Invention

Gulf Tech Oil Spill Expo

The oil spill in the Gulf has reignited a desire by oil companies coastal communities to obtain more and new technology to help with the cleanup. The Gulf Tech Expo in Mobile, Alabama, Aug. 13-15, 2010 is the place for this technology transfer to take place.

OMO Detergent Is A Cross Between Internet Of Things & Foursquare Gone Wild

Unilever is experimenting with a promotion for their Omo Detergent product in Brazil. The brand is adding a GPS device as an additional ingredient to its two-pound detergent box which will trigger its promotion agency Bullet to track shoppers down from the supermarket to their front door.

The Sleep Trainer Coaches Babies And New Parents To A Good Night's Sleep

Everyone who has had a newborn baby knows that teaching the little bundle to sleep through the night is just as much a learning curve for the parents as it is for the baby.  This is the reason that the Goodnight Sleep Trainer was developed.

Garment Saver Protects Clothing From Makeup Mishaps

If you are one of those au natural ladies who wakes up looking fresh and glowing and never has to apply more than a swipe of lip balm then, first of all, I hate you and secondly you probably have no use for this product.  For the rest of the women out there, here is a handy little product for helping you look your best.  The Garment Saver is a clever idea to keep those lipstick smudges and foundation stains off of your clothes

Social Media Might Be Introducing 140 Characters To 140 Other Planets?

Five years ago when 140 characters shook this planet with the introduction a new social interaction platform that allowed man to communicate with folks the world over - little did we know there were 140 similar worlds in the Milky Way that might also be tweeting inter-galactically.

Socket To Me - The Old Power Bar With A Twist

A product to solve common conundrums, the Socket Sense lets power bars actually connect multiple devices. How electric.

QR Codes To The Rescue In The Gulf To Address The BP Oil Spill

While Quick Response (QR) Codes still have a long way to go in gaining traction in the US, the BP Oil Spill may be the right catalyst to introduce this technology to more and more folks who own smartphones.

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.