers know when their fruits and vegetables are perfect for picking? Mettler Toledo, a company that has helped big growers, canners, and bottlers determine this answer for many years, has now created a portable measuring gadget for us small guys: the Quick-Brix™.

Inspired By Ferns: Eric Vergne's Dystopian Farm

Global food prices have surged 75 percent since the year 2000 because of the over-foresting, over-cultivating, and global warming affecting soil conditions in farming regions throughout the world. It's very promising then that there are forward looking architects like Eric Vergne whose entry in Evolo's 2009 Skyscraper Competition is something to be seriously considered -- so seriously, that Evolo has awarded his "Dystopian Farm," third place in the competition.

Blog and Print Media Collide With The Printed Blog

Blogs aren't just online anymore! A new business model, The Printed Blog, is launching an innovative publication which will take content that is only available online, and print the articles twice-daily in newspaper form. This Printed Blog business hopes that combining new and old media outlets will make a successful venture.

Urawaza: Time Tested Tips for Troubled Times

Urawaza is Japanese for "clever lifestyle tips and tricks", and that's what this colorfully covered book by Lisa Katayama delivers in spades. What's more, the current financial crisis has made Urawaza's blend of folk wisdom and cheap fixes all that much more helpful.

New BraDryer To Be Customized To Your Bra Size!

From 32 to 44, from B to DD, the BraDryer will have a shape just like yours... or your bra's anyway.

Predicting Heart Attack Risk

New studies conducted by researchers at the University of California at Irvine Heart Disease Prevention Program in conjunction with researchers at the Framingham Heart Study indicate that systolic blood pressure values alone are not the best indicators of heart attack risk.