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Special Device Help Prevent Suddent Infant Death

Special Device Help Prevent Suddent Infant Death

Researchers from Germany's Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration IZM in Berlin has developed a new breathing sensor system that help prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). This syst...

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University Installs Grass Lawn in School Library

University Installs Grass Lawn in School Library

Cornell University has built a grass lawn inside their school library as a part of a project of their institution's Department of Design and Environmental Analysis. The department is currently conducting a r...

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Wash Your Clothes in a Portable Washing Machine [Video]

Wash Your Clothes in a Portable Washing Machine [Video]

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Fart-Deodorizing Underwear Sold in Japan

Fart-Deodorizing Underwear Sold in Japan

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‘Rio’ Soars at the Box Office

Written on April 18, 2011 by R. Depp

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“Rio” tops the box office this weekend as the 3D animated film earned up to $40 million, according to an estimate from distributor 20th Century Fox.

Rio, which stars feathered friends (with voices of Jesse Eisenberg and Anne Hathaway) setting on a Brazilian adventure in Rio de Janeiro, posted the best opening numbers so far, this year.

The family-friendly film Rio’s broad audience helped boost the movie’s sales, with its target market split 50-50 between older and younger viewers. The movie was given an average grade of A, according to market research firm CinemaScore.

“When people see something good in the marketplace, it gets them in the moviegoing habit,” said Bert Livingston, general sales manager for 20th Century Fox.

“This movie has a lot of heart. [Even] adults see ‘Rio‘ and think, ‘Are you kidding me? Did I really just tear up at a cartoon?,” Livingston added.

The movie gained some family business from its competition, ‘Hop,’ also an animated film that had been No. 1 for the past two weekends.

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“Despicable Me” Conquered the Box Office Weekend

Written on July 12, 2010 by Japhet Writ

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Only a villain as despicable as Gru can make it to the box office without shrinking the moon. But he can never make it without the help of his little, yellow cronies called Minions.

Universal Picture’s Despicable Me hit the top chart last weekend with its $60.1 million (US) ticket sales from over 3,000 theaters in its weekend opening. The first 3D animated movie from Universal Pictures stars the voice of Steve Carell as ‘Gru,’ a frustrated villain that plans to steal the moon until three orphan girls came into his life.

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