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The Gyro Bowl Stops The Spills

If you live with a toddler you probably also live with a lot of crumbs.  The kid-proof Gyro Bowl is made to keep snacks neatly encapsulated until a little hand reaches in and takes some out.

The Chilipad Maintains Your Perfect Temperature All Night

The ChiliPad is here to save you from annoyingly restless sleeps.  This innovative mattress topper can be set to the temperature you like to sleep at and it will regulate the temperature under the covers all night.  It even comes in a dual zone model so that you and your partner can each set your own ideal sleep temperature. 

Call For Garage Inventors: Race Your Alternative Energy Car Through Whiting, Indiana!

Really.  This contest is literally for garage inventors. This August, Whiting, Indiana will host the first annual alternative-powered five-mile car race through the town.  The contest is called the Alternate Power Initiative, and its sponsors, the city of Whiting and British Petroleum (BP) Whiting Business Unit want independent American inventors to design the vehicles.

 


Give Your Face A Workout With The FaceTrainer

The FaceTrainer is an interesting anti-aging product that promises to reduce sagging and wrinkles and improve skin tone and color.  Very much the way that one would train other parts of the body at the gym, the Face Trainer is supposed to be used as a work-out device.

A New Packaging Idea for Sneakers

Will shoe boxes soon be a thing of the past?  If so, where will I keep my action figures???

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.