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Early Urine Test For Autism May Lead To Prevention

... a simple urine test that can find a 'chemical fingerprint' of autism would enable professional intervention to begin months or years before behavioral symptoms appear.

Express Yourself With Roeland Otten's ABChairs

It just so happens that Roeland Otten is a graphic and media designer by trade, but his new ABChairs might just take his career on a new path.  These sharp new san serif alphabet chairs looked like they're ready for icon-dom, literally, if not figuratively.  The best news is that Otten wants to produce the ABChairs for the mass market!

Chommy, Foursquare Mayor May Be Blocked From Tian'anmen Square Check-ins?

Thirty-one years ago to the day, Tian'anmen Square (aka, Gate of Heavenly Peace) was the site that witnessed the massacre of thousands of student protesters. Each year on its anniversary, the Chinese attempt to eradicate all memory of the horrifying events that occurred on June 4, 1989.

3-in-1 Frying Pan Pleases Time & Space Challenged Chefs

The 3-in-1 Frying Pan cooks different foods equally while keeping them separated - ideal when whipping up a mess of vittles for the entire Klan. er, clan.

10 More Hot Products To Keep Your Pets Cool

Almost three years ago I wrote my first blog for InventorSpot.  It was about ways to keep your pets cool in the summer.  Those products are still great for chilling out your pets in the summer, but I thought I would add another 10 to the list.

A Shot Glass Full Of Water And Some Hot Air: Hand Misting

This design, invention, thing... is a Misting machine, a futuristic design for a hand washer. I hope it's very futuristic, because while I'm on board for water conservation, I just don't believe that a shot glass (all 1.5 ounces) of water is going to get anyone's hands clean!

Biomimicry Provides Solution To Regenerative Fabrics For Internal Organs

Not only can this protein nanofabric create repair structures for the heart and other internal organs, but conceivably, it could be used to make material that could stretch 1500 times its size! Carry-on luggage would be obsolete, as your travel wardrobe could easily fit in your pocket or purse.

Buzzd Aggregates Foursquare, Gowalla & Other LBS Check-ins

Now you can find out if that local Thai restaurant that just opened is really as good as the ads say they are - or if that nearby music venue is the hottest nightspot in town. Based on geolocation, buzzd will analyze the check-ins closest to you and take your location-based mobile experiences to the next level.

Google Tweaks 'Twitter Ads' On DL To Attract Advertisers' Followers

Google who's usually quick to announce its new roll-outs seem to be taking a somewhat more cautious approach with its "Twitter Ads," a new ad format to be distributed through their Adsense program. In limited beta, only a few advertisers have been invited to test a new means to promote their Twitter accounts...

If It Moves Like A Fish, Fish May Follow It To Safety

Wouldn't it be great if robots could lead fish and other wildlife away from the Gulf oil spill before they got a drop of oil on them?  A mechanical engineering professor at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University has a dream that his robot fish can do that and much more.

 


Fatal Medication Errors & Other Reasons To Stay Out Of The Hospital

You can probably think of a million reasons to stay out of the hospital, but today a study suggests another reason, at least for the month of July....

Unf**ken Believeable, SwearJarr Cleans Up Twitterville, One Cuss Word At A Time

Better than washing your mouth out with soap, the digital age is putting its own 21st Century spin on a time-honored tradition. What's old is new again, if you can't control the language you tweet in 140 characters or less.

Why Design Now? The Creation Of Carbon-Negative Materials

Design has a big impact on the environment, but today, most responsible designers put the 'environment' in their plans and try to avoid leaving a footprint.  This is especially true in the design of new Materials, one of the categories featured in the Smithsonian's Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum's exhibit, Why Design Now, The National Design Triennial.

 

UC Berkeley Chemical Biologist Wins 'Oscar For Inventors'

An internationally known chemical biologist, Dr. Carolyn Bertozzi, researcher, entrepreneur, teacher, and mentor, from the University of California at Berkeley, has won the most prestigious Lemelson-MIT Prize for $500,000, dubbed the 'Oscar for Inventors.'  This award recognizes individuals who translate their inventions and innovations into technologies that improve our world.

 

Skinbook, Facebook With A Lot Of Privacy & No Open Graph(ics)

The first rule about Skinbook is you "don't show any skin!" on Skinbook. While, Time Magazine described it as "Facebook for 21st Century Nudists," this is not a network for titillation or voyeurism. No pornographic images nor sleazy comments under users' photos are allowed. Even the headless body shots that are allowed on Twitter are verboten on Skinbook.ning.com...