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It Takes A Country: The 2008 Design Competitive Countries

Finding: Korea has many designers, but not very many resources from the state or major companies.

Finding : The United States supports design, but has very few designers.

A new evaluation tool for design competitiveness, shows that it takes a country to support its native designers, and it ranks the countries now leading in design competitiveness for 2008. Guess which country is number one....

Robot Receptionist SAYA - If Looks Could Kill

Robot receptionists may indeed be the coming thing, but one of the first - SAYA from Tokyo University - is desperately in need of an industrial grade facelift.

Weight Loss Could Be As Easy As Making a Phone Call

According to a new study conducted, researchers say that weight loss could be a phone call away.

China Scientific Innovation: The World’s Largest Telescope

With expectations for completion by 2013, preparation for the world’s largest telescope has been 14 years in the making. Read on for details and …reach for the stars.

Scientists Discover Six New Obesity Genes

With obesity rates on the rise, scientists have discovered six new obesity genes that may be responsible for appetite control and eating problems.

Researches Identify Cancer Prevention Component Of Berries

Rasberries and other berries and fruits have been shown to have cancer preventative powers in several prior medical studies, but now researchers have isolated the precise organic compounds responsible for prevention: anthocyanins.

Can't Fasten Your Bra? Try The Magnetic CoreBra

Designed by Adaptawear's director, Kavita Chauhan, CoreBra is not your typical sagging "old lady's bra."

Oceania: An Eco Fridge For 2020

Tez Patel, an engineer and industrial designer has created the perfect user-friendly and eco-friendly refrigerator. Though he suggests his eco-fridge, "Oceania," is designed for the year 2020, it sure would be nice if a big kitchen appliance manufacturer made it happen sooner. A fridge can use up to 15 percent of our household energy!

Coffee May Protect From Certain Types of Cancer

Do you crave the fresh cup of coffee every morning to get you through the day? Even though studies before have shown that drinking coffee isn’t good for you, a new study says that coffee may protect you from certain types of cancers.

Pantone View Color Planner 2010: "Magic"

It's funny that Pantone chose the name "Magic" for 2010 colors, because I always thought that forecasting where color is going in the future is like... magic.

The 17-Inch MacBook Pro Is The Star At MacWorld!

So what if Steve Jobs did not show up at the MacWorld Expo this year. Apple still managed to unveil a new, snazzy, and powerful version of the 17-Inch MacBook Pro.

IGo's On A MIssion To Reduce Vampire Energy

This week at the Computer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, iGo® will release several new products, including the new laptop charger with IGo Green™. IGo Green is garlic and cross to the energy vampire, the electricity sucker who bites at night, when your gadgets aren't even awake.

Maternity Insanity? Japan's Baby Inboard Campaign

Japan has taken the "Baby On Board" trend and backed it up a little - now pregnant women can call attention to their delicate conditions with Maternity Marks.

Study Finds Big Butts are Healthy

Do you worry about having a big butt or those unsightly “thunder thighs”? Researchers state that having a little extra weight in the butt and hips may protect you against type 2 diabetes.

Osteoporosis Drugs Now Linked To Cases Of Esophageal Cancer

No, you're not seeing things. Osteoporosis drugs have been in the news quite a bit lately and this time the bisphosphonates -- like Fosomax, Actonel, Didronel, and Boniva -- seem to have been related to at least 50 cases of esophageal cancer since 1995.

Popular Oral Osteoporosis Drugs Contribute To Jawbone Necrosis

Under the heading of "First they do, and then they don't, and then they do..." They do.

Oral osteoporosis drugs like Fosamax, Actonel, Boniva or similar bisphosphonates, do contribute to the death of cells in the jaw, called jawbone necrosis.

When You Just Can't Work Enough... There's TrekDesk

"Excuse me ma'am. Did you just ask me why I was breathing so heavily? Ahh, don't hang up, ma'am. I swear, I am not...."

New Technology May Heal Bones in Minutes

The worst part of breaking a bone (besides the pain) is the healing process. Wearing an uncomfortable cast can be irritating and aggravating, making it harder to move around for months at a time. Well, that process may soon change. A company has developed a product called “Injectable Bone” that may repair the broken bone in minutes.

Genetic Diets On The Horizon

IF you have ever wonderd which diet is right for you there may be a new way to find out soon, your DNA.

2009 Stamps Commemorate 10 Iconic British Designs

The British Royal Mail picked a panel of prominent designers to choose which designs Great Britain should commemorate in a design series of stamps for 2009. There were no rules for this panel; they chose designs from furnishings, fashion, transportation and even graphic design. Here are the 10 design icons that were chosen....

Elder Driver Badges 'Leaf' Japanese Seniors Cold

Anyone driving in Japan will soon notice curious badges on many of the other cars. Both are shaped like stylized leaves, with green & yellow (Wakaba) for first-year new drivers and red & yellow (Koleshiya) for seniors over 75. It's the latter that are ruffling a few feathers. After all, what person of advanced age wants to be likened to a dying leaf?

Scientists Discover Molecule That Targets Brain Tumors

Researchers at the UC Davis Cancer Center have discovered a molecule that may provide hope for treating a highly deadly form of cancer.

Study Shows Brain is Affected by Seeing Family Members

Do you have a positive or negative reaction when visiting your family for the holidays? A new study shows that seeing or spending time with your family can trigger activity in your brain that affects how you feel about them.

Tokyo Tower Celebrates Golden Anniversary with 24-Carat Gold Replica

Tokyo Tower notched an important milestone this past December 23 by celebrating its 50th anniversary. In tribute, Ginza Tanaka is offering a 26.4 inch tall replica made of 24-carat gold for the towering sum of 50 million yen - about $510,000.

Asthma Inhalers Go Green, But At What Cost?

... Though the "green" inhalers have been on the market for a few years, and many doctors have been prescribing them, there is a sizable group of asthma patients who say they are ineffective. As the timely use of an Albuterol inhaler may make the difference between life and death, you can imagine how impassioned these patients are.