Today's funeral practices are not environmentally friendly. Between clearing land out to make burial sites, green house gases due to cremation, trees cut down to make caskets and embalming fluid which contains chemicals like formaldehyde, methanol, ethanol and other solvents, death is not as natural as it should be. Funerals are detrimental to the land, water and air. The good news is that green funeral options continue to grow in popularity. Below are some innovative burial alternatives to choose from. read more »
Every little boy dreams of becoming the next Formula-1 race car driver. Tearing over the pavement at speeds over 200 miles per hour....what a rush. Sadly, only a select few will ever get to experience that kind of adrenaline rush. But with the help of Caparo Vehicle Technologies, anyone can own their own Formula-1 race car, straight from the factory.
Singapore has geared up for the ultimate in personal entertainment with WOWtv, a personalized media experience through streaming broadband channels. read more »
NEC is set to launch the fastest vector supercomputer in the World. This is not just another desktop computer, as it stands as tall as the average person and performs about 3 times faster than the next fastest computer. All this powerful computing comes at a price. Wait till you see how much money you would need to fork over to buy this computer; or at least how much it will cost to rent this supercomputer monthly. You'll be blown away!
In the competitive world market for Barbie-like dolls a new contender has emerged. Salma, from the word ‘peace' in Arabic, is a new Barbie inspired doll that promotes positive Islamic values. The new doll, created by Sukmawati Suryaman, an Indonesian businesswomen, is the latest competition to Mattel's Barbie doll in the Muslim world. read more »
In honor of Dutch Design Week I'd like to highlight some of the fresh ideas coming our way from northern Europe, with a special emphasis on those designers who work to make what is traditionally considered unattractive -- like the cords of lamps, for example-- into an integral feature of the design... read more »
They may be American, but inventors Jeff Stuebing and Eric Miramon know that all good ideas enjoy a warm reception in Asia. read more »
Is it possible to have a device which is a music player, video player, FM radio, photo viewer, voice recorder, a flashlight, and at the same time runs without the need of a battery charger? read more »
The world's largest advertisement debuted in Dubai today. Sorouh Real Estate is paying UK based company, Ad-Air, an undisclosed amount of money for a 215,278 square foot (20,000 sq m) advertisement that can be seen by outgoing and incoming passengers at Dubai International Airport. read more »
In celebration of Halloween I have found some innovative last minute fashionable Halloween costumes for those of you still in need of a costume. The best part about it is that you can make these yourself with regular household items. read more »
Don’t know Korean? Well you better learn if you hope to talk shop with inventors. read more »
Have you ever had an iPod, cell phone, iMac, digital camera, or other expensive electronic device stolen from you? Many people have, and most of these people never see that device again. Ken Westin, CEO of www.gadgettrak.com, is sick and tired of thieves getting away with these stolen goods free and clear. He recently started the company in Portland, Oregon to help track these electronic stolen goods so that they return to the rightful owners. read more »
Disaster relief, fires, floods, car accidents, and other unforseen incidents are just another day in the life of a firefighter. We've all seen the damage that these kind of disasters can cause, and the lives that they put at risk. Just look at the recent wild fires in Southern California, and the amount of damage to property and lives. read more »
Can bikers help solve our energy problems? They are being challenged to do so by the Innovate Or Die invention contest, sponsored by Specialized Bicycles and Google Inc. Innovate or Die is the first-ever invention contest for the most ingenious bike that uses human pedalling to power something besides the bike itself.
Elizabeth Valeri, our guest blogger, is a resident of Colorado with an interest in the material abundance of everyday life. That is, she is amused by the ways we “over-invent” our lives in a fleeting attempt at controlling them. She wanted to share some of her wacky patent finds with the readers of InventorSpot.com.
Here's her article:
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Earlier this month, in honor of former president of India, A.P. J. Abdul Kalam’s 76th birthday, the NIF launched a children’s corner on its website devoted completely to the creativity and innovation of young minds. read more »
If you've heard anyone say, "I laughed so hard I peed in my pants," it's not just an expression. Most women experience incontinence at some point in their lives, a weakening of urinary control, so that laughter, coughing, a sneeze, lifting, or exercise can be an immediate cause of leakiness. Some even leak while they sleep.
The IncoStress device, invented by a Welsh mother-daughter team, just won 1st Prize at the British Invention Show and it may be the answer for leaky ladies.
The Japanese company, Hitachi, is set to release one of the slimmest LCD HDTVs ever. Hitachi will release these ultra-thin TVs this December in Japan and early 2008 in the United States. HDTVs have never been so versatile. read more »
What do you get if you throw a new Land Rover LR3, some high-tech sensors, an advanced data processing unit and a few great minds from MIT into a mixer and blend thoroughly? read more »
Marrying art and function isn't always easy. But award-winning, Italian designer Danilo de Rossi makes it appear as effortless as the effect of gravity on a drop of water... read more »