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Newest Device in Anti-Kidnapping Systems

The newest in anti-kidnapping devices has just become available due to the manufacturing genius of LL Electronics. The device is called the Hostage Tracking System and it can track above and below the ground. I

In Japan, Pets Have Their OWND Oxygen Cafe

It remains to be seen if the oxygenating capsule for humans or dogs is going to have legs as the hottest health and fitness craze, but in Japan anything and everything is worth a try. So if you happen to be in the vicinity of the Yoyogi Uehara station in Tokyo, stop by with your dog or cat and let him try out the OWND Cafe special!

Sega's New Female Robot Sings, Dances, Kisses

Meet E.M.A., Sega's new female robot! She sings, she dances, she hands out business cards and... she'll give you a kiss if you come within reach. You know you want to.

'Tokyo Sky Tree' to Tower Over Tokyo Skyline

Tokyo Sky Tree is expected to soar 2003 feet (610 meters) into the sky above Japan's capitol city by late 2011, making it the nation's tallest man-made structure.

Small Wonder - Solar Powered Cell Phone Charger

Solar power at your fingertips... that's what this new compact portable solar cell phone charger both promises and delivers!

Most Functional Bionic Hand Gets 2008 British Engineering Award

The most functional bionic hand ever created for prosthetic use was developed by Touch Bionics, a British prosthetics company that just received the 2008 Royal Academy of Engineering MacRobert Award. The new bionic hand is called the i-LIMB Hand.

Cosplayers Come Together at 'Cure', Now in English

Will cosplay (costume play) conquer the Earth? Japan's biggest community site for cosplayers, "Cure", has grown to a very respectable 300,000 registered users. With English localization now in effect, the number of Cure users who are not Japanese (already 10%) is expected to grow substantially.

The iWave Cube: Tom Thumb's Microwave (Or At Least It Could Be)

The iWave Cube, which is now the world's smallest microwave, does not lose power with its diminutive size.

Speedo’s Latest Swimsuit Breaking Records

With the 2008 Summer Olympics fast approaching, swimmers are training hard to grab the gold, but a new swimsuit might be creating an unfair competition.

G8 Energy Summit Ministers Given Gifts of i-Sobot Robots

Japan will be presenting a unique gift for the energy ministers attending the Group of Eight (plus India, China and South Korea) summit in Aomori - a special edition of Takara Tomy's "i-Sobot".

G.R.I.P. Introduces New Hybrid Golf Clubs

The competition between golf equipment brands can be compared to high school cliques; not a single soul says anything, but hatred is floating in the air. Golf brands are constantly trying to outdo each other by creating the "ultimate piece of golf equipment". Some have failed, some have had success, and some, like Golf Research In Play (G.R.I.P.), are setting standards.

iPhone 3G - Is it Worth the Upgrade?

Apple's CEO Steve Jobs announced the arrival of the iPhone 3G at yesterday's keynote address of WWDC '08. Do the new features translate into an automatic upgrade for current iPhone users? Read on for more details and you decide!

Weird Rice Bag Babies Go Against the Grain

One famous tradition when celebrating the birth of a new baby calls for the handing out of cigars. Things are different in Japan... a specialty gifts company called Yoshimaya suggests you share your joy by giving family & friends personalized bags of rice which feature your new baby's face - and exactly match his or her weight.

Engineers Build First Self-Replicating 3D Machine

As biologists are busy working on cloning living organisms, engineers are working on a mechanical counterpart - creating non-living things that can replicate themselves.

Green Up Your Home with a Solar Plant

A new type of solar cell technology using organic thin-film solar cells with a clear plastic protective coating is allowing environmental engineers to design imitation houseplants that are green - in more ways than one!

Obama - A Town in Japan That Banks on Barack

As the 2008 Barack Obama vs. John McCain presidential race swings into high gear, a sleepy town in Japan is playing the Obama card for all it's worth - and why not, since the town's name just happens to be "Obama".

Sky Trash Or Ads That Really Soar? Flogos!

Picture it - thousands of Mickey Mouse heads floating over Orlando, Florida. That is the plan for later this month when Walt Disney Co. uses a new invention to promote Disney World. Now picture the Nike logo or the Apple Logo or even your logo taking to the air soon. How? Flogos!

Intel® 2008 Awards: Teen Winners Make Amazing Contributions To Their Fields!

The three young women who won top awards for their "science projects" for the 2008 Intel® Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) each won $50,000 scholarships from the Intel Foundation as part of their awards. They are already at the level of Eve Curie! Take a look at their "science projects!"

Crystals May Lead to Cheap Solar Cells

With a breakthrough in research on titanium oxide nanocrystals, researchers may make solar cells more cost-effective.

Japan to Ban Spam E-mail. Seriously

Spam - junk e-mail, not the canned mystery meat - has been effectively banned by the government of Japan. Wishful thinking, or a positive step in the elimination of one of life's greatest annoyances?

Space Beer, A Drink That's Really Outta This World

Space beer... mmm, space beer. Brewed from barley seeds that orbited our planet countless times on the International Space Station, this is one outta this world beverage!

NBC News' iCue: Learning That's Innovative, Interactive and Fun

NBC's iCue provides a fun, interactive and collaborative online learning environment for students and lifelong learners.

Sumo Wrestling's Newest Champion Euro-Trashes Stereotypes

Think of sumo wrestlers and you'll probably conjure up images of fat Japanese guys in loincloths. Forget about all that - for the first time, a European has won sumo wrestling's coveted Emperor's Cup!

A Multi-Functional Hearing Aid That Makes You Really Happy!

This man is jumping for joy. He can hear all the sounds in his environment, just like fully-hearing people can. He can also wirelessly connect to his mp3 player, watch TV, and make and receive cell phone calls... all through his hearing aid!

As Phonak, the maker of his Exélia™ hearing aid, suggests, the picture represents the joy that comes from finally experiencing a full life.


Intelligent First Aid Kit Talks You Through Any Emergency

The recent natural disasters in China (earthquake) and Myanmar (cyclone) highlight the need for easily accessible personal first aid even those untrained in basic medical techniques can use. Enter 'Intelligent First Aid', a compact and complete kit containing 9 injury packs with an instruction manual you can read - and listen to!