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Is All Your Weight In Your Bum? Try The Lift Assist!

When I saw the Lift Assist seat cushion, I immediately thought, not of seniors, or disabled persons, or people with arm or leg injuries; I thought about boomers I know, people in their fifties, even forties, who struggle to get off their asses, excuse the expression, because their asses weigh them down like steel anchors!

Scientists Use Muons to Take Volcano X-Rays

An innovative imaging system that uses muons - a type of cosmic ray - to reveal the interior of a volcano has been developed by scientists at the University of Tokyo's Earthquake Research Institute.

The Nightlighter Dual-Beamed Flashlight

The standard flashlight requires the constant redirection of its beam. You need to see where you are stepping and what is just ahead, but you also need to see yards away to know who or what is in your vicinity.

World's Smallest Golfball Retriever: The (Little) Dipper

Golf can be an expensive sport. Why, just a dozen good quality golf balls can cost $30 to $50 a set. So, when a ball gets hit into a water trap, the golfer is disappointed. not only about the bad drive he just hit, but about the four buck golf ball he just lost.

A Design Invention That Stands Gardening On Its Head: BOSKKE™ Sky Planter

Is that a real plant? I've heard of hanging plants before, but never saw suspended in the air upside down. It must be an optical illusion of some kind...

11 Brilliant Inventions From Popular Science's Best of What's New 2008

Popular Science has announced its Best of What's New awards for 2008; they are all brilliant inventions, but some are phenomenal! There were 11 categories of best invention awards ranging across a wide spectrum of technology, from automobile to security technologies. One of the 11 winners was named the Grand Award Winner... see if you can guess which one!

Fun Times In The Snow Call For A Snowball Blaster!

I'm going to have to travel a bit from where I live to get to play in the snow this winter, but it's always worth it. Even if you're not into skiing or snowboarding, there's nothing that makes you feel like a kid again than having a snowball fight. But alas! What's this about a new invention for creating and shooting snowballs? A Snowball Blaster?

The Something Store’s ‘Surprise Yourself’ Shipments: Innovative or Insane Business Idea?

SomethingStore.com is a weird and wacky business concept where your order remains a surprise. You pay, they ship you something and the best part is you will have no idea what's on its way!

Keep A Bouncer At Your Cat Door With The Pet Porte

If you have visiting cats, raccoons, squirrels, rats and other neighbors entering your home through your cat door, you may soon be relieved of their uninvited calls. A veterinarian on the Channel Islands, David Chamberland, has invented a "bouncer" cat door. Say the secret word, or I'll send you to the moon buster!

Eat Your Veggies While They're Still Growing: The Gropak

Among the amazing inventions that Time Magazine selected for its Best Inventions of 2008, is a package designed to keep food growing while it travels from field to table -- over the meadow and through the woods!

A Life-Saving Gadget For You And Your Kids! GUARDian® Backpack

Most of us have had the feeling more than once that we were being followed, or that someone, even a person we could see, was a threat to us. Fortunately, more often than not, we find some way to lower the threat level...

His Inventions Get You... Right In The Taste Buds

Is it every chemist's secret dream to become a chef? Think about the benefits. Virtually unlimited ingredients, immediate feedback, safer work environment, fewer deaths, fewer law suits... Chefs are chemists, and though their creations may not lead to patents, they are inventions. This year Time Magazine has recognized one chef's work as a Best Invention of 2008: Heston Blumenthal's Sound Enhanced Food.

Russian Scientific Innovation Competition Yields Success

Two winning Russian innovation projects have received investment backing from two mega supporters, AFK Sistema and Tekhsnabexport and some new awards to honor technological innovation have developed as the result of this competition as well. Read on and learn more about this contest and its winners.

Custom Email Signatures to Support Your Presidential Candidate

As the United States Presidential Election draws nearer, it's your last chance to get in every ounce of endorsement for your favorite political candidate or party and what better way to do it than through email? Email Widgets, based in Vienna, Austria may be across the planet but that didn't stop them from creating an opportunity for profit. The mark of a true entrepreneur is to look at highly publicized social issues and turn them into successful business opportunities.


Time Picks Best Invention Of The Year 2008: DNA Test "23andMe"

Time Magazine has announced the 50 best inventions of 2008 and at its top is a DNA test called 23andMe. It's not as well-known as the iPhone, Time's best invention of 2007, but if 23andMe catches on, it will change how much we know about ourselves, our families, and possibly, about others.

Student Inventors Keep Seagulls Off Their Boat

Boat-loving seagulls will have to poop elsewhere if a team of high school students have anything to say about it. The team, named Vanish Productions, recently won the top regional prize in New Zealand's Young Enterprise contest for their Ultrasonic Bird Repeller.

Russian Hacker’s Clever Eee PC-Based Carputer!

Does your vehicle have a carputer? Well, don’t despair, as no one’s car did until recently when a really clever Russian hacker ripped apart his car’s dashboard (which wasn’t doing anything anyway) and his Eee PC (701G) and recombined them! Read all about the magic that created the carputer!

Non-Drip Ice Cream: Delightful Russian Innovation

Even if you don’t believe in UFOs, they may have invaded earth after all but for delicious rather than nefarious purposes. Enter UFO ice cream, named for its unearthly ability to avoid melting. Read on whether you prefer chocolate or vanilla.

Inventor's Hall of Fame Picks 2008 Collegiate Inventors Finalists

The National Inventors Hall of Fame Foundation announced the 2008 finalists of the Collegiate Inventors Competition. Sponsored by the Abbott Fund and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), the competiton winners were undergraduate and graduate students whose inventions were found to meet pressing needs in our society.

Get Ready For Winter Sports With VoltoPrima™ Gloves

Skiing, sledding, snowboarding... all great winter sports. But when your hands get numb, you have to call it quits for the day. And then, of course, there's the sport of shoveling snow.... The newPrimoVolta gloves by Aevex® Products with patented Intelligent Heat™ promise to keep your hands warm for up to six hours just by turning on a switch.