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6 Furniture Designs With Split Personalities From The Palindrome Series

The way to perfect 3-D symmetry is the mold and cast. British designer Peter Marigold has achieved just that in the split-personallity furniture he calls the Palindrome Series.

The 2009 Nobel Prize In Physics: Core Developments In Communications Networking

Where would Google, Facebook, and Twitter be today without the inventions of Charles K. Kao, Willard S. Boyle and George E. Smith?  Non-existent.  Likewise, Apple, IBM, and the hundreds of other companies that exploit the inventions of these men might not even be around.  And then there are the many millions of people all over the world that are users of these technologies: we'd still be in the dark ages of communication.

Tweetup In Space, The Final Frontier

Twitter has conquered a lot of international territory around the world, but tweeting into Space is definitely allowing man to go where no man has gone before. Astronauts Nicole Stoff and Jeff Williams who are currently circumnavigating the globe at five miles a second will attend a Tweetup while in space.

Twitter's Landmark Tweet Against Impostors

Twitter's landmark case strikes the first blow at Internet anonymity and identity theft with the issuance of one single tweet. But where is that 140 character message that was responsible for breaking new legal ground? Inquiring minds want to know.

The 2009 Nobel Prize In Physiology Or Medicine: The Protective Role Of Telomeres In Cell Division

The 100th Nobel Prize® ever awarded was given today to scientists Elizabeth H. Blackburn, Carol W. Greider, and Jack W. Szostak for their work in the discovery of "how chromosomes are protected by telomeres and the enzyme telomerase."   They received the 2009 Nobel Prize In Physiology or Medicine.  It was the first time in the Nobel Assembly's history that two women have received the honor at the same time.

2009 Ig Nobel Prizes Awarded To 10 Distinguished Researchers And Innovators

The 19th first annual Ig® Nobel Prizes were awarded on October 1, 2009 at Harvard University's Sanders Room in front of a standing room only audience! Check out these awards. You will learn about things you've always wondered like why don't pregnant women tip over, how can your girlfriend help you during a chemical war, and whether beer bottles make better candle holders than head busters. Ten awards you'll want to vie for next year: Ig Nobel Prizes in Peace, Literature, Physics, Medicine, Economics...

Top Ten Social Media Sex, Lies & Videotaped Tales

On the one hand, social media has connected us with our fellow man (and woman) in a much more upfront and personal way. On the other hand, social media has connected us with our fellow man (and woman) in a much more upfront and personal way!

Panda Dung Makes Short Work of Waste

Panda dung is green... who knew? Evidently researchers from Kitasato University in Tokyo did, and now the many hours they spent analyzing the leavings of leaf-eating giant pandas has them smelling like roses. 

McDonalds McTweets Born Too Late?

McDonalds has finally set up shop in the Twitterverse. But is it too late? McDonalds' movies, videos, blogs, social networks and Web sites have been cropping up all over the social media landscape for the last five years. And unfortunately they are not singing the praises of the hamburger joint giant.

Jewnail Cosmetics Look Good, Sound Nasty

Jewnail, a range of women's nail care and cosmetic products from Jill&Lovers of Japan, may have an unfortunate name but it's really about fashion, not fascism.

One Billion Hours Of Sex In Second Life?

In slightly over six years, the members of Second Life have lived out over one billion hours in a virtual world. To give you a sense of the popularity of SL, one billion hours equates to slightly over 115,000 years. With that much time on our hands, you can imagine what kind of trouble we can get ourselves into!

Sci-Fi Surgery On Exhibit: 7 Medical Robots That May Make You Reconsider Your Need For Medical Attention

If you happen to be in London between now and December 23, 2009, you may want to stop by the Sci-Fi Surgery exhibit at the Qvist Gallery at the Hunterian Museum. Put on by the Royal College of Surgeons of England, the exhibit features some pretty weird medical robots, as well as depictions of medical gadgets from film, anime, and sci-fi literature. Here are 7 robotic members of the exhibit that you just may find visiting your person some day....

