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Accuracy And Efficiency In Voting Systems? Everyone Secretly Say "Aye"

Tired of the endless debates about who voted for who and in what quantities, and burned out from watching endless hours of pre-election, election and finally post-election party coverage, researchers at the Universities of Surrey, Birmingham and Luxembourg have joined forced to create a Vote-o-Tron that can not only use paper ballots, but accurately count them.

An Efficient Solar-Hydrogen Powered Water Purifier: The HYDRA

A trio of inventors from The Essential Element (hint: H2O) have unveiled the first working model of an invention that has the potential to affect peoples throughout the world, especially people who do not have access to the a basic need that most of us take for granted... clean drinking water.  Additionally, the Hydra, can reach people in disaster situations and clean the sludgiest water on site to make it potable.

 


Product for Profit: How To Sell Your Product - Book Review

For anyone interested in getting their products to major retailers, an easy to read, short book may be just what you need.  "Product for Profit: How to Sell Your Product, Invention or Craft to Major Retailers ... No Sales Experience or Existing Buyer Relationships Required!" by Karen Waksman is a step by step guide for the ordinary person trying to get their product into major retailers.

Social Media Radio Gives Real Meaning To Socialized Medicine: BUDDY

"Do more for less" in public services is the motto for Sidekick Studios, a British innovator in social innovations that spins out social businesses.  Sidekick's latest invention, Buddy, is a social media radio that allows persons with long term health conditions to communicate how they are feeling to their family and friends in real-time, through email, SMS, Facebook, IM, Twitter and other social networks without digital support.

 


Target Ads Not 'Lost' In Translation

While Lost's finale was the final chapter completing a six-year metaphysical journey, it was also a helluva moneymaker for ABC. Those constant commercial interruptions during the episode titled, "The End" were not 'lost' on me.  Assuming that Target's 15-second spots exhausted the majority of its 2010 ad budget, when all was said and done...

Hewlett-Packard's Walkie-Talkie Watch Puts A Call Into Dick Tracy

During the Christmas season of 2008, we posted the "Top Ten Geeky Gifts For Christmas," and a Walkie-Talkie Watch by Street Wise Surveillance made the list. While the watch wasn't marketed as a "Dick Tracy" watch, I posted it as such since there were so many similarities between their product and the fictional watch warned in the comic strip.

Immupure Uses Mothers' Milk To Reduce The Signs Of Aging

Immupure is an anti-aging product that contains, among other things, colostrum obtained from cows that are nursing new baby calves.  With all of its internal benefits I guess it should not come as any surprise that someone has come up with the idea of using colostrum on our skin.

Top 10 Inventions Of 2010: Popular Science's 'Garage Invention' Awards

They are not on a salary or salary/incentive basis, paid by their companies to invent; they work alone, on their own or in small groups, generally in someone's garage or other part of the home. Popular Science recognizes the accomplishments of these independent inventors yearly in the June issue of its magazine.  Here are the 10 winning inventions...

 


Vertical Axis Wind Turbines Get Schooled – Fish Everywhere Smug About It

In what was surely an act of cod, Caltech’s head of Biological Propulsion research Dr. John Dabiri was inspired by schools of fish to make current vertical axis wind turbines (VAWT)s more efficient.


New Sharkskin Paint To Make Airplanes Faster And Sexier – No Word On A Matching Handbag

What do sharks and planes have in common? Aside from the fact that a flying shark would be totally awesome, not all that much. But, clever researchers at Fraunhofer in Germany have determined in that one of the only areas where they overlap– the ability to move quickly and efficiently through their environment – the shark is totally kicking ass. By paying homage to one of nature's most cool-guy animals in paint form, scientists hope to up the airplane's game.

The Twister Stops Spaghetti Twirling Mishaps

If you are a pasta lover like I am then you have probably faced the frustration of trying, unsuccessfully, to perfectly twist the spaghetti onto your fork.  Well, someone has come up with a solution.  The Twister fork concept from designer Damjan Stanković has wavy prongs that are perfect for trapping long pasta so that it can be neatly twirled and eaten.

Calling All Inventors! Tony Starck Invites You To Change The World

The Tony Stark Innovation Challenge invites you think big... very big.  Tony Stark wants you to 'create like the future of the world depends on you,' and then tell him about it.

A New Era In Science: "Synthia" The First Synthetic Life Is Created

Today, in Science, the first artificial cell was born.  Though theoretically, this is the first step in the creation of artificial life, the inventors are focusing their efforts on creating new fuels, effective ways to clean polluted water, and faster vaccine production....

 


Getting Your Invention Idea In The Door Without a Patent

You don't always need a patent to get your invention idea reviewed by a top company, and get it sold for cash.

Portable Wheel Chair Lifter Wins 2010 Best New Product In Rehab Expo

Every year in Britain an organization of businesses and healthcare professionals focused on rehabilitation products, called Naidex, has an expo of new products and services for persons with disabilities.  The winner of the 2010 Naidex New Product of the Year Award was an elegant portable solution for lifting a wheelchair into the trunk of a car.  It's called the BackSaver.