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June, 2008

Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Conspiracy

While fans of the book and movie series The Bourne Conspracy were intent on the closure of the movie trilogy starring Matt Damon as Jason Bourne, the creative minds at developer High Moon Studios were hard at work on the new video game.

Catching A Thief Takes A Penny ...and Ingenious Cameras

The common items that are displayed in local stores are now covert cameras intended to capture thieves with a full frontal view.

ROUSH Improves on 1 Horsepower...Seriously

Once again I find myself looking at something that I can't get over. ROUSH, famous for producing some of the fastest Ford Mustangs on the streets decided it was time to work on another kind of pony and this one doesn't have dual exhaust or a performance clutch.

Chewable Jewelry Keeps Kids Safe And Mom Beautiful

Babies love to chew and munch, and thanks to an innovative doctor (with a bit of parental expertise!), moms can keep their kiddos safe while looking fabulous at the same time!

New Product Adds Mobility To Your Luggage Woes

Having to carry all of your bags and suitcases with you wherever you go can be a drag when you’re in a hurry. The launch of one new invention hopes to make that travelling aspect an enjoyable experience.

Volkswagen Develops A New Hybrid

Volkswagen has been developing alternative fuel systems for a few years now. Recently, VW released its newest hybrid to a government sponsored forum and if all goes well it will be available within the next 3 years.

Guinness Record Broken For World’s Largest Champagne Glass

The world’s largest champagne glass was recently presented to the world at a  festival in Spoleto, Italy. Read all about this phenomenal glass, which is large enough to hold 11 magnums of Asti Spumante champagne!

Hello Kitty Cat Costume has Gone to the Dogs

Photos of an extremely tolerant cat wearing a Hello Kitty costume that made the rounds a few months back may have given the impression that this was a novelty item. Just the opposite – Hello Kitty suits are the cat's meow in Japan; so much so that even DOGS want to get in on the act!

The History of Beer - Summer's Favourite Invention

With summer gearing up, billions of people around the world are undoubtedly turning to a frosty, refreshing mug of beer. Not only is beer popular today, but it also has historical significance. Since its invention in ancient times, beer has been a favourite drink around the world.

Sexiest Wood Alive!

Mario Philippona is an architect, sculptor, designer, cabinet and furniture maker. He combines all his art and skills in every form he uses to express himself. His works are always in wood and almost always in feminine form... a sexy and provocative feminine form.

Who Says Sneakers Can't Be Slippers? Nat-2 Two-in-One Shoes

You see the sneakers come with a zipper hidden behind the shoe which can be unzipped to transform your shoes into a pair of cool slippers.

Weight Loss Device Won’t Make You Bite Off More Than You Can Chew

Many Americans are constantly fighting the weight loss battle. With so many delicious calorie-filled delights out there, it’s no wonder many people struggle. A device has been invented that could enable people to lose weight by taking smaller bites.

One Pill That's Impossible To Swallow

Just when you thought clocks couldn’t be cool, one new design begs to differ as it’s more attractive than other inventions that wake you up in the morning.


New iPhone's Mobile Me

On July 11th, the New iPhone will come out, courtesy of Apple and AT&T. The question is, can the new iPhone help you hack your life and make things easier for you?

Cloths Absorb Mercury from Broken Fluorescent Bulbs

Researchers at Brown University have been creating prototypes of mercury-absorbent cloths and packaging that would make it much easier and safer to clean up broken fluorescent bulbs.

Good Combination : Rearview Mirror and Navigation Screen?

Bigger isn't always better, which is why as the rest of the world is fighting over who has the largest in dash LCD screen, a trio of companies decided to go smaller. Magna has teamed up with a Swiss firm called U-Blox and Paragon out of Germany to make one of (if not the) the smallest GPS system available.

Is Your Pet Camera Shy? Maybe He Needs Leba III

If I had my dog's teeth, I would definitely not want to smile for a camera or anything else. No, I'm not suggesting he needs braces, although there is such a thing as pet orthodontics. But he does have a lot of tartar, a big problem for dogs and cats and, as they get older, the tartar gets worse... and so does their breath!

Pill May Cure Alcoholism

Researchers at the University of Virginia Health System have reported that a drug can lead to a reduction in heavy drinking.

Satellite Dish a Sight for Sore Eyes? Sqish it!

Is your satellite dish an eyesore? Let's face it, they ALL are, and due to their nature they have to be mounted in high visibility areas with clear sightlines. The solution? Sqish your dish!

Scorpion Sportscar to Burn Gasoline and Hydrogen

Adding Hydrogen to an internal combustion engine is no new idea, gearheads have been tinkering the garage with it for years. Ronn Motor Company out of Texas hopes to be the first to put that into use in a production car that still offers a respectable performance edge.

8 Ugly Watches That Might Tell The Time

Why wear a watch that's too ugly for your wrist? Some companies and manufacturers either don't seem to care or don't know a hideous object when they see one.

New Cell Phone Jammers: To Jam or Not To Jam

Take a look at the new new cell phone jammer and decide how you would use it!


$300 Million to Inventor of More Efficient Car-Battery

In an effort to help Americans be less dependant on foreign oil John McCain has made a $300 million proposal. He announced his proposal recently at an event at the student union at California State University in Fresno. This $300 million proposal is to be rewarded to the inventor of a more efficient car-battery to power hybrid and electric vehicles.

Aspid Roadster Combines Luxury and Performance

The British Roadster is a classic design that will most likely never be completely removed from new designers' bag-o-tricks. IFR Automotive knew this and with a little extra effort, they designed a vehicle that could easily be remembered alongside names like Caterham and MG.

Migraines Possibly Cured By Removing Muscle in Forehead

A clinic in Britain is offering a cure for migraine sufferers by removing a muscle in the forehead that triggers pain, nausea and dizziness.

The Slimbus : Maximum Capacity using Minimal Space

Busses play a huge role in helping to reduce the number of cars in cities. They do however have some drawbacks. They are large and sometimes expensive to operate and due road configuration they can only be a certain length before special modifications need to be made. A new design called the Slimbus may solve many of these issues.

