Barbie Gets a High-Tech Makeover with an Interactive LED Dress and Stylus

March 10, 2013 by  
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It can’t be said that  Barbie  doesn’t have an eye for emerging trends. After dipping her toe into everything from aeronautics to zookeeping, America’s favorite plastic dilettante is poised to tackle the next big thing:  smart clothing . Unveiled at the  2013 Toy Fair  in New York City, the upcoming  “Digital Dress” doll  features an interactive touchscreen frock that lets just about anyone “draw” their own animated designs, no programming experience necessary. READ MORE >   Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: barbie , barbie digital dress , barbie doll , barbie high-tech dress , barbie LED dress , digital dress doll , eco friendly toys , Inhabitots , parenting , toys

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MIT Scientist Believes That Paintballs Could Be Used To Deflect Incoming Asteroids

October 29, 2012 by  
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When it comes to protecting the Earth from potentially devastating asteroids , scientists have discussed using everything from nuclear weapons to spacecraft armed with solar-powered lasers . However,  an MIT scientist has proposed that should an asteroid approach the Earth less-harmful weapons should be implemented – paintballs . Read the rest of MIT Scientist Believes That Paintballs Could Be Used To Deflect Incoming Asteroids Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: armageddon , asteroids , meteor , MIT , nasa , NASA’s Near Earth Objects Observation Program , Near Earth Objects , paintballs , spacecraft , Sung Wook Paek

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Check Out This Community Tool Library

October 25, 2012 by  
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The West Seattle Tool Library is taking DIY to a whole new level. The project of Sustainable West Seattle allows the community to borrow from an assortment of over 1,500 tools, everything from 100-foot extension cords to chainsaws, auto-darkening…

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October 25, 2012 by  
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The West Seattle Tool Library is taking DIY to a whole new level. The project of Sustainable West Seattle allows the community to borrow from an assortment of over 1,500 tools, everything from 100-foot extension cords to chainsaws, auto-darkening…

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Bristol University Creates Artificial Muscles That Can Camouflage Themselves Like Squid

May 4, 2012 by  
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We love it when scientists look to the natural world for design inspiration – whether they are creating a robot based on the cheetah or vehicles that can jump like a sand flea . Inspired by the mimicry ability of creatures such as the squid and zebrafish, a team from Bristol University recently created a new type of artificial muscles made from ‘smart cells’ that can camouflage themselves. The team believes the muscles can be used in everything from medical devices to color-changing ‘smart clothing’. Read the rest of Bristol University Creates Artificial Muscles That Can Camouflage Themselves Like Squid Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: artificial muscles camouflage , artificial muscles smart cells , artificial muscles squid , bio mimicry , bristol university artificial muscles , bristol university smart cells , natural world inspiration , nature design , smart cells squid , smart clothing

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The Sharing Economy and Me

January 21, 2012 by  
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With peer-to-peer solutions for everything from car rentals to housing to moneylending taking off, are big businesses' futures at risk?

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January 21, 2012 by  
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With peer-to-peer solutions for everything from car rentals to housing to moneylending taking off, are big businesses' futures at risk?

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Cells with Installed "Operating Systems" Could Create New Life Forms

November 8, 2011 by  
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Researchers are working on “reprogramming” cells to create customized organisms that can be used for everything from new medicines to environmental clean-up crews.

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Climate-Related Natural Disasters Cost US $14 Billion in Health Care Over Past Decade

November 8, 2011 by  
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Researchers for the first time have tallied the health care costs from six categories of natural disasters and disease outbreaks that are likely to only increase due to climate change — the bill = high.

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10 Tips for Growing Fruit Trees at Home (Slideshow)

October 11, 2011 by  
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Photo: LOLren /Creative Commons There’s not much that can compare with plucking off a juicy peach from your own fruit tree. From spring’s sweet cherries to fall’s crisp apples, fresh fruit is one of nature’s most delicious products — plus it’s super-versatile, adding a refreshing sweetness to everything from glazes and chutneys for winter roasts to spring salads, smoothies, and dessert. Whether you want to add a fruit tree to your at-home garden for an annual harvest of peaches, cherries, apples, pears, or citrus — or wh… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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