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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]

Meet, the Scrubba, a portable washing machine, in form of a bag. This wash bag, allows people to do their laundry, on-the-go. The Scrubba is a lightweight, foldable bag that features small nodules to help sc...

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Fart-Deodorizing Underwear Sold in Japan

Fart-Deodorizing Underwear Sold in Japan

Thanks to Japan's new invention, the Deoest underwear, extreme farters can now release their foul smelling gas and prevent people near them from fainting. It is a fart-deodorizing underwear, created by Profe...

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5 Reasons to e-Publish

Written on September 07, 2010 by Rudfer Tyron

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Even profitable print-authors are now hitting e-publishers' nooks in lieu of conventional publishing houses. What is with the switch?

It partly started with the readers’ shift from traditional to digital books, partly with the presence of e-Readers, or wholly from the rise of e-Books themselves. In any case, last year’s 176% e-Book sales shootup did not escape the attention of the Association of American Publishers. As a big chunk of customers changed their patronizing preferences, so have most authors selected the most viable platform in book publishing today–and for a good reason.

1. Time-Efficient Publishing

Traditional publishing period lasts much longer, so does the process. The online platform proves to be a case of contrast. All the necessary writing tools are at the tip of the authors’ hands. Drafting and revising are accomplished in only hours or days. Once polished, printing happens during upload and readers can access them in hours, at the least.

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Barnes & Noble Bounces Back, Thanks Nook for Sales Shoot-up

Written on August 25, 2010 by Rudfer Tyron

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Hard times have befallen hardcovers, their sales and, most importantly, their sellers. Barnes & Noble knew it would not be spared--it was not--so the head office shelved out its biggest minds for a solution. The Nook.

The huge book retailer released its own e-reading device, the Nook, while on the verge of losing its sales to e-Books and to Kindle and the like. Barnes & Noble concentrated their efforts to increase online traffic affecting online revenue. The company did not get disappointed. They are experiencing sales shoot-up as the device itself reduced cost, from $259 to $199 or $149 for its Wi-Fi only version.

Apps for Android and Apple also came in tow after they have increased their profit on the line. When the e-reader got handy for consumers, e-book sales started accelerating by the week. Nook owners have increased their spending with Barnes & Noble by 17%. Those owners who have never shopped for a digital book on the bookseller’s website roughly goes up to 25%.

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