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Ford's 2008 vehicle line-up may have a new slogan. Intel Inside. read more »

LifeStraw Filters Dirty Water Too


Like the LifeSaver, another innovation can also turn dirty surface water into clean drinking water in a matter of seconds. It is called the LifeStraw and unlike the LifeSaver, the LifeStraw,personal water filtration tool, is a lot cheaper, a lot smaller and easier to take around. It can even be hung around the neck for easy access. read more »

New 8 MP Sony DSC-T2 Camera Holds 40,000 Photos Without a Memory Card


Sony's latest compact digital camera is the DSC-T2, which is part of Sony's ultra-popular T-series line of cameras. To call this point-and-shoot camera innovative would be an understatement. This camera sports some of the coolest technology to show up in a compact digital camera in a long time. read more »

Revolutionary Refinery Gets More Out of Crude Oil


HS-FCC Test Refinery in Saudi Arabia (from Nippon Oil)HS-FCC Test Refinery in Saudi Arabia (from Nippon Oil)

A newly designed, revolutionary refinery, capable of turning heavy gas-oils into higher value stock, has the go-ahead for an opening date in 2010. read more »

Mio DigiWalker C230 GPS Offers Text to Speech for under $200


Mio Technology has introduced a new portable GPS navigation system that offers text to speech, compact design, and affordable price tag. This new GPS device should help to persuade other GPS manufacturers to include the text to speech functionality feature in their "budget" GPS devices. read more »

Honda's New WOW


Easy access for pets and people alike.Easy access for pets and people alike.

Everyone knows the family pet is the most spoiled "child" in any household. They get their food served to them at their level, they have their own cushy pillow right by the fireplace and now thanks to Honda, they even have a carseat built specially for them. read more »

CPR Glove a Handy Guide for Saving Lives


 

One of the winners in the health category in TIME Magazine's Best Inventions of the Year is a glove that knows CPR (cardio-pulmonary resuscitation). Since CPR is very difficult to perform properly, even for trained health professionals, the glove was designed to guide people in an emergency situation. read more »

Amazing Inventions for the Year 2020 by Philips



Clothing That Lights Up When You DoClothing That Lights Up When You Do


You may wonder where Philips Electronics, the company that makes reliable TV's, close shaving razors, and innovative light bulbs, is going these days, now that it's been recognized as a fashion innovator by Time Magazine. Experimenting with futuristic concepts, Philips is enlisting the public's involvement, an innovative strategy designed to beat the invention failure rate.

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Mood Ring Now Comes In A Mood Dress in the Philips Bubelle


This year's emotional icon to remember is Phillips' Bubelle, the emotional sensing prototype dress. Bubelle has landed on Time's Best Inventions Of The Year list. The color changing dress is one of two Philips' SKIN Probes developed as part of the SKIN research project lead by Lucy McRae. read more »

New Method for Creating Water Could Lead to Inexpensive Fuel Cells


Scientists have discovered a new technique for creating water, using a new catalyst that reacts with both hydrogen and oxygen. The method could lead to the development of less expensive and more efficient hydrogen fuel cells, the energy source of hydrogen vehicles. read more »