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Robot Demonstrates Self-Awareness


Do you know thyself? Nico does.

This robot has recently passed the self-recognition test that scientists use to determine if an animal species can recognize itself in a mirror. Only a handful of animals have passed this test, and now robots appear to be among this elite clique...or else, the test may not be all that it was once thought to be. read more »

"Shot Guard" Underwear Foils Freaky Photographers



New "ShotGuard" underwear from Cramer Japan provides female athletes, students and children with security against infrared photography.
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Claytronics: Do I need to say anything else?


Normally, I would write about a new technology, then have a little short story associated with it. However, today's subject matter just had way too many possibilities. I just could not pick just one. See for yourself with "Claytronics". read more »

Site Announcements - May 31, 2007


We would like to announce that we have a new writer joining InventorSpot.com. read more »

Lisa Zyga is a science writer interested in the crossroads of science, technology and society. She writes on new inventions in electronics, space, and medicine, and hopes the creative frontier of science will inspire and fascinate readers of InventorSpot.com.

We are excited to have Liza join us. We think she wil be a terrific addition to our writing team. InventorSpot.com Team

Inventive Packaging - Hot You Can See!


Want to see a brilliant new way to package hot liquids?

Amy Gifford, our Guest Blogger, works in PR for a group of nonprofits after previously working in media and advertising in the auto industry. She wanted to share her smart marketing finds with the readers of InventorSpot.com.

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Patently Pointless?


 

When is a patent pointless or just dowright silly? 

Our Guest Blogger, Jennifer Lane, has lived in an array of places, from a monastery in the Himalayas to the "Entertainment Capital of the World."  She currently works as an attorney in Las Vegas, Nevada. She wanted to share the fun side of patents with the readers of InventorSpot.com.

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SITE NEWS: InventorSpot.com Relaunched


We have happy news. We did a press release today that reads as follows:

Invention Website AmericanInventorSpot.com announces change of its name to InventorSpot.com and launch of free new service for inventors.

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The USB Warmer Cushion Brings Heat To Your Seat



The USB Warmer Cushion works much like a miniature electric blanket, radiating soothing heat to warm you from the bottom up.
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Seth Says: Pics, pics and more pics!


Need a picture of say, I don't know, an ostrich? or an old lady? or a Vincent van Gogh print? Whatever your visual query, you'll likely find it in the database of 1.3 million images at Visipix.com . Boasting the largest collection of images on the web, you can find exactly what you want when you want it. read more »

Cotton Swab Holders Can Make You Smile


Lift the head and the swabs pop out of this adorable Cotton Swab Holder. read more »

Pig LED Keychain Light "Nose" Where The Key Goes



The Pig LED Keychain Light from AudioCubes features twin LED lights that shine out from this cute pink (or black, or white) plastic piggie's nose to shine the light of reason into the heart of darkness - or at least, your car or home lock.
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Another Giant “Green” Sock Monkey?


Imagine a giant sock monkey. Rockford city did and they named him Nelson. He is 5'8" tall without his hat; 6'2" with his hat and 7'2" including his tail. Nelson, named after John Nelson (the man patented the first sock knitting machines in 1869, 1876 and 1879) is made out of 44 Rockford Red Heeled socks. He is the original giant sock monkey and you can visit him at the Midway Village and Museum Center.

Now take a few more minutes and then imagine another giant sock monkey, but this time imagine an anatomically correct sock monkey. Having a little trouble? read more »

Mr. Hoyos Lives A La Lata


At first glance you may think this chair is just another chair made from recycled parts, but if you look deeper you may find something more. At first glance you may be appalled when you see that the chairs environmental design consists of non-earth friendly twisty ties. Or, if you look deeper, have an open mind and patience, you may find in it instead potential, potential to have a great social and environmental impact on the world.

Carlos Alberto Montana Hoyos, a designer, who studied in Japan in Kobe Design University, knows his chair isn't perfect, but he's working on it. read more »

Inventive Marketing - Toy Story


Amy Gifford, our Guest Blogger, works in PR for a group of nonprofits after previously working in media and advertising in the auto industry. She received a Bachelors Degree in PR and five certificates in areas of Marketing, Advertising and E-commerce. She wanted to share her smart marketing finds with the readers of InventorSpot.com.

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Actors dressed up as "big toys" with oversized hands attached to their costumes to promote Australia's biggest Toy Sale at Target. read more »

Saitek Obsidian Wireless Mouse - Review


 

Looking for a great computer mouse?

Our Guest Blogger, Charlie Mann, writes the ByzzBytes and SuperFitness, newspaper columns distributed within the US by American NewsFeatures Syndicate. He has published 6 novels and written fitness books with such celebrities as Ken Norton, the former World Heavy Weight Champion. He wanted to share his review of noteworthy new products with the readers of InventorSpot.com.

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Saitek's Obsidian is the ultimate wireless optical mouse you can use 24/7 on your desktop or laptop. read more »

EMS Muscle Mouse Combines Mouse with Massager


The EMS Muscle Mouse from Thanko cleverly combines the practical utility of an optical mouse with a fully functional EMS muscle stimulation system powered through your computer's USB port. read more »

Inventive Advertising - Lipton Tea Party


Amy Gifford, our Guest Blogger, works in PR for a group of nonprofits after previously working in media and advertising in the auto industry. She received a Bachelors Degree in PR and five certificates in areas of Marketing, Advertising and E-commerce. She wanted to share her smart marketing finds with the readers of InventorSpot.com.

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Lipton Tea held a so called tea party in Cairo. read more »

Citizen M-stock Melody Download Alarm Clock


The Citizen M-stock Melody Download Alarm Clock works with your cell-phone to wake you up via infrared downloaded ringtones! read more »

Inventive Marketing - Polaroid Instant Photo


 

Amy Gifford, our Guest Blogger, works in PR for a group of nonprofits after previously working in media and advertising in the auto industry. She received a Bachelors Degree in PR and five certificates in areas of Marketing, Advertising and E-commerce. She wanted to share her smart marketing finds with the readers of InventorSpot.com.

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MediCafe Vending Machine Takes Your Time, Not Your Money


 

The old expression "Time is Money" is about to be put into practice by Japan's newest vending machine, the revolutionary MediCafe. read more »