Innovation

Room In a Box : Innovative New Housing Option


Do you ever wish you could add another room to your house, without going through all the hassles of renovation or remodeling? I always fantasize about making my living spaces bigger, but I don't want to go through the hassles of hiring a contractor, gogin through zoning and getting approals and shelling out tens of thousands of dollars. It hardly seems worth the effort for just one room.

An extra room would be great, but the options for adding another living space are pretty limited...but now there is a new option to think about. You can get an extra room that's delivered to you in a flat pack, ready to assemble easily and quickly.


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Solar Power, the Energy Sector and the Convergence of New Technologies


This article in on innvovations in the energy sector.

In our efforts to make this site the Spot for innovative and inventive ideas, we asked Carl, our terrific guest blogger from Inventive Rants to write about some of of the innovations going on in our society today.

He chose to write on the convergence of technologies in the energy sector and what that could mean for our future as his special posting for American Inventor Spot readers. We look forward to his continuing discussions on this topic in coming weeks.

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YOU BUILT WHAT? - A TINY HELICOPTER!


WE FIND IT SO YOU DON'T HAVE TO

A Norwegian engineer reinvented the way helicopters keep themselves stable. The result: create a radio-controlled craft that can take off from the palm of your hand

By Eric Adams

Helicopters are tricky beasts to keep aloft and stable. Full-size birds do it with skilled pilots, while most unmanned craft rely on gyroscopes and autopilot. But the 3.3-gram Picoflyer is too small for any such luxuries. Instead, Petter Muren, a Norwegian engineer who builds mini copters to fly indoors during long Scandinavian winters, reinvented the stability system.

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The New Age Umbrella -- Nubrella


 

NubrellaNubrellaThe Nubrella promises to never invert in a wind, so no more sudden drenching. read more »