Inventors Digest has partnered with the National Collegiate Inventors & Innovators Alliance (NCIIA) to host the the 2010 Collegiate Alt-Energy Challenge: Help Save The World One Kilowatt at a Time. The challenge is seeking ideas for innovative low-cost, alternative energy technologies, products, solutions, and services that will help assuage the cycle of poverty, malnutrition, disease and death among peoples of the world that live without electricity.
Back in the old days, it was the U.S. Treasury that issued new currency designs, but yesterday three government agencies - the U.S. Treasury, the Federal Reserve Board, and the Secret Service - unveiled their design of a $100 U.S. note. As with recent releases of our new currency, the new $100 note is keeping up with design trends in general, adding more bold colors to the bills.
Even the teaching of speech to hearing impaired kids has become robotized in Japan. But though the Talking Robot, first prototyped in 2007, has had a more recent nose job and its lips plumped up, it still sounds really creepy.