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Scent Delivery System: Great idea?

Patent# US 6842218 known to some as the Scent Delivery System, is a 2005 invention that involves a flow of air via a single conduit with a nasal interface at one end and a fan or canister of compressed air at the other end. Read on for more details even though they already seem superfluous.

Pity These Businesses: It’s Their Job To Hear You Complain

Who doesn't like to complain? We take pride in our ability to whine, moan, and gripe to whoever will listen. The people hearing our issues can become tired of it; but they might not if they're getting paid. Two innovative businesses have kept this in mind, and not only will they hear out your annoying ranting, they also help you solve your problems.

Osteoporosis Drugs Now Linked To Cases Of Esophageal Cancer

No, you're not seeing things. Osteoporosis drugs have been in the news quite a bit lately and this time the bisphosphonates -- like Fosomax, Actonel, Didronel, and Boniva -- seem to have been related to at least 50 cases of esophageal cancer since 1995.

Symbio: Plenty Of Promise, But Where Is It?

This may not look like your average advertisement for Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP), but the cordless Symbio is not your average phone. It's a lifestyle. This bather will be awakened by the hi-fi ringtones of the Violin Concerto in D.

Methods of Promoting Sleep Systems: Great Idea?

Patent #US 6997070 better known as Methods of Promoting Sleep Systems is one of those things whose purpose isn’t all that clear. Whether or not this is a good thing remains to be seen. Read on and if you can figure it out, please pass it on.

IBM to Make Hydraulic Hybrids

IBM is pairing with UPS and the Eaton Corporation to make hybrid shipping trucks.

Russia Sends the World’s Hardiest Organisms Into Space

Can the world’s hardiest organisms survive three years in outer space? This year, a Russian spaceship will send more than 10 of earth’s toughest life forms into space for the answer. These organisms will face harsh radiation, extreme temperatures and few nutrients, but scientists believe they will survive.

Trendy Textbook Rental Market Grows In Popularity

 A new solution that makes books affordable to college students, saves their cash and the environment. Textbooks aren't cheap, whether you buy new or used and sharing with a friend creates logistical issues that tears relationships apart. Now, you can rent your books through Book Renter.

The Hepper Pod Bed & Hideout For Cats

It's fun pretending to be a cat, especially when you're looking for a cozy bed and hideout!

Popular Oral Osteoporosis Drugs Contribute To Jawbone Necrosis

Under the heading of "First they do, and then they don't, and then they do..." They do.

Oral osteoporosis drugs like Fosamax, Actonel, Boniva or similar bisphosphonates, do contribute to the death of cells in the jaw, called jawbone necrosis.

When You Just Can't Work Enough... There's TrekDesk

"Excuse me ma'am. Did you just ask me why I was breathing so heavily? Ahh, don't hang up, ma'am. I swear, I am not...."

Ford Demonstrates New Active Park Assist

For some reason, parallel parking seems to cause problems for many drivers. Of course, there are some who have no problems with it at all, but they seem to be a minority these days. If you are among the populous that has not yet mastered the art of parallel parking, Ford has joined the handful of other manufactures to offer a solution.

Bottle Cap Necktie: Great Idea?

Patent# US D509944 represents an idea for an invention known as the Bottle Cap Necktie. If you want to buy one of these, it won’t be easy because it is not a reality and may never be. Read on anyway and be amazed at what some people can conjure even without a single drink.

Copycat “Shanzhai” Culture Becomes Innovation in China

Now innovation in China has taken on a new and strange dimension that depends upon imitation in order to flourish. If you are about to argue that this is a contradiction in terms, suffice it to say that you are right. Read on anyway, for the fickle finger of marketing and fate points to a very interesting phenomenon.

Community Toilet Scheme Gives People A Place To Go, Literally!

The Community Toilet Scheme is a not-for-profit partnership of businesses in the UK that open their doors to give the public access to their washrooms whether they're paying customers or not.

20 Awesome Icons Of Modern Design 'As Seen On TV'

You won't find them on late-night TV informercials; you may never see them advertised on TV at all! But they are seen on TV... on the production sets of your favorite TV shows... and these stunning furnishings are from the world's most renowned interior designers. Like the Akari floor lamps by Isamu Noguchi, as seen on  House, or the George Nelson wall clock, as seen on The Apprentice, or...


RORMaxx Could be First Steps to Wind Powered Sports Car

In the ongoing search for alternative energy, few things have been so overlooked as wind. Granted, many places are beginning to accept wind power as an easily accessible form of renewable energy, but still others don't see its potential. It is this problem that 2 young minds from California have set out to solve.

Garden Ornament and Cremation Container Combo: Great idea?

Patent # US 6854165 refers to the Combination Lawn/ Garden Ornament and Cremation Container, which transforms the idiom of pushing up daisies to a new but unimportant and rather silly level. Memorializing the deceased is an old ritual, but surely even the ancient world would have laughed at this garden sculpture that doubles as a cremation urn. Read on and…try to believe.

Dying to Own the Rights To Your Favorite Song? Bid On It With SongVest

Finally, a unique online auction allows music lovers to enter the industry by purchasing the rights to their favorite songs. Users bid to purchase songs as gifts for the person who has anything, or for an indulgence of their own.

New Technology May Heal Bones in Minutes

The worst part of breaking a bone (besides the pain) is the healing process. Wearing an uncomfortable cast can be irritating and aggravating, making it harder to move around for months at a time. Well, that process may soon change. A company has developed a product called “Injectable Bone” that may repair the broken bone in minutes.