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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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Charity Games Top App Store Charts

Written on March 23, 2011 by B Waldorf

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Big blessings always come to those who share their big hearts, and top apps are not an exception.

Due to the unfortunate event that happened this past week to Japan, people are looking for the most practical ways to extend help. One of them is having for-a-cause purchases.

That said, PopCap, Sega, and Capcom extended some help to the victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan by donating the proceeds of each paid app under their name.

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Japan Earthquake Victims Reconnect with Loved One Through Social Media

Written on March 15, 2011 by Japhet Writ

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After the cataclysmic earthquake and tsunami, the Internet still plays a pivotal role of pacifying the hearts of the people who have relatives in Japan.

Though an 8.9 magnitude earthquake hit Japan last Friday, online services were still intact afterwards. According to a blog posted by an Internet monitoring company, Renesys, while the earthquake knocked out the electricity supplies and two nuclear power plants in Japan, the Internet availability remains unaffected.

With the Internet connection spared from the earthquake and tsunami, citizens of Japan continued to be in contact with their loved ones through SMS and Social Media. In addition to this, Google People Finder and Red Cross’ Family Links were also available in order to make their whereabouts and conditions known.

But more than anything else, the people of Japan used their social media accounts to connect with their loved ones. In fact, tweets skyrocketed to 1,200 per minute just an hour after the earthquake. Facebook even made an illustrative status update, showing Japan’s activity on Facebook during that day. If you’re still not convinced of what social media can do, check out the Facebook Stories page.

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Japanese Economy Plunges After the Earthquake

Written on March 14, 2011 by Japhet Writ

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After an earthquake and tsunami hit Japan last Friday, the country's economy is now on a fragile state.

The Japanese stock market went to a drop last Monday, after an 8.8 magnitude earthquake and Tsunami hit the country on Friday. Due to economic impact of last week’s disaster, benchmark Nikkei 225 stock average fell to 9,666.64 points.

Tokyo Electric Power Co. is expected to drop double digits with its malfunctioning nuclear reactors and power shortage. Investors also dumped shares over concerns about economic production and consumption, making export stocks register a staggering loss. In addition to this, automobile manufacturers like Toyota Motor Corp., Nissan Motor Co., and Honda Motor Co. suspended production at all auto plants in Japan. Insurance companies, including Tokio Marine Holdings Inc., also acquired sharp drops by 16 percent. Japan’s biggest clothing store, Fast Retailing Co., lost 4.7 percent, while Cosmo Oil plummeted to 25.6 percent.

On a positive note, industrial and material companies like Kojima Corp. rose on expectations to benefit from the country’s rebuilding efforts. The Bank of Japan put in seven billion yen into money markets, defending the already frail economy. That way, the central bank hopes that other financial institutions will continue lending money to meet the anticipated demands for post-earthquake funds.

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