Frequency Blocking Bag Disables Cell Phones

A new product that caught my eye in the realm of spy technology is one that you'll think is mighty important if you too are among the millions that own a cell phone.

Big Head Drink Coasters: What’s The Big Idea?

This new product from J-Me Original Design destined for the kitchens and dining rooms of big drinkers with big heads and even bigger ideas everywhere.

Noah High Performance Personal Vehicle

For some reason, we as a race are always trying to outdo ourselves. Many times it ends with an impromptu trip to the hospital. But it will never stop being fun, which is my guess for why the Noah High Performance Personal Vehicle was created.

The Music Revolution That's Finally "Free"

Famous musicians are proclaiming that selling an album with no retail price is hurting the music industry But the infamous marketing strategy might just be an advancement in music and technology.

USB Necktie 2, New & Improved Neckwear for Summer 2008

Last year's USB Necktie was a clever concept that somehow lost it's cool - ironic for a product that was designed to cool. A geek brainstorm at Japan's Thanko Rare Mono Shop has resulted in the USB Necktie Cooler 2... better as a cooler but is it cooler too?

Real Racing from Your Own Living Room

Each time a gaming platform comes out, the graphics get better. The most recent (XBOX360 and PS3) almost make you feel like you are in the game. So what does that leave for the next generation of gaming? How about racing right alongside you favorite driver?

Chrysler Brings In-Car Internet to the Lots

It's been known for a while that Chrysler has been developing a in-car WiFi system for the 2009 model year. However, the name and specs have been eluding us. Yesterday, Chrysler put out a press release offering some insight into the new system.

When The Saddle Fits... It's "Revolutionary!"

Spark, a Dutch design and innovation company, has created what it calls a "revolutionary" horse saddle. Why revolutionary? The saddle, called Unite, can actually be fitted by the rider to the contours of the horse's back! So if the saddle fits....

Stereo Headset Knows How To Connect With Others

Owning multiple mobile electronics can create a hectic lifestyle. Most devices come with their own accessories and can only work for that specific model. One new pair of headphones can change that due to its ability to work with different multimedia devices.


Bacon- Scented and Bacon-Patterned Tuxedoes: Unique Formal Wear!

What’s that I smell? It’s bacon, I think, and…you are…wearing it! Oh my, however did that come to pass? Read on for some sizzling, bacon-oriented details about the Bacon-Scented, Bacon-Patterned Tuxedo!

ICON: The People's Plane

On June 12, ICON Aircraft, a privately held startup based in Los Angeles, bet that ultra light recreational aircraft will revolutionize private aviation and unveiled a sleek new plane named the A5

Explosives and Bombs: New Detection Devices for a Safer Future

The latest in bomb detection. New advanced technology that is both easy to use and effective.

Soup Or Salad Topography Bowl: Eccentric Luncheon Fare

Check out this awesome ceramic topography bowl that transforms into a miniature landscape when you add soup or salad. Read on for some healthy but very expensive details.

Embarassed Teens Can Visit Doctor Online

Spanish health authorities have designed a virtual health portal for teens too uncomfortable to speak to a doctor in person about embarrassing medical problems they may have.

Elvis Is Alive Again With Art

We all love the King of Rock and Roll. Some say he is still around, as there has been various Elvis sightings over the years. However, Elvis has been kept alive through artwork in various forms.

Riding A Bike In Montreal Just Got Easier

Bikes included, the city of Montreal is about to get North America's first self-serve bike rental system.

A High-Tech Classroom on Wheels

Technology is developing across every genre around the world. Sometimes though it takes a really simple idea to make us realize that. One such idea came from the minds Gollifer Langston's Architects based in London. Their idea for a transportable "Classroom of the Future" could very well change how we look at modern education.

Site Announcements - June 27, 2008

InventorSpot.com is pleased to announce that a new writer is joining our team.

Manda Spring is a full time freelance writer and published author. Her publishing successes include popular children's books, award winning screenplays, e-books, novels and many featured articles in print magazines across the globe. The alluring nature of high tech revolutionary equipment and spy technology has captivated her interests and now she is devoted to bringing the latest innovations in defense, security and anti-terrorism to her readers.

You can read her blog here.

The InventorSpot.com Team

New Invention Lets You Touch Your Speakers More Often

The latest product from Genius not only has a style that you can see, but one you can also touch.

Reincarnating The Voluptuous Madam Rubens... From A Mattress

If you remember your art history, Peter Paul Rubens was the 17th century Dutch artist best known for his paintings of cherubic children and voluptuously chubby young women. The Madam Rubens created by Frank Willems, a modern Dutch designer, is definitely voluptuous. She's in the form of a chair created from layers of recycled mattresses.

Shed Some Light On This: The Transforming, Energy Efficient Lamp

A Chinese college student has created an energy-saving lamp that brings in more light the bigger you make the lamp shade. And it has a smiley face!

Devotec Solar Charger Comes Through in a Pinch: Product Review

Solar-powered gadget chargers are becoming more popular as the sheer number of gadets we carry increases. I've been skeptical about their actual usefulness, would I actually use a solar-powered charger? Would it work as expected? Could it really charge the gadgets that I need it to? In the case of the Devotec Industries Solar Charger, the answer to all these questions is "yes."

Eggxactly’s Single Egg Cooker: Eggxactly What Are They Talking About?

Haven’t you always wanted to cook the perfect boiled egg every time? Not too soft, not too hard, but just right? Well, take a look at the Eggxactly Single Egg Cooker right here and now and below.

New Yankee Stadium More Glamour Than Baseball

Instead of concentrating on a season where the team is at a disappointing third place in their division, the New York Yankees are focused on hard rock.

Delicious Artwork Made With Knots

Summer is my favorite time of the year. The best part about them? Picnics. With lots of food. Ed Bing Lee creates picnic-like artwork that almost looks like the real thing.

Underwater Treadmill Takes Exercising to New Depths

Hydro Physio is a company based in England that has developed an underwater treadmill for those exercise enthusiasts, as well as those in rehabilitation or training.

Advanced Hunting Knife May Be A Bit Too Much

Weaponry has always been advanced by technology. Insuring the safety of divers, hunters and campers is important, but the concept behind one new invention might take personal weaponry a bit too far.


