Invention

Blind Drivers? Virginia Tech Vehicle For Blind Gets 2010 National Instruments Award

Some people literally see beyond the limitations of others to invent and develop assistive innovations that open doors to disabled persons.  In this case, Dr. Dennis Hong,  from Virginia Polytechnical Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), made some in'roads' for blind persons with his invention of the world's first blind driver vehicle.

 


Digital Wallet Makes Using And Losing Your Money Easier Than Ever

From designer Fredrik Palmblad comes the Digital Wallet, a USB answer to the worn leather card-carriers we cling to.


MIT Students Win U.S. Dyson Award For Hybrid Bike Wheel

...Though created with the topography of the city of Copenhagen, Denmark in mind, The Copenhagen (Smart) Wheel has the 'wheels' to become a very hot bike item, no matter where in the world you live.  I mean doesn't every biker need a boost now and then to get up those 45 degree hills?

Hamster Bags Stop Stroller Tip-Over

Umbrella strollers are so convenient.  They are light, easily packed or even carried along and quickly unfold for use.  The only major problem is that when you hang your diaper bag, purse or shopping bags on the handles the extra weight causes the buggy to topple backwards anytime the child is removed from the front.  Enter the Hamster Bag.

Sharpie Liquid Pencil To Save The Day For School Kids & Engineers

The first Sharpie Liquid Pencil is being introduced to the market as I write.  Made by Newell Rubbermaid, it is being touted as the reinvention of the mechanical pencil, a pencil that writes like a pen, but erases like a pencil.

 

Sun Guard Turns Regular Clothes Into Sun Protection Pieces

We often assume that if our skin is covered by clothing that it is shielded from the damaging rays.  The truth is that different pieces of clothing offer different levels of protection, some being very low.  To enhance this protection factor you can add Sun Guard to your laundry washing routine. 

Social Media Adds Video Chat & Sean Parker To The Mix?

For anyone that doesn't know the history of the origins of Facebook, this story might have slipped under your radar. But in social media circles, it has some significance. Sean Parker, Facebook's founding president who will be portrayed by Justin Timberlake in the upcoming flick, "The Social Network," has indicated interest in assisting the 17 year-old wundkerkind and founder of Chatroulette, Andrey Ternovskiy.

Whiskey Stones Keep Drinks Cool and Potent

Ice cold drinks are perfect for hot summer days and get togethers with friends certainly call for a few special beverages.  The challenge comes in keeping your drinks cool when the temperatures start to rise.  If you are facing this problem then you may want to look into Whiskey Stones. 

Truly An Invention Every Consumer Needs: ANYWAY® Spray

We all have frustrations with gadgets that just don't work.  And we think, 'Some day I'm going to invent a better lightbulb,' or whatever.  Well, finally, someone invented a fix for the d**n bottle spray, which obviously never wanted us to fully use what it was spraying.

Google Pedestrian Remover Remains Virtual - For Now

With online privacy an ever-growing concern, University of California compsci grad student Arturo Flores has developed a way to take the people out of the Google.

Braille Gets A Stylish Makeover With The Haptic Reader

Haptic reader makes non-braille books into something readable for those who know the language of touch.

Toxic Snails Aren't Doctors But Take Your Pain Away - Sans HMO

Turns out that marine cone snails may do more than just sting fish and reel them in for the kill with their powerful conotoxin - the same toxic can mitigate pain in humans, or paralyze your enemies for a hilarious comeuppance.

A Robotic Wheelchair That Will Even Heel For Your Dog

Japan is unquestionably the robot capital of the world.  They've invented robots that shop for you, cook for you, and even clean your toilets.  But this particular robotic wheelchair has a more noble responsibility....

"That's What She Said" Now Coming In Pashto, Dari And Iraqi Arabic

Scientists from the National Institute of Standards and Technology try to bring Star Trek's translation technology to the battlefront, pave the way for hilarious mis-communications.

Social Media Currency- Facebook Credits Go Retail With 7-11 Slurpies

It was just a matter of time for Facebook to step up its game to promote Facebook Credits to mainstream America in the real world. And what better way to do it than to have them available at nearly all of the 6,000 7-11 stores in the continental US?