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An Electronic Ruler That's Smarter, Easier, And Even FUN To Use!

Everything's going digital, why not the old wooden ruler?  That's what industrial designer Shay Shafranek was thinking when he created the Electronic Ruler, but he also thought of ways to make calculations simple, exact and fun to use for everyone from school kids to professional architects.

Migrate to FollowFormation

Queue up, Get in line. Follow the leader. Cliques were a big part of our formative years. We were assessed and obsessed by those we associated it, and we soon came to be known as  "geeks," "brains," "athletes," or described as "popular," "beautiful," "hunky," "offbeat," or "teacher's pet."

The 10 Most Wanted ... Summer Beers

It's definitely summer, which fulfills practically everyone's requirement for a nice cold beer. The neatest thing about beer is that there are so many varieties and so many breweries, you can't ever get bored drinking it. This summer I turned to the 10 most wanted summer brews for inspiration....

10 New Designs Every Safe Hospital Should Have!

... The buzz is that the British Health Services department is being cheered for encouraging the great design talent and manufacturing skills in its own country to solve a growing problem in Britain's hospitals: healthcare associated infections. In addition to manufacturing jobs, this program and those like it will eventually lead to sales jobs, customer service, and transportation jobs so needed in these times.

Present.ly, An Enterprise Microblog With A Future

Has your company decided on a Enterprise Microblog system for your office? Aside from LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook, is your firm working with an Intranet system that is customized to allow for communications with fellow employees and superiors at your place of work? Present.ly is just one of those services, and it might be coming to an office near you.

Study Finds Swearing May Lessen Pain

Have you ever stubbed your toe or bumped your head and immediately yelled out a swear word? Researchers now say that pain can be more tolerable if you simply utter a curse word of your choice.

Green Blood Still Flows In The Land Of The Jolly Green Giant

Everyone from the equipment builders to the canners for the Blue Earth Minnesota Green Giant plant was on hand this past weekend to pay homage to one of the icons of the boomer age and one frequently parodied by Gens X and Y: the Ho Ho Ho Jolly Green Giant.

"Speeches of Barack Obama" Book & CD Helps Japanese Learn English

"The Speeches of Barack Obama", a book and CD combo released last November in Japan, sold over 400,000 copies in just a couple of months. Students, homemakers, even Buddhist monks have all been polishing up their English skills by listening to the 44th president wax poetic on the political stage.

Are Digg Ads Reintroducing 'Push' Advertising?

Trying to tame the new social media space with an effective advertising model is a daunting task for any platform in the social media space. Add the desirable real-time stream of consciousness component to the mix and you've even got the big boys like Google and Bing salivating all over the digital landscape. Tinker is tinkering around with monetizing Twitter, a feat that even their founders can't figure out. And now you have DIGG, the slightly dated social bookmarking site trying to reinvent itself by posting ads to their news content delivery process. Sounds a little like 'what's old is new again?'

Room Service Plus 9, Because "Dog Is A God®"

It's been almost a year since I covered the masterful dog houses created by Italian artist and designer Marco Marisini.  I checked back to see if he had designed any more dog houses, and I found that he didn't stop at dog houses... Morosini has designed a whole line of attire and accessories befitting only the dog gods!

Is Beer Power The Next Alternative Energy Solution?

Can you imagine filling your car up at a local brewery, pouring beer into your gas tank, and driving around town?  No doubt the air would be less toxic in your town, and how nice everything would smell.  Every time you filled up you could bring a nice cold glass for yourself, of course....

Humpback Whale Inspires Best Wind Power Turbines: WhalePower Tubercle Technology

The average humpback whale weighs about 36 tons, yet it is one of the most graceful swimmers, divers, and jumpers in the sea. WhalePower's new wind turbine technology owes its performance to what it has learned from from studying just what makes the humpback whale so aerodynamic.

Twittorati, At The Corner of Blogo & Twitter

Do you know any bloggers of authority? Bloggers who are distinguished not only by how popular their sites are, but also how often other sites link to their blogs. Those that know TMZ, Gawker and the Huffington Post know that the top blogs of the world have slowly stolen the spotlight away from newspapers and mainstream media in general. Those that know Twitter know how important real-time updates have become. Now with the unveiling of Technorati's new service, one can traverse the terrain where the blogosphere crosses the Twittersphere, at an intersection called Twittorati.