Water Your Car and Go?

The way gas prices keep going up it would be great if we could pour water in our vehicles and then take them for a drive. Crazy idea, right? Maybe, it isn't such a crazy idea. Water can power a lot of things: you, me, batteries, plants, the list goes on. Why then couldn't water power a vehicle? Maybe it can and Genepax is working on it.

An Electric Tandem Bike for Those Long Rides in the Park

Since originally being designed, tandem bicycles haven't changed that much. When Jiang Qian, a designer based in Shanghai decided it was time to fix that and the electric tandem bicycle was born.

Hand-Painted Effect Pedal Has More Fuzz Than Fizz

Electric guitarists can now sport a truly unique-looking effect pedal with some help from Ooh La La Manufacturing and their eye-popping ideas.

If You Were A Chair, What Brilliant Gem Would You Be?

What's your favorite gem? Diamond? Amythyst? Topaz ? The line of Brilliant, by Robby e Francesca Cantarutti, has many brilliant gems ... in chair form!

 


Egg-cellent Street Art Made For Google Earth

Dutch artist Henk Hofstra has created an environmental art project called “Art Eggcident” in which he spreads large 'eggs' throughout a city in the Netherlands.

Sher-wood Hockey Sticks Taking A Slapshot At Change

Despite being a popular hockey equipment brand, Sher-wood hockey sticks have now been bought by an investment company in Ontario, Canada.

Laser Technology Takes Away Pain of the Dentist

The one thing I hate most in the world is going to the dentist. All those drills, needles, scalpels and machines, it makes my skin crawl. And the after effects too – I could do without the swelling, bleeding and numb lips.

Recycled Cameras Become Re:vision Bracelets

A passion for cameras combined with a vision for recycling are the hallmarks of my current find. Selling under the name re:vision the bracelets are handcrafted using discarded camera components.

Toast To Tongues-in-Cheeks:Greeting Cards Made From Soy

How did this new greeting “toast” card come to be and what makes it so unusual? Read all about this odd, new food-related stationery that is sort of sweeping the nation.

The Spy Camera That Looks Like A Golf Ball

Snooping around just got easier as BrickHouse Security recently revealed a camera that’s tiny in size, but big in surveillance.

A New Way to Look at Public Transportation

When we think of public transportation, images of crowded buses and cramped subways come to mind. And even though the public transit systems are better for the environment than everyone driving, they still produce emissions. However, a new design may change the way we look at transportation available to everyone.

Sony Expands Bluetooth Capability In Car Stereos

It’s interesting to know that as portable music devices and stereo systems “evolve”, car audio devices aren’t left behind. With Sony’s new product available, people can now experience an all-in-one car stereo.

Stroke Foam

Aneurysms, or the buildup in pressure of blood in one spot of a vein in the brain ,is a leading cause of strokes, with more than 30,000 cases being diagnosed every year, on average. Treatment of this condition has been limited, but a recent break though may change all that.

5 Innovative Ways To Play In The Pool

Summer doesn’t have to be the same old thing year after year, especially when it comes to your days spent in the swimming pool.

USB Tube Clock Not Original, But Different

Going retro could be a bad thing when it comes to designing a new invention. The latest product from Brando is a proven example.

Profile of Innovation: New Thinking About Cars with Think

With the message is "Don't just drive - THINK!", Think Global AS is being positioned as the car company of the 21st century. Their vision is to provide carefree, carbon-free mobility - a better way of moving

Jacket-Backpack-Pillow

A jacket that also turns into a backpack/and/or a pillow? Sounded too good to be true, so I decided to look deeper. The Xip3 manages to do all three.


Jura’s F90 Internet-Connected Coffee Maker: A Dangerous Brew?

Is your Jura F90 Internet-Connected Coffee Maker putting you, your PC and the strength of your coffee at risk? Read on, if you dare.

Try These Shoes On For Size - Gigantic Shoe Art

Move over diamonds. Forget the rubies and emeralds. Shoes have always been a woman's best friend. Check out these gigantic shoes from around the world.

5 Ads That Will Have You Singing "Forever In Blue Jeans"

Here are some advertisements that show a greater sense of creativity, but also kept the originality of jeans.


Nuemann Unveils Old Microphone With New Sound

To go along with its 80th anniversary, Neumann has revealed its newest microphone that looks like it belonged in a music studio in the 60s.

CheckTap: Energy Saving Gadget Lowers Your Summer Bill

An innovative automatic energy saving tool has been designed to reduce the use of electricity that is wasted when electronic devices (ex. computers) are turned on, but not in use. The invention is called the CheckTap. It won the Grand Prix in the 36th International Exhibition Of Invention in Geneva.

Oh Deer! Humane Trophy Puzzles From Cardboard Safari!

From a part of the country that can't wait for deer hunting season, Cardboard Safari, has introduced some clever and versatile deer head puzzles, antlers and all, that look remarkably like deer head trophies. No animals were killed on this safari; all trophies are made out of cardboard.

The Perfect Desk for Your Favorite Gearhead

After the couch made to look like the interior of a 1957 Corvette, I didn't think it could get much better. However, a designer named Dale Mathis changed my mind when he brought out the Desk Machine, which could very well be the most interesting thing to ever setup a computer on.

Collapsible Surfboard: Perfect For Surfers On The Go

A new design by Nicholas Notara is bringing the compact item concept outside of the city and into the lifestyles of those who spend their time at the beach.

Taking Over Music Formats, One MT9 At A Time

Replacing the MP3 format has been seen as an impossible task. But a South Korean firm is supporting a new digital audio format that's making more than just noise.

Shining A Light On Lamp Innovations

Finding a unique lamp for you own room can be quite a drag, but one new design could shine a light on the situation.

Married To Your Keyboard? Cool Number & Letter Scarves From The New Little Factory

What some people won't do for the love of numbers! If you're one of them, there's a micro suede, laser-cut Number Scarf at the Little Factory with your number on it.

Sushi Magic: Sushi Maker Extraordinaire?

