Innovation

Wood Biomimics Bone For More Functional Prosthetics

For the first time, inspired by a tree's hierarchial structure of growth, Italian scientists have created bone prostheses from wood.

Top Five Twitter Analytical Tools

What kind of footprint have you made in the Twitterverse? Do you know your Twitter ROI, your Twitter influence or stats that determine your Twitter psychographics? In the social media world, this data is becoming easier and easier to access as new analytical tools become available... and now you can track it.

The Top Ten Bizarre, Radical & Cool Nintendo Wii Case Mods

Nintendo's popular Wii home video game console just might be the biggest hit Japan has had since the Prius. The Wii has sold so well, it's only now that customers are being offered the Wii in black as opposed to bland old white. Not everyone has been patient, however, as these ten wild & wacky Wii mods illustrate.

Highly Sophisticated Truck Could Change How We Look at Long Distance Shipping

One of the most challenging parts of designing a cleaner burning engine is trying to keep the power output high enough to meet the needs of whatever it will be powering. This has proven especially true for semi trucks, which require a large amount of power to move. However, a new truck design may be able to solve this issue and offer a much greener solution to the shipping needs of the world.

Facebook Revolution Ratchets Up

Not to take a back seat, Facebook is driving its social network headlong into the streets of Iran. As witnessed last week when it hastened to make 'real-time search' a major priority, Facebook, not to be overshadowed by Twitter wants to be perceived as a major player on the national scene. Evidence of how it looks to achieve that goal are surfacing in the US and the Middle East.

Join the Resistance in the Terminator Salvation Multiplayer Game

This is the most well-rounded browser-based action title I've played in some time.  Fun, intuitive, and challenging enough to keep you hooked for quite some time, the game is sure to impress.

Citrus Fueled Sports Car Could Freshen Up The Future of Automotive Design

While many people are focused on redesigning our tried and true internal combustion engine, others are more interested in improving the fuel source we use in them. Most of these people are content trying to alter our current sources of fuel, but a few like to step off the beaten path. There are no better examples of this than the designers of the Stauro Concept.

Happy Jack Dog Diaper Belly Bands: Product Review

My own pup is getting on in years and has begun having accidents in the house between his outings.  When I'm home I keep an eye out for signs that he needs to go, but he's been trying the Happy Jack Dog Diaper when I go out.  Here is our review!

Business Helps Festival-Goers Power Their Electronic Devices With Eco-Friendly Gadget

Just in time for a summer of camping, festivals, and roughing it away from the luxuries of civilization, a new company Orange, offers a unique product to power electronic devices so you don't need to leave your cell phone at home; thank goodness!

Natural Moisturizing Lotion Leaves Skin As Soft As Silk

Skin as soft as silk isn't just an expression anymore, thanks to naturally moisturizing lotions, soaps and skin care products containing Sericin, a silk protein that has kept silk workers' hands smooth and soft for centuries.

Mazda Planning Direct Injection for Next Generation Rotary Engine

Rotary engines are almost always associated with the name Mazda. For their small size, they can produce quite a bit of power, but at the expense of fuel economy and tailpipe emissions. Mazda, most likely in an effort to reduce the latter two, has been granted a patent for a newly designed rotary engine.

Call For Inventors! Lifetime Brands Seeks Innovative Barbecue Products

This Edison Nation/Lifetime Brands Innovation Contest sure is timely.  It's the perfect season for barbecuing, so get your chef's hat on and cook up some ribs, chicken, vegetarian... even a pie, so you can get inspired to invent.  Not a bad way to be inspired!

Thumbs Up For Texting Champion!

"OMG BFF I have the fastest thumbs in the US!" could have been the rallying cry from Kate Moore, a 15 yr old from Des Moines who received $50,000 in prize money at a Texting Championship. Beating out 250,000 people for a spot in the finals, her digit dexterity crowned her the winner and bragging rights of being the fastest texter in the land.

Facebook Revolution vs. Twitter Revolution!

Like Bill Maher and Twitter, Facebook thinks it needs to move its big tent to a real-time format! Facebook will renovate its News Feed and Search capabilities to real-time format, just as soon as they finish beta testing. Not to be outdone by the Fail Whale, Facebook is launching new real-time search functionality that will allow members the opportunity to search for links, news updates, photos and videos of registered users, and get those results in real time.

Prius Neighborhoods Found at Twitter, Facebook & At The Pump!

The new Toyota Prius is about to land in a neighborhood near you!. Starting this week, Gas Station TV and Toyota Team up to Launch 'Prius Neighborhood,' the first-ever community-generated TV Program. The community relations program broadcasts consumer-generated local cause-related events at-the-pump screens while informing viewers about the new 2010 third-generation Prius. "Prius Neighborhood" submissions are available online.