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Plug-in-the-wall device offers home control

There have been a couple of innovations to bring computing power to home appliances in the recent past, but so far the home remains fairly analogue....Read More

Social tele-presence robot

Botiful is the first consumer tele-presence robot. With Skype as a simple interface you or your friends can control the robot and be remotely present...Read More

Site connects businesses with others that want their used oil

Stay Green Oil is a platform offering a way for businesses to more easily sell their used oil to others instead of throwing it away. The membership...Read More

Eco art doubles as a working beehive

The Elevator B sculpture in Buffalo, New York, also provides a home for bees and aims to be part of an educational scheme to teach people about the...Read More

Instant cash for phones & electronics

You want to buy that new iPhone 5, but what should you do with your old one? Now you can head down to your local mall or grocery store in 10 U.S....Read More

Clinic specializes in weight loss for pets

The Tufts Obesity Clinic for Animals in Massachusetts is offering a tailored weight loss program for flabby dogs and cats. Owners signing up for the...Read More

Dog parking bays keep pets comfortable while consumers shop

The IKEA Koln-Am Butzweilerhof branch has introduced dog parking bays at the outlet, which enable dogs to be safely left outside while their owners...Read More

Hotel offers pet-friendly service, including animal psychic

Hotel Monaco in Portland, Oregon, is providing sessions with its in-house “intuitive animal communicator” alongside other pet-related...Read More

Training course helps veterans adapt technical skills to land jobs

With many soldiers leaving service with technical and computer skills, New York-based Incline is offering training in order to help them adapt that...Read More

Adult children help their single parents find new love

UK-based My Lovely Parent sets itself apart from other dating sites by giving adult children a way to help their divorced or widowed older parents...Read More

iPad app helps patients understand doctors’ explanations

JiffPad is a new iPad app that lets doctors explain health issues visually and digitally, meaning patients can access the information at home....Read More

Teens armed with life-saving skills

Armed with the tools and knowledge to keep them safer when they grab the car keys and get behind the wheel, a record number of teen drivers this...Read More

Wind-powered charging station for electric vehicles

Sanya Skypump is a new wind-powered electric-vehicle charging station from New York-based Urban Green Energy and GE Energy. Now installed at the...Read More

Fully electric car can make itself smaller

Researchers at MIT’s Changing Places Group and Denokinn have now begun testing the Hiriko Fold, a fully electric vehicle which is able to...Read More

Women-Owned businesses among the leaders in job creation & revenue growth

As of 2012, it is estimated that there are more than 8.3 million women-owned businesses in the United States, generating nearly $1.3 trillion in...Read More

Technology re-use helps “Link Life to its Promise”

Inspired by his daughter Cristina, Dr. Davin McMahan founded The National Cristina Foundation to promote technology reuse by educating businesses and...Read More

Tupperware-style parties with a charitable bent

Rising International, a 9-year-old organization helps women in developing countries sell their arts and crafts, become financially independent and...Read More

Wondering about the facts in the latest campaign ad?

PolitiFact’s Settle It! app stands to resolve many dinner-table disagreements in the coming election season. Users simply type in the name,...Read More

Home in on political ads

The nonprofit, nonpartisan Sunlight Foundation aims to enhance governmental openness and transparency through the use of technology tools, digital...Read More

App shows who funded political TV ads

Throughout September, US citizens are set to be bombarded with pleas from parties seeking their vote, particularly from the Democratic and Republican...Read More

Cash-Free caffeine from Starbucks

Starbucks’s year-and-a-half-old mobile payment program may be the largest of any retailer in North America. Even before its recent $25 million...Read More

Digital wallet selects the best credit card

The Wallaby Card is connected to each of its users’ credit card accounts and is able to select the best one to take advantage of rewards and...Read More

Rewards for leaving your smartphone at the door

It’s a situation many diners know all to well: going for dinner with a friend, looking forward to catching up – but instead spending most...Read More

