Invention

The $49 Kindle Was The Only Question Not Asked By Charlie Rose

Today, there are virtually hundreds of blogs that have surfaced since last night's interview of Jeff Bezos by Charlie Rose. It was the first news of Amazon's recent launch of their new WiFi and Kindle 3G iterations, and an interesting choice of a TV show to make the announcement. However while Rose's intelligent and pointed Q & A was targeted, it did omit one burning question: What about a $49 Kindle?

New Solution For Tooth Decay: Just Grow A New Tooth

The main treatment for cavities - drill and fill - has given the dental profession a bad rep.  Ask people what they hate to do most, and I bet half of them will say "Going to the dentist."  But now, French researchers at the National Institute for Health and Medical Research in Paris have developed a painless and simple method that could very soon put an end to fillings.  You know - Novocaine, water, air, drilling, sore mouth, and chemical taste?

Batter Blaster Creates a Healthy, Hot Breakfast In Minutes

Don’t you hate it that convenience food is usually great for your timeline, but horrible for your body?  It is nice to discover a rare convenience item that takes people’s health into consideration too.  Batter Blaster appears to be one such product. 

Sniffing Device Is Major Development For Severely Disabled Persons

A sniffing device developed by Israeli researchers is probably the best invention to restore motor and communication functions that severely disabled persons ever thought would come about.

 

Biomimetics Of Caterpillar May Lead To New, More Flexible Robots

Tufts University researchers have developed an elegant understanding of the biomechanics of the Manduca sexta caterpillar that, hopefully, will lead to a revolution in robot biomechanics - a flexible, crawling robot.

Rock-Paper-Scissors... All In a Glove

Here's that excuse you've been looking for to play with yourself in public...

Concepts For A Digital Life... As A Chef

You may never see one of these Digital Gastronomy gadgets in your kitchen, but restaurant chefs who use them would make a meal actually worth the $100 or so you spend on it.

Butts Get One More Way To Emit Something Shockingly Unpleasant

From Uttar Pradesh’s Varanasi district - known in India for its plethora of pickpockets - comes Shyam Chaurasia and his design for a pair of jeans that gives thieves the jolt of their life.

The Multi-tasking Koo Cuts Down On Baby Clutter

Babies...they look all tiny and cute, but the truth is that they come with an absolutely mind-boggling amount of stuff.  Well, the people at Lunar design have come up with a concept that would cut down the baby clutter a bit.  The Koo is a soft and cozy looking bassinette that folds down on one side to become a rocking chair. 

Scientists Chosen By DOE To Create Fuels Directly From The Sun

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) committed $122 million to a team of university scientists to mount the daunting task of creating fuel directly from the sun.  Skip the plants and forget about solar panels; the DOE is talking about developing an artificial photosynthesis, one that can create gasoline directly out of sunlight.

 

 

Resonating Ceramic Meta-Cloak In Development, Stoneware Dagger On Hold

Professor Elena Semouchkina and her team at Michigan Tech U have worked out a way to cloak small objects - without their grant fundind dissappearing.

IPocalypse Now, When The Internet Runs Out of IP Addresses

This is not a conspiracy theory. According to the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) and Vint Cerf, Google's Chief Internet Evangelist, the Internet is coming to the end of the road when it will officially run out of IP addresses. At least the Internet as we know it today.

MoviePeg For iPhone And iPad Actually iNnovative

Gadgets and i-products go together like peanut butter and jam, and every once in while one comes along that actually tastes great AND is less filling. Such is the case with the MoviePeg.

Social Media Is Not About Sweating The Small Stuff, Mr. Zuckerberg!

In a social media and public relations coup, the stars may be finally aligning for Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook. Demeaned, dogged, demonized and demoralized by his user-base, the press, the federal government and even a biopic movie about to hit the Silver Screen, Mr. Z has been an easy target for one and all. In an upcoming interview with ABC's Diane Sawyer, he has a chance to redeem himself.

Social Media Magazine Created From Users' Social Networks

Imagine a mash-up of all your social networks into a format that resembles a slick glossy print magazine presented to you on your iPad. Flipboard announced the launch of their free iPad app that creates a magazine out of users' social content.