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Do Boomerangs Work in Space? Ask a Japanese Astronaut!



Japanese astronaut Takeo Doi will be bringing an Australian icon - the boomerang - up to the International Space Station this coming March. Down under is about to meet the wild blue yonder!
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Picture Frames and Mirrors Make Modern Day Rock Climbing Wall


Rock climbing is a wonderful form of exercise. It increases your strength, endurance, power, flexibility and balance as well as increases your level of confidence and mental discipline. No wonder a gym in Japan wants to do what it can to encourage the continuance of this form of exercise and has taken the idiom "climbing the walls" to the extreme.
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Super Soaker Squirt Gun Guy Wants More Sun


Remember the Super Soaker water gun (a.k.a Power Drencher)? It was the world's first high-performance, pressurized water gun invented by nuclear engineer Lonnie Johnson.

Mr. Johnson who once worked with the U.S Air Force and NASA has more than 100 patents to his name. His most recent invention today could drastically reduce the cost of solar energy as well as conserve heat, if it works. read more »

iriver W7 Portable Media Player Doubles as a Navigation System


The iriver W7 isn't your average MP3 player. Yeah, it plays music, video, games, displays photos, among other things, but it also doubles as a fully functional navigation system for your car. There's no other media player like it on the market. read more »

A New “Guaranteed Buyback” Program Gives Consumer's Cash Back Upon Trade-In of Used Gadgets – Good Deal or Not?


A new company in Los Angeles has started a program that gives consumer's the option to purchase a "guaranteed buyback" on any type of consumer electronic gadget. The company says that this will help the consumer electronic device recycling initiative, as well as put some money back into your pocket. Sounds good at first glance, but is it really a good deal for you? read more »

10 Hi-Tech Wristwatches That Any True Geek Would Love


When it comes to gadgets, a wristwatch is a staple for any geek. You've got to have the dorkiest watch around in order to be a true geek. I want to take a look at some of the newest and most innovative watches on the market today, and they are definitely all "nerd-approved" - to say the least. read more »

Panasonic's New EVOLTA Batteries Last Longest



Boasting an electrifying 10-year shelf life, Panasonic's new EVOLTA batteries handily surpass the best that rivals Duracell, Energizer and the company's own Oxyride batteries can offer. Says who? Only the Guinness Book of World Records!
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10 Cool Ways To Adore Your Dog On Valentine's Day



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In the abstract, I think that valentines for dogs are kind of dumb; yes, Christmas and Easter stuff too. But once I see the latest creations the pet market has designed to entice us, I always find myself buying one or more of the cutest, coolest dog specialty for each holiday. I'll share some of this year's valentine favorites with you.

A Second Life in Israel


Image from CO-STAR BlogImage from CO-STAR BlogSecond Life Israel was launched Sunday, enabling Second Life users from around the world to visit Israel's beaches and historic sites. The virtual state, preceded by a whole Jewish neighborhood in Second Life, is a work in progress, meant to, "present Israel to a global audience beyond the traditional media," according to co-founder Chaim Landau. read more »

AutoNet Mobile Turns Your Car Into a Wireless Hotspot Via Any WiFi-equipped Device


AutoNet Mobile has updated their in-car wireless router for 2008, and this useful device will allow you to connect to the Internet via any WiFi-enabled device. This would include: laptops, PSPs, cell phones, PDAs, and more. The kids won't be bored on those long road trips anymore! read more »