To those among us who consider raw fish about as tasty a delicacy as a marinated napkin or toasted shoelace, this article isn’t for you. If, however you are a lover of all foods exotic and oriental, Sushi Magic, the world’s best home sushi maker, is a kitchen gadget you should know about. Take a look below and listen up.

Egg Robots: Fun Eating For Kids

Do egg robots roam the earth or at least your kitchen table? Do you believe in life on other planets? Now might be the time to really think about that. The Egg Robot may not be a little green man who sits on your shoulder, but he could be the perfect solution for getting your kids to eat eggs and have a good time to boot. 

Body Parts Art - 5 Unique Body Painting Techniques

Our body parts have many functions. But who knew they could also be used for art? Take a look at some of the ways people use their body parts to make works of art.

CLEVER Concept is well...Clever

So, what do you get when you combine the great minds of the Technical University of Berlin with the designers from BMW? Something pretty Clever of course. All puns aside, the CLEVER aims to help reduce the congestion and harmful emissions that accumulate in urban areas.

Taking A Crack: The Controvery Around Baseball Bats

Since maple baseball bats are constantly breaking this year, shouldn't MLB players switch back to the original equipment that shaped and developed the sport of baseball?

Kool Boost Cigarettes Have a Ball with Menthol

Menthol cigarettes are loved by a fiercely loyal fan base, many of whom have fallen for Kool Boost. This Japanese smoke features a super-cool, squeezable menthol "powerball" in its filter which provides a blast of menthol flavor.

Beijing Boom Towers Spark Hybrid Design

Jamie Tomkins is an automotive designer with a great deal of talent. Recently he was tasked with creating a non-emissions vehicle for the Chinese population that could easily be used in the crowded streets. The inspiration for his final design came from an unlikely place.

Finger Clubbing Mystery Solved, Hippocrates Nods Head in Approval

More than 2,000 years ago, Hippocrates died wondering what the cause of finger clubbing was; now, the scientists of Leeds University were able to solve the mystery.

Marshmallow Roller Toaster: One Delicious Thrill a Minute!

Now marshmallow lovers all over the world have even more delicious fun than before. Want to know how? Read on for the most delicious marshmallow ride of your life!

The Laser Surveillance Defeater by Shomer-Tech

With all of the spy gear available today no one is actually safe from being listened to, recorded and having their secrets invaded and rummaged through. Everything a person needs to breach by force another's confidentiality can be found online or in brick and mortar stores designed to break down all barriers between them and the hidden information that is waiting to be obtained.

Possible Cure For Fatal Skin Cancer?

A man is reportedly cured of fatal skin cancer using cloned cells from his own immune system.

Spot's Illustrated 2008 Dog Swimsuit Issue

We've been scoping out dog swimsuits and their models all spring and, finally, on the official first weekend of Summer, we're ready to announce the 10 winners of Inventor Spot's Illustrated 2008 Dog Swimsuit Contest! The top dog swimsuits are winners in 10 categories, including Best Itsy-Bitsy-Teeny- Weeny-Pink-Polka-Dot Dog Bikini, Geekiest Dog Jammers, Best Butt Dog Jammers, and If You've Got It, Flaunt It Dog Bikini. Come on in and see them....

 


Everything You Wanted to Know About the History of the Portable Music Player..And Stuff You Didn't

Even though mp3 players are the main portable music players today, they wouldn’t be here without their predecessors.


Caviar Substitute 'Cavianne' Saves Cash, Calories, Fish

Cavianne may do for caviar what margarine has done for butter... become an artificial substitute that approaches the original in both looks and flavor. It could also do something for caviar's source, the Caspian Sturgeon - chiefly, help save it from extinction.

Site Announcements - June 21, 2008

InventorSpot.com is pleased to annouce the arrival of M Dee Dubroff to the Inventor Spot team.

M Dee Dubroff is a freelance writer who currently resides in Doylestown, PA, but is originally and very secretly from Brooklyn, New York. She will be writing about what's new, wild and wacky in the world of food and drink innovations, trends and gadgets.

A not-so-recent graduate of New York University, she used to be a history teacher, but the pull of the pen and love for the written word lured her into the cosmos of freelance writing for fun and hopefully, at least sometimes, profit.

We hope you enjoy her blog .

InventorSpot.com Team

A New Amp For An Acoustic Sound

Talented acoustic guitarists take note: there’s a new amp on the market that’s about to change design techniques and your sound quality.


First Solar-Powered Speedboat to Hit the Water

Solar-Powered cars are nothing new. People have been refining and revamping the design for quite some time now. As we shift toward more eco-friendly modes of transportation, it was only a matter of time until those ideas and designs were put to use elsewhere, even if elsewhere isn't on land.

Partner Stealing The Covers? Couples Sheet Keeps Score

Adjusting to life as a couple is fun when you're in love, but sometimes sharing a bathroom or a bed, for that matter, can get a bit irritating... especially when it comes to your partner stealing the sheets in the middle of the night. This Couples Sheet shows you just how much sheet your partner (or you!) is stealing.

Rain Parade Mini Umbrellas Help You Stand Out in a Cloud

Umbrellas don't just protect you from rain & sun, they also can be just plain fun! That's the idea behind these Rain Parade Mini Umbrellas from Japan.

Taking Birdwatching To The Next Level

To some, birdwatching can be as dull as sitting in a kid’s pool without any water. You’re not interested, the curiosity is just not there and you feel like you’re wasting time looking through binoculaurs. But what if you could get a closer look at the feathered wonders?

Toyota Corolla Goes Electric...Sort Of

The Toyota Corolla has been a fine automobile since it's introduction in 1966. It has undergone several redesigns and hundreds of slight changes. Recently, a company based out of Finland decided it needed another change, but not nearly as subtly as some body lines. They plan on replacing the internal combustion engine with an all electric system.

New Les Paul Guitar Has Unique Style And Feature

Gibson has always been known as an innovator when it comes to music, but their new Guitar of the Month is changing more things than just technology.

Gettin' Widggy With the Chumby

Who says you are too old to play with toys? It's soft, it's small, it's cute and it's socially acceptable to play with by those over the age of 19. I introduce to you, the Chumby .

