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Human Urine: Safe, Inexpensive Fertilizer?


There may be a reason why it looks like a stream of gold. read more »

Virtual Race on a High-Tech Stationary Bike


I'm not a big fan of video games and on-line games. I think they are partially to blame for the obesity dilemma we have in the world, but I will admit I once was a Mario Brother addict. Yes I know I've dated myself admitting this, but my point is I understand how addicting games can be. So if you must play games at least play them while working out aboard the Ergo Bike Premium 8i. read more »

World's Weirdest Spa Baths? Chicken Soup and More



Japan is famed for its hot spring resorts, but new government regulations are forcing spa operators without access to actual spring water to improvise in some very unusual ways!
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Ever Wish For A Voice-Controlled Computer Mouse?


 

Researchers at the University of Washington have designed "Vocal Joystick," an alternative to a handheld mouse based on the human voice. read more »

The 2007 Nobel Prize in Chemistry -Computer, Automobile, Agriculture Impact!


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So far this week, the 2007 Nobel Prizes have been awarded to the "fathers" of certain modern technologies, specifically the recipients of the Nobel Prize for Medicine and the Nobel Prize for Physics. Today's announcement of the 2007 Nobel Prize for Chemistry winner is no exception: Gerhard Ertl, of the Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, Berlin, Germany, is a father of the science of surface chemistry. Let's see what developments his seminal work has led to....

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Much Ado About Almost Nothing by Hans Camenzind : Review


The “Nothing,” in the title of Hans Camenzind’s Much Ado About Almost Nothing, is the electron. The book is a fascinating tale about the history of that infinitesimally small, negatively charged particle around which so much of our everyday lives revolve. It’s the story of man’s effort to understand it, make sense of it, and ultimately make use of it. read more »

Aquaskipper : A Pogo Stick for the Water


Our Guest Blogger, George Delozier, is from Pennsylvania and recently joined the U.S. Air Force. Growing up with all types of machines, George wanted to share the newest innovations on all things motor with the readers of InventorSpot.com.

Here's his article:

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70 percent of the earth is covered by water. Which mean that you can only use a pogo stick on the remaining 30 percent….until now.

The 2007 Nobel Prize In Physics - IPod Today; Tomorrow, Who Knows?


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The two winners of the 2007 Nobel Prize in Physics -- Albert Fert, of the Université Paris-Sud in Orsay, France, and Peter Grünberg, of the Institute of Solid State Research at the Jülich Research Center in Germany - made their contributions to the computer age as far back as 1988. Now that the smallest commercially available hard drive is an IPod, the inventors that led to its development, and many yet to come, have received the grand prix of awards. read more »

India’s Smartest Cookies Join Together to Improve Technology


At Microsoft Research headquarters in India, innovative ideas abound. read more »

The 2007 Nobel Prize in Medicine: 3 Giant Leaps For Mankind



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The 2007 Nobel Prize winners in medicine -- Mario R. Capecchi, 70, of the University of Utah; Oliver Smithies, 82, of the University of North Carolina; and Sir Martin J. Evans, 66, of Cardiff University in Wales - worked independently, but their genetics research overlapped greatly. Many other geneticists contributed to the state of the art, but the discoveries of Capecchi, Smithies, and Evans are considered watershed.

In layman's terms, what exactly did these Nobel Prize winners do? read more »

Cell Phone-Brain Cancer Debate Continues


Recently, researchers from the Orbero University in Sweden led by Professor Kjell Mild have suggested that young children may be at risk for brain cancer when using cell phones because of their thinner skulls and developing nervous systems. read more »

Lick, Kiss, Speak - 10 Fun Uses of Lips in Advertising


Ever doubt the power of lips to persuade? The following ads have used one of the most beloved of all body parts...the lips...to sell a surprisingly wide range of products. Here are ten of the best uses of lips in recent  advertising: read more »

Asian Politics Goes Virtual


Asian gamers stage a political protest - virtually. read more »

Korea Keeps the Energy Going with a Paper Battery


Need to find a way to keep your small appliances charged? The solution may be coming soon as Korea finds new ways to stay energized with a non-polluting paper battery. read more »

When is a 4 Cylinder an 8 Cylinder?


Our Guest Blogger, George Delozier, is from Pennsylvania and recently joined the U.S. Air Force. Growing up with all types of machines, George wanted to share the newest innovations on all things motor with the readers of InventorSpot.com.

Here's his article:

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I have 8 cylinders….but only 4 make power…? read more »

Ten Weird, Wild & Wonderful Japanese Cars We Never Got to Buy



Some of the best Japanese cars never made the trip across the ocean. After seeing this list, you'll wish they did!
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10 Most Brilliant Inventions of 2007 - R&D Magazine


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R&D Magazine has sponsored the "Oscars of Inventions" for 45 years. These research and design awards are coveted by government as well as private industry inventors. The 100 winners selected by R&D Magazine for 2007 are stunning innovations - resourceful, effective, inspiring. A significant portion of the 2007 awards are homeland security/military innovations; others are environmental, health, and there's even innovations for kids, like a must-have-Holiday-toy robot! Here are my picks for the top 10 inventions from R & D Magazine's list of the best of 2007: read more »

Every Dog Has His Night On A Customized Pet Bed


 

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I have a 14" by 10" photograph of my Silky Terrier hanging in a hallway. Each time my Welsh Terrier looks up at that photo, he barks... and barks...like a crazy dog! And I think he's yelling, "Alfie! Get off the wall, you stupid dog!"

So, now that I found these really cool pet beds that you can customize with your own photos, I'm wondering which pictures will let sleeping dogs lie....

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Grocery Shopping Out of a Vending Machine


With technology and tenacity, Japan has managed to all but eliminate employment for convenience store workers. read more »

Planning a Visit to (the Forests?!) of Hong Kong


An urban jungle plan to clean Hong Kong's air is being dreamed up by one innovative architecture team read more »