Recent Discoveries and Breakthroughs

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Robot Camel Jockey Wins Invention Prize

A robot camel jockey preps for race (from National Geographic).A robot camel jockey preps for race (from National Geographic).

A robot camel jockey, invented by the Qatar Scientific Club, won for Best Invention at the First International Exhibition for Inventions. The robot camel jockey, a seemingly odd invention here in the West, is meant to replace child jockeys in the Persian Gulf. read more »

Thanksgiving Patents - Part 4: Avoid Holiday Drama & Weight Gain This Year

Appetite SuppressorAppetite Suppressor

One thing I've learned over the years is you can never go wrong by invoking the diet excuse. (This excuse is particularly effective if you are still single.) Of course, you run the risk that a family member will decry your concerns for your figure as nonsense, or worse - for your plan, not your ego - tell you you're too thin as it is. read more »

Second Generation 80 GB Microsoft Zune Review

The much-anticipated wait for the next-generation Zune is now over with the release of the 80 GB Zune in November, 2007. This new Zune sports some nice upgrades over the first generation Zune including more Wi-Fi capabilities, smaller size, podcast support, and larger LCD screen. Microsoft is getting closer and closer to Apple's reign as king of the portable media devices. read more »

Only in Dubai: A VPN as Illegal as Porn


On Thursday, the UAE's Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA), an organization that regularly bans websites in the Emirates, declared that subscribing to a UK based Virtual Private Network (VPN) is as illegal as ‘smuggled DVDs or pornography.' read more »

Turn Warm Beer to Freezing Cold Beer in Seconds; Without Ice!

A young 22 year old inventor, by the name of Kent Hodgson, has found a way to almost instantly chill a beverage without using any ice. His relatively simple idea uses liquid CO2 to turn a warm beverage into a cold one within seconds. read more »

Thanksgiving Patents - Part 3: Narcissistic Gourd Molds

Narcissistic Gourd MoldNarcissistic Gourd Mold

A cornucopia of autumn produce and foliage is a traditional holiday favorite, if not a little predictable and overplayed. Yet with some time and planning you can assemble a unique cornucopia centerpiece spilling with gourds in the shape of your own head, or any other shape for that matter! read more »

A Heart-Powered Pacemaker

Researchers have designed a heart-powered pacemaker. Just as it sounds, the self-powering pacemaker would keep the heart beating by using the person's own heartbeat to power it. read more »

Top 10 Most Extreme Custom Cars in the World from SEMA 2007

As the Specialty Equipment Market Association Show comes to a close, theres only one thing left to do : Divy out bragging rights. Here are my picks for the top 10 Extreme Custom Cars from SEMA : read more »

Disney and Softbank Cellphone Deal is Anything but Mickey Mouse

Want a goofy ringtone? No, a "Goofy" ringtone! Japan may get exactly that when Disney - home of Mickey, Minnie, Winnie and yes, Goofy - and Softbank launch their new mobile phone service next spring!
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Aluna, Lunar Clock for the Olympics

The power of the sun is amazing, but what about the power of the moon? Can it be harnessed? London-based artist Laura Williams thinks so and has decided to tap into that lunar power. read more »