Invention

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.

Eat Your Snacks At A Snail's Pace With The Popcorn Grabber

Mmmm...popcorn.  It’s not so bad on its own.  In fact, as snacks go, it is pretty healthy to eat plain, air-popped popcorn.  Really though, who does that?  The Popcorn Grabber, or Potechi no Te, is made to only grab a kernel at a time.

Microcapsules Learn To Chat Politely And Play Follow The Leader

Mimicking natural processes to create artificial awesomeness, researchers at the University of Pittsburghhave designed medical “microcapsules” that can not only communicate, but move as a group.

Augmented Reality & Layar Give Rolling Stones' Fans A Lot Of Satisfaction

One of the oldest performing rock bands in the world is ironically the first to launch an Augmented Reality campaign with Layar for their latest album. Don't think the Rolling Stones are ready to hang up their electric guitars just yet - in fact, they're out-pacing some of the performing groups half their age by embracing one of the hottest new technologies of the day.

Portable Eco-Housing On The Way Up

A far cry from the cookie-cutter suburban home is Brazilian designer Felipe Campolina’s Ecobitat, a modular green miracle that builds up rather than tearing down.

 


The Vaccination Patch: Do-It-Yourself Medicine

Human clinical trials will soon get underway of a new micropatch delivery system for vaccines developed at Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta.  It is said not to hurt and what's more, you can administer the vaccine yourself!

British Inventor Creates First Adjustable, Carbon Neutral Clothes Hanger!

Nick Lewis says that his new Adjustable Eco Hanger will save 6.5 million tons of carbon each year, the equivalent of removing 1.5 million cars from the road.  He figures this based on the 40 billion hangers a year that are used globally, many of which are discarded, especially by retailers.