Invention

Mad Scientists Get Molecular With TV's 'Future Food'

Sometimes called "Molecular Gastronomy," "Post Modern Cuisine" or "Culinology", proponents of this type of meal preparation deconstruct food and put it back together -- or masterfully transform never-considered-edible product found in nature into haute cuisine fare.

Toss the Kids An Addictaball And Buy Yourself Some Quiet Time

Kids definitely need time to run and play, but they also need some quiet time now and then to wind down.  It is great to find a calm pursuit that your child has some interest in so that you can both get enjoyment out of the peace and quiet.  If your kid is a game person then the Addictaball may be a great choice.  

Creepy, Crustacean-Looking Bike Saddle Provides a Smoother Ride

In a complete divergence from the average bicycle seat, Manta provides what it thinks is a solution to the sores, numbness and irritation that so often come from a long bike ride.

DNA Spider Robots – Autonomous, Creepy, And Possibly Useful

Science always has to push it. Not content with big ol' Frankenstein-complex robots that have started building our cars and mimicking our women, some of our greatest minds have been busy creating molecular-level robots that can tool around inside the human body. Cue the dramatic music, and enter the DNA spider.

Stanford Team Cleans Up $200,000 Winning MIT Clean Energy Prize

Three PhD students from Stanford University's chemical engineering program took $200,000 back to their new California business yesterday, after winning  MIT's Clean Energy PrizeC3Nano, a spin-off of Stanford's chemical engineering department, was started to commercialize their invention, and it could use the prize money to get things going!

 

Apple Patents Heart-Rate Identification System

Apple recently submitted a patent application for a new type of heart rate monitor that could unlock computers, cell phones and other devices without ever needing a password. 

New “Smellhphone” Technology May Help Track Chemical Disasters And Avoid Smelly People

Researchers at the University of California, led by Professor Michael Sailor, have been looking for ways to give the ubiquitous cellphone a greater level of usefulness and make it less of a pricey way to seem cooler than you actually are. Enter the Smellphone.

Refine Your Voice With The Beauty Voice Trainer

Here is another wacky beauty product out of Japan.  Unlike most beauty products though, this one does not sculpt your body or firm your face.  The Beauty Voice Trainer is for those who are unhappy with the sound of their own voices and would like to retrain their tongues and breathing technique to create a new, melodic tone.

LiDAR Coming To An Archaeological Dig Near You – Indiana Jones Extremely Displeased

Archaeology has always been a science for the patient, for those who could stand mind-numbingly long hours of categorization and days of ever-so-careful digging to reveal just another square foot of a lost city or temple. Screw that noise, said a number of Florida scientists, who have now successfully applied Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) technology to mapping hidden jewels of the archaeological world.

The Voice Activated Crib Light Soothes Baby With Womb Sounds

There are plenty of sound and movement type crib attachments to help lull babies off to sleep, but they usually require a button to be pushed to activate the sounds and motion.  The Voice Activated Crib Light by Munchkin solves this dilemma.

This Personal Health Coach Even Goes To Bed With You: The Fitbit Tracker

If you want real personal company with you, even at night, the Fitbit Tracker will be there!  It hangs out with you during the day to monitor your activities and watches over you at night to track your sleep.  And the volume of health information it can provide you is greater than any live personal trainer could give you... even if he or she did stay overnight.

 

The Fridge Locker Halts Prying Fingers

It is a frustrating situation when you have been thinking about your favorite food all day and are sure that the moment you get home you will be able to indulge your craving, only to find that your treasured food is gone.  The Fridge Locker is made to keep those uninvited snackers out.

Facebook & McDonald's App Tests Foursquare-like Location-based Social Networking

Location-based service networks have been nervously anticipating Facebook moving into their space in 2010, but when nothing was announced regarding geolocation technology at the company's F8 Developers Conference last month, many thought it was a back-burner issue. Not the case. With over 400 million users compared to Foursquare's one million, this David and Goliath scenario could prove to be the LBS death knell.

One-step Non-reflective Nanocoatings? It's All About The Mothematics

In an effort to find a non-reflective nanocoating that could be applied during the production process of things like car instrument panels, glasses, and giant one-way police mirrors that are inevitably installed in a wrong and hilarious way, scientists have turned to the humble and not-so-bright moth.

An FM Radio and Tiny Portable Speaker All in One? You're Nuts.

If there's one thing that's been missing the world of FM radios, iPods, and other audio media devices, its wood. Well, acutely-eared treephiles, your time has come with the release of the Motz Tiny Wooden Speaker. Tripling as an FM Radio, Aux speaker and standalone speaker, this is one nut that everyone will want to crack.