Evian’s Wi-Fi-Enabled Magnet

To promote its new online delivery service and website, www.evianchezvous.com (evian-at-home.com), Evian introduces Evian Smart Drop, an innovative...Read More

One-hour delivery service for festival attendees

UK fashion brand Very has launched what it describes as the world’s first festival delivery service designed to keep attendees at Virgin...Read More

Mobile boutiques are hitting the streets

Pull over food trucks . . chic parkable boutiques can be seen from coast to coast. The StyleLiner, is a luxurious mobile style gallery offering...Read More

Test drives to broken down motorists

When carrying out a marketing strategy, one of the most important aspects is getting the correct timing. With this in mind, Rescue Drive – a...Read More

Rent cars from people in your community

With bicycle commuting having become an increasingly popular mode of transportation, some drivers are also becoming less dependent on their cars....Read More

Among the young, the drive to drive is plummeting

Almost one-third of 19-year-olds in the U.S. have yet to get their driver’s licenses, a study by the University of Michigan Transportation...Read More

Site matches event organizers with land owners

UK-based Field Lover is launching its field matchmaking site, which aims to make it easy for those with land to lease to find renters and vice-versa....Read More

Rental generation sees no point in buying

Confronting a jobless rate above 8 percent since 2009 and grappling to pay off student loans worth about $1 trillion, according to the Consumer...Read More

Tastes of another city without traveling there

Delivered-to-the-door subscription services are a popular way for consumers to try out a curated selection of products they might not otherwise have...Read More

Compassionate consumerism is growing

As reported in Bloomberg Businessweek, what started with TOMS shoes has blossomed into a phenomenon that retail consultants call compassionate...Read More

Indestructible soccer balls to 1.5 million needy children

California-based One World Futbol has been using the “buy one, give one” model of corporate generosity for two years to help put...Read More

Debts among friends turned into charitable donations

It only stands to reason that the easier it is to give to charity, the more donations will be made. There have already been a few different efforts...Read More

Instead of hotels, couch surfing for entrepreneurs

Startup Stay is a couch surfing platform targeted specifically towards entrepreneurs. “Couch surfing” has been a popular phenomenon for...Read More

Cardboard packaging turns into a chair

Product packaging is a perennial problem for sustainability-minded manufacturers, and there’s been a variety of different approaches designed...Read More

Priceline Now Sells American’s Preferred Seats

It might seem fairly insignificant that Priceline started selling “preferred” seats for a small fee to those who buy tickets on American,...Read More

Personal genomics for pet cats

The Cat Ancestry test is a new genetic testing service that aims to help cat owners learn more about the ancestry of their feline companions. Much...Read More

Self-learning piano plays requests from Twitter

Twitter is no stranger to the music world, with stars such as Justin Bieber and Katy Perry using the platform to connect with fans and the UK’s...Read More

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  • SPACE WEEK: Apollo 11’s Second Day in Space July 17, 2019
    July 17, 1969 Apollo 11 Command Module pilot Michael Collins spent part of July 17, 1969 describing to a TV audience how astronauts eat while in space. (Image source: NASA) After a successful launch from Cape Kennedy on July 16th, the Apollo 11 astronauts were tasked on July 17 at 12:17 pm with a three-second […]
  • Nanoemulsion Gels Are New Way to Deliver Drugs Through the Skin July 17, 2019
    Researchers have been devising numerous new ways to deliver medications and other therapies more directly to patients to make it less invasive and more targeted for specific ailments and diseases. MIT chemical engineers have come up with one of the latest of those with the development of what are called nanoemulsions that can be used […]
  • Beckhoff Automation Offers OPC UA Integration in TwinCAT Scope Software July 16, 2019
    Beckhoff Automation is offering greater integration of OPC UA communication technology into its recently released TwinCAT Scope software. OPC UA and analytics tools are becoming increasingly important as advanced automation tools proliferate. The information must be presented in a clear and efficient manner, and the machine control system also has to cover a wide range […]