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Thinking About Driving? Careful! - Driving With Your Mind

A German research team has developed a car that can be driven by the mind.

Price Your Device - An ATM That Collects E-Waste And Pays You For It

An ATM that collects your e-waste, prices it, and pays you for it, is about to go national.

CASPro Device Promises To Revolutionize Blood Pressure Monitoring

Apparently the hundred year-old practice of measuring blood pressure with a cuff will end soon, when a revolutionary new device will be available to give more accurate blood pressure readings. Does that make you nervous too?

 


Handheld Medical Interpreter Speaks 100 Languages: The Phrazer

Mat Johnson worked with high technology innovators before and was a specialist in communication theory.  What challenged him was to find a way to address the humanitarian need for medical interpreters in critical care situations. His solution, a handheld 100 language-speaking medical translation device called the Phrazer.

Guided Missile To Eradicate Cancer At Its Roots: Next The Smart Bomb

One of the most important developments in cancer treatment has been accomplished by medical researchers in Australia and India. They created the world's first chemical missile, an RNA binding molecule that shoots straight for the root of a cancer and won't let go.

The Writing Really Is On The Wall - Write On Walls And Store The Information

A new partnership allows you to write on walls, and store the information in the format of your choice.

Carnivorous Furniture: Rodent-Eating Robotics Generate Electricity

Designers James Auger and Jimmy Loizeau recently presented their carnivorous robots.  Fly-eating wall clocks and mouse-eating coffee tables use the carcasses of their prey to generate electricity.  Animal activists, beware - these inventions are not vegetarians!

H3 Vest Brings Power To The Construction People

An entry into the 2011 iF Concept Design contest, the H3 Vest by Martin Gschwandtl aims at not only making a work zone safer but making workers in that zone more productive using artificial muscle technology.

The Skinny On The iPhone Mini

Well the iPods did it - why can't the iPhone. Particularly since Android is upping the ante in producing their own iPhone clone, at less cost. Steve Jobs and Apple have always been aggressive in slowing the advance of the competition. Anyone that can potentially steal marketshare and has the chutzpah to think they can build a 'cheaper and smaller' iPhone is going to get whacked in the trying. That's Apple's job (no pun intended).

DanBall Offers Shiatsu Massage At Your Weary Fingertips

If you spend most of your day typing away at a computer or do a lot of heavy lifting then your fingers probably get sore and strained.  It would be great to have a personal hand massager standing by for whenever your fingers start to get a little tired.  Well, this may actually be possible.  The DanBall Finger Massager is a small, round shiatsu massager for the fingers.

Implantable Biosensor Can Tell Tales On Our Hidden Diseases

In 2009, Michael Cima, professor of materials science and engineering, and his MIT team created an implantable sensoring device capable of detecting and monitoring cancer. This week, another version of that device was presented that can detect whether a patient has had a heart attack and its severity.  This will help diagnose the 30 percent of heart attack victims for whom there are no symptoms.

 

Bringing a Food Product to Market - The TERRA Chip Success Story

The story behind the success of TERRA Chips is truly inspirational for any entrepreneur interested in bringing a new food product to market. 

Here’s their story…

Shuella Is Cute And Portable Rain Protection For Your Shoes

It can be incredibly frustrating to be caught in a rainstorm when you are wearing some fabulous footwear.  So what can you do about it?  Well, you can move to the desert (but your heels will just get stuck in the sand).  You can carry an emergency pair of boots with you in case you need to change, but that is bulky and time consuming.  A third option is to keep Shuella in your purse or desk.

A Back Support That Moves With You: The Hug

Back pain is the most common health complaint in the world.  It seems that nearly everyone you know has, or has had, back problems, whether they come from swinging a golf club, falling off a curb, or sitting at a desk all day. 

SolarWindow: 300% More Energy With A Spray On Film

New Energy Technologies Inc. is developing the "first-of-its-kind" solar spray.  "SolarWindow"  is said by the company to enable "see-through windows to generate electricity by 'spraying' their glass surfaces with New Energy's electricity-generating coating."  The film generates 300% more electricity than leading technologies and is 1/10 the thickness of former sprays, allowing for full transparency of windows.

Social Networking Helps Finance PadPivot™ Invention

So many inventors are frustrated by lack of funds to obtain a patent, prototyping, manufacturing and marketing.  For those of you who have been in this depressing relationship with the next great invention, perhaps you will get some inspiration from Bernie Graham, the originator of the PadPivot.

 

 

One Liter Limit: An Elegant Faucet Solution To Water Waste

If each one of us uses six liters of water every time we wash our hands, as the designers of 1ℓimit (One Liter Limit) faucet cite, then the 1ℓimit faucet needs to be installed in every bathroom in the world.  1ℓimit is not just a clever means of water conservation, it's a sweetheart of a design!

Beauty Lift High Nose Gives The "Perfect Profile" Without Surgery

Well those wacky ‘beauty’ gadgets from Japan just get wackier all the time.  The newest one that I came across is the Beauty Lift High Nose.  From what I can tell this odd looking little contraption is supposed to give users that extra snooty, nose-in-the-air look without the need for cosmetic surgery. 

Easy Feet Is Never Too Tired To Give A Foot Massage

The Easy Feet device looks like a sandal, but with suction cups on the bottom and bristles on the inside.  The idea behind the product is that once it is suctioned to the bottom of the tub a person can thoroughly wash his/her feet without having to lean over and risk slipping.