Invention

The Sikker Aims To Transform Baby Monitoring

For those who are thinking about having a baby in the future there is a new innovation in baby monitors on the horizon.  The concept is called the Sikker, which is a Danish word that translates to ‘safety’. 

Transonic Combustion Promising More Efficient Engines through Enhanced Combustion Process

The key to making an internal combustion engine run cleanly and efficiently is the proper delivery of fuel and air. While this sounds simple, it appears as though we are still learning what the "proper way" actually is. However, thanks to a recent breakthrough made by Transonic Combustion Inc., we seem to be moving in the right direction.

James Cameron Smartly Sees 3D Smartphones' ROI

James Cameron, the award-winning director of Avatar and Titanic is banking on 3D Technology moving from the big screen to smartphones, as smaller screens don't require 3-D glasses. This epiphany was apparently rooted in economics. While Avatar is historically one of the highest-grossing movies with over $2.6 billion at the box office internationally- it also earned the distinction of being one of the most pirated movies of all times.

Augmented Reality For Tablets Goes Where No Man Has Gone Before

While Augmented Reality technology has been a topical point of interest these last couple of weeks at events like SWSWi in Austin and CTIA Wireless 2010 in Las Vegas, there has been very little talk of the suitability of utilizing AR features with the new tablets that will be flooding the market in the next couple of months. Granted, iPad's sin of omission by not including a camera or webcam kind of eliminates them from consideration, but it seems to me that the 10" tablet versus the 3" smartphone screen would provide users with a greater opportunity to view AR overlays, markers, advertising, points of interest and other layers of data that AR is known for.

10 Chindogu: The Art Of Intentionally Making A Useless Invention

The Japanese say they invented it, but maybe they were just the first to name it.  The name, Chindogu, is becoming universally known and used to describe inventions that are useless.  Well, I don't know about Ben Franklin or Thomas Jefferson or the prolific inventor Leonardo da Vinci, but haven't most inventors created some useless stuff?  In fact, mostly useless stuff?

 


Boost Your Grin With The Beauty Smile Trainer

Here is an interesting beauty product for all those who have ever been disappointed with the magnitude or shape of their smile. The Beauty Smile Trainer fits inside your mouth and is supposed to improve the look of your smile over time.

Laid Off, A Chemist Invents A Very Relevant Gadget: The Magic Toob Lampshade Leveler

I suspect your response to a lampshade leveler is going to be "So what."  Mine was too... until I learned how universally relevant this little gadget is now, and will be in the next few years.

Google TV & 3rd Party Developers Anticipate The Web/TV Meld

As ubiquitous as Google is, it's no surprise it will soon become one of the pioneers in melding TV with the Web. So much so, in the next couple of months it will actually provide 3rd party developers and outside software engineers with a toolkit to help develop what Google TV will eventually look like.

Calling All Inventors! Casting Invention TV Show In Chicago!

If you can create an amazing gadget out of anything... If you love tinkering with crafts... If you go by the nickname 'mad scientist'... Then, an Emmy-nominated production company is looking for you to interview for a new series with a major cable network.

Walking Wings Help Your Baby Take Off

A baby’s first steps are precious and exciting, but working up to them can be very challenging for both the baby and the parents.  To take the strain off your aching back and give your little one more stability you may want to try out some Walking Wings.

An HIV Vaccine Made From Bananas?

Researchers at the University of Michigan (U-M) Medical School have discovered a set of proteins in bananas that may finally slow the spread of HIV.   They are lectins, sugar-binding proteins that can identify a foreign invader and attach themselves to it, blocking its entrance into the body.


Typeface: Niche Personalized Font Biz With Facial Analysis

Everyone likes businesses that focus upon customization; perhaps because we're all just so into ourselves as a human race that we want to make purchases that really reflect who we are. Well, there's one company that's helping people do so in a somewhat nerdy way, while putting a twist on an old idea.

VACO Autofit Helmet Automatically Sculpts Around Your Dome

A new technology in snow sports, VACO Autofit promises to deliver a ski helmet with superior fit, usability and protection.

Call For Inventors: The 2010 DiabetesMine™ Design Challenge

DiabetesMine, with the sponsorship of the California HealthCare Foundation, an independent philanthropy devoted to improving health care delivery, is sponsoring its second annual Design Challenge, calling for innovative devices or web applications that will improve life for people with diabetes. The three top concepts will each receive cash awards and support to further the commercialization of their designs.

Will Steve Ballmer's Microsoft & Obama's Administration Share A Cloud?

Much has been written about Steve Ballmer's almost fanatic focus on cloud computing this month. With catchphrases like "we're all in" and "the cloud fuels Microsoft and Microsoft fuels the cloud" he makes it sound like his company is the lone pioneer in the field. Or when he does allude to Google, Amazon and Apple it is done in a dismissive manner. Could this ramp-up of 'all-things-cloud' be part of a larger alliance Ballmer is solidifying with the Obama Administration?