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Tag: Health

Yeast: for Making Bread, Alcohol and Corneas

Yeast: for Making Bread, Alcohol and Corneas
That’s right folks, the fungi that make it possible for you to enjoy buns and beer is now also being used to make synthetic corneas, according to a report from Reuters. Scientists put human DNA into genetically-engineered yeast, which in turn produced human protein.

Sharp Plasma Cluster Ion Generator: Unfortunately Not a Weapon

Sharp Plasma Cluster Ion Generator: Unfortunately Not a Weapon
So there I was, looking for something awesome for you guys to look at, when I came upon what is possibly the best named gadget – the Sharp Plasma Cluster Ion Generator. I was hoping for a hill-sized cannon copied from Protoss blueprints, but it turns out it’s a skin care device for women.

Arm Rested Mouse Pad: Genius

Arm Rested Mouse Pad: Genius
The Arm-Rested Mouse Pad is a simple plastic arm support with a detachable washable mouse pad. You can attach it on the edge of a desk, or on the side of a chair.

Biometric Sensors Detect Stress: Electronic Shrink

Biometric Sensors Detect Stress: Electronic Shrink
I don’t know about you, but I usually know when I’m stressed. I don’t need any gadget to tell me that. Looking at a mirror also does the trick. But that doesn’t mean that stress-detecting technology is useless.

This Man Hasn’t Eaten in 70 Years

This Man Hasn’t Eaten in 70 Years
…or so he says. The man you see below is Prahlad Jani. He’s being studied by India’s Defense Research Organization, because Jani claims that he hasn’t had anything to eat or drink in 70 years. The Telegraph says Jani is known as a breatharian, i.e.

Diet Scale: Eat What You Weigh

Diet Scale: Eat What You Weigh
From the same demented mind that came up with the Redundant Clock comes the cruel Diet Scale. If large numbers don’t affect you anymore, how about being told that from now on you should only eat… water?

Pong Anti-Radiation Cellphone Case: Proven to Protect Users From Something That May or May Not be Harmful

Pong Anti-Radiation Cellphone Case: Proven to Protect Users From Something That May or May Not be Harmful
I’m finding it hard to take Pong Research seriously because, well, “Pong Research”. I didn’t think I’d ever see those two words combine to stand for something serious. Yet here it is, so let’s get on with it.

Rug With Scale Remembers Your Weight and Keeps Your Feet Warm

Rug With Scale Remembers Your Weight and Keeps Your Feet Warm
For anyone who uses a scale regularly, it’s a given that most of them out there are pretty basic. How about injecting a bit of style and technology into these utilitarian weight-watchers? And no, I’m not talking about a scale that tweets your weight.

Panasonic Nano-Care Ion Steamer: Like a Rice Cooker for Your Face

Panasonic Nano-Care Ion Steamer: Like a Rice Cooker for Your Face
I don’t really know how this works, but my girlfriend and the Web tell me that blasting your face with steam is good for your skin. If you’re a believer, then you should check out Panasonic’s Nano-Care Ion Steamer, which “creates ion steam particles that are extremely small, thereby enabling the moisturizing steam to deeply penetrate the outer layers of a user’s skin.”

Synthetic Red Blood Cells Being Developed, Conservative Vampires Condemn It

Synthetic Red Blood Cells Being Developed, Conservative Vampires Condemn It
First we had artificial pork, and now we have artificial blood. Scientist Samir Mitragotri and his colleagues have successfully created artificial red blood cells using biodegradable polymer molds. The lab-made cells are of the same size and shape as the real deal, and are also elastic enough that they can squeeze into passageways tinier than their diameter.

Loud Bass Music May have Killed Teenager

Loud Bass Music May have Killed Teenager
Tom Reid, a 19-year old university student, was at a club in Camden in north London. When Reid and his friend, Alisha Riseley, were pushed towards the speakers, Reid said to Riseley that his heart felt “funny”, and that he thought that the bass was causing his heart to beat very fast.

Karada Trainer Headphones: Portable Pesterer for Pedestrians

Karada Trainer Headphones: Portable Pesterer for Pedestrians
These Karada Trainer Headphones literally dictate the pace that you should take while you’re exercising, based on your “age, weight, and intensity level (walking, jogging, or aerobics)” as well as your resting heart rate, which you can measure using the headphones’ built-in sensor.

Bodytrace’S Escale Wants to Set Up a Social Networking Site for Weight Watchers

Bodytrace’S Escale Wants to Set Up a Social Networking Site for Weight Watchers
Some say that the best motivation is the fear of humiliation. Want to graduate at the top of your batch? Tell everyone you know! Supposedly this will make you work extra hard, because you already gave your word, and failure will only give the people around you the license to point out how much of a loser you are.

Zeo Personal Sleep Coach: Helping Rich People Sleep Better

Zeo Personal Sleep Coach: Helping Rich People Sleep Better
Zeo Inc.’s Personal Sleep Coach system consists of a headband, an alarm clock/bedside display, and personal coaching sessions. All of these are designed to help their clients sleep better, smug in the knowledge that they’re rich enough to afford a personal sleep coach.

Experiment Reveals Gray Hair Means Damaged Dna – So Baldness Means Lack of Dna?

Experiment Reveals Gray Hair Means Damaged Dna – So Baldness Means Lack of Dna?
Can mental or emotional stress damage our DNA? An experiment has shown that the presence of gray hair means that the melanocyte stem cells in hair follicles – that ones that become melanocytes that give color to hair –  have badly damaged DNA.

More Bugs From Microsoft: Bill Gates Releases Mosquitoes at Ted 2009 Conference

More Bugs From Microsoft: Bill Gates Releases Mosquitoes at Ted 2009 Conference
If you were campaigning to put an end to violence, would you threaten to beat up your audience to drive home that “violence = badong”?  No? That’s because you’re not a genius. From now on let such sublime logic be known as WWBGD – What Would Bill Gates Do?