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Adspecs: Self-Adjusting Eyeglass Lenses Bring Eye Care To 3rd World

These ad specs have nothing to do with the size of an ad you are placing with Google.  These Adspecs are self-adjusting lenses that an Oxford University physics professor, Josh Silver, invented to bring sight to millions of people in the third world, where there are few eye care professionals to meet the needs of those with refractive vision problems.

 


PBS Announces 2010 Trash To Treasure Competition For Kids

It's the 40th anniversary of Earth Day and to celebrate PBS's Emmy® and Peabody Award-winning TV series, Design Squad is launching a nationwide 2010 Trash to Treasure competition for kids 5 to 19.  The launch will begin on April 5, 2010.  2009 was the first year that Design Squad held this competition.


10 Chindogu: The Art Of Intentionally Making A Useless Invention

The Japanese say they invented it, but maybe they were just the first to name it.  The name, Chindogu, is becoming universally known and used to describe inventions that are useless.  Well, I don't know about Ben Franklin or Thomas Jefferson or the prolific inventor Leonardo da Vinci, but haven't most inventors created some useless stuff?  In fact, mostly useless stuff?

 


Laid Off, A Chemist Invents A Very Relevant Gadget: The Magic Toob Lampshade Leveler

I suspect your response to a lampshade leveler is going to be "So what."  Mine was too... until I learned how universally relevant this little gadget is now, and will be in the next few years.

LG 2010 Competition For The Best Design Of The Future Mobile Phone

Wouldn't you love to be the designer of the future mobile phone - one so revolutionary that the competition trips over each other getting out copies of it?  Well, for the third year, LG Mobile Phones is giving you a chance.  So, start imagining!

Calling All Inventors! Casting Invention TV Show In Chicago!

If you can create an amazing gadget out of anything... If you love tinkering with crafts... If you go by the nickname 'mad scientist'... Then, an Emmy-nominated production company is looking for you to interview for a new series with a major cable network.

Call For Inventors: The 2010 DiabetesMine™ Design Challenge

DiabetesMine, with the sponsorship of the California HealthCare Foundation, an independent philanthropy devoted to improving health care delivery, is sponsoring its second annual Design Challenge, calling for innovative devices or web applications that will improve life for people with diabetes. The three top concepts will each receive cash awards and support to further the commercialization of their designs.

Call For Inventors! Telebrands (As Seen On TV) Wants To Know What You're Up To

Inventors!  Here's a message from Telebrands! The big infomercial giant is looking for new products!

College Inventors & Entrepreneurs Face-Off In March Madness For The Mind

You probably know about the NCAA, the National Collegiate Athletic Association, but did you know that there is a National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA)?  It has approximately 200 college and university members, and more than 5,000 students at these institutions are on entrepreneurial inventor teams (E-Teams).  Now, 15 of those teams are getting ready for a face-off at the March Madness for the Mind showcase in San Francisco.

 

Call For New Products! The Next BIG THING In 2010

Calling all inventors, product designers, fashionistas, and anyone else who can come up with the next consumer must-have.  The Dallas Market Center, the world's largest wholesale marketer, is searching for The Next BIG THING.

Call For Inventors! New Eco-Friendly Garden Products

Ball Horticultural Company is looking for new environmentally friendly products that make gardening easier, save time, and help the gardener accomplish his goals successfully.  The company has enlisted Edison Nation to help "weed out" the weak applications.

Name This Product Competition: Foldable Baking Pan

Edison Nation is holding another naming competition.  This should be fun; it needs a name for a foldable baking pan. And the winner of this particular competition not only gets $500, but his or her winning name will be written into an episode of Every Day Edisons during Season 3 (starting in May on PBS affiliates).

Call For Inventors! New Air Purification Technologies

Intellectual Ventures is seeking new solutions for reducing pollution, particularly in air filtration systems that eliminate chemicals and infectious agents in confined spaces, like hospitals, businesses, homes, and transportation systems. It has teamed up with Edison Nation to help it find just the right ideas.

The Pepsi Refresh Project Looks For 1000 New Ideas Every Month

If you don't see any Pepsi commercials tomorrow on the Superbowl, I'm here to tell you where all that money is going instead: on making the world a better place.  That's right.  Pepsi is set to spend more than $20 million this year to benefit causes proposed by the public in the areas of health, arts and culture, the environment and education.  And you are invited to submit your ideas to the Pepsi Refresh Project and then get out the vote for your ideas.

Design For The Moon! NASA's 2010 Art Contest For High School & College Students

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is holding a moon-sized art contest for high-school and college students.  The challenge is to submit an original work on the theme: Life and Work on the Moon. 

Popular Science 2010 Invention Awards Now Open For Entries

Remember James Peret? He's pictured here, eating fried fish cooked in the oil that Peret recycles to heat his fish restaurant.  Peret and his invention, the Vegawatt was one of the 10 top winners of the 2009 Popular Science Invention Awards.  Well, now Popular Science is looking for the best 2010 inventions; that's right, PopSci is looking for you!

Call For Inventors: Innovative Cook And Bake Ware

If you can come up with the next do-it-all cooking or food preparation gadget, Lifetime Brands wants you!  And it wants your product by February 22, 2010!

Call For Inventors: Christmas Tree Decor & Gifts!

While Christmas is fresh on your minds, I know you inventors have plenty of ideas for how to improve it.  Before those visions of sugar plums and the money to be made from them leave your minds, the Christmas Tree Shops, through Edison Nation, want your ideas.  Hurry now, you have only until February 15, 2010 to get your entries in.

 

Call For Inventors: 'As Seen On TV' Innovative Product Search!

If you've had a product in mind that would sell a few million through infomercial advertising, your idea could be one of the next big hits As Seen On TV!   Edison Nation has partnered with some of the best direct response (DRTV) firms in the country to find the best innovative products for 'As Seen On TV' Innovative Product Search.

Edison Nation Plays The Name Game: Name This Product Competition

If you're good at coming up with names for products, Edison Nation has got just the competition for you.  The online intermediary between inventors and big companies has added Name Searches to its Live Product Searches.  Entries to its first naming competition are due January 18, 2010, so you better get started!