Invention

Calling All Inventors! Cadbury Wants Revolutionary Packaging For Its Chocolate

Cadbury, the world famous chocolate and candy maker, needs a new wrapper, a revolutionary one that keeps chocolate from melting when exposed to high temperatures.  While you are at it, invent a wrapper that keeps humans from melting in hot temperatures.

Sign Language Gets A Mobile Move On

University of Washington engineers have created a mobile American Sign Language device that uses a low bandwidth and has a high enough quality that users can actually be “heard”.

Digital Photos Escape The Frame, Get Cubed

Designer Ludwig Zeller has created the CubeBrowser, a six-sided mix of ingenuity and art that allows the enjoyment of photos in a whole new way.

Social Media May Come With Price Tag - Public Internet vs Private Internet

With all the talk about the need for Net Neutrality, both the world's largest search engine and a major telecom company seem to be speaking with forked tongue. While Google and Verizon say they support an Open Internet, they hedge that position by also favoring a system that charges for premium services. If they are successful, it's very possible we may be paying for our social media in the forseeable future.

Lightweight And Ultra-Portable, The GoCrib Simplifies Travelling With Baby

Travelling with babies or toddlers can be a challenge, one that starts even before you leave the house.  Of course baby needs a safe place to sleep, but why do all of the options have to be so awkward?  Well the GoCrib from Guava Family offers a far more portable choice. 

MIT Invents Invisible Mouse - But Even More Inventive Is The Mouse Video

Pranav Mistry, Pattie Maes and Liyan Chang, researchers from MIT's Media Lab, created an invisible mouse using an infrared laser beam on the right side of a laptop keyboard and an infrared camera on the right side of a laptop screen.  Their prototype cost them all of $20.  Chances are the invisible mouse will cost you even less.

 


Calling All Inventors: West Point Seeking Storage Innovations For The Home

West Point Home the manufacturer of branded home products from Martex to Ralph Lauren to Harley Davidson. (Yes, there are HD sheets and boy are they wild!) West Point Home now wants your innovation for organization and storage products for any room in the house, including the attic.  The company has teamed up with Edison Nation to assist in collecting information and video about your ideas.  There is a catch though...

 

An Electronic Nose Finally Surpasses Dog's Ability To Detect Cancer

Perhaps all the stories that dogs and cats could sniff out cancers and other serious illnesses in their owners left cancer researchers feeling like they missed the boat somewhere....

Selling Your Inventions To Major Retailers

Selling Your Inventions To Major Retailers: What Not To Do (And What 95% Of People Tend To Do!)

Snap-On Smile Instantly Transforms Your Pearly Whites

Not everyone is born with a naturally perfect smile.   Nowadays you can put on a smile, quite literally, like you would put on a pair of pants.  The Snap-On Smile is a quick and reversible alternative to having dental work done. 

The Vibro-Tactile Posture Feedback Chair - A Real Back Zapper

I had a feeling something like the Posture Feedback Chair would be created - a chair with a special touch that shocks you into sitting up straight with the feel of a 'horsefly' landing on your back, shoulders, or legs.

Social Media's Transition Into Semantic Web Will Be Led By China

For anyone who thinks China is a superpower in only the political arena, they are missing the larger geopolitical picture. The Internet is the 21st Century's newest battlefield where countries will fight for dominance over other nations.

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?