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Update on the Anecia Survival Capsule - Winner of American Inventor Season One


Watching the first episode of the second season of American Inventor this week made me wonder what ever happened to season one's winner of American Inventor? I bet a lot of people are asking the same question.

The grand finale of Season One of the American Inventor show aired on May 19, 2006 and Janusz Liberkowski won the title American Inventor. Janusz is the inventor of the Anecia Survival Capsule (a safer car-seat). read more »

Say Goodbye to Powerstrips As You Know Them


Powercast is one start-up company that appears to have found the keys to small-company success in a corporate world. Their technology enables literally hundreds of electronic devices to be powered and/or recharged...wirelessly. read more »

Female Robot Makes Science Friction A Reality



The FT "Female Type" Robot just may be the curvaceous shape of things to come - and she doesn't come with a voice processor, either. Be afraid, ladies, be VERY afraid...
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Israeli Team Develops Robot Helps to Save Lives


Miniature robots can now help with surgery.

Our guest blogger, Tamara Warta, lives with her husband in Sacramento where she works as a writer and a director of a Christian dance company. Her work can be seen in several publications and websites such as skincare-news.com, limestart.com, and lovetoknow.com. She wanted to share international invention stories with the readers of InventorSpot.com

Here's her article: read more »

The Sit-N-Stroll® Deluxe Portable Foot Exerciser: Product Review


 

 

 

The Sit-N-Stroll® Deluxe Portable Foot Exerciser was developed for people whose feet and legs are mobility-restricted due to diabetes or other health impairments... And too, for those of us with lack of mobility due to desk jobs, TV watching, video-game playing, and airplane travel...

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Breath Powered USB Devices


What would you say if I told you there is a way to charge your cell or other wireless mobile device simply by breathing in and out? The technology exists, making us wonder if we are truly wasting our breath. read more »

Davids & Goliaths : Insider's View of the Geneva Invention Show 2007


The International Exhibition of Inventions for 2007, held in Geneva from April 18 -22nd. It featured over 1000 inventions from around the world and almost 70,000 visitors from 5 continents. Unfortunately, the InventorSpot.com team could not be there to cover the event. Fortunately, we did make arrangements for our Guest Blogger Peter to write about the event for us.

Why the delay in writing about an event that happened in April? Well, it ended up that our Guest Blogger, Peter was a Gold Medal Winner at the Geneva Invention Show.

Here's his truly unique insider's views on the show:  read more »

New Type of Interactive Paper Makes and Plays Sounds


No, there are no hidden wires here. It really is just the paper, along with a special conductive ink, that makes this paper listenable. read more »

Paper as Computer Monitor : LG Philips LCD e-paper


 

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For years, scientists and electronics companies have teased us with the idea of paper that works like a display screen. Once we perfect this tech, are we headed for a paperless society?

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Inventor Creates Way to Build Houses with Pollution


Henry LiuHenry LiuA 70-year-old retired civil engineer has built a new kind of brick-stronger, cheaper, cleaner-out of a waste byproduct of coal plants called "fly ash." Henry Liu, the inventor, will be selling the bricks to manufacturers next year, so environmentalists will have a clean option to brick buildings. read more »

CHI MACHINES ROCK! - Product Review And Why You Need One!


When you consider that 80 percent of chronic disease, including diabetes, asthma, allergies, headaches, arthritis, heart, lung, and digestive problems are linked to the spine, you or someone you know is likely to benefit from a machine that provides balance and increased circulation to the spine in ways that can't otherwise be obtained - whether it's for prevention of disease or alleviation of current symptoms of disease.

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Spain Invents New Ears For the Eyes


Want to learn about a new hearing solution?

Our guest blogger, Tamara Warta, lives with her husband in Sacramento where she works as a writer and a director of a Christian dance company. Her work can be seen in several publications and websites such as skincare-news.com, limestart.com, and lovetoknow.com. She wanted to share international invention stories with the readers of InventorSpot.com

Here's her article: read more »

Hydrogen-fueled Cars Enhanced with 13 Lucky Enzymes


Thirteen enzymes have been discovered-found in as diverse objects as plants, rabbits, bacteria, and yeast-which, when mixed together, could solve three major challenges on the road to a hydrogen economy. Ultimately, the chemistry experiment could enable a car to run for 300 miles for as little as $8. read more »

Thanko's Silent Keyboard Cuts The Chatter



Silicone springing and anti-resonance technology make Thanko's Silent Keyboard 5 times quieter than a whisper!
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The Microsoft Surface Computer


Our Guest Blogger, Charlie Mann, writes the ByzzBytes and SuperFitness, newspaper columns distributed within the US by American News Features Syndicate. He has published 6 novels and written fitness books with such celebrities as Ken Norton, the former World Heavy Weight Champion. He wanted to share his views on the latest products with the readers of InventorSpot.com.

Here's his article: read more »

Using Microsoft's television content partner NBC as a splashy backdrop, the software and hardware giant released on the morning show, Today, the details of a completely new generation of computer. Much smaller than most business mainframe computers, yet no real kin to the laptop and mouse world of micro computers, the new Microsoft Surface Computer lets you use your hands on a touch sensitive screen to manipulate pictures and data.

"Shot Guard" Underwear Foils Freaky Photographers



New "ShotGuard" underwear from Cramer Japan provides female athletes, students and children with security against infrared photography.
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Claytronics: Do I need to say anything else?


Normally, I would write about a new technology, then have a little short story associated with it. However, today's subject matter just had way too many possibilities. I just could not pick just one. See for yourself with "Claytronics". read more »

Inventive Packaging - Hot You Can See!


Want to see a brilliant new way to package hot liquids?

Amy Gifford, our Guest Blogger, works in PR for a group of nonprofits after previously working in media and advertising in the auto industry. She wanted to share her smart marketing finds with the readers of InventorSpot.com.

Here's her article: read more »

Cotton Swab Holders Can Make You Smile


Lift the head and the swabs pop out of this adorable Cotton Swab Holder. read more »

Another Giant “Green” Sock Monkey?


Imagine a giant sock monkey. Rockford city did and they named him Nelson. He is 5'8" tall without his hat; 6'2" with his hat and 7'2" including his tail. Nelson, named after John Nelson (the man patented the first sock knitting machines in 1869, 1876 and 1879) is made out of 44 Rockford Red Heeled socks. He is the original giant sock monkey and you can visit him at the Midway Village and Museum Center.

Now take a few more minutes and then imagine another giant sock monkey, but this time imagine an anatomically correct sock monkey. Having a little trouble? read more »