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Brake-Lights of the Future

When a car's brake lights come on in front of you, especially at night, your mind has to process quite a few things. Are they coming to a complete stop? Are they slowing abruptly or gradually? Will I have enough space? A new design from Virginia Technical Institute takes almost all of the guess work out for you and should hopefully make the roads a little safer.

Barcode Art From Japan: Black & White CAN Get Along!

Barcodes... they're those black & white striped patterns that nearly every retail product sports these days. Now Japan's creative community has partnered with big corporations to add a life & laughs to boring old universal product bar codes.

Kids Fly Care Free with CARES

Today's families are scattered all over the map, meaning plane trips to grandma's house are more common than ever before. Thanks to the Child Aviation Restraint System (CARES), flying is safer than ever for your youngster.

Great Invention Idea? Candy for Adults Who Suck

United States patent D301835 enables the psychosexual slackers among us to complete the oral fixation stage anytime we want, or simply prolong it for as long as we like.

World's Only Fitting Room for Car Shopping

According to a recent survey conducted in the United Kingdom, 3 out of every 4 people recognize their car as a status symbol and a huge reflection of themselves. Because of this, Chevrolet has built a "fitting room" for prospective car buyers so they can actually see themselves in the vehicle before they buy it.

Delicious or Disgusting? The Banger & Mash Cone

From Aunt Bessie's web presence and the traditional kind of British food she's known for, like steak pies, home-style chips, and baked apple pie, you wouldn't think she'd become a trendsetter in the food arena. But she has created the United Kingdom's first main course on an ice cream cone -- the Banger and Mash Cone.


VW's New City Transport Cell

City Car Concepts are becoming more and more prevalent, and honestly, they are getting more attention than ever. Volkswagen Designers are hoping to break into this new market with the City Transport Cell (CTC).

Robotic Snake Can Perform Heart Surgeries

At the Carnegie Mellon University, a snakelike robot called “CardioArm” was devised to aid in heart surgeries.

Harness the Sun's Power with Your Own Solar Car Kit

Most of the driving in the United States is non-highway thus, horrible gas mileage. The SUNN Solar Electric Car Kit was designed with the daily commuter in mind. By removing the petroleum engine from those short 10 minute trips to work and back, fuel use coulb be cut substancially, especially in urban areas.

Scented Pencils from Pentel Relax, Refresh and Recharge

Aromatherapy and nanotechnology are combined to create Pentel's award-winning Ain Supplio scented pencils. As you write, specially selected oils waft through the air to relax, refresh and recharge.

Keep Kids Cool in the Car This Summer!

Summer’s on its way, and that means parents are searching for innovative ideas to keep kids cool during vacations and muggy days. The Cold Seat is the perfect product for parents of fussy infants and young children who hate traveling in hot cars or living in swimming pool-free homes.


The World's Tallest Building Keeps Growing

These amazing photos look like the view from an airplane, but they were actually taken from inside the world's tallest building.

Cell Phone? Or Smell Phone?

Can you imagine being able to download “his” cologne fragrance or that new baby smell directly to your cell phone?

The Pacifier Hunt Ends With Bink-Tees

Babies and pacifiers go together like butter on a bun. If your baby is no exception, you’ll love a new line of t-shirts perfectly suited for little suckers.

Braille Cell Phone Gives Good Vibrations to Blind & Deaf Callers

A new type of Braille cell phone will make it possible for those who are vision and hearing impaired to hold conversations and even send & receive text messages via mobile phone.

Bacon & Maple Syrup Make Some Tasty Lolly-Pops!

Bacon and maple syrup. Sounds improbable as lolly-pop flavoring, but Lollyphile would disagree. The one month old company sold out of its first batch of Maple-Bacon Lollyphiles in little more than a week. It took two weeks to have another batch to sell and they're back in stock, but exclusively for my readers until Thursday...

 

Great Invention Idea? New & Improved Snot Rag!

Spring is here with all its usual markers: flowers, grass, pollen and hay fever! If you are looking for a handy, inexpensive, and green - as in reusable, not the color of mucus - way to blow your nose this season look no further. United States patent 7013494 promises to be easy on your face, your wallet and the environment.

Wind and Solar Powered Gadget Charger - HYmini

Too many chargers or power cords and adapters got you down? Do you cringe when you think of all that extra electricity it takes to fully charge your gadgets? Then look no further! The HYmini solar and wind-powered universal adapter and charger is the answer to your prayers.

Innovative Perfume That Only YOU Can Create

Taking innovation to a new high, My DNA has patented a revolutionary new process to create your individual fragrance. Join me in welcoming to the world personalised DNA basaed perfume.


Movement Perception: An Interactive Audio-Visual Experience

Create art and music with the wave of your hand. This interactive audio-visual art installation generates sounds and images that reflect the relationship between the viewer's movements and changes in space.