Greener Gadget Design Competition 2009: My 5 Favorites

The Greener Gadget Design Competition is back again. Have you voted for your favorite green designs from the list of 50 finalists yet? I have. Take a look at my picks.

International Smart Gear Competition: Wrap Your Head Around Bycatch!

The World Wildlife Federation (WWF) has launched the 4th International Smart Gear Competition, this year inviting submissions of designs for fishing devices that reduce bycatch. Bycatch, generally captured by fisheries and fishermen, is the unintended capture of species other than the target species, as well as undesirable young members of the target species.

The Low-Down On The iF Product Design Awards

I've received several press releases in the last few days about different products that received the iF Product Award. What few of them state, or even imply, is that 801 other products also received the award. As there are only 16 categories of products, 801 awards are bound to hit the same products a few times, so hold on to your credit cards until the top 50 Gold Awards are announced!

Max Wallack Wins Grand Prize in Design Squad "Trash to Treasure" Contest

If anyone deserves a special gift this Holiday season for his kindness and his innovative ideas it's ninth-grader Max Wallack from Natick, Massachusetts. He has already won a few rewards for his inventions. His latest invention won him thousands of dollars and has the potential to help the homeless and clean the environment all at once.

Kids Can Invent a Video Game for Big Cash

Kids ages 5 to 19 can stop playing Elf Bowling and start working on their own online game. A new contest gives kids the chance to submit their idea for the online game of the century to a major game developer-and possibly earn huge cash.

Medical Student’s Invention Fights Super Bugs

Scientists have been warning people for years about a “super bug” that will be resistant to all antibodies and destroy the human race. One man has taken these warnings to heart and has invented a method to fight these super bugs.

Russian Scientific Innovation Competition Yields Success

Two winning Russian innovation projects have received investment backing from two mega supporters, AFK Sistema and Tekhsnabexport and some new awards to honor technological innovation have developed as the result of this competition as well. Read on and learn more about this contest and its winners.

Student Inventors Keep Seagulls Off Their Boat

Boat-loving seagulls will have to poop elsewhere if a team of high school students have anything to say about it. The team, named Vanish Productions, recently won the top regional prize in New Zealand's Young Enterprise contest for their Ultrasonic Bird Repeller.

Billionaire Announces Contest To Sterilize Pets

Here is a contest that Bob Barker can be proud of. Billionaire inventor Gary Michelson is promising $25 million to anyone who can invent the first safe non-surgical method to spay or neuter pets.

Instructables’s DIY Halloween Contest Includes Green Category

DIY contests are definitely increasing in popularity. This year Instructables has teamed up with many other crafty sites to bring you the 2008 DIY Halloween Contest. Contestants have had all year (since November 5th, 2007 until November 9th of this year) to send in their Halloween Instructable, photos, or videos.

Bubble Wrap®: Useful For More Than Popping!

Your Bubble Wrap could be worth thousands. There's only one catch - you can't pop it.

NAIRIT Announces Top Ten Russian Engineering and Scientific Innovations

The National Association of Innovations and Development of Information Technologies (NAIRIT) held a recent contest, and more than 3,000 applications were received from scientists and engineers all over Russia. Read all about the ten best ideas.

Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Awards: 10 Most Brilliant Gadgets Of 2008

Popular Mechanics announced its picks for the 2008 Breakthrough Awards to The 10 Most Brilliant Gadets of the Year. Here's the list of international winners; you may be surprised at the gadgets on the list.

A Rubberband Contest For Kid Inventors To Stretch Their Minds

There's a really cool contest going on now for students grades 5 through 8, challenging them to invent something with one or more rubber bands. It's the first of its kind, according to the sponsors, and just thinking about using a rubber band in something totally new has got to be a stretch.

Flatshare Refrigerator Wins 2008 Best iGeneration Design

Out of nine tremendously creative and functional household designs produced by the finalists in the 2008 Electrolux Design Lab competition, one design really stood out in the judges minds: The "Flatshare" Refrigerator, by Austrian design student, Stefan Buchberger, whose inspiration came from sharing a flat, of course.