Invention

Doctors Question New Cancer Treatment Device, NanoKnife

A medical device called the NanoKnife by AngioDynamics, an innovator in the medical device field, is being questioned by members of the medical community because the device was fast-tracked by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and was approved without clinical studies in 2008. But...

Fits.Me Mannequin Gives Online Shoppers A Way To 'Try On' Clothes

Online shopping has become immensely popular in recent years, especially for the holidays.  People love the idea of avoiding the crowds and saving on gas.   One type of item that is still difficult to buy outside of the stores though, is clothing.   Well, with the new Fits.Me mannequin a person can virtually ‘try on’ clothes to find out how they will fit before ordering.

The 2010 Nobel Prize In Physics: Making Graphene Technologically Accessible

A discovery with the potential to leap-frog many of today's technologies won the 2010 Nobel Prize in Physics today.  Many scientists tried to accomplish it, but it was two Russian-born quantum physicists, now working together in Britain, Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov, who achieved what was thought by many to be impossible: the separation of graphene from graphite.

 

A Facade Grows From The Sea To Become A Wildlife Habitat

Sometimes a design really knocks you out, and you wonder at the capability of the human mind to conceive it and create it in such a way that it serves our need to utilize renewable resources, our need for beauty and wonder, and the need to create safe refuge for the world's wildlife.  The GEOtube, a plan for the city of Dubai by California architectural firm Faulders Studio, will be such a wonder.

The 2010 Nobel Prize In Physiology or Medicine: In Vitro Fertilization

"You have brought many people into this world who can change it," reads one of the congratulatory notes to Professor Robert G Edwards, the British biologist who today won the 2010 Nobel Prize In Physiology or Medicine for his seminal work on in vitro fertilization (IVF).  IVF is used to treat infertility, a medical condition which affects more than 10 percent of couples worldwide.

 


Take The Party Wherever You Go With The Cruzin Cooler

Have you ever been on your way to a picnic or backyard barbeque and realized that you forgot the cooler?  You know, the one with all of your special cocktails, mocktails and outdoor snacks.  To keep yourself out of this type of sticky predicament you could invest in a Cruzin Cooler.

Awesome Eyeglasses For The Future Win Wall Street Journal Tech Award

Edyeglass technology hasn't advance very much since the 19th century... until now.  TruFocals, soon to be re-branded Superfocus, are the coolest things in prescription eyeglasses since Benjamin Franklin made his own.  In fact, they are designed just like Franklin's glasses. 


The Wobbly DEWS Toothbrush Won't Fall Over

Why is it that everything to do with kids and toothbrushes is a challenge?  Getting them to brush their teeth is a struggle, getting them to do it properly is a huge effort and getting them to keep their toothbrush clean is practically an impossibility, especially when you are dealing with really young kids.  The DEWS toothbrush design features a rounded, wobbly doll-like handle base that tapers in towards the brush end.  

Sustainsia Makes Working From Home Even Greener

Working from home just got even greener with Sustainsia, Inc.'s new solar powered, at-home work stations.  Small enough to fit in the backyard, these little pods provide telecommuters with a back-to-basics, natural vibe for their home office needs.

Apple's Next Venture: iMove Hybrid Car

Apple presents its latest design: the iMove hybrid car.  Intended for the year 2020, the hybrid bosts a "photochromic" exterior, touchscreen dashboard, and a look reminscent of Apple's iconic computer mouse.  Highly customizable and environmentally friendly, this sleek car was designed by a 20 year-old college student.

Children's Book Turns Harry Potter's Fiction Into Reality

While most children ardently believe the magic conjured up by Harry Potter and his band of wizards is the real deal - they soon learn to file those beliefs away, alongside Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy. Fiction is make-believe and scientific proof is another thing all together. That was, until augmented reality kind of blurred the literary landscape.

'Celery' Provides Fast Communication For The Computer Shy

Celery brings your friends and family into the world of speedy connection.  With this machine they can communicate just as fast as the rest of us, and be more involved and in touch with the people they love.

 

Perfect Fit Button Offers No Hassle Waistband Adjustment

With fall here already, the holidays will be upon us before we know it.  Yes, yes, I know it seems far too early to be thinking about that, but you know it’s true.  Anyways, once the festivities roll around you may want to look into some Perfect Fit Buttons.

Human Birds Take Flight In The Great White North

Canadians have proven their usefulness once again, with students from the University of Toronto devising the world’s first continuously flying ornithopter.


Giving People A Leg Up - HAL Can Do That, Actually

Japanese company's Hybrid Assistive Limb (HAL) may give those with mobility disorders the chance to scale mountains.