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Britney Spears Was Forced into RehabBritney Spears is feeling betrayed by her mom, her soon-to-be ex husband Kevin Federline, her former manager and Promises rehab where she was staying for a month. She claims that she never had any alcohol or drug addiction, but she was forced to check into the rehab
Britney claims that she was suffering from postpartum depression after the birth of her second child and never had any addiction problem. Many sources add to this, saying that........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 7/3/2007 8:24:25 PM)
Blogging revolution among elected officialsA new report by a Southeastern Louisiana University management professor and issued by the IBM-based Center for the Business of Government examines how blogging is becoming an increasingly common method for elected officials and public agencies to communicate with constituencies. The report chronicles blogging activities at all levels of government, including members of Congress, governors, mayors, police and fire departments.Using the........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 7/3/2007 8:24:13 PM)
A New Implant for Pete DohertyIt is very difficult to imagine about Pete Doherty minus his cigarette. He has done it all from heroin to cocaine and battled hard to beat the drugs. But it seems now he is very keen to quit drugs as he is set to marry Kate Moss
But now it seems the Babyshambles frontman is very serious about his plans to quit drugs. He is having a new implant to help him in his battle against the vulnerability to drugs
The implant is a pellet........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 6/29/2007 5:31:37 AM)
Microwave and freeze a dogKeep this out of sight when your children are around and everything will be fine. Because although Sammy Snoozle looks like a cuddly stuffed animal for your son or daughter to fall asleep with, the floppy-eared pooch is actually meant to be thrown into a microwave or freezer
Filled with treated flax seeds and herbs, Sammy can be nuked for two minutes and used as an aromatherapy hot water bottle for up to three hours at a time. He can also........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 6/29/2007 5:30:55 AM)
VW Jetta to Be Equipped with Cleanest Diesel EngineVW Jetta will be powered by a diesel engine that claims to be the cleanest of all in the world. The announcement has been made considering the initiative of the company to promote the merits of diesel engines in the US
After Volkswagen announced a technological tie-up with DaimlerChrysler to develop BlueTec oil-burning powerplants now the company is set to put it into production. BlueTec significantly reduces nitrogen oxide emissions.........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 6/29/2007 5:30:32 AM)
A Parent's Guide to Social NetworkingThe Internet is a great place to meet new friends, play games and learn things. It can also be a place where predators have free access to your children. This Parent's Guide to Social Networking will help you learn what the dangers to your child are and what you can do to keep your kids safe online
This parent's guide is full of great tips to help ensure that your children know what the dangers of the Internet are. One such tip is........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 6/27/2007 4:01:59 PM)
BoomChair for Gamers by Lumisource!Lumisource presents BoomChair, a piece of multi- media furniture for the purpose of entertainment. They feature interior speakers and vibration motors that enhance video games, music and movies. Youll actually feel a part of them
They are made out of a couple of different materials including, Microsaude, vinyl, and mesh.
These tech chairs compete with other such products available in the market by going to trade shows and also by........Go to the The-future-blog (Added on 6/27/2007 3:24:42 PM)
Safety of Nanotechnology: Risk Vs BenefitThere is no doubt that nanotechnology has the potential to make the world a better place, said Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies Chief Scientist Andrew Maynard. But if consumers and other stakeholders are not convinced that the benefits outweigh the risks, a number of applications will not see the light of day. Likewise, if the benefits are unclear and the risks uncertain, the products of nanotechnology will be a hard sell.
Dr. Maynards........Go to the New-technology-blog (Added on 6/25/2007 7:39:24 PM)
US Economy Growing at Moderate PaceThe Federal Reserve in its latest Beige Book report on the economy gave a more encouraging assessment of US regional economies, as manufacturing and job growth picked up. The economy continued to expand at a moderate pace in most regions of the country, the report said. Consumer spending and manufacturing were on the rise in April and May, the Federal Reserve banks further reported. However, housing continued to remain weak, but the........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 6/21/2007 9:29:48 PM)
Fashion Fades, Style is EternalFCUK was responsible for launching this poster advertisement in Ireland to strengthen its brand image, which eventually received several complaints for being offensive. The poster featured two women in a fighting position along with the companying text, French Connection. Fashion V Style. The complaints alleged that the advertisement was promoting casual acts of violence and considered the advertisers were being provocative just for the sake of........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 6/21/2007 9:29:39 PM)
Chinese and White immigrants highest homeownersIn both Canada and the U.S., Chinese and White immigrants have the highest adjusted homeownership rates of all groups, at times even exceeding comparably positioned native-born households, as per a University of Alberta sociologist who compared rates by skin colour and across countries. Black immigrants, conversely, have the lowest rates of all groups, with Filipinos and South Asians situated between these extremes.