Scientists Photograph a Light Pulse

Researchers have taken a photograph of a light pulse that is just 2.5 femtoseconds (10-15 seconds) long - the shortest pulse ever to be imaged.

They didn't use a tiny camera, but rather another even shorter light pulse. The flash lasted just 80 attoseconds (10-18 seconds), making it the shortest light pulse ever generated.

Wonder No More: Watch How-to Videos on WonderHowTo.com

If you're looking for a how-to video on ... just about anything, you might find it on WonderHowTo.com, a community search engine that indexes over 130,000 instructional videos.

Man's New Best Friend: The Remote Golf Caddy

With the help from one specific company, a routine 18 holes is about to become even more fascinating.

Pedalling Million Dollar Bike To Beijing

Just when you thought the competition at the Olympics was tough, technology takes it up another notch.


Electronic Cigarette Lights Up In A Healthier Way

Thinking of quitting smoking but having trouble starting that process? One new invention has created the opportunity to make quitting an easier task.

Pat and His No-Dig Gardening Grow

Thanks to innovative farming methods Pat Marfisi learned in Australia and other parts of the world while working on organic farms, his successful and popular garden are the talk around town because of what he gardening method doesn't require -- digging or much watering.

Squeeze 'Em On The Juicy Boobs

Mind squeezing the oranges honey? I've got the Juicy Boobs out!

Shake Up The World With Creepy Snow Globes

Artists Walter Martin and Paloma Munoz construct eerie detailed artistic scenes hidden inside of snow globes.

Video Screens Are Bigger In Dallas

The Dallas Cowboys have big aspirations for next year, and they have nothing to do with the team. In the drawing of the football team’s new stadium, situated high above the field is what is expected to be the largest video screen in the world.

Mangosteen, the Queen of Fruits!

Mangosteen, a small purple fruit relatively unknown outside of East Asia owing to its perishable nature, is about to make a big impact as a health enhancer. "Mangosteen Mania" has struck Japan - your country may be next!

First Reverse Vasectomy Ever Performed On A Horse!

The Smithsonian Institution's National Zoo just disclosed that surgery was performed late last year on a horse to reverse a vasectomy originally performed in 1999. This was the first reverse vasectomy ever performed on a horse. It was not just any horse: it was the National Zoo's endangered Przewalski horse, one of a few hundred wild horses alive today.

Making The Environment Greener With Seed Bubbles

One design competition featured a new invention that can help your bike save ecosystems.

Agave Sweetens Naturally; Just Taste Your Tequila

What does Wholemato Ketchup have in common with your favorite tequila? A succulent plant called the agave. The natural sweetener that Wholemato Ketchup uses is agave nectar culled from the flower of the agave plant. Tequila is distilled from sap in the heart of the blue agave.

Stem Cell Powder Re-grows Limbs

The McGowan Institute of Regenerative Medicine at The University of Pittsburgh and the Brook Army Medical Center are trying to make at least one of the tales of science fiction a reality for modern soldiers who have lost a part of their body in service to their country.

JBL Introduces Futuristic iPod Speaker Dock

Finding a cool speaker setup for your iPod can be a difficult task. There are a variety of different speakers out there, but there are only a few that aren’t boring. JBL Home Audio has a solution as they’ve introduced a new product with a futuristic look.

The Advanced Taser C2: The Ultimate Personal Defense Device?

Taser International, the well known and trusted manufacturer of taser guns for police departments, security personnel and the military, has come out with a great new product for personal defense.

Do Something Good For The Environment and Make Art Out of Junk

Artist Steve Oatway creates works of art from junk he finds laying around.

The First Multiple Personality End Table: Fletcha

When Brazilian designer Rafael Morgan thought about creating his Fletcha Side Table, he was reacting to the historically static nature of tables. We change our moods and our needs, the world is changing all the time, he thought. Why not have a table that we can change when our moods or needs change? The result: an anything but static, bright red, multiple-personalitied end table to function, challenge, or express just what you want.

Newest Device in Anti-Kidnapping Systems

The newest in anti-kidnapping devices has just become available due to the manufacturing genius of LL Electronics. The device is called the Hostage Tracking System and it can track above and below the ground. I

Cell Phones Go Green: Send Text Messages On “Bio-Plastic”

Samsung introduces its new cell phones and the environmentally friendly methods used to make them.

In Japan, Pets Have Their OWND Oxygen Cafe

It remains to be seen if the oxygenating capsule for humans or dogs is going to have legs as the hottest health and fitness craze, but in Japan anything and everything is worth a try. So if you happen to be in the vicinity of the Yoyogi Uehara station in Tokyo, stop by with your dog or cat and let him try out the OWND Cafe special!

Waboba Ball Bounces On Water

Created by Swedish inventor Jan von Heland, the Waboba Ball has one special feature: being able to bounce on water.

The Glo Pillow: An Alarm Clock That's Not Annoying

We all despise the aggravating sound an alarm clock makes. It wakes us up from a deep sleep, interferes with pleasant dreams and signals that it’s time to unwillingly get out of bed and start the day. But what if you could wake up without unnecessary noise?

PC911 Converts Old into Useful and Saves Green

Isn't it wonderful when a company, especially a small one with limited financial resources does what it can to limit its environmental impact? That's what Chad and his family is doing. Chad is taking steps to turn his small business, PC911, into a green one little by little.

Say What? Pet Plants That Talk To YOU!

If there's anything that USB can't power, please let me know. At least this talking digital pot called the Pet Plant is only a concept. I can't imagine one more device being hooked up to my computer, especially a pet. But wait... there is something to be said for this concept by designer Junyi Heo.

Sega's New Female Robot Sings, Dances, Kisses

Meet E.M.A., Sega's new female robot! She sings, she dances, she hands out business cards and... she'll give you a kiss if you come within reach. You know you want to.

The Beater Blade: Best Blade On The Block

New Metro Design has discovered and is busy filling a need in the kitchen appliance industry with the introduction of its Beater Blade. This beater blade appeals to the chef in all of us who love to use our standing mixers to create cookies, frostings and cheesecakes that make us proud (and sometimes fat) but hate scraping out the bowl.

The Cat's In Style!

