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Flatshare Refrigerator Wins 2008 Best iGeneration Design

Out of nine tremendously creative and functional household designs produced by the finalists in the 2008 Electrolux Design Lab competition, one design really stood out in the judges minds: The "Flatshare" Refrigerator, by Austrian design student, Stefan Buchberger, whose inspiration came from sharing a flat, of course.

Can the Nissan GT-R Handle its Own Engine?

Once again, we return to the realm of the Nissan GT-R, but this time the news is not so good. It seems that a few owners of the coveted sports car have had some issues while stretching the legs of the Twin-Turbo V-6 and they aren't getting a favorable response from Nissan.

An Aspirin a Day May Lower Risk of Breast Cancer

A new study suggests that taking an aspirin a day may lower the risk of breast cancer in women.

2008 Nobel Prize In Chemistry For Work on "Jellyfish's Green Light"

The 2008 Nobel Prize for Chemistry was awarded today to three biochemists for the discovery and development of the green fluorescent protein, GFP, originating in the Aequorea victoria jellyfish. The three scientists - Osamu Shimomura, Martin Chalfie, and Roger Y. Tsien - contributed greatly to the study of cell biology, by identifying and marking proteins that contribute to illness and disease.

Halloween in Japan - Eight Crazy Frights

Halloween has only recently been embraced by people in Japan but celebrate it they do, wholeheartedly. What's more, fun-loving Japanese have taken the pumpkin and are running with it. Here are eight eerie examples.

Talking Down to Elderly May Shorten Their Lives

A study done by Yale University states that treating old people like children may cut up to 8 years off their lives.

Reading Books May Help Teens Lose Weight

Researchers at Duke University have found that reading the right type of books may help overweight adolescents lose weight.

Study Finds Using Fans Reduces Risk of SIDS

A new study has found that using a fan on a sleeping baby lowers the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) by 72 percent.

A Coffee with Nutritional Benefits: Novel Business Idea?

It’s undeniable that coffee is the most popular drink in North America, if not the planet. It's disheartening to know that everyone's favorite drink just isn't doing us any favors. So what if I told you that there's a new competitor on the market; coffee with a healthy twist?


Eye Say, False Eyelashes or Feather Dusters?

Eye, matey! In the olden days, "40 lashes!" was a punishment. Now it's a fashion, but don't blink or you'll miss it. Or more likely, hurt yourself.

2008 Nobel Prize In Medicine Awarded To HIV And HPV Discoverers

The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden announced today that the 2008 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine would be shared by the discoverers of HPV (human papilloma virus) that causes cervical cancer, and the HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), both sexually transmitted viruses.

UMass Computer Scientist On The Case Of Hackable Pacemakers

Hackable pacemakers? Not quite yet. But the next generation of implanted defibrillators (pacemakers) will be wireless-programmable and communicate data over the Internet. What does that mean? Susceptibility to hacking... which, as you might imagine, can open confidential medical information to the public and even cause physical harm to the pacemaker patient.

Lame Duck George For Cats And Dogs!

You know that George W. Bush is in his last year of his second term as President of the United States, but does your cat know it? What about your dog? Does he realize that George is a Lame Duck president? Hmm. Yummy. Lame duck.... Is that anything like Peking Duck?

Study Finds Overeating May Mess With the Brain

Researchers have discovered that overeating may make the brain go haywire, often leading to other health problems such as diabetes, heart disease and many other issues.

The Cat's Out Of The Bag Now At The Refined Feline

The cat's out of the bag at The Refined Feline. The news is that the modern furniture designer for cats, a pioneer in smart and stunning-looking cat furniture, is coming out with two, no actually three, new cat climbers.

Wall Street Journal Announces Innovation Awards For 2008

The Wall Street Journal announced the recipients of its 2008 Technology Innovation Awards. The top award went to Vidacare, a U.S. firm, that created the EZ-IO device, a high-speed drill that delivers medications and other fluids directly into bones.

Japan's Robotic Unicyclist... Yes, Wheelie

Japan is widely heralded as being in the forefront of robotic technology, and this new, self-balancing schoolgirl robot is just the latest example. "Seiko-chan" was designed to ride a unicycle because, well, we're not quite sure but we do know it's cool!

Scientists Warn of Energy Drink Intoxication

Energy drinks are quite popular these days, but scientists at the John Hopkins Medical Institutions warn that energy drinks could lead to caffeine intoxication.

Phonevite® Gets Best In Show From Public And ITEXPO West

Phonevite™, an Internet-based telephone messaging system that debuted last year, has won Best of Show at the 2008 Technology Marketing Corporation's Internet Telephony Conference and Expo (ITEXPO) West, beating 150 other competitors for this prize. This already very popular service is just getting its recognition from the technology community.

Small Bathroom? Make It Vertical With Vertabrae®

Hate your small bathroom? Vertebrae® is a new vertical bathroom design by Design Odyssey Ltd. that will give you your space!

'Tamagotchi Plus Color' Updates the Original Digital Pocket Pet

Tamagotchi, the digital pet that became a Nineties icon, is making a colorful comeback! Hoping to repeat the phenomenal success of its digital pet, Bandai has added an LCD color screen and upped the digital content to match.

How To Make A Toxin-Free Gold Nanoparticle

Gold nanoparticles that are used today in medicine and other fields of technology, are broken down from gold compounds, or "gold salts," with synthetic chemicals, some of which are toxic -- bad for you, bad for the environment. A research team from the University of Missouri just made big news by finding a biocompatible and environmentally friendly method of obtaining gold nanoparticles through "green" chemistry.

The Dazzling NEW Museum Of Arts And Design (MAD)

It's taken a few years from design to realization, but the Museum of Arts And Design (MAD) will finally re-open in its new dazzling diggs on September 27, 2008. Its new address: 2 Columbus Circle, right at the southwest corner of Central Park, and right at the heart of New York City's world stage for theatre, ballet, orchestra, opera, and now arts and design.

9 Design Lab '08 Finalists: Brilliant Kitchen Appliances For The IGeneration

Wow! The finalists in the 2008 Electrolux Design Lab competition sure are some tough competition for their more seasoned colleagues. These undergraduate and graduate students in industrial design programs have created some awesome designs for the techie kitchen. I don't know how the judges will pick a winner this year. See if you have a favorite.

SanDisk announces ‘SlotMusic’: albums on microSD cards

Could microSD cards - tiny devices the size of a fingernail - replace bulky CDs and intangible downloads for next-generation music lovers? Selling albums in microSD format is the latest concept from SanDisk, the California-based manufacturer of flash memory cards and developer of SD cards, which are now widely licensed.