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Thanko's Futon warming mouse pad

Sometimes, during long computing sessions, your mouse hand can get a little cold. Well, the new Futon mouse pad – from Japanese electronics manufacturer Thanko – will keep your hand warm without your ever having to take it off the mouse.  Read More

The Infant Warmer is a sleeping bag-like device that uses a phase-change material to keep ...

According to the medical journal The Lancet, approximately 20 million low birth-weight and premature babies are born around the world every year. Of those, about 4 million die within four weeks. Many of those deaths take place because the infants can’t maintain a high enough body temperature on their own, and succumb to hypothermia. Incubators are designed to address this problem, but many hospitals in developing nations can’t afford them, nor can they provide the uninterrupted power supply that the machines require. The San Francisco non-profit group Embrace, however, is developing what could be an effective and affordable alternative – the Infant Warmer.  Read More

The single-sided Sanyo eneloop Kairo hand-warmer is a great pocket-filler this Christmas

Cold hands, warm heart. Why not have both this winter? (warm body parts, that is) Just in time for the Northern Hemisphere’s colder weather, Sanyo has launched two new eneloop Kairo portable rechargeable hand-warmers. Shaped a bit like an egg, the eneloop Kairo is available in one-sided and two-sided models, and makes an ideal stocking-filler … or pocket-filler for this Christmas season.  Read More

The blue line shows estimates of Arctic temperatures over the last 2,000 years. The green ...

Arctic temperatures in the 1990s reached their warmest level of any decade in at least 2,000 years, new research indicates. The study, which incorporates geologic records and computer simulations, provides new evidence that the Arctic would be cooling if not for greenhouse gas emissions that are overpowering natural climate patterns. The international study, led by Northern Arizona University and the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), will be published in the September 4 edition of Science.  Read More

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