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TED-Heads vs TED-Feds

The Annual TED Conference taking place February 9-13 in Long Beach, California has an elitism about it.  If you have $6000 to spend on an event - If you are an expert in the field of technology, entertainment or design - if you know how to deliver information in a new and innovative fashion - and of course there is that little matter about being invited - you might be worthy of  being considered a TED-Head with TED-Cred. If not, join the rest of us -  the club of TED-Fed D-Listers who can only witness the affair from afar, like a kid with no funds peering into the window of a candy store.

TV Adds 3D, Subtracts The Glasses

A company from Singapore has announced 3D TV technology that boasts 64 viewing angles without requiring accompanying glasses. It'll be debuted next month.

Popular Science 2010 Invention Awards Now Open For Entries

Remember James Peret? He's pictured here, eating fried fish cooked in the oil that Peret recycles to heat his fish restaurant.  Peret and his invention, the Vegawatt was one of the 10 top winners of the 2009 Popular Science Invention Awards.  Well, now Popular Science is looking for the best 2010 inventions; that's right, PopSci is looking for you!

Takara Tomy Invents An RC Car That Runs On Soda

Japanese toy makers Takara Tomy has announced a prototype for a remote controlled car that runs on sugary fizz.

Human-Powered Washing Machine

What do you get when you cross a treadmill with a washing machine? Give up? Something that looks a little like this, actually. A kid by the name of Zhang Jiayu from the northeastern Liaoning province thought that conventional washing machines wasted far too much electricity. He then had the bright idea of creating one that was powered by a man running on top.

Steve Jobs & The iPad Ten Commandments

Steve Jobs, after having parted the Red Seas of Apple-land with the release of his iPod and iPhone was looking for a new challenge. So while leading the flock of the digerati to the promised land of sweet new gadgets, it was important not to divulge too much in advance. For months while keeping his secret under wraps, his followers thought he had taken ill.

Medtronic's Melody Device Sings Sweetly To Those With Heart Defects

Without having to jump through the usual hoops required by the US Food and Drug Administration for approval, the medical device company, Medtronic, gained approval of its Melody transcatheter pulmonary valve through a "Humanitarian Device Exemption."  This device could save those with pulmonary valve failure many open heart surgeries... and Medtronic has other heart valve devices lined up.

The Green Seamless Solution To Solar Panels Is Blue: Solé Power Tiles

I was just waiting  for an invention like SRS Energy's new Solé Power Tiles that can be seamlessly integrated with a tile roof.  Solé Power Tiles are a beautiful green solution, but they're blue.  

Urban Mushing: Inventor Creates Dog-Behind-The-Wheel Power And A New Sport

I never thought that dogs and drivers might have "issues" with dog sleds.  But inventor Mark Schuette from Bend, Oregon says mushing can create steering battles because the dogs are in front of the riders and, therefore, have the ultimate steering control.  That's why Schuette invented the first dog-behind-the-wheel Dog Powered Scooter, Dog Powered Trike, TrikeBike, and Dog Powered Skateboard, that put the dog behind the wheel instead of in front of it.  Read on and see how you can urban mush your dogs.

Gawker Bids $100K For The New Apple Tablet

The last I heard, the yet-to-be-released Apple tablet/ iSlate ticket price was rumored at $1000. But the cost, specs and design of the device was kept under close wraps by the secretive Steve Jobs, who's motto should be "there will be no wine, before it's time." However that was all about to change when a promotional scheme devised by the Gawker Media/Valleywag team was released to their readership.

Mother's Milk Cocktail Improves Memory In Mild Alzheimer's Patients

Soon you will be able to find a "mother's milk" cocktail called Souvenaid® on your drug store or supermarket shelves. And why would you drink it? To improve your memory, of course!

Call For Inventors: Innovative Cook And Bake Ware

If you can come up with the next do-it-all cooking or food preparation gadget, Lifetime Brands wants you!  And it wants your product by February 22, 2010!

Haier Displays Television That Features Wireless Power

Wireless electronics are nothing new, but usually the wirelessness stops at the power cord. Not this time.

New Stoplight Design Actually Counts Down Until You See Green

If you have been driving in the same general area for a few years, chances are you have been able to pretty much memorize the timing of the stoplights. However, when you leave familiar territory you are often left guessing how long you will be waiting until you get the green. A new kind of stoplight may be able to give your foot a break by showing you how much time is left before the change.

Call For Inventors: Christmas Tree Decor & Gifts!

While Christmas is fresh on your minds, I know you inventors have plenty of ideas for how to improve it.  Before those visions of sugar plums and the money to be made from them leave your minds, the Christmas Tree Shops, through Edison Nation, want your ideas.  Hurry now, you have only until February 15, 2010 to get your entries in.