DISCOVERIES AND BREAKTHROUGHS

Super Cute Little Robot Designed To Help Kids With Autism

As of December of 2013, the CDC released the estimate that approximately one out of every 68 children in the United States currently has autism, and boys are four to five times more likely than girls to be diagnosed with it. Aisoy1 V5 hopes to help them.

Sneakers Made From Recycled Carbon Emissions

Athletic shoes made from carbon dioxide? Yup, and that's not all. Find out what other innovative ideas are helping us tackle pollution.

Eerily Human Robot 'Alter' Is A Veritable Creep Show

The future is finally here, and it's downright scary. Japan has come out with a humanoid robot that will either thrill you or have you assuming the fetal position while repeating "mommy" over and over again. (VIDEO)

'Crescent Womb' Sleeping Device For Babies May Reduce SIDS

If you're a new parent, a young inventor has just developed an infant safety bed you're going to want to check out. Besides allowing babies to continue to sleep in the cradled position they're accustom to in the womb, it's said to help reduce the risk of SIDS. Find out who makes it and how it works here. (VIDEO)

Inventors Answer The Call From Gates' Foundation's 'Reinvent The Toilet Challenge'

Sanitation is a global problem affecting billions of people with up to 700,000 childhood deaths a year due to it. Find out who's rising to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation challenge entitled "Reinvent the Toilet" and where the winning entries will do the most good.

A TV Set That Repels Mosquitoes? LG In India Says 'Yes'

South Korea's Indian branch of LG recently introduced a flat screen TV that purportedly works as a mosquito repellent in addition to providing entertainment. Find out who's got them and what the initial asking price is.

New Translucent Solar Panels Allow Greenhouses To Operate More Efficiently

How do you take a previously existing product and turn it into something new and more efficient? Science and determination or, in this case, what's being called a happy accident. Find out how a research team at UC Santa Cruz in the Thin-Film Optoelectronics Laboratory stumbled upon an energy and cost efficient way to feed the world.

Saltwater Brewery Develops Eco-Friendly 'Edible Six-Pack Rings'

Our oceans are sadly turning into trash receptacles overflowing with non-biodegradable waste. Find out how one microbrewery in Florida has teamed up to put an end to the mutilation and death of aquatic life as a result of the plastics that lurk beneath the water.

New App Detects Furfural In Beer: Say Goodbye to Stale Ale

Not sure of the freshness levels of the various beers you've had sitting around for ages? No worries. A new app for beer lovers can tell you without ever having to take a swig. Find out more about it and how it works right here.

Algae: Saving Plants From Themselves To End World Hunger

World hunger is an increasing concern. Now scientists at Carnegie think they may have found the key to possibly alleviating some of those worries through a protein and enzyme commonly found in algae. Find out what they are, how they work and what impact they could have on feeding the masses by reading further.

Multi-Directional Impact Protection System Helmets Making Sports Safer

If you play a lot of rough contact sports, maybe you should invest in a MIPs designed helmet. CTE and other traumatic brain injuries are responsible for dementia and a whole host of other unpleasant maladies. Find out how you can strengthen your defense against these injuries right here.

A Hair Growth Device Resembling Headphones Has Surfaced, But Will It Work?

A cure for baldness? One company is offering a new device that's said to regrow hair without surgery, chemicals or pills, and it's a one-time cost versus a never ending regimen of products costing hundreds of dollars yearly. So what is it and what did Dateline NBC have to say about its sister product using the same technology? Find out here.

Electric Fork Simulates Salt By Stimulating Your Tongue

An electric fork developed by researchers at Tokyo University could be a boon for people restricted to low-salt or salt-free diets. Salty, sour and even metallic tastes can be evoked by the innovative battery-powered fork.

Scuba Diving Without Tanks? New ‘Artificial Gills’ Concept Design Raising Questions

Imagine swimming for up to 45 minutes underwater without having to come up for air with no bulky air tanks strapped to your back. A new device by Triton claims to allow you to do just that. Find out what scientists are saying about the legitimacy of the claim right here.

Serial Inventor Offers Tips & Discounts For InventorSpot Readers

Many inventors fantasize about becoming the next great serial inventor — where they can continuously sell one successful product idea after another. It’s the American dream to create something from nothing, have it resonate with the masses, and then sit back and watch the shekels coming rolling in. Roger Brown is one such inventor who has not only entered that rarefied stratosphere, but has also been reaping the benefits of his creativity for over two decades now.