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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!

Get A Tapi And Avoid Disgusting Drinking Fountains Forever

Drinking fountains are generally quite revolting.  Well, the clever people at Dreamfarm have come up with an inexpensive solution.  The Tapi is a rubber device that fits over the tap of most faucets and turns them into a clean drinking fountain.

Spray On This Bomb-Detecting Ink And Watch The Explosives Fizzle Out

The newest member to the explosives-detecting family doesn't come in the form of another high-tech electronic device that will begin beeping like mad when it happens to chance upon a bomb. No, this one actually comes in a spray bottle and is easy to bring along to the field.

Mush Mush Vroom Vroom - Cars Made Out Of Mushrooms

If you buy a car in the near future, part of it could be made from mushrooms!

Feeling Sick? IBM Could Help

If any of you have ever played the Metal Gear Solid series, you'll remember that a lot of the soldiers had microscopic robots known as nanites in their bloodstream, which served to keep them healthy-recycling waste, destroying bacteria, all that fun stuff. That sounds like some absurd pipe dream from the realm of science fiction, doesn't it?

Tell that to IBM. They just took the first step in developing the technology. 

Smart Bookrest Docking System Sails Toward An Analog And Digital Merger

From designers In-oh Yoo and Tae-soon Nam for the Metatrend Institute comes the Smart BookrestDocking system - a way to combine the best of both the digital and analog worlds of reading.

Branson Gets Deep - The World's Deepest Diving Submarine

Richard Branson is making it possible to explore the very depths of the world's oceans.

Calling All College Inventors: Design 'A Solution' For The James Dyson Award

The 2011 James Dyson Award one instruction is nicely broad, giving college designers, engineers, and inventors throughout the world plenty of room to spread their imaginations.  It is, simply: "Design something that solves a problem."