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Culinary Prep Kitchen Appliance: Bacteria’s Formidable Foe

While unable to leap tall buildings in a single bound, this kitchen appliance stands alone as the very first to apply the Grovac process, which is a safe, easy to use, all-natural and very effective anti-microbial solution for protecting your personal food supply.

Most Functional Bionic Hand Gets 2008 British Engineering Award

The most functional bionic hand ever created for prosthetic use was developed by Touch Bionics, a British prosthetics company that just received the 2008 Royal Academy of Engineering MacRobert Award. The new bionic hand is called the i-LIMB Hand.

The iWave Cube: Tom Thumb's Microwave (Or At Least It Could Be)

The iWave Cube, which is now the world's smallest microwave, does not lose power with its diminutive size.

Speedo’s Latest Swimsuit Breaking Records

With the 2008 Summer Olympics fast approaching, swimmers are training hard to grab the gold, but a new swimsuit might be creating an unfair competition.

The History of Father's Day

Many of us have grown up celebrating Father's Day: giving Dad a card, making him breakfast or creating something handmade in school. But when did all this start? Let's look at the invention story of Father's Day.

G.R.I.P. Introduces New Hybrid Golf Clubs

The competition between golf equipment brands can be compared to high school cliques; not a single soul says anything, but hatred is floating in the air. Golf brands are constantly trying to outdo each other by creating the "ultimate piece of golf equipment". Some have failed, some have had success, and some, like Golf Research In Play (G.R.I.P.), are setting standards.

Fashionably Scientific Butterfly Dress

Wouldn't it be great if clothes could function as an ice-breaker and literally invite a conversation - or better yet - instigate one?

The Butterfly Dress does just that.

Seven Innovations in Coffee History

The invention of coffee isn't credited to a single person or time. However, since the realization that consuming coffee beans makes people energized and happy, there have been a series of historical innovations that we couldn't imagine living without today.

Inventive Estonia : The Most Connected City in Europe

Estonia has been benchmarking itself against Finland, Ireland and the Asian Tigers from the point of view of raising the competitiveness of their economy.  Estonia's innovation performance currently ranks it among the "moderate innovators " -alongside the Czech Republic, Slovenia, Italy, Cyprus and Spain and improving, over recent years, compared to the EU average.

Chilly Dogs: A Cool Solution For Military Working Dogs

Military Working Dogs (MWD) are often on the front lines with our troops on the ground in Iraq and Afghanistan. They have saved countless lives by locating explosive-laden vehicles, improvised explosive devices (IED) and weapons caches intended for use on U.S. troups. Chilly Dogs are now helping MWDs protect our troops.

The History of the Bikini - The World's Skimpiest Invention

About two hundred years ago, women pranced around on beaches wearing flannel dresses and three-quarter length trousers. In that period in history when showing one's knees was considered scandalous, it might have come as a shock to these women that their descendants would be sporting the skimpiest invention of all - the bikini.

The Who's Who Of Grilling With Grill Charms™

One rare, no bacon, lots of pepper. One medium well, bacon, lemon and garlic, hold the salt. A medium, bacon, chile... By now I'm going crazy. I can prepare the steaks, but how will I tell them apart on the grill?

Another frustrated chef found the solution for me and other grill-lovers... Grill Charms™!


A Multi-Functional Hearing Aid That Makes You Really Happy!

This man is jumping for joy. He can hear all the sounds in his environment, just like fully-hearing people can. He can also wirelessly connect to his mp3 player, watch TV, and make and receive cell phone calls... all through his hearing aid!

As Phonak, the maker of his Exélia™ hearing aid, suggests, the picture represents the joy that comes from finally experiencing a full life.


The History of Dad's Favourite Father's Day Gifts

Most of us have relied on the old standards for Father's Day Gifts. Whose dad doesn't have a Father's Day tie, wallet or pair of socks? Let's take a look at the invention stories of these favourite Father's Day Gifts:

A Reverse Alarm You Won't Be Able to Miss

Pretty much every driver has had at least 1 near miss when it comes to backing out of somewhere. Sometimes it's a carelss pedestrian or a child on a bicycle, either way such situations are dangerous. Our Lady of the Trunk aims to help reduce the number of such occurrences.

The Slightly Gross Origins Of Lipstick

Both women and men can recognize a tube of lipstick. It likely hasn't changed much in recent years - Same tube, same general appearance, same method of application. But did you know that the history of lipstick is filled with things like crushed beetles?

Great Invention Idea? A Reservation System for Airplane Toilets.

Is there anyone left who doesn't think the only thing better than traveling by air is having his or her wisdom teeth pulled? Do any of you suspect America is in fact a class based system and not an egalitarian one? If you have any doubts at all about such things United States patent 6329919 should put your doubts to rest once and for all.

World's Smallest Helicopter Ready For a Spin

Guinness World Records has declared the GEN H-4 to be the world's smallest one-man helicopter. Now the inventor of the GEN H-4, 75-year-old Japanese inventor Gennai Yanagisawa, will demonstrate the chipper chopper in the Italian hometown of famed aeronautical pioneer and "Renaissance Man" Leonardo da Vinci.

Great Invention Idea? A Diaper for Your Bird!

Polly want a cracker? Unfortunately, it'll make Polly poop all over your house the minute you let her out of her cage! If you love your little bird and want to let it fly free all over your house from time-to-time, then I've got a patent that should serve as a happy compromise for you both.

Threat Of Sudden Cardiac Arrest And Stroke Spotted By The Endotect™

Endotect™, recently released by Israeli medical tech company Cardiatec, looks as nonthreatening as a blood pressure cuff... and it is. Endotect tests endothelial function, the function that ultimately determines whether you live or die as a result of a cardio-vascular incident, such as sudden cardiac arrest or stroke.