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Get Your Groove On In the Shower with this Water-Powered Radio

The Water Power Radio by H2O will change the way you enjoy your news or music in the shower for the better. The usual waterproof speakers and radios that have been in the market for a while now work fine but with a catch that this all-new innovation doesn't have: they all need batteries to function. Live greener and better and save dollars by tuning in instead with this Water Power Radio.

Wash & Brush Timer Encourages Toddler Hygiene

My three year old seems to understand the purpose behind teeth brushing and hand washing.  Sadly, while she is interested enough to ask a lot of questions, she is too restless and easily distracted to properly get the job done.  The Wash & Brush Timer by IntelliTEC is meant to encourage young children to perform these grooming actions for an effective amount of time. 

That Blasted Roof! - Capturing Wind Energy On Your Roof

A cheap, unimposing wind turbine that attaches to the roof of your house could be on many horizons in the not-too-distant future.

iWallet Bills Itself As High-Tech Way To Keep Your Money From Going Missing

New from the iWallet corporation is - you guessed it from the name - the iWallet! Playing off of the popular "i" trend, the company has created what it says is a remarkably secure update to the standard wallet concept.


Toepener Lets You Avoid The Bathroom Door Handle

I don’t know about you, but I despise using public washrooms.   It makes me cringe thinking about all of the non-hand-washers who have touched the door on the way out, leaving behind who knows what.  The Toepener is a handle that fastens to the bottom of a door and allows people to open the door with their feet.  

O! That A Man Might Know - James May Wants Your Invention

James May wants to feature your invention on his TV show, Man Lab.

Carbon Dioxide Eating TREEPOD Gives Shade In Light & Light At Night

Inspiration comes from all corners for the de-carbonizing artificial tree dubbed the TREEPOD.  The idea began with Dr. Klaus Lackner, whose team at Columbia University developed humidity swing technology, a  system of using evaporating humidity in the air to remove carbon dioxide. That invention inspired  the city of Boston...

We've Got The Power - Memory That Requires 100 Times Less Energy

New technology drastically reduces the energy needed to run mobile devices, allowing you to use them for longer.

The Touchpad: HP's Answer to the Ipad

Since the Ipad's release in April 2010, Apple's moved virtually millions of units.It kind of makes sense. Apple's garnered a very positive reputation in the market, and they didn't exactly have much competition for their new product. When they announced the Ipad 2, it seemed like last year would repeat itself over again.

 But then HP made an announcement of their own. 

"I Know That Face"-Advanced Facial Recognition Software

Computers that talk to us. Programs that recognize human emotions and respond accordingly. An electronic device that knows the face of its owner. Sound like science fiction? 

Birmingham University researcher Lijun Yin wants to make it a reality. 

Lights Out - A Sensor That Cuts Your Electricity Usage

A single sensor in your home could save you 40% of your electricity costs.

Lemelson-MIT Awards RPI Student For New Bomb Detection Method

A doctoral student at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) has won the 2011 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize for developing a new technique for detecting hidden explosives, chemicals, and other dangerous materials from a safe distance.

 


Size Matters: The World's Smallest Computer

It's fairly common knowledge that we love miniaturizing our technology. The first computers were massive, and often filled entire rooms. Since then, we've managed to make them smaller, and smaller, and smaller.. Last month, researchers from Michigan University unveiled a very interesting and exciting prototype.

Touched By A Robot, But Just What Are Its Intentions?

Can the touch of a human nurse's hand on a patient's arm be duplicated by a robot?  The robotic nurse can certainly reach out and touch a patient, but the question of motive is not clear, because a robot touches in the same way regardless of its intention. The Georgia Institute of Technology presented a research report today at the Human-Robot Interaction Conference in Lausanne, Switzerland, which I think you will find very interesting.

 

Well Armed - A Mechanical Arm That Keeps Yours Steady

An exoskeletal arm support that enables a precise, fatigue-free work environment.

Call For Inventors: The 2011 DiabetesMine™ Design Challenge

The DiabetesMine, a web resource for diabetics, is calling for innovative solutions to better the lives of persons with diabetes in its 2011 DiabetesMine Design Challenge.

 


Aydogan Ozcan's "Killer App": The Lens-free Cellphone Microscope

People from all over the world use cellphones every day but what a lot of them don't really know is that it can also be used for a greater, more important, and life-saving purpose. 

Garment Deodorizer Destroys Unpleasant Smells In A Matter Of Minutes

Clothes absorb smells from all over the place and sometimes you just don’t have time to get rid of them before you go out.  If you had a Garment Deodorizer though, you could take care of this unexpected situation in a matter of minutes. 

We All Scream For Electro Ice Cream

From the presumably brain-frozen mind of Orhan Gurbanov comes the Elctro Ice Cream Maker concept, a stylish, portable way to enjoy everyone's favorite frozen treat.

Green Goose Rewards You For Keeping Up With Life

A new program called Green Goose may offer just the incentive that many people need to get back on track with their health goals and household routine.  The system, which is currently in beta, comes with several sensors to monitor different activities such as flossing, going for walks, taking vitamins, drinking water, etc. and plays out kind of like a video game.