Alzheimer's Study: How Smart Were You When You Were 20?

Damage has already occurred in the Alzheimer's patient's brain before signs like memory loss or confusion are observed.  But there are some persons whose brains are diseased by dementia that never show signs of memory impairment....

New Techique Identifies Nano Changes In Normal Cells Before Cancers Develop

A study by biomedical researchers at Northwestern's McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science has verified that normal cells exhibit changes in their nanostructures long before cancers occur in the body, and they have developed a technique to identify these changes.  Will these discoveries lead to accessible pre-cancer screening tests?

Top Ten Social Networks Circumnavigating The Globe

What does social networking look like by country? Sure, Twitter, Facebook. LinkedIn and MySpace have huge international followings, but indigenous social networks have also grown up within certain countries that are beginning to reach beyond their own borders. So considering Intranets other than the dominant players in the US, take a look at the TOP TEN social networks that are flourishing around the globe.

Does Your Car Have A Sexy Butt Or A Baby Face?

Are cars biomimetic, designed to look like people or animals, or have dominant or sweet personalities? The car in this picture was described as having "male lines" and "one of the sexiest butts around."

Radio Goes Wi-Fi And Global: Tivoli Networks Internet Radio

Now, this is radio!  Live radio from more than 150 countries and in 75 languages, and a huge variety of programming from each country.  You can listen to 41 different stations broadcasting from Japan, 345 from Italy,  20 from Bosnia, 7 from Iran, and even 5 from the island of Fiji!  Radio anywhere and everywhere.

Can You Handle The TwitTruth?

There's a lot to be said about your Twitter body language and the footprint one leaves across the Twitterverse. Well, at least according to TwitTruth a brand new app that will tell you everything want to know, but were afraid to ask. So if you want to add your profile to the growing data mines that are salting away your digital activities all over the Web, take the truth serum at TwitTruth and get a closer glimpse at that 'man in the mirror.'

gdgt Spreading The Gadget Gospel

Have you ever expressed the guilty pleasure of "I have to have an iPhone," "I've gotta get a netbook," or "I need to buy a Wii." If so, you might be suffering from 'gadgetnitus', the obsessive desire to own the latest and greatest gadgetry in the market. Gadget freaks are a growing breed of man (and woman) who revel in possessing the current technological toys-du-jour while becoming savvy technophiles.

Japan Animal Referral Medical Center Calls For Dogs To Give Blood

Japan's booming pet population is aging along with its owners, increasing the need for a steady source of dog blood. The Japan Animal Referral Medical Center is hoping a recent Dog Blood Donor Clinic will convince owners it's better to give than to receive.

Chewing Robot Chomps Away At Summer Science Exhibition

If the human jaw was not so complex, perhaps a Chewing Robot would not be an asset to dental research.  But the jaw lets us chew in so many different ways, that humans turn out to be not-so-efficient testers of dental materials.

Tweets from the Crown - Statue of Liberty Opens A Twitter Account

All dressed up and no place to go? What's a lady to do for her 123rd Birthday if she really wants to Rock the Harbor? Well, if you're the Statue of Liberty, you just might want to invite a whole bunch of folks over to help you commemorate the special occasion. But how do you get your birthday party invitations out to the masses? Well, in the case of Our Lady, she's chosen to join the craze sweeping the nation... she's tweeting it!

High-Flying Kites Bring Wind Power To New Level

"Warning: Energy Kites Ahead" might read the electronic transmissions to pilots... that is if some of the wind energy producers have their way. They're trying to put their "kites" at 30,000 feet or so to harness more wind energy.  What would that mean to you? Oh, just reducing your energy bills from 11 cents per kilowatt hour to 2 to 4 cents per kilowatt hour.  Did they just win your support?

Locust Experiments May Lead To New Treatments For Strokes, Migraines, & Epilepsy

Scientists at Queen's University in Canada have discovered a link betwen locust comas and human strokes, migraines and epilepsy. This is not only an interesting scientific finding, but it may lead to new drugs to prevent or alleviate the occurances of brain disturbances in humans.