Technology - New Discoveries, Research, Studies And Breakthroughs

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Fat Around the Heart May Increase Heart Attack Risk

Researchers say that having fat around the heart may even be worse than having a high body mass index.

A DIY Lab On A Chip: But When?

Soon, they say, a "Lab On A Chip In A Kit" will be available for home use so that we can test ourselves for certain illnesses. Also, we'd be able to check a chicken breast for salmonella and test the air for toxins. It's doable, but will it be available to help the boomer generation?

Invention Brings The Movie Theater To Your Backyard

If you’ve ever dreamt of watching a movie while lounging in a kiddie pool then prepare to be amazed, as one company has created a backyard theater system.


How To Create A Disc Mount

Tired of staring at your ordinary black CD binder all the time? One simple invention can help you get rid of the boring blues and let your creativity design a perfect place to put your CDs.

Index Chopping Boards: Brilliance, Practicality and Simplicity

More often than not, brilliant ideas are very simple. These innovative Index Chopping Boards designed by Damian Evans of Element Design fill the bill exactly. Read on for more germ-free details.

The Handy Makes Hard Jobs Easier

So busy that you wish you had another hand? The people at Spot Industries have taken this concept quite literally with an articulated robotic human-like hand and forearm assembly appropriately named "Handy".

FireDrake Industries Mobile Monitor is A Firefighter’s Best Friend

Using robots in hazardous situations is something that has saved countless lives and as our technology evolves will no doubt save many more. Knowing this, FireDrake Industries designed a robotic "firefighter" to help keep our loved ones out of danger.

Doctors Warn That Texting May Kill You

Earlier this week, ER doctors issued AWTTW, which is text lingo for “a word to the wise” about the dangers of texting while doing your daily routines.

MySpace To Venture Into The World Of Shared Logins

Instead of using "duck" as a password for every account you have, there's now a new alternative that's being pushed by a group of popular websites.

Tiny Microscope Fits on Your Fingertip

Researchers have developed a "microscopic microscope" - a microscope that's small enough to fit inside a cell phone yet that still delivers top-quality magnifying power.