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Invention Video: Dexter's Laboratory


The Cartoon Network has a television cartoon series called Dexter's Laboratory. In it, boy genius Dexter hides away in his secret bedroom laboratory to save the world, and avoid his ballerina sister Dee Dee.

This cute cartoon from Dexter's Laboratory really captures the ups and downs of the invention process. read more »

Light as Air


 

A fan that doubles up as a light?

I did a double take when I came across this one. Read on to know more about this innovative, cool and wonderful new idea.

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Top Five Science Stories This Week


 

It was a lively week for science news. From exploring dark matter to curing baldness, science continues to amaze. Below are the top five science stories that most captivated my attention this week. read more »

Slightly Twisted Product of the Week: Gun-Shaped Hair Dryer

It's been awhile since I posted a Slightly Twisted posting. Loyal fans will recall that I find some of the products on the web that leave me a bit speechless. I am asking for your help in trying to figure out something funny, witty or profound to say about it. My pick of the Slightly Twisted wacky product of the week is a quite realistic looking Gun Shaped Hair Dryer.

Hello Kitty Static Electricity Key Holder - Positively Ex-Static!


The Hello Kitty Static Electricity Key Holder is much more than just a cute key chain, it's a powerful static electricity absorber that takes the sting out of closing your car door. read more »

Cigarettes on the Ground: Inventive Marketing


"It seems not only do you need a cigarette, you also need aid."

This ad was created for the Instituto Nacional del Torrax: Cigaretto in Chile.

A rolled flier that looks very similar to a cigarette was placed in high traffic areas on the ground. When a smoker picked it up, he will find out that it is a flier that points out his addiction to cigarettes and offers to him some help.

What do you think? Does it work? How would you have done it? read more »

Crank It Up With The SOS Emergency Cell Phone Charger!


The SOS Emergency Cell Phone Charger is a low-tech solution for high-tech cell phones whose batteries run out of power in emergency situations. read more »

Seth Says: So Cute I Might Explode


Deep down in your brawny, manly heart you are a complete sucker for cute puppies and adorable kitties. You play football, you eat meat, you wash your hairl with motor oil--and you also melt when you see any and all the images and videos from CuteOverload.com. read more »

Cool Pet Home


 

 

New living quarters for your four legged friend...and extra storage space for you. read more »

Robot as Smart as a Kindergartener


Leonardo, the creation of MIT scientists, looks like a cuddly toy with movable appendages. But this "toy" is, in at least one way, more intelligent than a human pre-schooler.

Our Guest Blogger, Lisa Zyga, is a science writer who is interested in many areas of science and technology, including the impact of science on society. She is excited about exploring new inventions in science, medicine, and space, and inspiring and fascinating readers interested in the creative frontier of science with the readers of InventorSpot.com. Here's her article: read more »

Solar Dough : Product Review


If you have kids and you want to teach them hands-on about the power of the sun, Solar Dough is a good way to start. Watch them pull it apart and mash it back together as they "ooh" and "awe" over the different colors that it turns to in the sun. That's what my little ones did. They watched their solar dough turn from blue to darker blue to purple and then, just as advertised, back to blue in seconds when taken out of the sun. The smiles on their faces were enough to say to me "this is fun!" read more »

Zihotch Showa Retro Wrist Watch Turns Back the Clock!


What looks like a phone and sounds like a phone, but acts like a clock? The Zihotch Showa Retro Wrist Watch, of course! read more »

Site News - May 17, 2007



We have some great news to share.

We are welcoming three new writers to our writing team here at InventorSpot.com. read more »

Seth Says: It's OK to Play With Your Food!


I found this little website gem this morning. I've done my best to try and devise a purpose, or even something productive from the site, but am still a little lost—and I'm OK with that. Diet Riot is the brainchild of Philipp Zurmoehle (note slightly pretentious spelling of first name), and it consists of little more than food fighting animations. And I don't mean the kind of food fights we had in junior high cafeterias; I mean literally, food that fights. read more »

Ironing on the Ironman


Making a boring and mundane chore very interesting...The Ironman. read more »

Computer Faces Now Interactive with ViSO


Would you like the face on a computer screen interact with you?

Tech Gone Awry, our Guest Blogger, is a full-time freelance writer who enjoys writing about the latest in technology, as well as fiction. He lives in Pullman, Washington with his wife and three children. He wanted to share some of the latest in gadgets with the readers of InventorSpot.com. Here's his article: read more »

Scientists Create "Real" Tornadoes


How can a tornado form inside an "igloo"?

Our Guest Blogger, Lisa Zyga, is a science writer who is interested in many areas of science and technology, including the impact of science on society. She is excited about exploring new inventions in science, medicine, and space, and inspiring and fascinating readers interested in the creative frontier of science with the readers of InventorSpot.com. Here's her article: read more »

Mac Tablet : Tablet of Dreams


Curuious what would be an ideal tablet concept?

Tech Gone Awry, our Guest Blogger, is a full-time freelance writer who enjoys writing about the latest in technology, as well as fiction. He lives in Pullman, Washington with his wife and three children. He wanted to share some of the latest in gadgets with the readers of InventorSpot.com. Here's his article: read more »

The Modern Marvels Invent Now(R) Challenge Names Top Invention of 2007


The History Channel(R) and Invent Now(R) Inc., a division of the National Inventors Hall of Fame(R) Foundation, announced the Finalists and Grand Prize Winner - the top inventions of 2007 - in the second annual Modern Marvels Invent Now(R) Challenge, a national competition in search of America's next great inventor. read more »

Seth Says: Disney Who? How about "Paprika"


One of the most inventive, mesmerizing and downright gorgeous movie trailers I've ever seen. I'm absolutely ecstatic about seeing this movie, and, hopefully, the rest of you will be too after seeing the preview. read more »