Gifts For People Who Hate the Holidays and Everything They Stand For

The Holidays are depressing. Religious celebrations aside, they're filled with time spent with a family you didn't choose, little sun, zero free time and an obligation to buy stuff for other people. Do you know someone with this outlook? » 12/22/09 11:40am 12/22/09 11:40am

Automatic Holy Water Dispenser Dole Out Individual Squirts to Fight…

Some churches in Italy are installing automatic holy water dispensers that, much like soap dispensers, squirt out an individual portion when you place your hand underneath it. To fight swine flu, of course! » 11/12/09 10:40pm 11/12/09 10:40pm

Google Maps Shows You the Way to Your Swine Flu Vaccine

The Pandemic That Was Going to Kill Us All But Didn't is still alive, lurking to take you in a one-way trip across the Styx. Or a two-way trip to Snotland. Google Maps points the way to the nearest vaccine. » 11/10/09 1:54pm 11/10/09 1:54pm

Harvard Medical School's H1N1 App Lets You Panic On the Go

Swine flu! It's the panic du jour, far less dangerous than eating poorly cooked chicken or getting in a car, yet apparently infinitely more scary. And now Harvard will take $2 to scare you on your iPhone. » 10/27/09 1:17pm 10/27/09 1:17pm

Slow-Motion Sneeze: MythBusters Get Gross To Protect You From Swine Flu


We love high-speed photography, but seeing Adam hurl a juicy sneeze at Jamie in super slowmo is enough to make us smash our EX-F1s. Still, it's for a noble cause: Awareness and avoidance of H1N1, aka Swine Flu. [Discovery] » 10/12/09 6:59pm 10/12/09 6:59pm

Piggy Flu Mania Means Vioguard Keyboard Is Your Best Hope For H1N1…

The Vioguard keyboard might be the first keyboard to specifically target the swines, using two 25-watt UV lights to kill 99.99% of viruses and bacteria in about 90 seconds. » 10/12/09 4:49pm 10/12/09 4:49pm

Japanese Anti-Flu Suit Lets You Get Sneezed On With Impunity

A Japanese company called Haruyama Trading Co. has developed a suit that supposedly protects the wearer from the H1N1 hysteria virus. Finally! » 10/07/09 12:40pm 10/07/09 12:40pm

HealthMap App Will Tell You How Diseased Your Neighborhood Is

Ever wondered if someone in your neighborhood has a case of Swine Flu, African Horse Sickness, Chicken Pox, or other infectious diseases? Today's your lucky day: the HealthMap app will show you up-to-date reports and even send push alerts. » 9/01/09 11:42pm 9/01/09 11:42pm

Airport Medical Checkpoints Can't Save Us From Apocalypse

This border entry and exit checkpoint with thermoscan controls is how your airport will look in a few years. If you are lucky. Swine Flu or not, this is our future. » 5/06/09 6:20pm 5/06/09 6:20pm

This Is How The Swine Flu Gets Released

While the effects of the Swine Flu could be lethal, I watch this 3D visualization of the influenza type-a virus' antigenic shift and I can't help but to admire its hideous beauty. [Thanks Carlos] » 5/03/09 3:00pm 5/03/09 3:00pm

10 Gadgets That Can Protect You From The Swine Flu Pandemic

According to the CDC, the regular flu has killed 13,000 people since January—but the Swine Flu kills like 1% of that and everyone is freaking out. These gadgets can bring you peace of mind. » 5/01/09 4:00pm 5/01/09 4:00pm

Protect Yourself Against the Swine Flu, With Style

The WHO has raised the Swine Flu—which you can follow in this map or through Twitter—to alert level 5, which means a pandemic is imminent. Not funny. Some people, however, are having fun. » 4/30/09 8:42am 4/30/09 8:42am

Center for Disease Control Now Twittering Swine Flu Updates

Dear hypochondriacs, if you didn't have enough with the swine flu Google map, now you can follow it all in the Center for Disease Control's emergency Twitter account. Have fun. [CDC Twitter via Cnet] » 4/27/09 6:00pm 4/27/09 6:00pm

Follow the Swine Flu Pandemic in Real Time With Google Maps

The current Swine Flu pandemic headlines read like those flashing through the intro sequence of a post-apocalyptical movie. Now you can see the cases spreading in real time—as the WHO declares them—in Google Maps. Updated » 4/27/09 8:40am 4/27/09 8:40am