Dr. Michael Haans study........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 6/20/2007 9:53:23 AM)
Are we on track?The General Assembly of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations convened to discuss progress made towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Patrick Webb, PhD, dean for academic affairs at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University, presented on the status of the Millennium Development Goal One (MDG1): radically reducing extreme poverty and hunger.
The MDGs were developed at the........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 6/20/2007 9:39:26 AM)
Don't overlook urban soilIf you were looking for fertile soil, its doubtful youd begin your search in most U.S. cities. After all, urban soils are often viewed as drastically disturbed soils with low fertility. However, new research by a team of researchers working in Baltimore discovered that surface soil characteristics were not necessarily infertile and varied widely, making it difficult to define or describe a typical urban soil. Eventhough the more conspicuous........Go to the Science-blog (Added on 6/20/2007 9:33:00 AM)
Sidekick iDIt's all my fault. While it's true that my little girl would probably be an early adaptor like most of her peers anyway, I created a little gadget monster when I gave her all the new products to try out, from Blackberrys to the latest music products. See, I tried to give her my "old" Blackberry the other day but she bemoaned the lack of Bluetooth, camera, and music capabilities. No thanks, she said. She wants a Sidekick, but at $300, it's too........Go to the The-future-blog (Added on 6/17/2007 6:26:33 AM)
Amy Winehouse beats husband when she's drunk and angryEveryone has that friend who gets really drunk and cries or gets really angry. Amy Winehouse seems to be on the evil bitch side of the spectrum when she's had a few beers. The missing tooth wonder recently spoke in an interview about her drunken violence. What kind of puss is her husband if he lets a chick who weighs a buck-O-five beat up on him?“I’m either a really good drunk or I’m an out-and-out s***, horrible, violent,........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 6/15/2007 1:28:05 PM)
Putin Seeks to Develop WTO AlternativeRussian President Vladimir Putin urges developing nations to develop an alternatWorld Trade Organization that would favor developing economies and suggested giving a greater role to regional currencies
President impeached that world trade organization could not fulfill their proposed goal to win the favor of all developing and developed nation. Putin blamed that organization failed to narrow the gape between the varied economies and remarks........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 6/15/2007 1:27:50 PM)
Global Impact Of CitiesThe global impact of cities is the focus of cutting-edge research in a special issue of Yales Journal of Industrial Ecology.
Cities are an environmental paradox. As dense centers of commerce and industry, they are responsible for more than their population share of global environmental impacts, said journal Editor-in-Chief Reid Lifset. Conversely, their compactness provides opportunities for economies of scale in transportation, waste and........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 6/15/2007 12:53:26 PM)
Ultimate Solution to Curb Carbon Emissions?While the G8 summit has clearly figured out the burning need to take action to combat the emissions of greenhouse gases, no one is out with the best feasible way to do that till the date. I think, one man has a good solution to this problem. Clemes Betzel, president of G24 Innovations, feels strongly that the devices that generate their own power must be part of the solution.
The governments are coming forth with the ideas of large scale........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 6/13/2007 2:26:47 PM)
Aquatic Systems Buried Under Antarctic IceThe National Science Foundation (NSF) should work within the environmental framework of the international Antarctic Treaty system to develop a global scientific consensus on minimally disruptive ways to investigate one of the "last unexplored places on Earth"--a unique system of lakes, and the aquatic systems that may connect them, buried thousands of meters under the Antarctic ice sheet--according to a newly released report.
To avoid........Go to the Science-blog (Added on 6/10/2007 9:16:24 PM)
New tool for spectroscopyScientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed two new calibration tools to help correct and validate the performance of analytic instruments that identify substances based on fluorescence.
