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Got Jet Lag? All You Need Is A "Light Shower"

Anyone who flies knows that one of the most difficult parts of air travel is jet lag. Jet lag is a physiological condition created by alterations to the body's circadian rhythym resulting from rapid long-distance travel. Sufferers experience sleep disturbances, cognitive issues, fatigue, headache, and irritability, even indigestion. It can take days to recover from jet lag. Now Delta Airlines has come up with a way to help passengers recover quickly.

MIT Scientists Create A Frost-Free Windshield Coating

One of the bane's to many people's existence is that frigid winter chore of scraping ice off of the car windows on icy winter mornings. Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a new coating that could make scraping a thing of the past. This coating can also be used on other surfaces such as glasses and camera lenses.

Boom Times For China's Nuclear Power Industry

One might say the prospects for China's nuclear power industry are booming, and that's a good thing... so far. Only four Chinese nuclear power plants were operating at the beginning of 2012 but that number will, er, explode to 15 by the end of 2015. Put on your lead boots and join us for an in-depth look.

The World's Fastest Smart Phone?

The Ascend P2, made by a phone manufacturer in China known as Huawei, is being claimed to be the fastest cell phone in the world right now. While the claims may be accurate there is one catch about having all of that speed in your hands, and a serious security concern about using the device in the United States.

Algae Lamps Generate Energy And Use More CO2 Than Trees

There are two great environmental challenges that we face today: one is the need for clean, renewable electrical energy and the other is a way to convert massive amounts of CO2 back to oxygen in the atmosphere. French biochemist Pierre Calleja may have found the answer in his street lamp powered by microalgae.

Study Shows Farmers Embrace Tech Toys

Farmers may not exactly be who you would think of when you think of those people who are likely to embrace the technological revolution,but new research is showing that a growing number of farmers are actually making technology a part of their daily life in a bit to make their farms work better and run smoother than they did without the toys.

The Five Biggest Robotics Trends to Watch in 2013

This piece looks at five of the trends in robots that it will be important to watch in 2013, but citing ongoing projects and pairing it shows the future importance of robot recycling, student competitions and other important areas of the robosphere that observers, casual or professional, should keep an eye on to stay up to date.

Japan Is Bringing Robots To The Classroom To Learn

Robovie, a robot that was made by the folks over at the International Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute, will being making his way to the Higashihikari elementary school in order to help him learn how to speak better and perhaps to even learn some social skills. The robot will be joining a fifth grade classroom.

Can You Beerlieve It? The New Self-Cooling Beer

Truly a new beer gadget like no other, the I.C Can from Tempra Technology and Crown Holdings is set to put a smile on the faces of beer drinkers everywhere. Yep, when a new beer invention takes 20 years to perfect, you know that good, and insanely cold things are going to happen. Sick of waiting for what seems like an eternity for a cold beer? Prepare to be sick no longer!

DropTag Makes Shipping Tracking Easier

The DropTag,made by the folks over at Cambridge Consultants, is designed to make a small cost option for tracking the way that packages are treated when they go from the store to your front door, or when you and your luggage makes its way to your next vacation. The units cost about two dollars each,and will be shown off in April.