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Inventor's Hall of Fame Picks 2008 Collegiate Inventors Finalists

The National Inventors Hall of Fame Foundation announced the 2008 finalists of the Collegiate Inventors Competition. Sponsored by the Abbott Fund and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), the competiton winners were undergraduate and graduate students whose inventions were found to meet pressing needs in our society.

Popular Epilepsy Drug Shows Promise For Alzheimer's Disease

Valproic acid, used in the treatment of epilepsy and other neurological and psycho-neurological disorders, has been found to improve memory and reduce brain lesions in mice with Alzheimer's symptoms.

New “Liquid Smoking” Drink Promises Instant High for Smokers

A company has created a drink that claims to have the same effect as smoking cigarettes.

Get Ready For Winter Sports With VoltoPrima™ Gloves

Skiing, sledding, snowboarding... all great winter sports. But when your hands get numb, you have to call it quits for the day. And then, of course, there's the sport of shoveling snow.... The newPrimoVolta gloves by Aevex® Products with patented Intelligent Heat™ promise to keep your hands warm for up to six hours just by turning on a switch.

An Attempt at the Land Speed Record for 2010

763.053 mph-The current land speed record that was set by Andy Green in October of 1997. Before him, Richard Nobel held the title reaching a speed of 633mph. Now, the two men have decided to team up in an attempt to shatter the current record and forever put themselves in the history books.

SongVest Lets You "Own" Your Favorite Song

Through SongVest , we can own a share of our favorite songs, making money while the song writers do. The company is able to do this through auctions, trading artists' song rights and related royalty streams.

Kiddie Backpacks Give Back to School Style for the Smallest Students

School is almost back in session, and backpack designer Dante Beatrix is far from overlooking America’s crew of preschoolers gearing up for their first day of academic adventure.

A Cushie And Cozy Potty For The Road

Traveling with a toddler has never been easier, thanks to the Cushie Traveler Folding Potty Seat.

A New Material Could Change the Way We Build Our World

When talking about moving vehicles, weight is almost always the enemy of performance. It takes more power to get moving, longer to stop and reduces the speed at which you can turn. While aluminum can solve some of these issues, many applications call for something stronger and this is where we turn to steel. However, a new material, called Buckypaper, may almost completely wipe out the need for steel in automotive and aeronautical applications.

Magritta Chair, A Tribute To Magritte?

The Belgian surrealist painter René François-Ghislain Magritte once said that he despised advertising and decorative furniture. But his contemporary, Roberto Sebastian Matta, created the Magritta decorative chair in Magritte's honor!

Capturing the Leasing Market: Profit from Shared Office Space

In Good Company, located in New York’s Manhattan, is attempting to take the shared workplace to a new level by offering space solely to female entrepreneurs. Cubes & Crayons, in Silicon Valley, provides childcare for parents who share their office.

'Reflection of Mineral' House Proves Urban Design is Hard

Tokyo is a nice place to visit and you WOULD want to live there - especially if your home was the 'Reflection of Mineral' house by innovative urban architect Yasuhiro Yamashita.

Moscow Art Gallery and Tattoed Pigs: Art Imitating Life?

Artists have always been considered those who live and work “outside of the established form,” but Belgian conceptualist, Wim Delvoye, quite literally pushes that envelope to its ultimate extreme with his creation of tattoed pigs currently on display at a Moscow Art gallery. Read on and…grunt.

New Purple Tomato Could Help Fight Cancer

Researchers at the John Innes Centre in Norwich have created a genetically modified purple tomato that could be used to help fight cancer.

Bring Your Appetite to View This Art

Imagine coming home one night and finding your whole living room is draped in cheese. I bet it would have looked something like the Cheese Room.

Site Announcement -October 26, 2008

InventorSpot.com is excited to add another writer to our team.Beth Hodgson is a freelance writer and editor who works with various types of corporate and creative content. Located in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, she decided to leave the corporate grind behind her earlier this year and founded www.writesourcing.com . With entrepreneurialsm in her gene pool, it's only natural that she loves to learn about new business ideas and trends (especially the strange and risky). She is very pleased to share her findings with readers on Inventor Spot. You can read her blog here .

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Billionaire Announces Contest To Sterilize Pets

Here is a contest that Bob Barker can be proud of. Billionaire inventor Gary Michelson is promising $25 million to anyone who can invent the first safe non-surgical method to spay or neuter pets.

The Next Chapter In Reader Digital Books from Sony

Reading is a very popular pastime for many and for those who are avid book readers often run into a common problem -- running out of space on the bookshelf. Thanks to the advancement in technology bookshelves may never be needed again.

The Fling-ama-String Battery-Operated Cat Toy: Product Review

I have pains in my cheek muscles from laughing at my cat try to capture the viper-like string. Is this toy for him or for me?

eco:Drive To Help Reduce Fuel Consumption

With fuel prices as high as they are, many people are going to great lengths to alter their driving habits to improve the efficiency of their vehicles and stretch those gallons a little bit farther. If this sounds like you, Fiat has created a tool that can help you to improve even more.