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"Watson" Goes From 'Jeopardy!' To Medical School

'Watson,' the IBM super computer system that defeated the best Jeopardy! players on TV, now wants to go to medical school and beat the algorithms off the other medical computers already in the field.  When asked if being late to the market was a concern, the big guy said 'Are you kidding? Once I digest 6 million medical text books and 70 million journal articles, I'll kick every lit cell in their systems out to algorithm heaven!"

Calling All Inventors! Giggy The Pom Wants Your Pet Products

One of TV's favorite dogs wants to see your pet product invention.  His name is Gigolo, but you may know him as 'Giggy,' the dog star of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.  He's partnered with Edison Nation to find something he can get his teeth into - any pet-related product that completes his image of sexy and chic.

How Long Will You Live? A New Blood Test Will Tell You... If You Really Want To Know

Judgment Day believers need not read this, unless May 21, 2011 has come and gone and you're still here.  For those that are interested in a more scientific analysis of their life spans, a British company, Life Length, has the technology to predict how long you will live through a small blood sample. 

 

Fishy Finding - Students Turn Fish Into Plastic

Three kids from Thailand have turned fish scales into plastic, and have earned $50,000 for their efforts.

These Guys Have Cojones - Orbotix Unleashes Robotic Balls

Orbotix have plenty of balls. Robotic balls, that is.

Can't Touch This - ZeroTouch Makes Touchscreens Redundant

ZeroTouch is a touchscreen that doesn't require touch, or a screen.

That's The Spirit! - Teenagers Turn Space Waste Into Food

A group of high school students have developed a way to convert waste generated in space into food.

Is That A PC In Your Pocket? - The PC That's The Size Of A Flash Drive

You will soon be able to buy a PC that fits in your pocket - for under $25!

Calling All Inventors! Free Submission To Several Product Searches

It's National Inventors Month; I bet you didn't know that.  But Edison Nation is celebrating in a way that can save you inventors some dough.  During May you can submit a patented or patent pending product for free to any one of Edison Nation's current product searches, such as...

Wicked Fast - A Robot That Springs Into Action

A new soft-bodied robot that curls into a wheel and rolls is "wicked fast," according to its creator.

Technology Fights Obesity With An Implant That Controls Hunger: VBLOC™

Some 400 million people worldwide are classified as obese. The manufacturer of the first implant to treat obesity, EnteroMedics, has vowed to install its first VBLOC implant  in an obese person before the end of 2011. It has not yet passed muster in the U.S. but the VBLOC is in  Phase III clinical investigations, so the device has a chance of making it into someone's tummy this year.

 

Clone Chaise: The Chair That Can See Through You

British designer Sam Buxton wants to see the insides of your body. Maybe not personally, but the lounger that he came up with can do that exact thing.

Membo Helps You Keep Tabs On The Basics

While it wouldn’t help in every situation, the Membo by Dreamfarm is a fairly simple concept that could really help with remembering some of the everyday routine stuff that tends to slip your mind when you’re busy.

New In A Light - A Coating That Heals In Light

Scientists have developed a new polymer that heals itself when exposed to light.

Easy Way E-Shopping Cart Checks You Out

Shopping is on the verge of getting a whole lot simpler, thanks to the Easy Way e-shopping cart design concept.

You Go, Girl! - Girl Scouts Design Affordable Prosthetic

A team of six Girl Scouts has made an effective prosthetic hand from moldable plastic, comfort foam and Velcro.

Coffee Joulies Temper Your Scorching Morning Brew

Keeping your coffee at the right temperature can be so difficult!  If it is too hot you burn your mouth and once it cools right down it just doesn’t taste the same.  It’s a juggling act, especially if you are busy doing something else while you are trying to drink your coffee.  This is where Coffee Joulies come in.

Say "I Do" To The Ringbow Mouse And Slip It On Your Finger

A few days ago, we talked about results from a study conducted by Nokia about using a ring and magnetic fields to control your mobile phone remotely. Now here's another techie ring that you can wear on your finger but it's not for your cellphone. No, this time, it's for your computer.

Motorized Roller Skates: Skataz Take The Legwork Out

Watch and learn how you make something bad much, much worse.

In Perspective - 3D Without The Glasses

French researchers have developed a way to experience 3D on your mobile device - without the glasses!