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Scientists Turn Light Into Sound


 

By turning light waves into slow-moving sound waves, researchers have developed a new method for storing information inside a fiber optic cable. read more »

Samsung Juke SCH-u470 Cell Phone with Built-in Music Player


Samsung and Verizon Wireless have teamed up to release the highly-marketed Samsung Juke SCH-u470 Music Phone. This phone features an innovative "switchblade" design, 2 GB of flash memory, Bluetooth support, and GPS capabilities. read more »

World’s Smallest Advent Calendar


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At 8.4 x 12.4 micrometers, the world's smallest advent calendar was created in a lab late one night in Germany. The motivation for the work was that the researchers wanted to have  "a nice picture of Christmas to put on our homepage." read more »

The 30 Best Gadgets and Gizmos for 2008 - The 2008 CES Innovation Award Winners – Part 2

The 2008 CES Innovation Award winners have been announced, and the top 30 winners in each category will give you a glimpse at some of the most innovative products for 2008 and beyond.

This is the second post from my CES coverage, and it features 15 more of the 30 CES Innovation Award winners.

The 30 Best Gadgets and Gizmos for 2008 - The 2008 CES Innovation Award Winners – Part 2


The 2008 CES Innovation Award winners have been announced, and the top 30 winners in each category will give you a glimpse at some of the most innovative products for 2008 and beyond.

This is the second post from my CES coverage, and it features 15 more of the 30 CES Innovation Award winners. read more »

Fighting Prostate Cancer with Fungus


The Lingzhi Mushroom (from WikiMedia)The Lingzhi Mushroom (from WikiMedia)

Researchers at the University of Haifa, in Israel, have found a way to slow the progression of prostate cancer by using molecules derived from the Ganoderma lucidum fungus. read more »

Shine Some Light on Night Driving with Visualeyes


I don't know about you, but there have been quite a few nights when I was wishing my headlights were a little brighter. It's an easy problem to solve, just wire in some extra lights on the front of the car and your good-to-go, unless they get stolen. A company called Visualeyes has developed a product they hope will solve the problem permanently. read more »

Whose Bright Idea Was That? The New York Times Magazine Ideas of 2007



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They're not the best, not all the most promising .... They're not even the most popular. The ideas are not necessarily good ideas. They are not categorized by science, technology, or other standard classifications -- only alphabetically ordered. But the New York Times Magazine's 7th Annual Year In Ideas has picked 70 ideas just for your interest that have been percolating around the world in 2007. read more »

“Smart” Garage Door Opener Uses a Fingerprint Reader to Open Door


A leading developer of finger activated consumer products called bioMETRX has created a garage door opener that works by swiping your finger through the fingerprint reader. The company hopes to target people who are tired of having to remember codes, or fumble around with keys, in order to get into their garages. read more »

Great Invention Idea? Robotic Massage Hand


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Have you ever longed for a gentle reassuring touch throughout the day? Would you welcome an occasional touch, rub, or connection to another without all the messy human entanglements that often accompany such a sweet gesture? read more »