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Sat, 03 Mar 2007 02:18:49 GMT

Lamborghini Readies Gallardo Superleggera for Geneva

Lamborghini Readies Gallardo Superleggera for Geneva

The new frivolous high-performance edition of the Gallardo dubbed Superleggera will be exhibited at the Geneva Auto Show. The new Lamborghini Superleggera grandeur has been bestowed with additional 10 hp and 154 pounds for the American market, which gets the hyper car to get to 60 in 3.8 seconds, which is 0.2 seconds less than the regular Gallardo. The car weighs a mere 3,152 pounds. It runs on latest version of Lamborghini 4,961 cc V10 engine and comes rocking robotized mechanical e-gear, shock absorber, and singular suede-covered steering wheel. The splendor can be orders starting March 2007.

Via: Luxurylaunches


Posted by: June45      Read more     Source


Sat, 03 Mar 2007 02:13:36 GMT

The Ultimate Toothpaste Dispenser

The Ultimate Toothpaste Dispenser


Never again another fight about "Who left the toothpaste open??"

Now you have "The Ultimate Toothpaste Dispenser"!

This cool gadget goes attached to the wall. You put your toothpaste tube in it, and voilá! When you are going to brush your teeth, stick the toothbrush in it, and it will dispense the exact amount of toothpaste. It takes every size and type of tube, and it's easy to replace them.

"The unique pump action makes sure every last drop of paste is squeezed from the tube."

So, besides pretty - the metalic cilinder looks nice in any bathroom style - it's good for your pocket, too! ;)

See how it works here: X-Paste



Posted by: Michael      Read more     Source


Fri, 02 Mar 2007 03:22:41 GMT

An Ever Changing Display of Light Trapped in Time

An Ever Changing Display of Light Trapped in Time

This is just amazing!

Your own personal Star Showers, to illuminate the bed or that cozy place on your living room.

This light device is romantic and magical at the same time; who wouldn't be happy to have one of these?

"Within this hourglass-like device, thousands of glass beads with special phosphor coating provide an electrifying light display - even after they have fallen.

Star Showers is not a timing mechanism, but an amazing conversation piece that captures all the majesty and wonder of a shower of falling stars trapped in time.

A simple flip of the hand blown glass chamber generates a cascade of thousands of phosphor coated glass beads that glow brightly as they are charged with static electric current.

With every turn a different light show is created - no two are ever the same. Even after the beads have fallen, a mix of inert gases creates a soft "afterglow" in the center chamber while the glass beads below continue to pulsate with a fiery light."


From: Scientifics Online



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Fri, 02 Mar 2007 03:21:21 GMT

Fruit juice can make you fat

Fruit juice can make you fat
If you stopped drinking sodas and switched to fruit juices, watch your intake, most of fruit juices contain more carbs (sugars) and calories then you think.

Although 100 percent fruit juice contains tons of vitamins, minerals and other healthy stuff, women tend to forget that these drinks contain calories and sugars as well. For instance, one glass of 100 percent orange juice contains 110 calories and 27 grams of carbs, 23 of which sugar. If you're watching your weight and choose 100 percent fruit juice instead of the unhealthy sodas, this might come as a big surprise in form of additional fat round your hips.

This is because it takes a lot of fruits to make one glass of juice. Even though you wouldn't think of eating 20 oranges in one day when dieting, you will nonetheless drink them up, together with sugars and calories if you drink juice.

I say, stick to water and eat your veggies and fruits the ordinary way. If you can't lie without juice, mix it with water or try vegetable juice instead.

Posted by: Doreen      Read more     Source


March 1, 2007, 4:43 AM CT

Unhealthful Weight Control Behaviors among Adolescents

Unhealthful Weight Control Behaviors among Adolescents
Participation by adolescents, particularly males, in sports emphasizing weight, such as ballet, gymnastics and wrestling, is strongly linked to both unhealthful weight-control behaviors and steroid use, as per scientists at the University of Minnesota.

The scientists studied more than 4,500 adolescents from 31 public middle and high schools in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. The students were asked if in the past week or the past year they had engaged in self-induced vomiting, used diet pills or laxatives or engaged in any other extreme weight-control behavior.

The strongest positive associations between weight-related sport participation and unhealthful weight-control behaviors were found in males:
  • 5.8 percent of males who reported participation in a weight-related sport had induced vomiting in the past week, compared with 0.9 percent of males who did not participate in a weight-related sport.
  • Use of diuretics within the past year was reported by 4.2 percent of males in a weight-related sport compared with 0.8 percent who did not participate in weight-related sports.


For females, vomiting, laxative use and steroid use were significantly linked to weight-related sports participation:
  • 6.6 percent of females who participated in a weight-related sport had vomited in the past week compared with 3.2 percent of females who did not.........

