No, there are no hidden wires here. It really is just the paper, along with a special conductive ink, that makes this paper listenable. read more »
For years, scientists and electronics companies have teased us with the idea of paper that works like a display screen. Once we perfect this tech, are we headed for a paperless society?
Hi All: read more »Well, it's here. Season Two of the American Inventor reality television show is starting tomorrow night, Wednesday, June 6, 2007 at 9 pm Eastern (and 8 pm Central time) on ABC. And just like last year, we're going to provide the best, most in depth coverage, provide a forum for commentary, and host live blogs about the show.
A 70-year-old retired civil engineer has built a new kind of brick-stronger, cheaper, cleaner-out of a waste byproduct of coal plants called "fly ash." Henry Liu, the inventor, will be selling the bricks to manufacturers next year, so environmentalists will have a clean option to brick buildings. read more »
When you consider that 80 percent of chronic disease, including diabetes, asthma, allergies, headaches, arthritis, heart, lung, and digestive problems are linked to the spine, you or someone you know is likely to benefit from a machine that provides balance and increased circulation to the spine in ways that can't otherwise be obtained - whether it's for prevention of disease or alleviation of current symptoms of disease.
Want to learn about a new hearing solution?
Our guest blogger, Tamara Warta, lives with her husband in Sacramento where she works as a writer and a director of a Christian dance company. Her work can be seen in several publications and websites such as skincare-news.com, limestart.com, and lovetoknow.com. She wanted to share international invention stories with the readers of InventorSpot.com
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Thirteen enzymes have been discovered-found in as diverse objects as plants, rabbits, bacteria, and yeast-which, when mixed together, could solve three major challenges on the road to a hydrogen economy. Ultimately, the chemistry experiment could enable a car to run for 300 miles for as little as $8. read more »
Our Guest Blogger, Charlie Mann, writes the ByzzBytes and SuperFitness, newspaper columns distributed within the US by American News Features Syndicate. He has published 6 novels and written fitness books with such celebrities as Ken Norton, the former World Heavy Weight Champion. He wanted to share his views on the latest products with the readers of InventorSpot.com.
Here's his article: read more »Using Microsoft's television content partner NBC as a splashy backdrop, the software and hardware giant released on the morning show, Today, the details of a completely new generation of computer. Much smaller than most business mainframe computers, yet no real kin to the laptop and mouse world of micro computers, the new Microsoft Surface Computer lets you use your hands on a touch sensitive screen to manipulate pictures and data.
New "ShotGuard" underwear from Cramer Japan provides female athletes, students and children with security against infrared photography. read more »
Normally, I would write about a new technology, then have a little short story associated with it. However, today's subject matter just had way too many possibilities. I just could not pick just one. See for yourself with "Claytronics". read more »
Want to see a brilliant new way to package hot liquids?
Amy Gifford, our Guest Blogger, works in PR for a group of nonprofits after previously working in media and advertising in the auto industry. She wanted to share her smart marketing finds with the readers of InventorSpot.com.
Here's her article: read more »
When is a patent pointless or just dowright silly?
Our Guest Blogger, Jennifer Lane, has lived in an array of places, from a monastery in the Himalayas to the "Entertainment Capital of the World." She currently works as an attorney in Las Vegas, Nevada. She wanted to share the fun side of patents with the readers of InventorSpot.com.
Here's her article: read more »
At first glance you may think this chair is just another chair made from recycled parts, but if you look deeper you may find something more. At first glance you may be appalled when you see that the chairs environmental design consists of non-earth friendly twisty ties. Or, if you look deeper, have an open mind and patience, you may find in it instead potential, potential to have a great social and environmental impact on the world.
Carlos Alberto Montana Hoyos, a designer, who studied in Japan in Kobe Design University, knows his chair isn't perfect, but he's working on it. read more »
Looking for a great computer mouse?
Our Guest Blogger, Charlie Mann, writes the ByzzBytes and SuperFitness, newspaper columns distributed within the US by American NewsFeatures Syndicate. He has published 6 novels and written fitness books with such celebrities as Ken Norton, the former World Heavy Weight Champion. He wanted to share his review of noteworthy new products with the readers of InventorSpot.com.
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Saitek's Obsidian is the ultimate wireless optical mouse you can use 24/7 on your desktop or laptop. read more »
The old expression "Time is Money" is about to be put into practice by Japan's newest vending machine, the revolutionary MediCafe. read more »
According to a 2005 survey of more than 1,000 moms, lots of blunders happen in the bathroom. For example, 85 percent have fallen into the toilet when the seat is left up. One quarter surveyed have resorted to using toilet paper for a wet child emerging from the bath when no towel was in sight. Better yet, 33 percent of moms have sleepily brushed their teeth with something other than toothpaste. read more »
And are addicted to enhancing your system with every new technological innovation that becomes available?
Then the Harman Kardon SoundSticks II three-piece system is probably custom built for you.
The Cartoon Network has a television cartoon series called Dexter's Laboratory. In it, boy genius Dexter hides away in his secret bedroom laboratory to save the world, and avoid his ballerina sister Dee Dee.
This cute cartoon from Dexter's Laboratory really captures the ups and downs of the invention process. read more »
Leonardo, the creation of MIT scientists, looks like a cuddly toy with movable appendages. But this "toy" is, in at least one way, more intelligent than a human pre-schooler.
Our Guest Blogger, Lisa Zyga, is a science writer who is interested in many areas of science and technology, including the impact of science on society. She is excited about exploring new inventions in science, medicine, and space, and inspiring and fascinating readers interested in the creative frontier of science with the readers of InventorSpot.com. Here's her article: read more »