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Harney Sushi Creates Edible QR Codes To End 'Fish Fraud' In California Restaurants

(45) Comments | Posted July 31, 2013 | 10:13 AM

Beneath the deep purple cuts of healthy tuna and the smell of fresh wasabi, there lies a sushi underbelly in America that will make your stomach turn.

Fish gassed with carbon monoxide to keep it pulsing bright red long after expiration. A dysentery-causing mackerel species -- long banned in Japan...

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Webster Pierce, 72-Year-Old Wave Runner Inventor, May Be The Last, Best Hope For Sinking Bayou

(2) Comments | Posted June 26, 2013 | 11:33 AM

When a shrimping boat breaks down in Cut Off, L.A., you sort of just leave it there.

The 6,000 person town, a proudly Cajun community one hour south of New Orleans, is littered with rusted hulls left to rot on the banks of its central canal, monuments to indifference. The...

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Yellow Jacket Smartphone Stun Gun Shocks Two Dumb Journalists (VIDEO)

(3) Comments | Posted June 20, 2013 | 10:56 AM

The first thing you need to know about Yellow Jacket is that their iPhone case doubles as a stun gun capable of delivering a searing 650,000 volts into the flesh of a would-be attacker. The second thing is that it's totally available in pink for your wife or...

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Indiegogo Founder Slava Rubin Reveals the Secret to Striking Crowdfunding Gold (VIDEO)

(0) Comments | Posted June 19, 2013 | 8:03 AM

From Barack Obama to Veronica Mars, just about everyone and their co-founder is raising money these days through crowdfunding.

But for every breakout campaign, there are thousands that fail to hit their goals.

After all, there's a science to this stuff, people....

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Artist Growth App Makes Even Ke$ha Data Driven

(1) Comments | Posted June 14, 2013 | 11:17 AM

Matt Urmy, founder of Nashville start-up Artist Growth, toured the country for years as a singer-songwriter with zero idea of how to increase or manage his earnings.

"I'd get done with a show where I made $100, then drink $50 of it that night," he recalls. "And I...

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Inside Edison Nation: Charlotte's Willy Wonka-Style Warehouse Of Inventions

(0) Comments | Posted June 12, 2013 | 1:21 PM

Exoskeletal body armor designed for protecting guards in prison riots. Infinitely gyroscoping bowls designed for spill-prone toddlers. High-powered pneumatic pogo sticks designed for... people who are really into falling from extreme heights.

They're the kind of instruments of miscellany you would expect to find in an MIT engineering lab or...

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Smartphone Breathalyzer Alcohoot Unveiled for the First Time Ever (VIDEO)

(13) Comments | Posted June 10, 2013 | 3:39 PM

Israeli army veteran Ben Biron's new invention could save more lives per year than racks of Kevlar vests and warehouses full of armor plating. Also, it tells you where to get cheese fries late-night.

At 24, he's created Alcohoot, the world's first smartphone breathalyzer. Biron hopes the product's...

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