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Segatoys Robot Dreamchick is Your No Fuss, No Mess Pet

The Dreamchick from Segatoys is the latest trendy toy from robot-crazy Japan! Designed to look and act like a fluffy yellow 3-day old baby chick, the Dreamchick responds to your touch and makes sad sounds when you ignore it - not that you ever could!
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Innovate Or Die! Can Bikers Help Save The Earth?


Can bikers help solve our energy problems? They are being challenged to do so by the Innovate Or Die invention contest, sponsored by Specialized Bicycles and Google Inc. Innovate or Die is the first-ever invention contest for the most ingenious bike that uses human pedalling to power something besides the bike itself.

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Sony PS2 SingStar Limited Edition Bundle Should be a Hit

Sony is set to release the Limited Edition PS2 SingStar Bundle Pack just in time for the holiday season. Sony is hoping to capitalize on the amazing success of the PS2 over the past 7 years. SingStar is a karaoke game, much like American Idol. Sony says that these PS2 bundle packs will sell like hotcakes for the holidays. read more »

Great Invention Idea? Preserving the Dead in Display Cases

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Halloween lovers my third, and last, spooky patent pick of the year has got it all: dead people, mummies and burning flesh!

India’s National Innovation Foundation Reaches the Next Generation




Earlier this month, in honor of former president of India, A.P. J. Abdul Kalam’s 76th birthday, the NIF launched a children’s corner on its website devoted completely to the creativity and innovation of young minds. read more »

Student Solves $25,000 Wolfram Computer Challenge

A 20-year-old from the UK has recently proven that one of the simplest types of computers can solve every known computational problem, given enough time. Alex Smith, who is studying electrical engineering at the University of Birmingham, will receive mathematician Stephen Wolfram's $25,000 prize in a ceremony held in the home town of the famous computer scientist Alan Turing. read more »

Incontinence Relief For Leaky Ladies


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If you've heard anyone say, "I laughed so hard I peed in my pants," it's not just an expression. Most women experience incontinence at some point in their lives, a weakening of urinary control, so that laughter, coughing, a sneeze, lifting, or exercise can be an immediate cause of leakiness. Some even leak while they sleep.

The IncoStress device, invented by a Welsh mother-daughter team, just won 1st Prize at the British Invention Show and it may be the answer for leaky ladies.

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Scientists Identify Drug-Craving Brain Region

Scientists from Chili have discovered that blocking a region of the brain called the insular cortex causes rats that are addicted to amphetamines to stop craving the drug. This understanding could lead to the development of new therapies to help treat drug addiction. read more »

Double-Clutch = Double Fun

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What gets the fuel efficiency of a 6-speed, shifts as fast as an automatic, and is made to perform but still doesn't require the extra work of a clutch?

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A Gamer's Review Of The Microsoft Reclusa Keyboard

So I was strolling through my favorite store in the entire world, Circuit City, and I'm always looking for better peripherals for my gaming.

While I'm not a first-person-shooter guy I do a lot of mysteries, role playing, and strategy games, the latter of which hotkey intensive. So before I take my Bluetooth keyboard down to the shooting gallery, I thought I would stop in at the Circuit City to look at a new keyboard before this one bites the dust. read more »

Hitachi to Launch Ultra Thin HDTV: 1.5 Inches Thick

The Japanese company, Hitachi, is set to release one of the slimmest LCD HDTVs ever. Hitachi will release these ultra-thin TVs this December in Japan and early 2008 in the United States. HDTVs have never been so versatile. read more »

A Vehicle That Drives Itself.....Really!

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What do you get if you throw a new Land Rover LR3, some high-tech sensors, an advanced data processing unit and a few great minds from MIT into a mixer and blend thoroughly? read more »

"Glo" with the Flow of Modern Lighting

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 »

Japanese Eyeball Ghost Charm Spooks Sports Fans

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.
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Space Elevator Competition Shows Promising Future

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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 »

Great Invention Idea? Frameless Glasses Are Bolted Onto Your Face!

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My ruminations about getting older, when I first learned I needed reading glasses, were quickly dispelled when I placed an order for some designer frames and the optician handed me a bill for several hundred dollars.

Selling on Skin - The Best of Tattoo Advertising

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 »

NHL Players May Soon Use Hockey Skates With Built-In Heaters

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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 »

The Next Generation Hybrid

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Great Invention Idea? Human Fart Collector

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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

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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.