New Type of Interactive Paper Makes and Plays Sounds


No, there are no hidden wires here. It really is just the paper, along with a special conductive ink, that makes this paper listenable. read more »

Inventor Creates Way to Build Houses with Pollution


Henry LiuHenry LiuA 70-year-old retired civil engineer has built a new kind of brick-stronger, cheaper, cleaner-out of a waste byproduct of coal plants called "fly ash." Henry Liu, the inventor, will be selling the bricks to manufacturers next year, so environmentalists will have a clean option to brick buildings. read more »

Hydrogen-fueled Cars Enhanced with 13 Lucky Enzymes


Thirteen enzymes have been discovered-found in as diverse objects as plants, rabbits, bacteria, and yeast-which, when mixed together, could solve three major challenges on the road to a hydrogen economy. Ultimately, the chemistry experiment could enable a car to run for 300 miles for as little as $8. read more »

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 »

Robot as Smart as a Kindergartener


Leonardo, the creation of MIT scientists, looks like a cuddly toy with movable appendages. But this "toy" is, in at least one way, more intelligent than a human pre-schooler.

Our Guest Blogger, Lisa Zyga, is a science writer who is interested in many areas of science and technology, including the impact of science on society. She is excited about exploring new inventions in science, medicine, and space, and inspiring and fascinating readers interested in the creative frontier of science with the readers of InventorSpot.com. Here's her article: read more »

Scientists Create "Real" Tornadoes


How can a tornado form inside an "igloo"?

Our Guest Blogger, Lisa Zyga, is a science writer who is interested in many areas of science and technology, including the impact of science on society. She is excited about exploring new inventions in science, medicine, and space, and inspiring and fascinating readers interested in the creative frontier of science with the readers of InventorSpot.com. Here's her article: read more »

Google Earth Takes On Fourth Dimension


How will 15,000 creatures add their voices to your online map?

Our Guest Blogger, Lisa Zyga, is a science writer who is interested in many areas of science and technology, including the impact of science on society. She is excited about exploring new inventions in science, medicine, and space, and inspiring and fascinating readers interested in the creative frontier of science with the readers of AmericanInventorSpot.com. Here's her article: read more »

GPS Cell Phone Creates an Invisible Fence for Kids


Ever wish for a better way to keep track of your children?

Our Guest Blogger, Lisa Zyga, is a science writer who is interested in many areas of science and technology, including the impact of science on society. She is excited about exploring new inventions in science, medicine, and space, and inspiring and fascinating readers interested in the creative frontier of science with the readers of AmericanInventorSpot.com. Here's her article: read more »

Dual Bulb Won't Leave Surgeons in the Dark


When are two lights better than one?

Lisa Zyga is a science writer who is interested in many areas of science and technology, including the impact of science on society. She is excited about exploring new inventions in science, medicine, and space, and inspiring and fascinating readers interested in the creative frontier of science with the readers of AmericanInventorSpot.com. Here's her article: read more »