They are not on a salary or salary/incentive basis, paid by their companies to invent; they work alone, on their own or in small groups, generally in someone's garage or other part of the home. Popular Science recognizes the accomplishments of these independent inventors yearly in the June issue of its magazine. Here are the 10 winning inventions...
Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine and other U.S. medical centers have studied the relationship of various markers of body fat to brain markers for Alzheimer's disease, and their findings are not good for those who have fat around their mid-sections, or 'belly fat.'
In the wild, most animals have their special hide-aways; a place where they can hide from predators and feel relatively safe to catch a few winks. Indoors, our pets need special places too, havens away from humans, to rest, play, talk to themselves, or just hang.... Pet Tree Houses, LLC makes those havens with 'special' in all caps... for your dog, cat, bird, or snake.
A commonly held belief is that everything Americans invent goes to Japan to be perfected and sold. That may be true for technology and, yes, some other areas.... But, here's a case where a great Japanese food, sushi, came to the U.S. from Japan, and has been perfected and sold by Americans. It's sushi on a stick, sushi to go and eat as you stroll... and yes, as you drive... It's the Sushi Popper!
Barren spots on your neighbor's landscape? Too busy to toil the soil? Suck UK usually has a solution to life's nemeses, and garden voids are no exception, whether they are yours or your neighbors. Use the new guerrilla gardening technique with the 21st century power of Flower Grenades!