Recent Discoveries and Breakthroughs

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Great Invention Idea? Preserving the Dead in Display Cases

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Halloween lovers my third, and last, spooky patent pick of the year has got it all: dead people, mummies and burning flesh!

Student Solves $25,000 Wolfram Computer Challenge

A 20-year-old from the UK has recently proven that one of the simplest types of computers can solve every known computational problem, given enough time. Alex Smith, who is studying electrical engineering at the University of Birmingham, will receive mathematician Stephen Wolfram's $25,000 prize in a ceremony held in the home town of the famous computer scientist Alan Turing. read more »

Incontinence Relief For Leaky Ladies


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If you've heard anyone say, "I laughed so hard I peed in my pants," it's not just an expression. Most women experience incontinence at some point in their lives, a weakening of urinary control, so that laughter, coughing, a sneeze, lifting, or exercise can be an immediate cause of leakiness. Some even leak while they sleep.

The IncoStress device, invented by a Welsh mother-daughter team, just won 1st Prize at the British Invention Show and it may be the answer for leaky ladies.

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Scientists Identify Drug-Craving Brain Region

Scientists from Chili have discovered that blocking a region of the brain called the insular cortex causes rats that are addicted to amphetamines to stop craving the drug. This understanding could lead to the development of new therapies to help treat drug addiction. read more »

Double-Clutch = Double Fun

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What gets the fuel efficiency of a 6-speed, shifts as fast as an automatic, and is made to perform but still doesn't require the extra work of a clutch?

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A Gamer's Review Of The Microsoft Reclusa Keyboard

So I was strolling through my favorite store in the entire world, Circuit City, and I'm always looking for better peripherals for my gaming.

While I'm not a first-person-shooter guy I do a lot of mysteries, role playing, and strategy games, the latter of which hotkey intensive. So before I take my Bluetooth keyboard down to the shooting gallery, I thought I would stop in at the Circuit City to look at a new keyboard before this one bites the dust. read more »

Hitachi to Launch Ultra Thin HDTV: 1.5 Inches Thick

The Japanese company, Hitachi, is set to release one of the slimmest LCD HDTVs ever. Hitachi will release these ultra-thin TVs this December in Japan and early 2008 in the United States. HDTVs have never been so versatile. read more »

A Vehicle That Drives Itself.....Really!

The road ready LR3.The road ready LR3.

What do you get if you throw a new Land Rover LR3, some high-tech sensors, an advanced data processing unit and a few great minds from MIT into a mixer and blend thoroughly? read more »

Space Elevator Competition Shows Promising Future

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The annual Space Elevator Games were held this past Monday in Farmington, Utah. Student teams designed 100-meter-tall space elevators in the competition, and the winning team's robot came close to winning NASA's half-million-dollar prize. read more »

Great Invention Idea? Frameless Glasses Are Bolted Onto Your Face!

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My ruminations about getting older, when I first learned I needed reading glasses, were quickly dispelled when I placed an order for some designer frames and the optician handed me a bill for several hundred dollars.