    Posted by: Edwin      Read more         Source


Wed, 28 Feb 2007 22:29:57 GMT

Clean up your desk

Clean up your desk
Although our nation thinks that girls are cleaner than boys, this simple truth ceases when we grow up and get our own offices and desks. According to Medicine Net, women have filthier offices than men, germ-wise:
"The researchers swabbed the offices of 59 women and 54 men in New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Oregon, and Washington, D.C. They sampled eight sites in each office: the phone, desktop, computer mouse, computer keyboard, exclamation key on the computer keyboard, pen, bottom of desk drawer, and handle of desk drawer. Those samples showed twice as much bacteria in women's offices as in men's."
The blame for this shame falls on our collective nature, as we tend to keep tons of work-unrelated stuff in our drawers, on our tables and in our bags. Not only makeup and cosmetics carry bacteria, there were also significant amounts of mold from bread and food crumbs, and we all know how secure it makes us feel to have a hidden candy bar in case of urgency.

Also, men rarely carry purses, while we can't live without them, and bags are really bacteria rich, as we already talked about.

So, be smart and wipe your workspace with a disinfecting solution once in a while.

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Wed, 28 Feb 2007 09:15:46 GMT

Driverless Taxis at Heathrow Airport

Driverless Taxis at Heathrow Airport

Londons Heathrow Airport will soon boast of driverless taxis carrying passengers.

These automatic taxis will be used to link Heathrows Terminal 5 with parking lot.

This technology has been developed by a British firm named ATS and is named ULTra.

These machines can pick up passengers once they are instructed and transport them to their desired location.

The vehicle has integrated sensors on the floor which control it along its way.

ULTra should go into business anytime during next year.

Via: trendhunter


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February 26, 2007, 8:04 PM CT

Circadian Rhythm In Swim Performance

Circadian Rhythm In Swim Performance
A new study investigating the potential of a circadian rhythm in athletic performance adds further confirmation that it exists. The finding is being published in the Journal of Applied Physiology, one of 11 peer reviewed scientific publications issued monthly by the American Physiological Society (APS) (www.The-APS.org). The authors of "Circadian Variation in Swim Performance," are Christopher E. Kline, J. Larry Durstine, J. Mark Davis, Teresa A. Moore, Tina M. Devlin, Mark R. Zielinski, and Shawn D. Youngstedt, all from the Department of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC.

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Background


Circadian rhythms are generated within the body, and are "re-set" almost every 24 hours. Human circadian rhythms originate from the tiny hypothalamus residing in the back of the brain. The hypothalamus, working with the endocrine system, drives many of our behavioral and physiological rhythms.

Researchers have speculated that there may be a circadian rhythm inherent in athletic performance and point to research showing that athletic performance varies based on time-of-day. Other studies have shown that peak performance occurs in early evening, at approximately the peak of the body temperature rhythm. Additional studies have found that morning is the worst time for athletic performance.........

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February 26, 2007, 7:50 PM CT

Manual Dishwashing Study Digs Up Dirt

Manual Dishwashing Study Digs Up Dirt
New research at Ohio State University answers an infectious question about eating at restaurants: How clean are manually washed dishes?

Jaesung Lee and Melvin Pascall observed that even when they washed dishes in cooler-than-recommended water, numbers of bacteria on the dishware dropped to levels accepted in the Food and Drug Administration's Food Code. They also observed that certain foods-particularly cheese and milk-can be safe havens for bacteria when dried onto dishware. Lipstick, however, proved to be dangerous to bacteria.

"After washing, there were lipstick stains still left on a few glasses, but it was the least hospitable substance for bacteria," Pascall said. "It seems to have antimicrobial properties, which was a big surprise to us".

Lee, a doctoral candidate of food, agricultural and biological engineering, and Pascall, assistant professor of food science and technology, published their findings in the Journal of Food Engineering.

When restaurants manually wash dishes, they follow a three-step process: Dishes are washed and scrubbed in soapy water, rinsed with clean water, and finally soaked in water containing germ-killing sanitizers. But employees often use water that is cooler than 110 degrees Fahrenheit-the minimum washing temperature recommended by the FDA-because it is uncomfortably hot. The FDA also requires that washing cause a 100,000-fold drop in amounts of bacteria on those dishes.........

Posted by: Edwin      Read more         Source


February 22, 2007, 9:57 PM CT

Retro Refrigerators from Big Chill

I often marvel at how advancement in lifestyle seems to always lead us right back to something that we originally started off with. I can think of at least a dozen products belonging to my grandparents era that are on the shelves of chic boutiques today and are being sold at abominably high prices too.

And while we are on the subject of product lines making a comeback, retro refrigerators from Big Chill are worth mentioning. In this case, the only retro aspect of the refrigerator is its 1950s look. Its functional features are designed along the lines of modern fridges. What then is the retro benefit ? For one, you can spruce up your kitchen with bygone ambience the Big Chill units are available in a variety of vintage colors and can be a welcome change from the monotony of modern metallic refrigerators. And no need to compromise on efficiency, as the fridges pack in the punch of modern units within their unassuming exterior.

The specs as listed on the website: a 20.9 cubic feet capacity, 3 easy-clean spill-proof glass shelves, a temperature management system, 2 half-width clear crisper pans, and other amenities. A water dispenser and ice maker are optional. The Big Chill retails at $2700 in the U.S.........

Posted by: Edwin      Read more         Source


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