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Scarpar--Motorized Skateboard That Rides Anything

The Scarpar motorized skateboard rides everything from snow to pavement to dirt.

Flat Flexible Loudspeakers To Be Heard But Not Seen

Flat, Flexible Loudspeakers are the thinnest, most adaptable speakers that we've ever seen. At just a quarter of a millimeter thick and completely bendable, the speakers offer much potential for a variety audio applications.

Leave No Blade Behind: The Husqvarna Robotic Automower

So here comes the Husqvarna Robotic Automower to dazzle you with its maneuvers, leaving no blades behind and no lines in your lawn, just a sweet wave of golf course grass.

Exercise Your Hands To Avoid Repetitive Stress Injuries, Postpone Arthritis

Chances are you have, or will get, osteoarthritis in your hands, fingers, wrists, or elbows. Arthritis is really limiting, because it doesn't just come and go; it's deteriorating. That's why the Hand Fitness Trainer makes so much sense. It strengthens your muscles and joints, resisting repetitive stress injuries and slowing the progression of osteoarthritis.

Steampunk Segway Looks Much Cooler Than The Original

The "Legway" offers the rider the opportunity to turn heads all over the park with a funky, foot-powered steampunk-inspired Segway.


The Coolest Microscope Ever! The USB Microscope

This is "Antony." Does he make you squirm? If not, you can see him even closer... up to 200 times his size, with the USB Microscope that gives you really close encounters. Watch him on your computer screen, take still photos, or video Antony. You can publish your own little "natural wonders" series!

Reality TV Show For Arab Inventors Hits Prime Time On Arab TV: "Stars Of Science"

Filming is almost complete for the new 5-week reality TV show, Stars Of Science, in which 16 inventors from the Arab world will strutt their stuff, competing for best invention and a $300,000 cash prize. Sponsored by the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, the format is not too similar to the American Inventor series, and Simon Cowell does not appear to be involved in this production.

Singapore Discovers How To Turn Carbon Dioxide Into Methanol!

The third smallest sovereign nation in the world has just made an enormous contribution to relieving the world's debt to the environment. Singapore researchers at the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) have discovered how to turn carbon dioxide into methanol....  Double take: They have found a way to make greenhouse gas green.  Triple take:  They took the biggest contributor to the world's carbon footprint and converted it into a source of clean energy for the world.  Astounding.

Lopsided Goatee Got You Down? Get The GoateeSaver™ Template

It slides to the left, it slides to the right, moves up and down, don't smile or frown... you have a GoateeSaver template in your mouth. It's here to save your identity, so don't screw with it.

If Asimo Can Do It, You Can Too! Assistive Walking Devices From Honda

Though Asimo seems like he'd make such a good butler, he (she? It?) is not ready to come home with us yet.  But some of what Honda learned in the robot's 22+ years is helping our future mobility, so we can answer the door ourselves and get our own lemonade. You might say the Stride Management Assist and the Bodyweight Support Assist are Asimo's offspring!

Intel's 2009 Inspire-Empower Challenge Awards Salute Four World Changing Projects

When you read about what four Intel Challenge winners are doing, don't be surprised if you feel like giving up your day job and joining them in their valiant causes. These are truly inspiring and empowering innovations.

Global Climate Change Invention Award Goes To 'Kyoto Box'

...The device, which cost Bøhner $5 to make, would decrease pollution, deforestation, energy costs, and about 1.3 million deaths a year in Africa alone caused by wood-burning related respiratory illnesses. The life-saving estimate does not even include the number of deaths resulting from contaminated water.

10 Cutting Edge Medical Devices Recognized For Excellence In Design

The 2009 Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEA) were announced this week by the Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry. There were 32 award winners and every one of the winners contributed a medical device that advances their industry and  provides cutting edge technology to improve patient care. Space and time don't allow me to introduce all of these devices to you, so I randomly selected 10 just to give you a sampling of medical inventions that may be significant to you some day.

Japanese Child Robot With Biomimetic Body Learns Social Skills

Meet CB2, aka, Child-Robot with Biomimetic Body.  He is watching your every facial expression, interpreting, assimilating.  You touch him tenderly while you smile; he assimilates the combined expressions.  He's a two-year old robot and he's doing almost everything a two-year-old child does.

Screaming Parrots Deafening You? Try This Mini Satellite Dish

Birds can be wonderful pets. Members of the parrot family are especially friendly, charming, and funny. But they tend to scream. They scream when they sense danger, something new in their environment, or just to get your attention. The sound indeed gets your attention, but it's not a sound that engenders affection toward your bird, even among the best bird parents.

Vote Fact or Fake? Revolutionary Sports Gear

In a breakthrough involving the usage of a new synthetic material known as d3o, a company called d3o™ lab has partnered with a wide range of athletic gear providers to produce clothing that insures the wearers safety without compromising flexibility.

Little Shop of Twitters

If you're familiar with "Little Shop of Horrors," the successful Broadway Show and rock musical, then you remember how the nerdy florist tended to Audrey II, his demanding plant with a ravenous appetite. The refrain "Feed Me" that became more and more pronounced as the plot progressed might give one a little insight as to how our lives might change if our plants could Twitter?

Want A Real Beauty Sleep? Try The Pillowcase That Makes Wrinkles Disappear

Okay, babes! Let's get down to it... or on it. This Cupron™ pillowcase is going to reduce your wrinkles, and all you have to do is sleep on it. As with other wrinkle removers, you need a special solution for wrinkles around your eyes (the Cupron mask) and for those on your hands (the Cupron gloves).


Double Your Pleasure with Twin Parabolic Skis

One pair of skis, four individual ski segments, the Twin Parabolic Skis by designer Charlie Pyott increase speed and stability for skiers. And they'll certainly spark a conversation or two at the lodge.

Tom Kollars' Invention May Save Millions Of Lives: ProVector

The invention of ProVector-Bt could not be more timely. As rising temperatures worldwide result in greater numbers of parasites active for longer periods each year, mosquitoes and other disease transmitters are contributing to higher death rates from disease-carrying pests. This is especially true for malaria and dengue fever, now claiming 5 million and 50 million new victims a year respectively.