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Up Close With Birds 'N' All - A Hummingbird Feeder For Your Face

The best way to experience hummingbirds is in your face!

Calling All Inventors: Edison Nation Sets Up $25 Million Innovation Fund For Inventors

Hoping to spur on some closet inventors in the U.S., Edison Nation, the search agent for several large retail outfits, has set up a $25 million fund to help inventors with great ideas fund their development.

Nudge Nudge Link Link - Get Your Emails When You Need Them

Emails getting buried? NudgeMail puts them where you need them, when you need them.

That Blasted Roof! - Capturing Wind Energy On Your Roof

A cheap, unimposing wind turbine that attaches to the roof of your house could be on many horizons in the not-too-distant future.

O! That A Man Might Know - James May Wants Your Invention

James May wants to feature your invention on his TV show, Man Lab.

"I Know That Face"-Advanced Facial Recognition Software

Computers that talk to us. Programs that recognize human emotions and respond accordingly. An electronic device that knows the face of its owner. Sound like science fiction? 

Birmingham University researcher Lijun Yin wants to make it a reality. 

Lemelson-MIT Awards RPI Student For New Bomb Detection Method

A doctoral student at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) has won the 2011 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize for developing a new technique for detecting hidden explosives, chemicals, and other dangerous materials from a safe distance.

 


Floor Plan Light Switch A Bright Idea For Homeowners

There's always that one switch in a house - you know, the one that makes you wonder "just what the hell does this do?" Now, from designer Taewon Hwang, comes the Floor Plan Light Switch -  a great way to never be confused again.

Aydogan Ozcan's "Killer App": The Lens-free Cellphone Microscope

People from all over the world use cellphones every day but what a lot of them don't really know is that it can also be used for a greater, more important, and life-saving purpose. 

Big Brother Is Watching You, And You, And You... - Cameras That Know Who You Are

Now cameras can tell who and where you are better than ever before. Feeling secure?

Understanding the Buying Process at Major Retailers

If you’re new to the game of selling to major retailers, then you’re probably wondering how their buying processes work.   It’s a question that comes up all of the time in my workshops and classes.  And this important topic rarely gets discussed, so I thought I’d take a minute to review!

Rotator MP3 Player Puts A Spin On Mobile Music

With eco-friendly everything on the rise, designer Denis Kalinin has created the Rotator MP3 player, a clever way to have your music and charge it too.

HTC Slim Concept Combines Style And Business Savvy

Designer Sylvain Gerber has created a new prototype phone for HTC - the Slim - intended to meld the needs of business with the style of the streets.

New Forensics Tool May Re-Open Many Cold Cases: CERA

Prior to now, it has been almost impossible to track latent prints from discharged cartridge cases.   But a new invention in the field of forensics technology was unveiled last week  that will send uncaptured criminals scrambling, for it has the technology to reveal fingerprints on spent bullet cartridges.

 


Bringing a Food Product to Market - The TERRA Chip Success Story

The story behind the success of TERRA Chips is truly inspirational for any entrepreneur interested in bringing a new food product to market. 

Here’s their story…

Snowed In, A Massachusetts Man Invents 'SnowBow,' A Better Shovel

Some of us may be snowed in right now; if not, we're waiting for the next storm, and then we'll be snowed in.  Well, three years ago, industrial designer John Mosher was snowed in, in Hopington, Massachusetts,, and he went out with his snow blower to clear the driveway.  It broke down.  A 160 foot driveway is tough to clear with a shovel, and Mosher made it half way when he said that's it!  The rest made shovel history!

The Ultimate DIY Inventor Success Story!

Since founding her company, Sara Blakely has donated more than $10 million dollars, employs 100+ people, has been on Oprah, was featured in a reality show with Sir Richard Branson, and met former President Nelson Mandela!

How did Sara Blakely reach such success? The story goes like this…


New Lights To Shine On Cancer Cells With FDA OK Of C Dots

C Dots, or Cornell Dots, named for the university where they were first developed, have received approval from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA)... to be used in a human clinical trial.  The C Dots were first developed as optical probes, but have since been adapted for use as cancer cell trackers, assisting both the diagnosis and targeted treatment of cancer cells.

 

Inventor's 'Bedbug Detective' Sniffs Just Like A Dog!

Two years ago, when the deluge of the bedbug became the scourge of the day, Chris Goggin, a mechanical engineer, wondered if he could create a machine as sensitive to odors as a dog.  The particular sensitivity would be to the pheromones emitted by bedbugs.

 


Purposefulness Of Shadow Chair Stands Out In A Crowd

Sometimes, a designer turns a common concept on its head, but in this case designer John Leung puts the standard chair design flat on its ass. Enter the “Purposefulness of Shadow”.