Invention

Inventor's Marketing Tool Helps Put Your Inventions On Shelves

Ottawa inventor Geoffry Maseruka has created a unique way to help other inventors improve their marketing by actually getting their new inventions on store shelves!

Click Happens! Young Inventors Wanted For LEGO® Click Awards 2009

Lot's of stuff can "click."  Friends click with each other, teachers can click with their students, and if there's one ingredient missing in the soup and then it's found by the chef, it's a click!  An "aha!" moment, some call it, when everything seems to fit perfectly.  LEGO® is a company that knows about clicks, in more ways than one, and they are looking for young inventors who have had their own clicks.

10 Positively Inspiring Product Designs Win 2009 IDEA Awards

Emphasizing sustainability, functionality, aesthetics, and designs for underprivileged populations, all of the 2009 IDEA winners were deserving of their recognition. Here are 10 IDEA Gold Award winning product designs I think will inspire future product designers and manufacturers.

Leap for the Skies with Powerbocks

Enjoy superhuman jumping power and height with these kangaroo-inspired Powerbocks.


Roller Coaster Rollerblade Run

Thought jumping that 4-step staircase was extreme? Try rollerblading down 860 meters worth of towering roller coaster.

Wingless Ladybugs Promise Lasting Pest Control

Ladybug Ladybug fly away home, your house is on fire and your children will burn... Sorry kiddies, Japanese researchers from Nagoya University have produced "wingless" ladybird beetles that stay on (or near) the plants they're supposed to protect.

Far From The Computer World, Bill Gates Is Killing Hurricanes

Ever wonder what Bill Gates was going to do after he resigned from Microsoft®?  Well, here's one thing he's doing -- inventing ways to stop hurricanes before they hit land.   Is he God or Don Quixote?

An Electronic Ruler That's Smarter, Easier, And Even FUN To Use!

Everything's going digital, why not the old wooden ruler?  That's what industrial designer Shay Shafranek was thinking when he created the Electronic Ruler, but he also thought of ways to make calculations simple, exact and fun to use for everyone from school kids to professional architects.

Humpback Whale Inspires Best Wind Power Turbines: WhalePower Tubercle Technology

The average humpback whale weighs about 36 tons, yet it is one of the most graceful swimmers, divers, and jumpers in the sea. WhalePower's new wind turbine technology owes its performance to what it has learned from from studying just what makes the humpback whale so aerodynamic.

Wearable Gadget For The World Traveler: Watch For Jetsetters

Those looking for the latest wearable gadget needn't look any further, because the Hamilton ODC X-02 Quartz is the latest gadget available for the world traveler.

Chewing Robot Chomps Away At Summer Science Exhibition

If the human jaw was not so complex, perhaps a Chewing Robot would not be an asset to dental research.  But the jaw lets us chew in so many different ways, that humans turn out to be not-so-efficient testers of dental materials.

High-Flying Kites Bring Wind Power To New Level

"Warning: Energy Kites Ahead" might read the electronic transmissions to pilots... that is if some of the wind energy producers have their way. They're trying to put their "kites" at 30,000 feet or so to harness more wind energy.  What would that mean to you? Oh, just reducing your energy bills from 11 cents per kilowatt hour to 2 to 4 cents per kilowatt hour.  Did they just win your support?

Essay Contest Asks Teens To Look Into The Future... To 2059!

Imagine what your life will be like 50 years from now? What new inventions will have changed life dramatically in 2059?  How will people do their jobs? How are they educated? How do they travel, communicate, recover from illness or injury? Teens 12 to 17 are called upon to write about one invention that they see changing their own futures.

Squad Positioning System Could Save Firefighters' Lives

It takes guts to run into a burning building.  Due to the chaotic nature of the situation, navigation through the smoke and flames is difficult.  A firefighter could benefit from a device to aid in navigation--and the Squad Position System is the gadget for the job.

New Artificial Heart Biomimics The Heart Of A Cockroach

Did you ever wonder what makes the cockroach so resilient?  Maybe it's the cockroach heart that has as many as 13 pumping chambers, as opposed to human and animal hearts that only have four pumping chambers.