Time Picks Best Invention Of The Year 2008: DNA Test "23andMe"

Time Magazine has announced the 50 best inventions of 2008 and at its top is a DNA test called 23andMe. It's not as well-known as the iPhone, Time's best invention of 2007, but if 23andMe catches on, it will change how much we know about ourselves, our families, and possibly, about others.

Student Inventors Keep Seagulls Off Their Boat

Boat-loving seagulls will have to poop elsewhere if a team of high school students have anything to say about it. The team, named Vanish Productions, recently won the top regional prize in New Zealand's Young Enterprise contest for their Ultrasonic Bird Repeller.

Russian Hacker’s Clever Eee PC-Based Carputer!

Does your vehicle have a carputer? Well, don’t despair, as no one’s car did until recently when a really clever Russian hacker ripped apart his car’s dashboard (which wasn’t doing anything anyway) and his Eee PC (701G) and recombined them! Read all about the magic that created the carputer!

Non-Drip Ice Cream: Delightful Russian Innovation

Even if you don’t believe in UFOs, they may have invaded earth after all but for delicious rather than nefarious purposes. Enter UFO ice cream, named for its unearthly ability to avoid melting. Read on whether you prefer chocolate or vanilla.

Inventor's Hall of Fame Picks 2008 Collegiate Inventors Finalists

The National Inventors Hall of Fame Foundation announced the 2008 finalists of the Collegiate Inventors Competition. Sponsored by the Abbott Fund and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), the competiton winners were undergraduate and graduate students whose inventions were found to meet pressing needs in our society.

Get Ready For Winter Sports With VoltoPrima™ Gloves

Skiing, sledding, snowboarding... all great winter sports. But when your hands get numb, you have to call it quits for the day. And then, of course, there's the sport of shoveling snow.... The newPrimoVolta gloves by Aevex® Products with patented Intelligent Heat™ promise to keep your hands warm for up to six hours just by turning on a switch.

Capturing the Leasing Market: Profit from Shared Office Space

In Good Company, located in New York’s Manhattan, is attempting to take the shared workplace to a new level by offering space solely to female entrepreneurs. Cubes & Crayons, in Silicon Valley, provides childcare for parents who share their office.

The Fling-ama-String Battery-Operated Cat Toy: Product Review

I have pains in my cheek muscles from laughing at my cat try to capture the viper-like string. Is this toy for him or for me?

Put Your Mittens On To Cook With The Anti-Griddle

The Anti-Griddle makes foods as frozen on the outside, as a griddle makes them crisp and hot on the outside, but you may need your mittens to cook with it.

A Pistol With The Nano Crystal

Now, before you start calling this a vacuum cleaner, just hold it a minute. This big gadget is a technological first for the home: a steam disinfector that converts the minerals in tap water into nano crystals that will eliminate every bacteria and virus in its range within five seconds! Isn't it great that something can make good use of our tap water?

TeleNav GPS Navigator™ Wins 2008 Mobile Internet Innovation Award

GPS systems are tough to follow while you are driving... not to mention dangerous. The TeleNav GPS Navigator provides both a visual map and voice driving instructions through your cell phone. Yesterday, the visual-voice navigator received xchange magazine's Mobile Internet World Innovation 2008 Award, adding to the list of TeleNav's awards and recognitions.

The Next Must Have Mobile Device: The PicoP™

Tech reviewers are still writing about the fuzzy line between mobile devices and personal computers. Yes, it's a fuzzy line. Get over it; the line's about to get fuzzier.

Bubble Wrap®: Useful For More Than Popping!

Your Bubble Wrap could be worth thousands. There's only one catch - you can't pop it.

NAIRIT Announces Top Ten Russian Engineering and Scientific Innovations

The National Association of Innovations and Development of Information Technologies (NAIRIT) held a recent contest, and more than 3,000 applications were received from scientists and engineers all over Russia. Read all about the ten best ideas.

Brainwave Controlled Technology Heading Our Way

NeuroSky, a California-based company, has developed a line of products that allow users to control hardware and software via brainwaves. The idea for these products stems from medical bio-sensor technology, which up until recently has been too costly for the mass consumer market.