Invention

How Can A Tumbleweed Prevent The Spread Of Deserts Across The World?

Desertification isn't something we understand particularly well, yet - meaning we don't really have any idea of how to stop it. It's a pretty serious environmental problem...and one inventor has found what may be the first step to a solution: Tumbleewed, a rolling robot.

"Green" Slow Cooking Invention: Buy One, Give One Free

You've heard of the Wonder Bra?  Well, this is the wonder bag. Wonderbag, to be specific. It's a slow cooking bag, a new invention with old roots, one that is bringing tasty dishes and energy savings to us in the western world, while doing the same for poor, rural African communities.

 

Lockheed Martin Is Bringing Robotic Convoys To War

The day when soldiers have to risk their lives to transport supplies might be at an end. Lockheed Martin has recently completed testing on the world's first autonomous convoy; a driverless collection of heavy-duty military vehicles equipped with advanced AI. So, yeah. Basically, robot trucks.

3 Exciting Environmentally-Friendly Cars of the (Near) Future

Automotive technology is rapidly changing, and who hasn't looked around at the cars on the streets and wondered: what will they think of next? Of course, the wish is that the next generation of cars will be fuel-efficient, low emissions, and fun to drive. Here are a few environmentally friendly cars of the near future that just might fit those parameters.

Bits Of Verse: Computers Are Now Capable Of Writing Poetry

So remember how I said writers might soon be replaced by machines? Apparently, it's already happening. A PhD student at MIT has created an artificial intelligence capable of analyzing the work of famous poets and creating new works which could have been written by said poets.

Google Diversifies From Androids Phones To Android Armies

Over the last ten years, Google's foray into the smartphone market has established its Android phones as a viable competitor to Apple's iPhones. However, in the years to come, mobile revenues will be more or less chump change in comparison to the returns Google will be able to derive from robots and artificial intelligence.

Design Razor’s Latest PowerWing Scooter, Win Big!

Hey inventors! How would you like to innovate the classic three wheeled body-powered scooter for Razor USA, Siemens, Luxion and GrabCAD? There’s cash and prizes if you impress the iconic scooter makers!

The Immersion Headset Will Teach You How Not To Rage At Video Games

As gamers, we're no stranger to frustration. Whether an incompentent teammate in League of Legends or a particularly brutal segment of Ninja Gaiden, some games can be downright infuriating. The problem is that some of us have no idea how to manage that stress. That's where Immersion comes in.

What Nest Is Google Feathering - The Internet Of Things,' Apple's or Nest Labs'?

OK, so a $3.2 billion acquisition is nothing to sneeze at! However, when your current stock price on the Nasdaq exchange is trading at $1148 per share, and your coffers are overflowing in excess of $57 billion in cash and marketable securities - $3.2 is more or less chump change. . .

Open Wide For the Kolibree Bluetooth Toothbrush

It seems like practically everything has Bluetooth capabilities these days, but there is one place the technology hasn’t hit yet- your mouth. That is, until now. Get ready; coming soon to a mouth near you is the Kolibree Bluetooth Toothbrush.

Meet Your New Home Medical Laboratory: Scanadu

The ease of access to medical information has increased our health IQs greatly from pre-Internet days. But if doctors aren't exasperated with their know-it-all patients just yet, a Silicon Valley startup called Scanadu is about to change the practice of medicine altogether with smart gadgets that give you the tools to test and analyze your own vitals and body fluids.  And you don't need a prescription, or a fortune, to buy them!  

Wearable Tech Goes To The Dogs: The VOYCE Dog Health & Fitness Monitoring Collar

Radar and wi-fi have been a part of wearable technology for dogs for some years now; you might even say that dogs have had a 'paw up' on wearable technology.  Of the new dog tech products being introduced at the 2014 Computer Electronics Show (CES),  I particularly like prospects for the Voyce dog-wearable collar that monitors and reports your dog's health and fitness levels 24/7.

A Handheld Gym And Trainer: The Tao WellShell

More... more... more.  Hold... hold.... The words, somewhat garbled, are those of your computerized trainer in the newest invention for those who currently waste too much time social networking. Now, while you're waiting in grocery lines, traffic, or even watching TV, you can be flexing various muscle groups and having your strength measured and pushed to the rythms of more... more... more... hold... hold...instead of tweeting, googling, or facing the book. The Tao WellShell is here.  Well, almost....

 

Need This New Innovation? A Buddy Bench To Ease Playground Loneliness

With all of the stories coming out of schools about shootings and bullying, it is nice to find a spot of positive news. It comes in the form of a Buddy Bench. The bench is the idea of second-grader Christian Bucks at Roundtown Elementary School in York, Pennsylvania and is designed to create a safe space for lonely or sad children to go to connect with other children so that they can make friends and create a larger support group around them.

Graduate Student Invents A Mechanical Inchworm To Patrol Power Lines

A graduate student at UC San Diego by the name of Nick Morozovsky has invented a rather unique alternative to in-person power line inspections. Meet Skysweeper: a mechanical inchworm that consists of little more than some 3D printed components, an arduino motor, and a store-bought battery.