Recent years have seen a significant increase in the development and use of fluorescence-based analytic techniques. Scientists can detect, measure and identify unknown substancespotentially including chemical and........Go to the New-technology-blog (Added on 6/10/2007 8:00:30 PM)
Nicole Richie Speaks OutIt seems Nicole Richie has finally come out of hibernation. The much criticized celebrity did some straight talking when she was recently interviewed by Nylon magazine
If her words are to be believed, then we may end up cursing ourselves for taking her in the wrong sense. Nicole confessed that she is really surprised when young girls look up to her as a role model. She stated that she never portrayed herself as a role model for the young........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 7/3/2007 8:24:33 PM)
Do Colors Matter?My daughter is reading a teen magazine. You know, one of those that have a bunch of surveys: what kind of flirt are you, would you rather date Jesse McCartney or Zak from High School Musical
So right now she is reading all about colored underwear and what your color preference says about you
Now the only reason I'm writing about this is because at the same time, I'm stuffing a marketing mailer that will go out tomorrow and I........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 7/3/2007 8:24:04 PM)
A Wake-up Call from GodIn her first interview since she was sent back to prison for probation violation in a drink-driving case, a seemingly transformed Hilton said her imprisonment has served as a life-changing wake-up call;
I’m not the same person I was. I feel that the purpose of my life is to be where I am. My spirit or soul did not like the way I was being seen and that is why I was sent to jail. God has released me
In a phone-call interview from........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 6/29/2007 5:31:29 AM)
Beware of New BrakesThis is an interesting but debatable print advertisement launched by Bendix Brakes to promote its new brake system Titanium Stripe. The campaign seems to aiming at conveying that new braking system is so efficient that provides drivers freedom to stop its car at his will. The advertisement is showing when the gazelle stopped suddenly, depicting the brake system, the predator leopard could not control or was able to top in time therefore strikes........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 6/29/2007 5:30:43 AM)
First Whale of the Season Butchered in JapanCarving whales is a part of ceremony, tradition and business in Japan that is carried out in front of children even as they cringe at the gruesome spectacle. Its to reinstate in their minds what Japans food culture is about!
The whale is washed with sake in a ceremonial ac
The process of cutting the whale up then begin
Hunting of whales goes to feed a huge market for whale meat.The meat is sold as food and the bones and innards are........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 6/27/2007 4:27:18 PM)
Aftermath of Jail for Paris Hilton: $1m Pay Day !Nothing succeeds like success in Hollywood , better still if you are a celebrity in news for wrong reasons.
This is what has happened with Paris Hilton who was all over the place for her infamous jail term. Her first television interview following her release from jail next week is going to get her a whopping $1m if the industry news is to be believed
NBC, the U.S. based news channel is ready to please her with a staggering amount for........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 6/27/2007 4:27:14 PM)
Chris Benoit Murder SuicidePro wrestler Chris Benoit canceled a pay-per-view appearance at the "Vengeance" event in Houston because of "personal reasons" a day before he, his wife and their 7-year-old son were found dead in an apparent murder-suicide.Investigators believe Benoit, killed his wife and son over the weekend and then himself sometime Monday. The bodies were found Monday afternoon in three different rooms of the house on Green Meadow Lane, in a subdivision off........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 6/27/2007 4:01:54 PM)
Deep insight, simple representationsAt its best, the scientific method can reduce profound questions about our universe to their barest essence and answer them compellingly with simple observations. The greatest experiments achieve the most complete distillations because of the principles and theories that guide them and the knowledge that has already been well established. Once this context is internalized, even grainy images or barely visible spikes in a line of noise can........Go to the Science-blog (Added on 6/24/2007 9:06:16 AM)
A breathtaking way to interact with large sets of imagesBlaise Aguera y Arcas demonstrates some new technology for registering and interacting with images. Make sure you wait for the end: a three dimensional reconstruction of Notre Dame Cathedral constructed by a computer using people’s digital camera photos downlFlickr. I would love to see this technology adopted for scientific publication. His sample page from the Guardian was a great example of how it would work. Figures could be much........Go to the New-technology-blog (Added on 6/23/2007 11:10:17 PM)
An Unloved SUV Guzzles Its Way Into The Sunset[Image Source: Channel4.com
Saab's badge engineered 9-7X is taking its final bow next year (at last!) after just three years of poor sales. Few of the Saab party faithful were swayed by the 9-7X which was assembled not in Trollhattan, Sweden, but at a GM plant in Moraine, Ohio.
