Invention

Teens Develop 60-Second Cure For Noise-Induced Tinnitus

If you hang out in dance clubs, play in a band, listen to music blasting from your car stereo or your audio headphones, or use noisy machinery, you'll be glad to know that there is relief available for the after-effects of those experiences.  The "cure" for temporary tinnitus, the bothersome ringing or buzzing in your ears, was developed by two Irish physics students, who probably have experienced some tinnitus of their own.

Gryphon Wingsuit Would Make For a Great Saturday Afternoon

The next level of wingsuit looks like a small, personal aircraft. It provides just one more reason not to screw with the military.

Bomb Proof Wallpaper Aims To Protect Soldiers And Cities: X-Flex™

Popular Science recently released its Best of What's New awards for 2009 in 10 categories.  The Grand Prize Winner in the Security category wasn't a super lock or a 360 degree multi-directional security eye... It was a bombproof wallpaper!

Greepers: Stylish Shoelaces That Never Need To Be Tied!

Sometimes it's unfortunate that the most talked about fashion items only make ito a period of conceptualization and never actually hit the streets or the runways. In some cases, they've been created strictly for the purpose of chatter, where the fashion isn't the focus at all, but a manipulative marketing ploy is. Released earlier this year, there's one concept that should make it off the pages of a magazine despite its role in media manipulation.


Sleepbox Pop-Up Hotels: Modern Sleep Pods For The World Traveler

We've seen napping pods sent up in major urban centers before, but now, there's a new pop-up hotel designed to offer optimal convenience and comfort for travellers virtually wherever they are; even without a reservation!

Ridgeblade® Wind Power Generator Wins Dutch Postcode Lottery Green Award

Ridgeblade® is the kind of invention that looks so obvious, so natural, and so simple, anyone could have invented it.  In all that's been dedicated to the exploration of wind energy, no one saw this elegant,  natural, and efficient solution to "micro-wind" or home energy creation.

"Social Awareness" To Replace Social Networking

The Internet of Things is fast approaching and with it comes Web 3.0, where "social awareness" will replace "social networking." Soon tweets and status updates will become fully automated and generated by the world around us versus us ever having to touch a keyboard again.

Multi-Function Biking: The PUYL Bike Light/Pump

An efficient, multi-functional cycling concept, PUYL provides both light and air, two necessary components for any night cyclist.

Transparent OLED Monitors Displayed in Japan

New for this year's FPD International, two major display manufacturers are showing off new transparent OLED technology. While it probably won't help you in real life anytime soon, it certainly is impressive to look at.

Nissan Personal Mobility Device Looks Like Deathtrap

Created by Nissan and AIST, this personal mobility device combines the function (and hazards) of the motor, rollerblades and skis. We don't anticipate anyone will actually get very far on them.

NEC Eyeglasses Translate Foreign Languages

These interesting eyeglasses would serve as a virtual interpreter, allowing two people speaking completely different languages to hold a coherent conversation.

How To Tell If Your Baby Has A Fever: Use Innovative BabyGlows Detecting Fashion

An innovative new technology in clothing is set to be released this month in the UK, and it's geared towards making the lives of mothers easier. This new technology in baby clothing is darn cute and designed to help babies communicate distress even though they don't have the vocabulary available.


Gyrowheel Makes Kid Cyclists Feel Good About Themselves

For young children, Gyrowheel could be the coolest invention since the water pistol. Eliminating the need for training wheels, the wheel helps children to learn how to ride a two-wheeler.

The 2009 Nobel Prize In Physics: Core Developments In Communications Networking

Where would Google, Facebook, and Twitter be today without the inventions of Charles K. Kao, Willard S. Boyle and George E. Smith?  Non-existent.  Likewise, Apple, IBM, and the hundreds of other companies that exploit the inventions of these men might not even be around.  And then there are the many millions of people all over the world that are users of these technologies: we'd still be in the dark ages of communication.

2009 Ig Nobel Prizes Awarded To 10 Distinguished Researchers And Innovators

The 19th first annual Ig® Nobel Prizes were awarded on October 1, 2009 at Harvard University's Sanders Room in front of a standing room only audience! Check out these awards. You will learn about things you've always wondered like why don't pregnant women tip over, how can your girlfriend help you during a chemical war, and whether beer bottles make better candle holders than head busters. Ten awards you'll want to vie for next year: Ig Nobel Prizes in Peace, Literature, Physics, Medicine, Economics...