Innovation

Ford Fusion Hybrid Breaks 1,000 Miles on a Single Tank of Fuel

A few days ago, a team set out to try and find the maximum number of miles you could squeeze out of one of Ford's new Fusion Hybrids. After some substantial amounts of coffee and snacks, the final number is in, and it may surprise you.

All Boxed Up: The Fitness Cube Keeps Your Home From Looking Like A Gym

Most of us don't have a special space for a real home gym, but the Fitness Cube, by the French fitness club and gym equipment/sports clothing manufacturer, Domyos, is clearly made for those small home and apartment dwellers who want everything in a home gym without having it take over our living spaces.

Swim Guard Lifesaver Vest: Big Protection, Small Package

The Swim Guard Lifesaver vest offers all the protection of a traditional life vest, but keeps it wrapped up in a sleek, form-fitting package.

RockDex: A Measure for Bands Effectiveness on Social Media

Social media is one of the cheapest, most effective ways of branding.  And for musicians, branding is what it's all about.  An artist can spend time developing social media accounts and multimedia promotions to get their name out there, but how can they tell if it's effective?  Well, unless you have big money to spend on market penetration assessments, you can use RockDex.

Russian Engineers Develop Nano-Introscope to Measure Electrons

Russian engineers from the town of Dolgoprudny (Moscow Region) have a lot to celebrate as their new innovation will not only reveal atoms but even the electron shells of single atoms. Read on for more details about this exciting Russian scientific innovation.

New Formula 3 Racer to Be Fast and Friendly...to the Environment

Once again, we find ourselves returning to the realm of more environmentally friendly racing, this time with something a little faster than a vehicle that runs on wind power. This time, the brilliant minds at the University of Warwick have designed a Formula-3 Racer that runs on biodiesel and uses as many green production and assembly practices as possible.

Is KissPhone Destined To Become New Cybersex Toy?

A freelance inventor, Georges Koussouros, has come up with one of the first cyberdildonic gadgets -- the KissPhone, capable of sending the real thing by phone from his mouth to yours with all the sensory connections of a real life kiss.

What's On Your Mind? Twittering Via Brain Waves

New technology being developed by a team of researchers would allow those with locked-in syndrome to send out tweets. The technology essentially reads their minds and allows them to communicate their thoughts without the need of manually typing.

High Tech Bathroom! SmartFaucet Uses Facial Recognition To Set Water Temperature

The smartest faucet in the world is about to be turned on in the market place: the iHouse SmartFaucet.  It uses face recognition to get to your perfect water temperature right away; not only that, but it can... are you ready?  It can check your calendar, give you the outside temperature, and... check your email!

Spavino Bath Salts Turn Water Into Wine

Women have bathed in milk, mud, pretty much anything in an effort to look pretty so why not wine? Simply add Spavino Cabernet (red) or Chardonnay (white) to a warm bath and you'll be looking grape in no time!

Lemelson-MIT 2009 Sustainability Award To Global Health Software Innovator

The 2009 Lemelson-MIT Award for Sustainability was awarded today to a professor of pediatrics at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC, Dr. Joel Selanikio. The $100,000 award will be presented to him at MIT in June, where he will present his EpiSurveyor innovation, the most widely adopted open source mobile health software in the world.

Headlines From Around the World on Newseum.org

If you're a news junkie like the rest of us, you'd better take a look at Newseum's new addition to their website.  They've got headlines from around the world on a graphic interface that is both easy to navigate and comprehensive to the entire globe.

Xcite Bike Blurs Line between Motorcycle and Skateboard

It seems like humans are always looking for a new and exciting way to maim themselves. We always feel the need to push our limits to the extreme and completely blow convention right out of the water. It was from this attitude that the Xcite Bike was born.

Researcher Creates Model To Determine When Heart Attacks Are Imminent

A young medical researcher in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Tel Aviv University is giving hope to the millions of people who may otherwise die of sudden heart attacks. Dr. Sharon Zlochiver has developed a mathematical model to predict heart attacks.  And if it proves successful, he will be able to recommend prophylactic treatment from his office to patients' physicians by email!

Flat Flexible Loudspeakers To Be Heard But Not Seen

Flat, Flexible Loudspeakers are the thinnest, most adaptable speakers that we've ever seen. At just a quarter of a millimeter thick and completely bendable, the speakers offer much potential for a variety audio applications.