Despicably plain in appearance and woeful in execution, the Saab SUV shared most components with GM's cheaper Chevrolet Trailblazer. The main differences........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 6/21/2007 9:08:01 PM)
Case researchers may have solved"Nothing there," is what Case Western Reserve University physicists concluded about black holes after spending a year working on complex formulas to calculate the formation of new black holes. In nearly 13 printed pages with a host of calculations, the research may solve the information loss paradox that haccording toplexed physicists for the past 40 years.
Case physicists Tanmay Vachaspati, Dejan Stojkovic and Lawrence M. Krauss report in........Go to the Astronomy-blog (Added on 6/20/2007 10:55:48 AM)
Global investors' sustainable energy 'gold rush'Climate change worries coupled with high oil prices and increasing government support top a set of drivers fueling soaring rates of investment in the renewable energy and energy efficiency industries, as per a trend analysis from the UN Environment Programme.
The report says investment capital flowing into renewable energy climbed from $80 billion in 2005 to a record $100 billion in 2006. As well, the renewable energy sectors growth........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 6/20/2007 9:43:51 AM)
Sex, drugs and dating make teens feel olderA Canadian study has confirmed what parents have long suspected: dating, sexual activity and substance use seem to make teens feel older than they really are. And, as adolescents get older, the gap between their chronological age and their self-perceived age widens.
Scientists at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, with assistance from the University of Victoria, surveyed a random sample of nearly 700 adolescents from a medium-sized North........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 6/19/2007 4:59:32 AM)
Lead Dust Killing Atleast 4000 BirdsThe picturesque coastal town of Esperance, in Western Australia is highly poisoned by lead dust. It has also polluted the rainwater tanks of the town, which is the main source of drinking water. The tanks are fcontaminated with dangerously high levels of lead or nickel in more than a third
Though the health officials told the people living in the area not to worry, coming across dead lorikeets, wattlebirds, honeyeaters and silvereyes in........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 6/17/2007 7:02:21 AM)
China's Stock Markets: Hong KongThe Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEX) is the seventh largest stock market in the world (after the NYSE, Tokyo SE, NASDAQ, London SE, Euronext, and Toronto SE). It is China's biggest stock exchange.
Informal trading activity dates back to 1861 in Hong Kong. The HKEX was established in 1891 as the Association of Stockbrokers in Hong Kong. In 1914 it was renamed "Hong Kong Stock Exchange." Competing stock exchanges have repeated........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 6/15/2007 1:27:59 PM)
Frameline 31.The San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival, opening tomorrow and running through June 24, often goes by two names - that full-blown mouthful or, more simply, Frameline plus the number of the edition, in this year's case, 31........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 6/15/2007 1:27:44 PM)
Researchers Help Find New Sub-atomic ParticleThe discovery was made by physicists of the DZero experiment at the U.S. Department of Energy's Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia, Ill.
Discovery and measurement of the particle's mass will provide new understanding about the basic building blocks of matter.
Local participants in the experiment were physics faculty members Z.D. Greenwood, Lee Sawyer and Markus Wobisch; former post-doctoral researcher Julie Kalk; and current........Go to the New-technology-blog (Added on 6/15/2007 12:48:05 PM)
First buoy to monitor ocean acidification launchedThe first buoy to monitor ocean acidification has been launched in the Gulf of Alaska. Attached to the 10-foot-diameter buoy are sensors to measure climate indicators.
Acidification is a result of carbon dioxide absorbed by the seas.
"The instruments will measure the air-sea exchange of carbon dioxide, oxygen and nitrogen gas in addition to the pH, a measure of ocean acidity, of the surface waters," said Steven Emerson of the University........Go to the Science-blog (Added on 6/13/2007 9:59:01 AM)
Viable Design for Spin-Based ElectronicsPhysicists at the University of California, San Diego have proposed a design for a semiconductor computer circuit based on the spin of electrons. They say the device would be more scalable and have greater computational capacity than conventional silicon circuits.
The "spintronic"-or spin-based electronic-device, described this week in the journal Nature, would extend the scope of conventional electronics by encoding information with the........Go to the New-technology-blog (Added on 6/11/2007 4:27:03 PM)
The Italian MustangAs EVO's scribe Henry Catchpole suggests, most concept cars are one-off, paper-lions that are all show and absolutely no substance.
To use his words, "most concept cars are made of sticky-back plastic and pipe cleaners. Occasionally they work and we're allowed to drive them, but this usually happens on a deserted airfield and you'd often travel faster on foot."
But this wasn't the case recently when the British........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 6/9/2007 7:13:12 PM)