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Online guide for grooms is an Essential service

11:58PM | Wednesday, 23 November 2011 |  Australia’s booming wedding industry is worth $4.3 billion a year, according to IBISWorld. And while there are countless businesses catering for brides, grooms go largely unnoticed – until now.

Fashion retailers Face-It

11:15PM | Tuesday, 22 November 2011 |  Australian fashion retailers are starting to put a veil over faces caked in make-up, with increased demand for protective masks to stop lipstick and foundation rubbing onto garments.

Irrigation system turns on the waterworks

11:24PM | Monday, 21 November 2011 |  Airdrop is an irrigation system that can pull liquid moisture out of dry desert air, designed as a low-cost, self-powered solution to growing crops in arid regions.

Eylure eyelashes attract men’s attention

11:51PM | Friday, 18 November 2011 |  We’ve had guyliner and men’s mascara. Now there’s guylashes – false eyelashes for men. The fake eyelashes, from make-up brand Eylure, are in stores across Britain, including Harrods.

TB-detecting technology is on the nose

11:46PM | Thursday, 17 November 2011 |  Indian researchers say they are close to developing an “electronic nose” to sniff out tuberculosis on the breath, offering rapid diagnosis that could save thousands of lives.

Stomach implant carries a lot of weight

11:19PM | Wednesday, 16 November 2011 |  A stomach implant that tricks the brain into feeling full is the latest weapon in the battle of the bulge.

Health Wristband on its way UP

11:39PM | Tuesday, 15 November 2011 |  A new wristband that links to a smartphone app is designed to be worn around the clock to make the wearer healthier by tracking eating habits, sleep and exercise.

Historypin puts history on the map

11:17PM | Monday, 14 November 2011 |  A website and phone app has taken the notion of the “now and then” photo to another level, allowing people to see what a street looked like 10, 20 or even 100 years ago.

Niche dating sites a sure thing

11:09PM | Friday, 11 November 2011 |  Events that offer to set up wealthy older men with young women, dubbed Sugar Daddy Parties, are set to hit Britain after becoming popular in the United States.

Networking forum a worthwhile investment

11:10PM | Thursday, 10 November 2011 |  Investable is a free ideas exchange and networking forum for the financial market, enabling more accountable and transparent discussion around Australian listed shares and securities.