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Showa University Introduces Dental Patient Robot
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The Plasma Toothbrush May Give Us Pain Free Dental Fillings

I've often suspected the etymology of the word "dentist" came from some Latin word meaning both "sadist" and "pain maker". Well they don't like causing pain anymore than you like getting it.  And now the Plasma Toothbrush might help deliver better fillings with less painful results.

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California Lawmaker Considers Bill Banning Conventional Light Bulbs
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Reports Of CFL Fire Danger On The Rise

Harrods Christmas World Launch 2011
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Christmas Penetration Greater Than Porn During The Holidays

It's that special time of year.  When all the naughty boys and girls start doing whatever they can do to get on the nice list.  Like not searching for porn through Google.

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Amazon Introduces New Tablet At News Conference In New York
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Amazon Offering Free Two Day Shipping On Kindles Just In Time For Christmas

The big day is coming and Amazon is helping last minute shoppers with a heck of a deal on Kindles.

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Is Text Messaging the Newest Cure for Addiction?

It turns out suffers from alcohol dependency might be able to kick the habit by doing what comes natural… texting. Yup, a new study has found actual evidence that there may be a health benefit to text messaging.

Research with young problem drinkers found those who sent and received weekly text messages tracking their alcohol consumption drank less at the end of the 12-week program than they did at the beginning.

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Have Scientists Found a Way for People to Live Forever? — Health Check [VIDEO]

A 100th birthday is so rare these days that it’s cause for serious celebration. But scientists say that someday in the very near future, people could live well beyond that.

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Hurricane Igor Gains Strength; Will Miss U.S.
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Google Maps: Your One Stop Shop For America’s Secrets

Google Maps is tons of fun.  Who hasn't sifted through old addresses and locations of childhood innocence?  It gets old after a while.  But Google Maps could be used for something more sinister.

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Scientists Are Closer Than Ever To Actually Locating The Higgs Boson Or ‘God’ Particle

The Higgs Boson or 'God' particle is the missing piece of the governing theory of the universes tiniest building blocks. Scientists have said they have "narrowed down the hiding spots" and even say "they are hot on its trail".

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Phoenix Mars Lander Arrives On Mars
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NASA Opportunity Rover Finds New Evidence Of Past Water On Mars

For the last eight years NASA's Opportunity Rover has been searching the Martian landscape for signs of water.  New evidence released today makes a convincing argument it was once there.

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Tech-Savvy 4-Year-Old Saves His Unconscious Grandpa with an iPhone [VIDEO]

Four-year-old Kanden Jones may not know the difference between taking a nap and blacking out, but he sure knows how to use an iPhone.

It was a guys’ day for the kid and his grandfather Carl Jones when the two were out deer hunting in the woods. When the worst happened — thankfully not a hunting disaster — Kanden was left with an unconscious grandpa.

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