Innovation

GM's Next Generation 6-Speed Automatic Transmission Gets Another Boost in Fuel Economy

About a year ago, General Motors introduced their 6T40 6-speed automatic transmission.  It was built for small and mid-sized car market and promised to boost fuel economy by 5%.  Since then the engineers at GM have been working on ways to improve upon the already solid gearbox, the results of which have yielded another 5% boost in overall economy.

Chew On This: Aircraft That Biomimic The Architecture Of A Tooth

Looking for an inspiration to build more crash resistant aircraft, mechanical engineers are looking at the architecture of the tooth.

Japanese Cosplay Queen 'Shokotan' Has Her Own Paper Doll Kit

Japanese pop singer, top blogger and anime otaku idol Shoko Nakagawa ("Shokotan" for short) offers her fans an opportunity to dress her up (or down) via the paper doll kit in her new photobook.

Internet Rehab For NetAddicts!

"They tried to make me go to rehab, but I said: no, no, no!"  A 'rehab center' for all those socially networked, gaming addicts out there.... has opened its doors. And for the low, low cost of $14,500, your followers, contacts and friends can send you straight from your intervention to its Redmond, Washington headquarters. 

Cross.tv, the Christian Spacebook FlickTube Social Network

Holy Roller, Batman, apparently social networking has gotten a little too risque for some. Since language is not censored on sites like Twitter and Facebook, Christians soldiers are marching onward in a pilgrimage to clean up the social media space, with a beta launch of Cross.tv. While the social networking space is getting a little crowded, Cross.tv is one of the first to focus on a faith-based approach to reach out to prospective network members.

Will BrightFuse Fizzle As A LinkedIn Killer?

Social Networks that connect business professionals abound on the Internet, but known have reached the comprehensive approach or critical mass of LinkedIn. While Plaxo, FastPitch and others have reached out to business professionals daily trying to woo them over, none have scaled nor held their ground as firmly as LinkedIn.

New 5-Stroke Engine to Boost Efficiency and Reduce Emissions

Our four stroke engines have been around for a very long time and while many small changes have been made to them over those many years, the basic principal of operation has remained the same. Now, a new engine design that uses an additional stroke may be taking over the number 1 position when it comes to small powerplants.

GM Rates Volt at 230 mpg: Outrageous Claim or Realistic Number?

Earlier this month, GM released information that the upcoming Chevy Volt would be able to see as high as 230 miles per gallon of fuel.  Ever more impressive is that the EPA is backing this claim…for now anyway.  But the real question is: How did we reach this number to begin with?

The 'Obama Joker' & The Top Ten Altered Image List

Is posting an altered image of the president to Flickr an acceptable practice? Or should copyrighted photos in general never be altered and published online or in print? If so, why are do so many contrived photos and artwork popping up daily on social networks and in magazines?  Check out this TOP TEN list of altered images that have have sparked censorship controversy over the years, right up till today.

Facing Facebook's Schizophrenia?

To grow a population larger than Brazil and slightly less than than the US does Facebook need to adapt to change? And if so, could its underlying success become its ultimate downfall? Being all things to all people normally dilutes the effectiveness of any system. If governments have failed at it is Facebook enough of a chameleon to take on the challenge? Just how many faces does Facebook have?

Optimal Vision Contact Lenses Enhance Vision By Filtering Light Like Sunglasses

Sunglasses are not always convenient for those who are heavy into sports, because they can easily result in damage, but now there are contact lenses that help filter the sunlight by imitating the way that animal's eyes filter light.


Soak Media: Marketing Company With Unique Water Bottle Advertising

Soak Media has a unique marketing plan that it delivers to its clients to increase visibility and increase clientele. Although it seems like they're onto something by capturing a unique, niche market in branding, their concept is also a controversial one because it doesn't abide by the eco-conscious trends that we're so heavily focused on today.

Pie Lab: Greensboro Business Serves Sweet Treats With A Dose Of Healing!

Not all businesses are about monetary profit, and there's a pop-up restaurant and café that serves some sweet treats in an attempt to alleviate tension amongst socioeconomic groups and different races by bringing them together.


Recovery Sling Provides Double Duty On Your Broken Bones

Why throw your sling away when it's time to work yourself back into pre-broken-limb shape? One sling, two functions.

Digital BBQ Tongs With Thermometer

Cut three grill gadgets down to one with these handy tongs and get the perfect piece of meat every time.