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Is the 100 MPG Car Almost Here?


The Automotive X Prize promises to bring about real changes in fuel mileage for everyday vehicles in the near future. Read more about it here. read more »

New Type of Air Disinfector Can Create Fresh Air Indoors


If you’ve ever felt that a deep breath of fresh air is good for you, you may have been closer to the truth than you thought. Scientists have created a device that mimics some key components of outdoor air that also kills the “superbugs” that plague hospitals and kill thousands of patients per year. The invention is currently for sale in the UK, with plans to launch in the US, especially in hospitals. read more »

Electronic Wedge Brake Brings Drive-by-Wire to New Level


Will the eBrake replace the hydraulic brake? Siemens VDO Automotive thinks it has the design of the brakes of the future. read more »

Hypersonic Jet "Breathes" Oxygen To Exceed Mach 10 Speeds


Researchers from Australia and the US have built a hypersonic scramjet that "breathes" in oxygen rather than carrying it as fuel. The group predicts that hypersonic airplanes may be a reality in the near future. read more »

Say Goodbye to Powerstrips As You Know Them


Powercast is one start-up company that appears to have found the keys to small-company success in a corporate world. Their technology enables literally hundreds of electronic devices to be powered and/or recharged...wirelessly. read more »

Female Robot Makes Science Friction A Reality



The FT "Female Type" Robot just may be the curvaceous shape of things to come - and she doesn't come with a voice processor, either. Be afraid, ladies, be VERY afraid...
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Scientists Get Closer to Having Living Computers


Want to be a cyborg? Your neurons may one day store information as a "cybernetic organism." For the first time, scientists have demonstrated the successful data storage on live neurons.

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New Type of Interactive Paper Makes and Plays Sounds


No, there are no hidden wires here. It really is just the paper, along with a special conductive ink, that makes this paper listenable. read more »

Hydrogen-fueled Cars Enhanced with 13 Lucky Enzymes


Thirteen enzymes have been discovered-found in as diverse objects as plants, rabbits, bacteria, and yeast-which, when mixed together, could solve three major challenges on the road to a hydrogen economy. Ultimately, the chemistry experiment could enable a car to run for 300 miles for as little as $8. read more »

iRobot Creat Challenge: Robot Building Invention Contest


Three innovative companies have teamed up to for a competition in innovation with their Robot Invention Contest called iRobot Creation Challenge. iRobot, Tom’s Hardware Guide and Instructables are jointly running the robot invention contest. read more »

Go Green and Make Some Green...Dollars


Preserving the environment may have never been so lucrative. Global electronics distribution company, Premier Farnell Plc., created its first environmentally friendly competition. They are challenging electronics engineers, students, and hobbyists to roll up their sleeves and design an invention or innovation that will help the environment. read more »

Felony to Sell Video Games in New York?


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New York Assembly passed a bill today, May 31st, 2007 that could make it possible to charge retailers who sell an M Rated game to a minor with a felony. Assemblymen from the State of New York were heard discussing the unconstitutional clauses in the law, but then turned around to say that they were voting FOR the bill. The law passed today by an overwhelming vote of 130-10. read more »

Robot Demonstrates Self-Awareness


Do you know thyself? Nico does.

This robot has recently passed the self-recognition test that scientists use to determine if an animal species can recognize itself in a mirror. Only a handful of animals have passed this test, and now robots appear to be among this elite clique...or else, the test may not be all that it was once thought to be. read more »

"Shot Guard" Underwear Foils Freaky Photographers



New "ShotGuard" underwear from Cramer Japan provides female athletes, students and children with security against infrared photography.
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MediCafe Vending Machine Takes Your Time, Not Your Money


 

The old expression "Time is Money" is about to be put into practice by Japan's newest vending machine, the revolutionary MediCafe. read more »

Back(side) To The Future - A Toilet That Does Everything


With the TOTO Washlet S400, Japanese designers have shown us what the future of bathroom breaks look like while making us feel uncomfortably backward in the process. read more »

The Modern Marvels Invent Now(R) Challenge Names Top Invention of 2007


The History Channel(R) and Invent Now(R) Inc., a division of the National Inventors Hall of Fame(R) Foundation, announced the Finalists and Grand Prize Winner - the top inventions of 2007 - in the second annual Modern Marvels Invent Now(R) Challenge, a national competition in search of America's next great inventor. read more »

Wine Made Dress?


 

Have you read about the dress made from wine yet? Yes, wine! read more »

Major Decision by Supreme Court Will Impact Future of Patents


The Supreme Court has made a decision that will have dramatic impact on existing patent law. This week, the Supreme Court issued a decision in KSR v. Teleflex, which dealt with the design of the humble gas pedal, but has far greater consequences. Teleflex is the latest in a series of cases that look to better define the proper limits and roles of patents read more »

Homemade Soda Can Solar Furnace


Sometimes all you need to go green is an active imagination and some common sense. You don't need to have thousands of dollars to invest and you don't need to be an expert in any field either. Take Daniel Strohl, for example, he had inspiration from his father and a desire to warm up his garage. A few soda cans later he has a homemade solar furnace to warm it up.
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