News for Inventors

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.

Caspian Sea Monster: Moscow’s Fascinating Submarine Museum

Although certainly not for everyone, there are those who would find the sight of a genuine Soviet submarine stranded on the edge of a Moscow reservoir in an old orchard park surreal and captivating. Read on and learn more about this odd and certainly one-of–a-kind Russian museum.

Moscow Art Gallery and Tattoed Pigs: Art Imitating Life?

Artists have always been considered those who live and work “outside of the established form,” but Belgian conceptualist, Wim Delvoye, quite literally pushes that envelope to its ultimate extreme with his creation of tattoed pigs currently on display at a Moscow Art gallery. Read on and…grunt.

Billionaire Announces Contest To Sterilize Pets

Here is a contest that Bob Barker can be proud of. Billionaire inventor Gary Michelson is promising $25 million to anyone who can invent the first safe non-surgical method to spay or neuter pets.

Russian GPS System Tracks Siberian Bridge

A bridge being built over the Yenisey River in the Krasnoyarsk region of Siberia will have the honor of becoming the first bridge to be partly controlled by Russia's GLONASS satellite navigation system. Read all about this exciting use of space technology here on earth.

Russian Navy Launches New Strategic Missiles

A new generation of weapons for the Russian armed forces that are designed to pierce anti-missile defense systems is in the air. Read on and learn how all this might affect the balance of world peace …if there really is such a thing.

The Hand Grenade Mouse: Bombs A-W-A-A-A-Y!

Are you plagued with the secret desire to blow up your computer and make it pay for everything bad it has ever done to you? Do you harbor a love for war movies but fear reprisals from friends? Well, then, this Russian hand grenade mouse is for you. Read on but….from a safe distance.

Strange Holes in the Ground Discovered in Siberia

Residents of Novoselovo district in the Krasnoyarsk region of Siberia have discovered some strange holes in a field some 100 meters (about 400 feet) away from a major highway. What they are and what they mean remain a mystery. Read on, if you dare.

Russian Boob Ceilings: For The Interior That Has Almost Everything

No, you did not read this incorrectly nor is this a typo of any kind. Suspended boob ceilings are all the rage in parts of Russia. Read on and sort of find out why.

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.

Russian Scientists And a New Generation of Rocket Engines

Enterprise Energomash, the Russian Space Agency, has reported that the development of the rocket engine of a new generation, the RD-191, has been completed. Read on for some fascinating details.

Is Barack Obama Gaming The System?

In an unprecedented appeal for new voters from the Y-generation voting block, Barack Obama is forging new ground by tapping into an advertising medium that appeals to this demographic by advertising on video games.

Russian Rocket Blasts Into Space With Two Americans Onboard

The International Space Station was the destination of a Soyuz spacecraft that left Kazakhstan last week with two Americans and one Russian cosmonaut on board. Read all about this exciting and innovative launch.

Russian Scientists Design New Chemical To Fight Oil Contamination

Oil spills can take months and sometimes even years to clean up and their terrible toll on the environment and marine life can affect the entire food chain of an afflicted area. Read all about this unique substance known as Degroil, which accelerates the decomposition of harmful elements associated with oil spills.

Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Awards: 10 Most Brilliant Gadgets Of 2008

Popular Mechanics announced its picks for the 2008 Breakthrough Awards to The 10 Most Brilliant Gadets of the Year. Here's the list of international winners; you may be surprised at the gadgets on the list.