If I were to tell you that you can get a complete, worldwide patent search conducted on your invention idea for $9.99, you would think I just swallowed a whole lot of advertising bull. I thought it was too good to be true too, so I went to the source, the company that owns and offers the ideaAPP for Apple and PC products, and asked the founder an irritating amount of questions. He answered.
A 19-year old electrical engineering student at the University of Queensland in Australia has created a levitating light bulb that is not an optical illusion. While it may not look too sexy in this photo, just wait until you see these LevLights floating around your ceiling in designer glass shades.
There I go! Can't find my keys again. Just when I think I'm ready to hop in the car for another day's commute, my car keys, mobile phone, wallet, purse, reading glasses, and/or sunglasses can't be found. Whoops, where did I leave my coffee thermos? read more »The disappearing act those slylies pull every day has been a source of needless frustration in my life, and I finally decided I had to stop them. I checked into several locating devices and found two locators I'd like to share with you, as each has appealing but different features for different needs... the FOFA® and the Loc8tor.
One adventure in gastronomy I have not enjoyed yet is eating an old family photo. The thought of it is actually not that appealing to me. But what is appealing is the idea of receiving an edible portrait of almost anything else, especially if it's chocolate.
Discovery Expedition isn't looking for a new kind of hiking boot - unless it's electronic. But it is looking for new ways to enhance hiking, sky-diving, camping, mining, surfing... whatever, your outdoor lifestyle needs to take it to the next level to improve your outdoor experience.
How many times have you left your home, only to come running through the front door to check if the alarm has been set or if all of your appliances have been unplugged? Unfortunately, it's part of being human to be forgetful. One solution? Fully automating your home.
I'm going to try to write this with a straight face.... The FridaBaby company, which I have just learned of, markets some very inventive and 'curious' products for babies so far. One is called the Snotsucker, which employs a mom (or dad) to suck the snot out of their baby's nose....
Alarm clocks are a pain in the butt. No one wants to get up in the morning, or they wouldn't need an alarm clock, would they? That's why we all have snooze buttons on our alarm clocks, because we need one more chance to be late. Ineffective as snooze alarms are for many, engineer Paul Sammut has created a new version of the alarm clock, one that never shuts up!
Good news for all of you who've been sitting on your brilliant inventions! National casting calls have just been announced for the second season of Invention USA which airs on The History Channel. There are just a few, but important steps, to apply for an interview by the show casting directors and the hosts of Invention USA, Reichart Von Wolfsheild and Garrett Lisi.
Learning to walk again after breaking a leg or hip, having a stroke, prosthetic, or partial paralysis depends on a lot of persistence and an excellent rehabilitation program that can guide you through gait training. Movement scientist Dr. Melvyn Roerdink from The Netherlands has developed a super smart, oversized treadmill that helps rehab patients gain confidence in their new gaits, with bells, whistles, and even light shows.
For the third year in a row, the Biomimicry Institute, a non-profit organication that promotes the study and imitation of designs found in nature, is sponsoring the Biomimicry Student Design Challenge. This year the Challenge, which is open to college students world-wide, is to use biomimicry to design a solution that results in more efficient use of energy and ultimately reduces greenhouse gases. No small feat, but the Institute provides students with plenty of resources on biomimicry....
Skinput, a new technology under development, may soon allow people to dial their phones using a keypad projected onto their arms, or pause and control the volume of their music just by tapping their fingers.