July 29, 2010
When you hear “moonshine,” you might think of 1920s Appalachia or the Dukes of Hazzard – but for a growing group of foodies, the practice is anything but stuck in the past. From Brooklyn to San Francisco, enthusiasts are embracing the underground art and have taken to making their own whiskey, gin and even absinthe.
June 23, 2010
We've grown accustomed to devices that can see better than the human eye – from binocular telescopes to electron microscopes – but now technology is moving on to the human nose. In fact, a new electronic nose, from Florida-based iSense, can not only better the human sense of smell, it can leave even specially trained bloodhounds in the dust. About the size of a mobile phone, the new eNose analyzes puffs of air Breathalyzer-style, to detect everything from spoiled food to cancer in its earliest stages.
May 26, 2010
There's no doubt we're living in high-tech times, and raising a next generation at home with touch screens, interactive media and virtual everything. Which makes it all the more refreshing to see that the most recent trend among pre-teens is the wearing, collecting, trading and sharing of... rubber bands.
May 3, 2010
With all the debates around healthcare in Congress, little attention is being paid to an interesting trend emerging from the world of veterinary medicine. House pets, at least, are getting more medical treatments than ever before, with almost $13B expected to be spent this year on pet health care, up over 10% from 2009. Evolving medical advancements in pet care include cat scans, root canals and cancer surgery. The surprise? Turns out the ultimate beneficiaries of all the advances in animal treatments might just be humans!
April 29, 2010
In a world where everyone seems to have the same iPod, what’s a status-hungry, badge-seeking hipster supposed to do? Focus on how the music gets from iPod to ear.