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New Internet Umbrellas Can Play Your Videos

Ready to upgrade from your small black umbrella that fits in your briefcase or your big green and white striped golf umbrella?

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Plane Can Fly Inches Over Water


This ultra-low-flying plane uses a special lift technique known as "wing-in-ground" (WIG) to reduce drag. More than an impressive feat of engineering, these planes are also faster and more efficient than their counterparts in the clouds. read more »

Job Hunt - Inventive Marketing

Check out this series of ads for a job recruiting company in Berlin, Germany.

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Battery-Free Wireless Mouse - Product Review

Have you ever wanted a wireless mouse that didn't require batteries? Well, this mouse is the product you've been looking for all this time! read more »

Have Money to Burn? Pay $200 for a Sandwich







A prestigious British hotel (the Cliveden in Berkshire) is claiming to serve up the world's most expensive sandwich. At £100 ($202), the ‘von Essen Platinum Club Sandwich' is the world's most expensive sandwich, but with an exquisite combination of some of the very finest ingredients. read more »

The "Got Milk?" Ad Campaign Around the World

We have all seen the Got Milk? campaign print ads.

But have you seen what else Got Milk? is capable of, on top of our favorite milk mustache?

Japan's Used Panty Vending Machines: Fact or Fiction?

Vending machines stocked with used schoolgirl panties may be one of the most oft-quoted Japanese urban legends, but do they actually exist? Is there any truth behind the lurid rumors? The answer may surprise, even shock you!
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ABC's American Inventor - Episode 5 Season 2 Live Blog and Show Recap

American Inventor Show Recap

Welcome back to the blog after a rerun week of ABC's American Inventor. Tonight we are back live and, after rousing rounds in Los Angelese, San Francisco, New York and Chicago, we continue tonight's search for the next greatest invention in Houston, Texas and Tampa, Florida. read more »

Baseball Evolving? Nah, Com'On...

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That last inning of the All-Star baseball game last night should be the cover story for Nail-Biter Magazine!

I watched the whole game real intently though, because I had just learned an interesting bit of detail about baseball -- that the balls are rubbed with mud before they're put in play. Apparently, new baseballs are slick and slippery and can lead to the dropsies unless they are deglossed. Did every fan already know this?

Sixteen-year-old Cameron Kruse knew it. ... read more »

Got Sheilas’ (W)heels?

If you are a woman and drive in the UK, Sheilas' Wheels gots your back or rather your foot covered. Sheilas' Wheels is a car insurance company that caters to women's specific car insurance needs. Sheilas' Wheels has even gone as far as inventing a shoe that goes from flat to high heel and vise versa at the push of a button, all in the sake of safe driving. read more »

Ten Ways The Japanese Do It Worse

Japan and the Japanese do so many things well, it's easy to overlook where they trail the pack. From saving the whales to reaching for the stars, Japan falls miserably short - and that's just the tip of the rice-berg. Come explore the dark side of Japan, where the rising sun never shines!
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"Wind Turbines To The Rescue!" Says Seth


After watching the Live Earth concert this past weekend I've been inspired to jump on the going green bandwagon.  This morning I was even more aware of how much water I used as I got ready for work.  Continuing my eco-friendly habits, I decided to feature in today's blog the new V90-3MW wind turbines by Vestas that promise to make a huge difference in the energy crisis if the world populationg actually realizes its value.  Not only that, but the website is really cool, too! read more »

New Antibiotics Fight Cancer Without Hair Loss

Researchers from Japan have discovered an antibiotic that could enable cancer patients to keep up to 70% of their hair while undergoing chemotherapy. read more »

Tide iPod Sweepstakes - Inventive Marketing






A recent promotion by Tide used vintage style promotional t-shirts and a completely customized iPod nano to drive their Loads of Hope program to benefit New Orleans. read more »

Ten Ways The Japanese Do It Better

Time and time again, Japan has been handed a ball someone else made and scored a touchdown. From cell phones to toilets to world peace, the Japanese just do it better!
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Sony announced today that the price of the PLAYSTATION 3 is being dropped from $599 to $499. Sony has spent the last few days denying the drop in price, but officials came out today with an official announcement, saying that they expect sales to "double" due to the price drop. read more »

Japan's New Toilets Wash, Dry... and Fly!

Those amazing Japanese "washlets" pretty much do it all, from raising their lids in greeting as you enter the bathroom to washing and drying you off when you're done. Seems like Japanese toilets can do everything but fly... well guess again!
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Calling All Teen Inventors! Get Your Projects Ready Now!

What could your highschool do with an extra $10,000?

When you finish your list, keep reading...

One way to get that much needed dough and encourage creative thinking and invention in your highschool is to form an invent team and a project now... because applications for the 2009 Lemelson-Mit InvenTeams awards begin this fall.... read more »

New Packaging Keeps Pre-Cut Vegetables Fresh for Weeks

In an effort to keep minimally processed vegetables fresher for longer, companies are collaborating in a new project to design super fresh packaging. Among the preservation techniques is one that many three-year-olds are sure to enjoy: edible packaging. read more »

Biking for Better Biceps : Brain Rep 2

Peter Mucha, our Guest Blogger, is an online editor and writer for the Philadelphia Inquirer, who shares more of his zany ideas on . He thought the readers of may enjoy discussing the process of inventing. Here's his article:

Although hill-climbing can be a workout for your arms, most bike-riding does little for your upper bod. I realized this while lugging a watermelon in a bag back from a parking-lot produce market. Really added to the exercise. Could there be a gizmo that creates the same effect? Brain Reps, begin .... read more »

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