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The EsPRESSivo Concept Take Portable Coffee Making To The Next Level

Anyone who has ever had campfire coffee will attest to its inferiority.  Many things taste better when you are roughing it; coffee is not one of them.  Shao-Lun Chao has created a coffee maker design that may satisfy your desire to get back to basics while simultaneously soothing your yearning for a fantastic cup of java.

The Solafeet Eliminates Unsightly Shoe Tans

The Solafeet foot tanner is made to take care of those pasty tootsies so that you can wear your sandals and strappy heels without fear of ridicule.  Its design allows users to tan all areas of the feet including the ankles, sides and back.

Steve Jobs' iPad Pays Homage To Gutenberg's Printing Press

The printing press made the mass production of printed material possible and revolutionized human communication.  Johann Gutenberg dedicated most of his entire adult life to developing moveable type and the modern printing press (introduced in 1450 A.D.) and died penniless. Steve Jobs, on the other hand will not incur the same fate having created more than $150 billion in shareholder wealth, transforming movies, telecom, music, and now literature. In so doing, he pays homage to the invention that changed our lives forever.

The Bebe Bottle Sling Gives Parents A Free Hand

The Bebe Bottle Sling is a baby bottle holder that attaches to the handle of any infant car seat.  The sling reportedly holds the bottle at the proper angle for feeding and makes it easy for the baby to get the bottle nipple back in his/her mouth when it falls out.

The Earth Awards 2010: Call For Entries

The Earth Awards 2010 is searching for sustainable innovations that will change the way we live in the 21st century.  It is a global competition with internationally renowned judges from architectural, design, environmental, fashion, and philanthropic communities. It's looking for invention, innovation, entrepreneurial, but above all, transformational, ideas that meet six criteria...

 

 

Herpes Vaccine Entering Phase 3 Testing For Advanced Melanoma

How did a vaccine developed to combat the herpes virus end up in Phase 3 trials treating Stage III and Stage IV melanoma cancers?  First, someone originally testing the drug OncoVEX on herpes cells accidentally placed the vaccine in the wrong dish - a petri dish full of melanoma tumor cells....

New Desalination Membrane May Reduce Costs For Drinkable Ocean Water

...Southern Californians are told over and over again that desalination is extremely costly and that no one wants to pay for it, but we still wonder how we can sit right on the coast of the largest body in the world and not focus all of our human intelligence on getting usable, affordable water from the sea.

Pork Detection Kits Are As Good As Gold

A Japanese precious metals company has developed a reliable pork detection kit that uses gold nanoparticles to sniff out the slightest hint of pork in raw or cooked foods.

Body Heat Can Provide Power To Medical Devices

“You have a disaster,” says Leonov. “Airport closed, port closed. The devices that exist in a modern medical clinic can be miniaturized and fit in a suitcase. The devices can be self powered, without the doctor needing batteries or to plug anything in.”

 


The Color Picker Pen Sparks Creativity and Exploration

The Color Picker Pen, by Jinsu Park,  is a fun concept that would keep the kids entertained for quite a while and would inspire dicovery and imagination along the way.  One end of the Color Picker scans objects and then the device matches the color and mixes the appropriate ink to make up the scanned shade. 

Iris Recognition & Augmented Reality IDs Straight From The 'Minority Report'

Its almost unfathomable to think that sci-fi movies that featured mind-boggling futuristic advances could be within our grasp. But such is the case. For those that remember the 'Minority Report' starring Tom Cruise, you might be surprised to learn that some of the technology featured in that movie is coming soon to an iPhone near you.

Adspecs: Self-Adjusting Eyeglass Lenses Bring Eye Care To 3rd World

These ad specs have nothing to do with the size of an ad you are placing with Google.  These Adspecs are self-adjusting lenses that an Oxford University physics professor, Josh Silver, invented to bring sight to millions of people in the third world, where there are few eye care professionals to meet the needs of those with refractive vision problems.

 


Ten Things To Think About Before Being Sucked Into iPad Fever

As ubiquitous as Apple is - it's still always wise for buyers to be aware. Like the iPod and iPhone that preceded it - sometimes it's best to wait for the first run's critiques before blindly jumping into the buying frenzy. To that end, here are ten things to know before following 'Pied Piper' Jobs off the proverbial 'first adopter' cliff.

PBS Announces 2010 Trash To Treasure Competition For Kids

It's the 40th anniversary of Earth Day and to celebrate PBS's Emmy® and Peabody Award-winning TV series, Design Squad is launching a nationwide 2010 Trash to Treasure competition for kids 5 to 19.  The launch will begin on April 5, 2010.  2009 was the first year that Design Squad held this competition.


Big Bang Too & 'The God(damn) Particle' Were A Smashing Success!

On Tuesday, March 30  at precisely 1:06 PM in Geneva, Switzerland, scientists revisited our distant past. It only took 16 short years and a paltry $10 billion dollars to recreate the conditions similar to the original Big Bang that occurred some 13.7 billion years ago and is one of the major scientific theories behind the creation of life as we know it.