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New Mexico Teen Wins The Prestigious Intel Science Challenge

By Meera Dolasia on March 19, 2010
New Mexico Teen Wins The Prestigious Intel Science Challenge

Earlier this week, 18-year-old Erica DeBenedictis, a high school student from Albuquerque, NM, walked home with $100,000 USD and top honors at Intel's 2010 Science Challenge, an annual competition that invites high school students to come up with innovative solutions to solve current and future scientific problems.

Now Available - A Human Body Alphabet Book!

By Meera Dolasia on March 18, 2010
Now Available - A Human Body Alphabet Book!

There have been many renditions of the alphabet book, since the first version, A Apple Pie, was published in 1886. However, none of them come even close to the one created recently, by six performance artists from Connecticut's Pilobolus Dance theater in collaboration with photographer, John Kane.

It's A Plane, It's A Bird, It's A DOG?

By Meera Dolasia on March 17, 2010
It's A Plane, It's A Bird, It's A DOG?

Earlier this week, Norway was home to one of Europe's biggest military training sessions - Operation Cold Response. While the rest of the soldiers performed their parachute dives solo, a Special Forces soldier from Austria came down with a companion - his explosive sniffing dog!

Bronx 'Irish' Dance Troupe Going Strong After Eight Years!

By Meera Dolasia on March 17, 2010
Bronx 'Irish' Dance Troupe Going Strong After Eight Years!

What do you call an Irish dancing troupe where the only irish person is the teacher ? The Keltic Dreams - An unusual multi-ethnic group of kids that jigs to not only Irish, but also, African, Spanish and even pop music!

Video Of The Week - Volkswagen's Bottle Bank

By Meera Dolasia on March 15, 2010
Video Of The Week - Volkswagen's Bottle Bank

Following the success of the Piano Stairs and the Interactive Trash Can, Volkswagen has come up with yet another experiment to see if humans improve their habits if it is fun to do so. This time, they have turned a recycling bottle bank' into a gaming arcade!

Exercise The Power Of Your Brain With Mindflex!

By Meera Dolasia on March 15, 2010
Exercise The Power Of Your Brain With Mindflex!

Nintendo's Wii was the first gaming device that got gamers off their couches and using their muscles - Now Mattel's Mindflex intends to do the same, with what is sometimes the most underutilized part of the body - The brain!

German Artist Shores Up Crumbling Walls With Lego Bricks

By Meera Dolasia on March 15, 2010
German Artist Shores Up Crumbling Walls With Lego Bricks

For the last thee years, 26-year old German artist, Jan Vormann has been a man on a mission - Patching up old historical walls all over the world, with colorful Lego bricks!

Transform Your Palm Into A Touchscreen!

By Meera Dolasia on March 15, 2010
Transform Your Palm Into A Touchscreen!

A cool new technology being developed by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and Microsoft Corp., promises to revolutionize the way we communicate, play music and games, and browse the web - by turning the human skin to a touchscreen!

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