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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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Markets Surge Despite Disastrous Japanese Exports Last March

Written on April 20, 2011 by Japhet Writ

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Despite the disastrous Japanese exports last month, the US market is finally surging.

Over a month after the cataclysmic Japan earthquake, the status of economy last Wednesday was off to a good start.

Solid increase in the US stumbles devastating Japanese export numbers last month, as the post-quake data is finally rolling in. Intel, specifically, gave Japan a lift yesterday.

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Yakuza of the End’s Release, Moved to June 9

Written on April 07, 2011 by Japhet Writ

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At long last! Sega's Yakuza of the End got a new release date.

Originally slated for a March 18 release, Yakuza of the End’s launch date was moved to June 9 after the Japan Earthquake. Though the price remains at ¥7,980, the packaging is not. The initial print run of the game will include a “Ryu ga Gotoku Ganbaro, Nippon!” sticker.

Sega also announced that part of the sales will be donated to Japan Red Cross to aid the earthquake recovery efforts.

A departure from the series, the Yakuza of the End will enable players to control all four characters from the past titles — including Kazuma Kiryu. The characters will battle against zombies that took over the streets of Kamurocho.

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Toyota Shuts down its North American Factories due to Japan Shortages

Written on April 05, 2011 by Japhet Writ

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The Japan earthquake aftermath definitely has a large of long-term impact, as Toyota shuts down its North American factories due to car parts shortage.

Toyota just announced that they will shut down all of their North American factories due to shortages of parts in Japan. As said the by the car manufacturer’s representative, Mike Gross, this is will be a temporary shutdown.

The length of the shutdown is yet to be known, and will depend on how fast the Japanese parts factories can get back in operation. Toyota acquires 15% of its parts from Japan. That said, over 25,000 workers will be affected in this cease of operation.

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TEPCO Plunges 20%, CEO Hospitalized

Written on March 30, 2011 by Japhet Writ

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After the cataclysmic Japan Earthquake, Tokyo Electric Power Co. is now down to 80%.

The owner of Fukushima nuclear power plant, Tokyo Electric Power Co. Inc., acquired three gigantic consecutive plunges as of last Wednesday, March 30. Following the start of its yesterday’s session, TEPCO’s shares dropped to 20%. The company’s stocks are now down to 80% since the Japan earthquake.

More over, TEPCO CEO – Masataka Shimizu – was confirmed to be hospitalized due high blood pressure and dizziness. The Daily Yomiuri’s posted on its official Twitter account, that the chairman apologized for “causing a great deal of worry to so many people”.

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Grasshopper Manufacture Unveils Frog Minutes

Written on March 28, 2011 by Japhet Writ

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Grasshopper Manufacture reveals their upcoming iPhone game -- Frog Minutes.

No More Heroes and Shadows of the Damned developer, Grasshopper Manufacture, recently said that they will unveil an iOS game. Last Sunday, the game developer revealed the new game’s title as Frog Minutes. The earnings from the upcoming iOS game will be donated to the relief efforts of the Japan earthquake.

However, Grasshopper Manufacture did not reveal further details about Frog Minutes. But more information will be unveiled at the company’s Gasstream 2 Travis vs Garcia anniversary event.

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Sony’s Virtual Cherry Blossoms Help Raise Funds for Japan

Written on March 27, 2011 by R. Depp

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Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) has come up with in-game virtual items that players can purchase to help the victims of the recent calamities in Japan.

For every purchase of a virtual Cherry Blossoms from March 25 to 28, SOE will donate $10 to the American Red Cross in assistance to relief efforts in Japan.

The Cherry Blossoms will be available through an in-game marketplace in select SOE games. Alternative items can also be purchased in Magic: The Gathering-Tactics, Star Wars Galaxies and PoxNora.

To date, Sony Corporation has donated $3.6 million to it native country. Meanwhile, the initiative of combining philanthropy with social media has proved to be successful in raising funds for various calamities in the recent years. Red Cross was among the first organizations to use social media, using the text-to-donate program to help victims of the Haiti earthquake last year.

Furthermore, social media sites like Tumblr and Facebook also offered alternative ways to aid Japan. Zynga, creator of Farmville and other Facebook-based games, has also come up of ways for players to donate through the purchase of virtual goods in its games.


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Google and Red Helmets Foundation Launches Missing.net

Written on March 26, 2011 by Japhet Writ

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After the Japan earthquake and tsunami incident, people are still using the power of Internet to reconnect with their loved ones. Hence, Missing.net is born.

Google and France’s Red Helmets Foundation, in cooperation with Bearstech and European Consulting Services, launched a global missing person search engine — Missing.net.

Missing.net aims to provide an instant platform to those involved in a natural or humanitarian crisis and their loved ones, friends and colleagues to find each other. In addition to this, Red Helmets Foundation hopes to make the website a permanent global feature of search and rescue response.

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Justin Bieber, Gwen Stefani, Lady Gaga and Other Stars Raising Money to Aid Japan

Written on March 24, 2011 by B Waldorf

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Being a star is not just about the glam, the glitter and the fame. It's an instrument to help others too.

This past week, Japan was unfortunately crashed by a disaster. Many lives were taken by the earthquake and the tsunami. To help aid in Japan’s quick recovery, Hollywood stars put together their own ways to fund-raise for the country.

Young star Justin Bieber, U2 and Rihanna are donating songs to a charity album for the benefit of the victims of the tsunami and earthquake. Lady Gaga, on the other hand, has designed a Japan Prayer Bracelet for the tragedy, while Nicki Minaj and Bon Jovi are interested to take part in the project. The album will be under the production of Universal Records. The company plans to release the album digitally by the end of the week, and hopes to send funds as soon as possible to Japanese Red Cross.

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