Contests

Edison Nation Plays The Name Game: Name This Product Competition

If you're good at coming up with names for products, Edison Nation has got just the competition for you.  The online intermediary between inventors and big companies has added Name Searches to its Live Product Searches.  Entries to its first naming competition are due January 18, 2010, so you better get started! 

Teens Develop 60-Second Cure For Noise-Induced Tinnitus

If you hang out in dance clubs, play in a band, listen to music blasting from your car stereo or your audio headphones, or use noisy machinery, you'll be glad to know that there is relief available for the after-effects of those experiences.  The "cure" for temporary tinnitus, the bothersome ringing or buzzing in your ears, was developed by two Irish physics students, who probably have experienced some tinnitus of their own.

The 2009 Nobel Prize In Chemistry: Ribosomes Bring Life To DNA

Our DNA would mean very little if it were not for ribosomes, because ribosomes transform DNA into living matter. But scientists did not know exactly how ribosomes function or even what ribosomes look like until the works of Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, Thomas A. Steitz, and Ada E. Yonath shared their knowledge of the structure and workings of these life-giving structures. These scientists are the 2009 recipients of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry.

Top Ten Massive Multiplayer Online Games on Facebook

So why are they called "Massive Multiplayer Online" Games, or MMOs for short? Because the popularity of social media gaming has gone through roof and the numbers of players now engaged have skyrocketed into the millions. While many MMOs can be played on stand-alone systems like Play Station, Nintendo and Xbox game players, the latest trend is registering for the online versions of these games on the world's largest social network...Facebook!

Innovative Fashion Design: Convertible High Heels

Women like heels, but there's a common problem that accessory loves face - their heels just don't like them by the end of the day. Changing shoes for the walk home after a day at the office or a night at the club means remembering and managing to tote a more practical pair around which just isn't always reasonable. Now, an Australian design student has a more functional alternative.


Call For Inventors! Bed Bath & Beyond® Wants Innovative Pet Products For PawsLife™

It looks like the pet product market has not been saturated yet.  Here comes Bed Bath & Beyond with its own pet brand, PawsLife™, and it wants your pet product ideas!

Department of Energy Announces $1 Million Prize for New Method to Store Hydrogen

Even the most die-hard fans of hydrogen powered vehicles have a hard time finding a solution to the problem of storage for their fuel. Currently, it requires a high pressure tank and a maze of fittings and lines to ensure the proper delivery in the proper amount at the proper time. However, the Department of Energy (DOE) has just challenged the general public to find a new way to store hydrogen and offered a six digit prize to anyone who can meet this goal.

Wall-E’s Girl-friend’s Cousin, Le Petit Prince, a Robotic Garden For Mars

Do you remember Wall-E's girlfriend Eve? Her mission was to find plant life. Once she did, it was her mission to protect the plant. Le Petit Prince, though still a concept, is also a robot that has a similar mission, except he already has a plant inside him and it's his mission to keep it alive.

Call For Inventors! Got A Sweet Tooth For Innovation?

Best Sweet® and Edison Nation are teaming up to get your pitch for a new candy.  Not your favorite candy, but a tween's favorite candy which you are going to innovate.  There are some guidelines though, so you won't get totally sugar-highed: 1. You are not required to make the candy or submit a formula; and 2) Your inspiration must be from a widely recognized ice cream flavor.

Call For Inventors! Amazon Wants Green Inventions NOW!

Amazon Green is a new category on Amazon.com where all the eco-friendly products that Amazon sells can be located; it's a handy way to find things.  If you would like to find your thing -- your time, money, or energy saving invention -- on Amazon Green, then here's your big chance to score big!


Call for Inventors! O-Cedar® Wants The Next Big Mop!

O-Cedar, manufacturer of household cleaning products, is looking for the next hot floor care product.  A mop with a twist, a new "hairdo," a new material, or a self cleaning broom...  I don't know; am I giving anything away here?

NASA’s Earth-Friendly Flight Challenge

Aviation plays such an important role in our lives today that despite the aviation industry’s harm to the environment we, as a society, cannot just cease flying. In an effort to promote more earth-friendly flying NASA recently announced the Green Flight Challenge.

Bluetooth® Seeks Low Energy Inventions For Its 2009 Innovation World Cup

Submitting an idea to this competition is a great opportunity for those in the healthcare/wellness, fitness, fashion, and sports fields to make an impact on your fields, using Bluetooth's low energy technology, a technology which is now in its infancy.

Click Happens! Young Inventors Wanted For LEGO® Click Awards 2009

Lot's of stuff can "click."  Friends click with each other, teachers can click with their students, and if there's one ingredient missing in the soup and then it's found by the chef, it's a click!  An "aha!" moment, some call it, when everything seems to fit perfectly.  LEGO® is a company that knows about clicks, in more ways than one, and they are looking for young inventors who have had their own clicks.

Inventor Challenge: Make Life Better At A Music Festival!

Quick! What new product would be needed for an audience of music lovers at a music festival?  Invent it and $5,000 (or equivalent in pounds, rupees, rubles, reals, or euros) could be yours.