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Thanksgiving Patents-Part 5: Smelly Gas No More!


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While there are many instances of farting to be found in great literature (James Joyce, St. Augustine, Dante, etc.), the reality of farting in public is much less noble. That's why I'm recommending you do a bit of damage control before any real damage to your modesty or friends has occurred this year. read more »

Attotechnology Could Illuminate How Electrons Move


 

 

 

 

 

 

The motion of tiny particles such as electrons is impossible to investigate with current technology. That's because electrons, like other subatomic particles, don't move on the time scale of seconds, but of attoseconds--a billion billionth of a second, or 10-18 seconds. read more »

"MC Square" Handheld Relaxation Device Improves Memory and Concentration


A device called the MC Square is new to the United States but has been quite popular in Korea. As a matter of fact, over 1.5 million units have sold in Korea. So what does the MC Square do anyway? No, it's not the name of a new rapper or D.J. The MC Square is a device, about the size of an MP3 player, which claims to promote relaxation, improve memory, and improve concentration through visual and audible stimulation. read more »

Scientists Trap a Rainbow


Scientists have shown how to trap a multi-colored rainbow of light inside a prism. The ability to slow down, stop, and capture different frequencies of light could lead to computers with more memory and much faster Internet speeds. read more »

Civilization IV Beyond the Sword: A Gamer's Review


Cameron Cowan, our Guest Blogger lives in Denver, Colorado. Besides writing, he has an active music career around the city and can usually be found either on the jazz and coffee shop stages of the city or in the mall, his favorite distresser! He wanted to share his video game tips and finds with the readers of InventorSpot.com.

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We all know in the very real world of International Relations, countries aren't always taken over militarily. In the Civilization video game series, the best turn-based strategy game in the world today, this factor has not really taken hold until now with the new game Civilization IV. read more »

Top 5 Debuts of the LA Auto Show


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Yesterday morning, the LA Auto Show unleashed it's secrets upon the automotive world. Companies from all over the globe have come to give us a glimpse of what they have been working on since last year. Here are the top 5 world debuts from the LA Auto Show. read more »

New Callpod Dragon Bluetooth Earpiece


A new Bluetooth earpiece from a company by the name of Callpod offers great style and functionality for a relatively small price. The price of this little device is set at $129.95, and you get a decent amount of features for the price. One of the biggest claims that this new Bluetooth earpiece boasts is a maximum range of about 300 feet according the Callpod.

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First MRI of the Brain


Scientists from Los Alamos National Labs in New Mexico have recently taken the first MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) scan of the human brain. read more »

Skin MD, Shielding Lotion and My Soft Hands : Review


A few weeks ago, a 4 oz sample of Skin MD Natural, a Shielding Lotion for the hands, face and body, was sent to me to test and review. I have used it about 3 to 4 times a week. In particular, I have applied it to my hands, elbows, feet, face and knees. I have also allowed my children to use Skin MD on occasion. Below are the results. read more »

GPS Multi-Sport Training Device Fits On Your Wrist


 

A company by the name of Polar recently announced the introduction of the RS800G3 multi-sport training system with built-in GPS capabilities. The device is about the size of a wristwatch, but it does a whole lot more than the typical watch. read more »