A shoe phone? Old stuff... how about a shoe radar, a device that supplements your GPS to track your location when you're somewhere (e.g., in a shielded building) from which your GPS can't receive a signal?
In other fascinating science news, we have Fallenmonk's post on life, found in a poisonous lake, that uses arsenic instead of phosphorus in its DNA. Now there's something truly different.
Or if you're interested in a longer lifespan, read about some work done at UTHSC-San Antonio on a variety of C. elegans.
(Aside: I still feel like crap. Posting will continue to be intermittent.)