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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 »
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:
* * * * * read more »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 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 »
At Microsoft Research headquarters in India, innovative ideas abound. read more »
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 »
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 »
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 gamers stage a political protest - virtually. read more »
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 »
I have 8 cylinders….but only 4 make power…? read more »
Some of the best Japanese cars never made the trip across the ocean. After seeing this list, you'll wish they did! read more »
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 »
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....
With technology and tenacity, Japan has managed to all but eliminate employment for convenience store workers. read more »
An urban jungle plan to clean Hong Kong's air is being dreamed up by one innovative architecture team read more »
In light of L’Oreal’s recent lawsuit against ebay for selling fraudulent products, as well as the Colgate toothpaste recall, companies are becoming increasingly concerned about the distribution of authentic products to consumers. read more »
Our Guest Blogger, Lee Nunley, is a recent college graduate who has
lived in Cairo and Budapest. He currently resides in Denver and is
working on a book-centered Web 2.0 project. He wanted to share news about the innovations in the Middle East with the readers of InventorSpot.com.
Here's his article:
* * * * * read more »Millions of expats living in the Gulf countries could lose their visas, and be forced to leave Gulf countries, if a new proposal by Bahrain is passed.
Sometimes, it does take a really big ad to make a really big presence and send a really big message. Here are my picks for some of the best in oversized advertising: read more »
The Apple iPhone may be at the top of everyone's holiday gift list this year, but the fact remains is that it's NOT the best cell-phone you can buy - by far! Japan's KDDI has introduced the InfoBar 2, a sleek and sexy cell-phone that can do things Apple's product planners - and iPhone owners - can only dream about. Pity it's only available in Japan... read more »
Winners included the discovery that Viagra helps hamsters overcome jetlag, a method for extracting vanilla flavor from cow dung, and a study of the word "the." read more »