Cats are born snobs, and as they age they just get more finicky. The cat in this picture is obviously living in style and happy about it. And Cat's In Style just happens to be the name of these uppity cat designs created by Marly Gommans, a Dutch interior designer.

Flip Video Camera Shrinks Down In Size

Pure Digital Technologies recently unveiled the newest addition to their line of camcorders, The Flip Mino (pronounced “minnow”). Priced at about $179, the new device has claimed to be easier to use, smaller and more affordable than other camcorders.


Site Announcements - June 15, 2008

InventorSpot.com is pleased to annouce that a new writer will be joining our writing team. Joshua Khan is a freelance writer who currently resides in Kitchener, Ontario. Joshua will be our Sports and Lifestyle Tech Writer. You can read his blog here.

Joshua recently received his diploma in Journalism-Print from Conestoga College where he started writing about varsity sports, music and entertainment. He recommends keeping a bookmark on his blog if you're interested in the latest sports and entertainment innovations.

We hope you enjoy his blog.

InventorSpot.com Team

The Smock Chair Says "Convivio" To All Who Enter

"Smock" is an old fashioned word for this sleek ultra-modern chair, designed by Patricia Urquiola for Moroso, the famed Italian upholstered furniture house. But take a closer look and you will see where Ms. Urquiola got her inspiration....

'Tokyo Sky Tree' to Tower Over Tokyo Skyline

Tokyo Sky Tree is expected to soar 2003 feet (610 meters) into the sky above Japan's capitol city by late 2011, making it the nation's tallest man-made structure.

Spills Become Fashionable with Agua vaª T-shirt

The agua vaª t-shirt takes the water spill on the t-shirt to a new level, transforming it to high fashion in the bargain.

An out-of-the-box idea by Spanish designer missmoustache the t-shirt disguises water spills as part of the design.

Culinary Prep Kitchen Appliance: Bacteria’s Formidable Foe

While unable to leap tall buildings in a single bound, this kitchen appliance stands alone as the very first to apply the Grovac process, which is a safe, easy to use, all-natural and very effective anti-microbial solution for protecting your personal food supply.

Love Waffles? The Cloer Model 1621 Appeals to Your Heart

Waffles... square by design? There's no reason why should they be, unless you're heating frozen ones up in a toaster. A Japanese kitchen appliance manufacturer named Cloer has a different idea when it comes to waffles, one that will touch your heart - literally.

Small Wonder - Solar Powered Cell Phone Charger

Solar power at your fingertips... that's what this new compact portable solar cell phone charger both promises and delivers!

Most Functional Bionic Hand Gets 2008 British Engineering Award

The most functional bionic hand ever created for prosthetic use was developed by Touch Bionics, a British prosthetics company that just received the 2008 Royal Academy of Engineering MacRobert Award. The new bionic hand is called the i-LIMB Hand.

D-Link Routers Capture More Than Packets

D-Link routers are extremely functional devices that enable us to surf the Internet but let's face it, they are not pretty to look at. They typically come in that dulled out boring gray color and the only time you want to look at it is when it's not working. Jumping onto the fashion runway, D-Link routers now capture attention with D-Link's Skinit skins.

Forgetful? Create Virtual Sticky Notes on Postica

Short-term memory not what it used to be? Post a sticky note on Postica. Plus, you can attach files and share with friends or family. It's easy. And free.


Carry Your Fragrance on A Bloom

Not only do these vibrant earrings look like flowers, they're packed with beautiful fragrances too! In fact, each flower can be made to smell just the way you want it to!

Cosplayers Come Together at 'Cure', Now in English

Will cosplay (costume play) conquer the Earth? Japan's biggest community site for cosplayers, "Cure", has grown to a very respectable 300,000 registered users. With English localization now in effect, the number of Cure users who are not Japanese (already 10%) is expected to grow substantially.

Keep The Booze Out Of Baby With Milkscreen

Just because you’re a new mom doesn’t mean you don’t want to party! The new Milkscreen system allows you to get your drink on, without compromising the health of your breast-dependent little luncher.

Ice Cold Snow Sauna

The Snow Room, a ten-degrees-below-zero "spa" is a creation by the MNK Group, normally associated with the manufacture of saunas.

Company briefs speak about the benefits of a hot-cold therapy, pointing out that it is a common practice in north European countries.

An Olympic Souvenir You Don’t Want: Goldfish In A Key Ring

A live goldfish inside a tiny plastic key ring. A British newspaper reports it's available for sale as a memento of the Olympics.

The iWave Cube: Tom Thumb's Microwave (Or At Least It Could Be)

The iWave Cube, which is now the world's smallest microwave, does not lose power with its diminutive size.

Speedo’s Latest Swimsuit Breaking Records

With the 2008 Summer Olympics fast approaching, swimmers are training hard to grab the gold, but a new swimsuit might be creating an unfair competition.

Pine Needles, Antlers and Bears - Oh My!

Artist Richard Carpenter makes life-size bears out of pine needles. Hundreds of thousands of pine needles to be exact.

G8 Energy Summit Ministers Given Gifts of i-Sobot Robots

Japan will be presenting a unique gift for the energy ministers attending the Group of Eight (plus India, China and South Korea) summit in Aomori - a special edition of Takara Tomy's "i-Sobot".

Be King of the Jungle with Nagi Noda Animal Hats

Ms Noda recently teamed up with colleagues Asami Nemoto and Shinji Konishi to create 15 really unique and innovative headpieces inspired by beasts such as rabbits, poodles, owls and elephants.


Personal Trainer in Your Pocket: Toshiba Sportio Phone

With help from KDDI, the second largest mobile operator in Japan, the new Toshiba Sportio was recently introduced. The Toshiba Sportio is just one of the latest cell phones meant for individuals who are keen on exercising.

Already a Part-Time Entrepreneur? - 6 Tips to Survive Running a Part-Time Business

Do you know what I really think? Part-time entrepreneurship is for hard-core workaholics with nothing else to do except work. Most normal humanoids would rebel against giving up their lunch breaks or after-office martinis to slave over the latest financial figures and think about ways to expand the business. I should know.


