Innovation

Russia Will Now Track its own Nanotechnology

Rusnano (the Russian Corporation of Nanotechnology) and the State Statistics Service are joining forces to help develop a protocol that will track everything produced in Russia that utilizes nanotechnology. Is this a good idea and what can such a system accomplish for Russia?

Chauffeurs For The Barbie In You: Pink Ladies Safe Taxi Service For Women

Women in the UK are attacked on a monthly basis when traveling by licensed taxi service around urban centers and rural settings. Based on these statistics, a female owned UK company that calls themselves the Pink Ladies identified their niche and launched a business that focuses upon the unique transportation needs of women with a specific emphasis on safety.


6 Authors 6 Stories 6 Weeks

This website won SXSW's award for "Experimental Websites" back in March, and looking at it now, I can totally understand why.  The site is by far one of the most unique things I've seen on the internet this year.  Beyond that I'm a totally avid reader, and this site will tickle the fancy of any bookworm or lover of short stories.  Enter into the delightfully interactive story-telling world of the aptly titled We Tell Stories.

Diamond Ring Door Stopper Gives Princesses Privacy

Gals on the go need to play safe, so when the day's done and you "vant to be alone" the Diamond Ring Door Stopper provides an extra circle of security.

Steampunk Segway Looks Much Cooler Than The Original

The "Legway" offers the rider the opportunity to turn heads all over the park with a funky, foot-powered steampunk-inspired Segway.


Australian Technology Park: Unique Technological Innovation

Australian Technology Park better known as (ATP) to those nearest and dearest, is a unique place focused on fostering the growth of Australian technology businesses. Located about 3 km (a little more than 2 miles) south of the Sydney central business district, the park is spread over 13.9 hectares (more than 34 acres) of land. It offers an environment for the exchange of ideas and networking unlike any other in the world. Read on for some amazing details.

All Electric Hummer to Provide Off-Road Capability without the Fuel Bill

Last April, a company called Raser Technologies brought a new truck based electric vehicle to the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Conference in Detroit. According to Raser, the platform could be easily adapted for almost any light truck and would return somewhere in the realm of 100mpg all told. Needless to say, many people were interested to hear more.

Neat, Easy Camp Cooking

Firo is a new concept in camp cooking that pretty much thinks of everything. Cook your meal, handle it and eat it all with one simple contraption.

Turn-Ons Make Armchair A Gamer's High Flyer: Morfojet

Aerodynamically designed like a pilot seat, Gianni Pedone's playful Morfojet Armchair is all id, as it puts the occupant in control of two large jet engine arms, designed as turbines, more than a little bit sexually suggestive.

InQuickER: Healthcare Business Transforming Medicine and Reducing Hospital Wait Times

Hospital Emergency Rooms are notorious for their long wait times. Anyone who has had to seek medical treatment by visiting an ER knows that you're lucky if you're seen by a doctor in under an hour, since often you can wait handfuls of them just to get through the triage process. InQuickER is a booking service that cuts down on the wait times, by allowing you to book an appointment to have your non-life threatening medical situations seen to by a doctor.

Portable Voice Lie Detector – No Lie!

Although I'm glad these weren't invented when I was a teenager, this handy-dandy gadget is beyond cool. The Portable Voice Lie Detector is like having your very own polygraph in your home. Just imagine the possibilities of having your very own lie detector at your beck-and-call.

Picnic Ware Made Friendly, Not Just For Earth Day!

I set out to find a nice picnic basket as a gift for Mother's Day and right on this very Earth Day, I found something really special: a set of Biodegradable Picnic Ware! More to my surprise though, this eco-friendly set of plates, bowls, and cups for four persons is made from a plant very much like the sweet pototo... the cassava.

Before And After: 10 Prototype Chair Designs That Made It ...Or Didn't

Even at Milan Design Week '09, there's a place for baring all. Here are 10 chairs that confess their beginnings, present in prototype form, ready to say 100 Hail Mary's or be rewarded with immediate absolution. Prophets and Penitents, aka Confessions of a Chair, is an open exhibit of chair prototypes from designers we know and love.

Counter Balance Concept Could Change How We Look at Pickup Trucks

One of the most interesting parts of attending auto shows is seeing the concept vehicles that we will describe as "unique." This isn't to say they aren't important, especially considering some of the most outrageous concepts, at the time, were eventually put into production and have become very popular. For this year's New York Auto Show, one of these rare concepts is the very brightly colored "Counter Balance."

Free Beer? Kirin Free is All Fizz, No Buzz

Free beer? It's more likely than you think... if you're in Japan, at least. That's because Kirin has introduced Free, a de-alcoholized brew with all of the fizz but none of the buzz.