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Design Imitates Nature in 'SunShade,' Winner 2008 Dutch Design Week!

Like a flower opening to the sun, Lianne van Genugten's SunShade design opens at daylight and closes at dusk. Its power comes from the sun, like the flower....

A Rubberband Contest For Kid Inventors To Stretch Their Minds

There's a really cool contest going on now for students grades 5 through 8, challenging them to invent something with one or more rubber bands. It's the first of its kind, according to the sponsors, and just thinking about using a rubber band in something totally new has got to be a stretch.

Web Surfing Is Good For Middle-Aged & Senior Brains

The latest scientific findings on brain power in the aging mind indicate that using the Internet stimulates the centers in the brain that control decision-making and complex reasoning. That's right! Web surfing is good for you!

Study Shows Too Much Drinking Shrinks Your Brain

Debating on whether or not to have that last drink for the night? A new study has found that the more alcohol you consume, the more your brain shrinks.

Stay Always Hot with the "Pop-Up" Nightclub Concept

What happens when that formerly happening nightclub no longer attracts its elite clientele, or normal club goers like you and I? What if one day West Hollywood is no longer such a popular party destination? What becomes of those businesses?

Healthy French Fries Are Just The Beginning For Actifry

If you love french fries or "chips" as the British call them, but you don't want to wear the grease on your belly or hips, Tefal has the perfect deep fryer for you. It's called the Actifry and it will cook fries for four with only one tablespoon of oil!

The Senecavirus And Cancer: Can We Use The "C" Word Yet?

It's a hard concept to grasp that a virus can infect a cell and actually do a good thing by killing the cell. This is what happens when a Senecavirus hits a cancer cell. What's more the Senecavirus kills the cancer cell without hurting any healthy cells around it.

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.