A Baby Monitor That Lets You Rest Easy

First time parents worry about everything, especially if their baby is safe at night. Rookie moms and dads often find themselves restless and sleep-deprived, as they indulge their compulsion to continuously check on their child until morning.

Great Video Games that Educate

Although there are video games that educate children in every age category, people don't always realize it. While some games have little educational value, like the infamous crime series Grand Theft Auto and the best-selling Halo series, many other games do help children learn. Whether they are throwing kids into the past to learn about the vicious Genghis Khan, handing them the reigns to a city to learn about handling money and budgets, or helping a child discover a new place in the world, video games can be a huge help in educating children today.


Boost The Economy With Money Art

Frustrated with life and not having enough money? Put those creative hands to work, grab what little cash you have and make some art with your money.

The History of Father's Day

Many of us have grown up celebrating Father's Day: giving Dad a card, making him breakfast or creating something handmade in school. But when did all this start? Let's look at the invention story of Father's Day.

G.R.I.P. Introduces New Hybrid Golf Clubs

The competition between golf equipment brands can be compared to high school cliques; not a single soul says anything, but hatred is floating in the air. Golf brands are constantly trying to outdo each other by creating the "ultimate piece of golf equipment". Some have failed, some have had success, and some, like Golf Research In Play (G.R.I.P.), are setting standards.

Bring Home Harmony With a Weekend Zen Garden

Got a yen for Zen? We're talking about the garden-variety type here; a little piece of heaven just steps from your back door. Though the art of Japanese gardening is many centuries old, in just one weekend you can create a reasonable facsimile of a classic temple garden in a secluded corner of your yard. It requires a minimum of materials, not much money and best of all, needs very little maintenance.

iPhone 3G - Is it Worth the Upgrade?

Apple's CEO Steve Jobs announced the arrival of the iPhone 3G at yesterday's keynote address of WWDC '08. Do the new features translate into an automatic upgrade for current iPhone users? Read on for more details and you decide!

Bored With Your Old Hobby? Create Your Own Deer Butt Art

We’ve all seen the movie Bambi, right? Well here is some art that will make you think twice about that cute little deer you saw prancing around on your television. Get ready for some deer butt art.

Weird Rice Bag Babies Go Against the Grain

One famous tradition when celebrating the birth of a new baby calls for the handing out of cigars. Things are different in Japan... a specialty gifts company called Yoshimaya suggests you share your joy by giving family & friends personalized bags of rice which feature your new baby's face - and exactly match his or her weight.

Engineers Build First Self-Replicating 3D Machine

As biologists are busy working on cloning living organisms, engineers are working on a mechanical counterpart - creating non-living things that can replicate themselves.

Fashionably Scientific Butterfly Dress

Wouldn't it be great if clothes could function as an ice-breaker and literally invite a conversation - or better yet - instigate one?

The Butterfly Dress does just that.

Scary Street Art for the Unsuspecting Public

Mark Jenkins is an American artist specializing in street installations. He has created many projects and is mostly known for his work created with clear packing tape.

Green Up Your Home with a Solar Plant

A new type of solar cell technology using organic thin-film solar cells with a clear plastic protective coating is allowing environmental engineers to design imitation houseplants that are green - in more ways than one!

DIY: Make Your Own Shoes

If you belong to the multitude that is sick of overpriced shoes and or wants some that are more personalized Mary Wales Loomis ' book might be for you.The 87-page book contains 81 professional, detailed illustrations,  for making the perfect shoes.

Obama - A Town in Japan That Banks on Barack

As the 2008 Barack Obama vs. John McCain presidential race swings into high gear, a sleepy town in Japan is playing the Obama card for all it's worth - and why not, since the town's name just happens to be "Obama".

Sky Trash Or Ads That Really Soar? Flogos!

Picture it - thousands of Mickey Mouse heads floating over Orlando, Florida. That is the plan for later this month when Walt Disney Co. uses a new invention to promote Disney World. Now picture the Nike logo or the Apple Logo or even your logo taking to the air soon. How? Flogos!

Be A Princess Bride With Disney Gowns

Each gown is different, keeping in focus the princesses they are modeled on. Though the designs based on the theme of fairy princesses, yet they are fashionably modern.

A fashion innovation where dreams meet reality.


Pet Hair Handbags

The Catty Shack, LTD, offers hope for once hopeless pet hair. The innovative, ingenious and creative minds at this place have turned the unwanted into the coveted. Something that was destined to get trashed is again given a lease of life to become an object of beauty.


Intel® 2008 Awards: Teen Winners Make Amazing Contributions To Their Fields!

The three young women who won top awards for their "science projects" for the 2008 Intel® Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) each won $50,000 scholarships from the Intel Foundation as part of their awards. They are already at the level of Eve Curie! Take a look at their "science projects!"

3-D Human Wallpaper Body Art

Artist Emma Hack creates beautiful designs that blend her models into their surroundings.

Seven Innovations in Coffee History

The invention of coffee isn't credited to a single person or time. However, since the realization that consuming coffee beans makes people energized and happy, there have been a series of historical innovations that we couldn't imagine living without today.

Armpit Shirt - Innovative Fashion or ?

Now what this innovative man did was make a polo shirt entirely of patches of armpit stains collected by the Manhattan Salvation Army.

Let's Bible! - The Good Book Goes Wild, Manga Style

Jesus Christ, the Devil and Judas... you'll find them all in a VERY weird manga called "Let's Bible" though Jesus sports an unexpected, VERY extreme makeover seemingly inspired by Pamela Anderson.

The Well Dressed Dog At A Wedding: Bridesmaids & Ring Bearing Dogs

Dogs are more significant in our lives than ever before. We want them to participate in everything we do, including our wedding ceremonies. Why not? Who is closer to us than our dogs?

 

 

 

Inventive Estonia : The Most Connected City in Europe

Estonia has been benchmarking itself against Finland, Ireland and the Asian Tigers from the point of view of raising the competitiveness of their economy.  Estonia's innovation performance currently ranks it among the "moderate innovators " -alongside the Czech Republic, Slovenia, Italy, Cyprus and Spain and improving, over recent years, compared to the EU average.

