Monthly Archives: August, 2013

Scientists Identify Genetic Markers for Autism

Scientists at the University of California have identified genetic markers that correlate with autism, paving the way for a possible blood test for autism in infants. Early detection and treatment greatly improves the chances of reducing the severity of autism symptoms. Video from Australia’s Network Ten and here’s a news article from abc.net.au.

I Just Like It: Split Stick USB Drive

We often carry separate thumb drives for home and work, or for different projects. Why not combine them with the 2-in-1 Split Stick? Each Split Stick has two retractable 4GB drives, one at each end and clearly labelled, so you won’t get them mixed up.

I Just Like It: Drip-Catching Mug

The Drop Rest mug, designed by Kim Keun Ae, has a groove near the bottom that effectively captures drips. No more worries about getting coffee stains on your desk or (worse) your work. [via Trendhunter]

The Retro Radio Shop

There’s something about tuning in to your favourite station on an old-fashioned radio. Now you can choose from an entire selection at the Radio Shop, which specialises in retro radios and TVs.

I Just Like It: Aquabot Portable Pressurized Running Water

Have you ever washed up in an ice cold river, used a bazillion wet wipes to clean your kid’s hands and face, poured out half your drinking water trying to rinse off your hands, got sand in your car, got your hibachi stolen because it was too hot and dirty to put away in your car, filled up your dog’s water dish on the trail and they didn’t drink it, wanted a fun way to put out camp fires, gotten your hands dirty from eating s’mores, wanted to drink water from your bottle without spilling it down your shirt, dreaded doing camp dishes, needed to water balloon your friends in the outback, or just wanted to cool off? [Quote from the Aquabot page at Kickstarter]

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