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Marrying art and function isn't always easy. But award-winning, Italian designer Danilo de Rossi makes it appear as effortless as the effect of gravity on a drop of water... read more »
Weird and eerie... these Japanese Eyeball Ghost Charms are that and more! Inspired by "Medama no Oyaji" or "Eyeball Daddy" from a late 1960s TV show, the creepy character can now keep an eye on you - literally - from a convenient zipper or cellphone grommet. read more »
The annual Space Elevator Games were held this past Monday in Farmington, Utah. Student teams designed 100-meter-tall space elevators in the competition, and the winning team's robot came close to winning NASA's half-million-dollar prize. read more »
Despite some taboos, tattoos have experienced a recent surge of popularity in many parts of the world, particularly in North America, Japan and Europe and most recently Australia.
The growth in the tattoo culture has also led to the growing incidence of using tattoos in creative ways in advertising. The following ten ads all use tattoos in interesting ways to help sell their products: read more »
The NHL may become an even faster sport if the new heated skate blades are approved for use. These new skates feature a heated blade which helps players glide across the ice with less friction. read more »
Elizabeth Valeri, our guest blogger, is a resident of Colorado with an interest in the material abundance of everyday life. That is, she is amused by the ways we “over-invent” our lives in a fleeting attempt at controlling them. She wanted to share some of her wacky patent finds with the readers of InventorSpot.com.
Here's her article:
* * * * * read more »With Halloween fast approaching, I decided to scout the annals of the patent offices for inventions intended for the deepest, darkest, scariest recesses of mankind.
"Dipped (traditional) headlights only illuminate about 56 meters, when the breaking distance at 100 Km/k is about 80 meters," says Professor Ros Vidal of the University of Granada. read more »
A Taiwan company, by the name of Asustek, is in the process of launching four new budget laptops targeted at children, the elderly, and the underprivileged. Targeting this demographic with a "budget-friendly" laptop is nothing new. Other organizations and companies have already developed low-priced laptops... read more »
InventorSpot.com is delighted to announce that three new writers are joining our team today.
George Delozier is from Pennsylvania and recently joined the U.S. Air Force. He will be keeping us up to date on the latest and greatest from the world of motorized transportation. Whether it flies or drives, he plans to provide the most up-to-date information available.
Joe Eitel is a writer/graphic designer from Grand Rapids, Michigan who
intends to write about the latest news and reviews of the most innovative
new electronic gadgets on the market today. He has written many published
articles on this topic, and he plans on sharing his extensive tech-knowledge
with the readers of InventorSpot.
Sarah Olson, originally from Chicago, is keeping her eye on the freshest innovations in interior designs. She brings to you the latest morphings of function and form for the home, letting you decide whether you'd love it or leave it.
We think these folks will be wonderful additions to the team of writers bringing you the latest news from around the world on the most interesting inventions, innovations and ideas,
You can read more about InventorSpot.com and our whole team here.
In many still developing nations, such as the Philippines, a paper system is prevalent in many important institutions. And with a paper monitoring system comes paper-related problems, namely forgery. read more »
Japanese horror cinema, or "J-Horror" has been making a name for itself in recent years. Hollywood chillers The Ring and The Grudge are adaptations of recent J-Horror flicks and their success will surely spawn others. To get the full impact of what J-Horror really means, subtitles or not, you've got to go to the source... read more »
Plush breast toys... Yes, just when you thought Japan couldn't get any weirder comes this set of five "Funwari Milk-chan" soft plush breast character toys. Does this mean it's now OK for boys to play with dolls? Well, maybe not... read more »
If there was something that you as a parent could do to decrease your child's risk of cancer, increase their level of education, and prevent them from getting involved with sex, drugs and alcohol until an age of responsibility, would you?
Even if it meant turning off the TV?
Whether shopping in downtown Tokyo, relaxing at home with family or out on the town with friends or co-workers, Japanese just can't seem to get enough of - or away from - the Butt-Biting Bug! read more »
Japan's easily accessible cigarette vending machines have been tempting targets for teen puffers. Not any more - the new "TASPO" ID card combines age verification with a handy payment function! read more »
Elana Bowman, our guest blogger, lives in Sydney and she has so many interests she doesn't have time to indulge in them all. On your average day, she'll be at work or writing or on the beach or reading or finding something new & interesting. She wanted to share some of her finds from the UK, Australia and New Zealand with the readers of InventorSpot.com.
Here's her article:
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Supermarket chain Tesco is launching the trim trolley this week, a trolley designed to help people work out while they shop!