Pop Goes China: Asian Music Stars Head Online

Go online to find China's pop stars, old and young. There's an up-and-coming version of Wu-Tang, and more masters of the romantic slow-dance song than you can shake a used tissue at.

Anyone Have a Pencil I Can Borrow? Prickly Pencil Art

There better not be a shortage of pencils for this artist. Jennifer Maestre makes beautiful sculptures out of pencils.

Weber Utility Shirt Has Place For It All

If you father is the kind who loves cooking up a storm in the kitchen, then the Weber Utility Shirt might just be the perfect gift for him.

Teenager Shows Us How To Decompose Plastic Faster

Teenagers get a lot of bad rap these days. Their stereotypical images on society as drug users, rebels, smart mouths, immature animals, etc., leave many of us, well... a little worried. These stereotypical images rarely allow us to picture the average teenagers out there. There are many teenagers using their brains and living a good life while leaving a wonderful impact on the world. For instance, take 16 year old Daniel Burd and his famous plastic decomposition science project.

For Chocoholics Only: Diva Chocolate Grilling Rubs

When I go out with a female friend for a long lunch, a leisurely drink, or a hike across a nearby lake, I can expect to come back with a new scheme. A business venture, a new product, a book, a campaign for a cause, or something will come out of it. It may not stick; it usually doesn't. But let two women dish for awhile and they're going to get into trouble. So it must have been when Heather and Julie went on a camping trip together and cooked up Diva Chocolate Grilling Rubs.

10 Summer Baby Essentials To Protect From The Sun

Below is a list of the ten summer baby must haves, designed to keep your favorite small fry cool and comfortable from now till autumn.

Chilly Dogs: A Cool Solution For Military Working Dogs

Military Working Dogs (MWD) are often on the front lines with our troops on the ground in Iraq and Afghanistan. They have saved countless lives by locating explosive-laden vehicles, improvised explosive devices (IED) and weapons caches intended for use on U.S. troups. Chilly Dogs are now helping MWDs protect our troops.

Amazing Life-Size Cardboard Art

Chris Gilmour is an Italian artist that creates life-size sculptures out of cardboard and glue.

Otohime Saves Face by Sounding Like a Flush

Toilet noises can be embarrassing, but what's a shy girl to do besides repeatedly flushing in situ? Japan's answer is the Otohime - an electronic "flush" that saves face as well as water.

Be A Part-Time Entrepreneur - Top 3 Reasons Why You Should Consider Doing Your Business Part-Time

You don't always have to go into entrepreneurship full-time. If you have a business idea, maybe it's best that you take it for a test drive before taking the step forward. Is part-time entrepreneurship for you? Here are three reasons that tell you why.

The Filterbrella -- Rain Filtering Umbrella

A simple yet powerful concept, the Filterbrella is an extremely innovative and eco friendly umbrella. The canopy is made of compostable polylactic acid plastic blends, which makes it environment friendly. Adding to the environment friendliness is the innovative activated carbon filter in its hollow rod.

Looking Ahead: Flatware That Stands Up!

Did you ever wonder why flatware always lies on the table or in a coffin-like holder in the drawer? I never gave it a thought until I saw this photo of the Sunny Side Up cutlery, I not only started to wonder, but am still wondering why it took so long and whether stand-up flatware will be the wave of the future?

Liposuction Art - Man Uses His Own Fat for Food

Danish artist, Marco Evaristti, had liposuction done. Simple procedure, right? Nothing out of the ordinary. But not with this guy. He made meatballs out of the fat sucked from his body and called it art.

Let Loopa Lower Leaks And Spills

Young children love to explore, and sometimes that involves taking a mid morning snack “to go.” If you are tired of trailing behind your toddler with a mop or broom, the Loopa Bowl may be ideal for your household.


Parasolar Shades and Powers

The Parasolar, a neat little umbrella gadget concept, is one of the notable entries in the Greener Gadgets Design Competition 2008. It provides shade as well as power.

Three Great Gifts For A First Father's Day

Father’s Day is right around the corner, and when it comes to gift giving for new dads, a little innovation and a bit of humor can go a long way.

Breckland Unveils the Beira V8

Breckland Technology, a company based in the United Kingdom, has been building some impressive cars for a number of years. Recently, they decided it was time to put one on the market that held their own name and it is nothing short of a masterpiece.

Shotgun Belt Buckles

Albert Mardaga reinvented the belt buckle using a mechanism similar to the opening of a shotgun action. While wearing the L'A Mardaga belt buckle, the firearms enthusiast can now have a constant reminder of this art.

Creepy Crawly Doll Art - What Nightmares Are Made Of

Artist Jon Beinart creates bizarre yet fascinating doll sculptures he called "Toddlerpedes".

What A Gift! Towel Cakes Are Sooo Tempting!

More tempting than a funnel cake... More luscious than a tunnel cake... the Towel Cake has arrived! And what a great gift it makes for Father's Day, wedding showers, baby showers, birthdays....just about any occasion for a sweets-lover! The Towel Cake, by Le Patissier, will make your recipients drool!

8 Great Father's Day Gifts for the Military Man

Since Father's Day comes up so soon after Memorial Day, it's only natural to think of the many fathers in uniform... too many of whom have paid the ultimate price to safeguard our way of life. These 8 Great Father's Day Gifts for the Military Man past & present honor and pay tribute to defense-minded Dads everywhere while at the same time putting a smile on their faces.

Honda Appeals to "Man's Best Friend"

We will almost always go out of the way to make life easier for our pets. Knowing this, Honda has made a very noticeable turn towards pets in hope of selling more vehicles to pet owners and some of the outcomes have some very high expectations.

The Double Life Of A Grill Boy

I love surprise gadgets and the Grill Boy is one. It's a stylish stainless steel magnet shaped like a broad, flat stick figure, with grooves for hands and feet. But the grooves are all different sizes, so don't try to fit your Grill Boy with pairs of mittens and socks...

Leans Handy Phone Holder Puts Your Cellphone On a Pedestal

If you've splurged for a fancy new cellphone, iPhone or iPod, you don't want to have it lost amid the clutter of your desktop. The "Leans" Handy Phone Holder helps your small but important communicator rise above the clutter while adding a sense of modern style to your workplace.