Pepsi Azuki, Japan's Weird Seasonal Soda for Has Beans

Pepsi Japan has done it again - the seasonal, weird, limited-time flavor of Pepsi Azuki soda exudes  the rich maroon hue and subtle sweet taste of prepared red Azuki beans.

Sexual Satisfaction Plays Major Role In Psychogical Well-Being Of Women

A study at the Women's Health Program at Monash University in Australia explored the links between sexual satisfaction and other aspects of mental health, particularly "well-being" and "vitality."  Don't shy off there, boomers... the research included women aged 20 to 65!

Google Wave Wants You!

It's a little bit county! It's a little bit rock 'n roll! It's one over-sized network mash-up! Google Wave is part Outlook, IM, calendar, Twitter, wiki, spreadsheets/docs/presentation, picture sharing, social media, forums, maps and just about everything else on the web, but the kitchen sink! It's what some have called "email on steroids."

Fascinating Sandcastle Worm Inspires Biocompatible Glue For Broken Bones

Let me introduce you to Phragmatopoma californica, the sandcastle worm, if you haven't already met. This incredibly self-contained worm, found on the southern coast of California, not only gathers its own materials to build its home, but uses its own bio-produced cement to superglue the materials together, creating its own permanent honeycomb housing - under water!

Kutano,Twitter's Super-Charged Search Engine Is Enhanced By Google Sidewiki

Twitter's cool search engine gets an added boost of fire power from Google Sidewiki. On September 29, 2009 both apps joined forces to improve the effectiveness of Kutano's search capability.

Blood Energy Potion, Authentic Looking Synthetic Blood Drink in a Transfusion Bag

Thirsty at twilight - or after reading or watching Twilight? Slake your blood-lust by grabbing a transfusion bag of Blood Energy Potion, the best bloody drink around!

Consumer-Generated Ads vs Mad Men

Web 2.0 has not only ushered in social media, it fostered a movement of consumer-generated content and crowdsourcing. We can believe and trust in things we read and view if its endorsed by one of our friends, business associates or social networks chums. Traditional advertising? ... not so much! Consumer-generated content as a sea-change has gained so much traction that even advertising in a lot of respects is now controlled by the public.

Top Ten Massive Multiplayer Online Games on Facebook

So why are they called "Massive Multiplayer Online" Games, or MMOs for short? Because the popularity of social media gaming has gone through roof and the numbers of players now engaged have skyrocketed into the millions. While many MMOs can be played on stand-alone systems like Play Station, Nintendo and Xbox game players, the latest trend is registering for the online versions of these games on the world's largest social network...Facebook!

Will Microsoft's LookingGlass Shed New Light On Social Media?

Mining social media has been an illusive task. A multitude of analytics are available, but no one comprehensive tool to really cut through the clutter. A new product in development by Microsoft Advertising under the code-name "LookingGlass" may be the help brands are looking for. It claims to monitor and analyze social networks up close and personal.

Who Needs Animals When You Can Grow Your Own Beef? The Cocoon Grower & Cooker

The thought of eating genetically grown veggies is one thing, but meat and fish grown from pre-mixed muscle cells and nutrients...? I just can't bring myself to say hmm...yummy.

OneForty - The Apple Store Of Twitter Apps?

Apps, Apps, Apps! Everywhere you look, there is a new all-purpose-handy-dandy-must-have-app to enhance your Twitter experience. It was only a matter of time for someone to consider opening up a store where you can shop to your heart's content off of one Web site versus the hundreds that are out there.

Google's Sidewiki Profiles Internet Users?

The ubiquitous Google never content to remain idle and like the Pac Man of yesteryear gobbling up everything in site is now setting its cross-hairs on YOU. This time out, they are introducing the Google Sidewicki which will be added to the Google Toolbar and will allow the entire Internet universe to leave comments about pages they surf on the Web.


Honda Electric Unicycle Concept Gets the Elderly Rolling

An aging population facing mobility issues is the intended target of the Honda U3-X electric unicycle, but the style, design and performance of this "personal mobility" device should appeal to those of ANY generation.