Log in   •   Sign up   •   Subscribe  feed icon

News For The Inventor In All Of US

Interested in the latest new ideas, innovations and inventions from around the globe?

We write daily on creative new ideas. noteworthy and interesting new products and innovations, and recent discoveries and breakthroughs.  Plus, we focus on news that would be interesting to inventors.

For the latest news updates, please subscribe to our "Latest News" articles.

Soft Fan Provides Cooling Breeze, Protects Curious Fingers

Want to cool down a room but worry about spinning metal blades slicing a curious child's fingers? The "Soft Fan" eases minds with its soft polyurethane blades while pleasing eyes with a rounded, stylized design.

If High-Fructose Corn Syrup Kills Honeybees, What Does It Do To You?

Watch your soda intake... and your juice intake....  Don't drink bottled iced tea or lemonade or eat candy bars or packaged frozen dinners....  They're full of high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS), which scientists have postulated is responsible for the mysterious Colony Collapse Disorder that has killed off one-third of the honeybee population in the U.S.  See why this study affects you!

KitKat Sick Snack? Bizarre Vegetable Juice Chocolate Bars

Having exhausted every possible fruit flavor for their popular Kit Kat chocolate bars, Nestle Japan is inflicting KitKat Enhancement Vegetables upon a weary nation's taste buds.

6 Degrees + 1 Game Theory = Social Network Analysis

It took a Beautiful Mind to develop Game Theory. A Footloose actor to popularize 'Six Degrees of Separation.' Now Social Network Analysis has pushed the envelope on both these theories for security purposes. However how does this new form of analysis affect our privacy rights? Will our future innocence or guilt be based on mathematical formulas?


12 New Dog Breeds Created By Show Groomers!

You've heard of cockapoos, right?  A cross between a cocker spaniel and a poodle.  How about a pandapoo?  No, you can't breed a poodle and a panda, but you can groom the poodle to look like a panda... and several other creatures!


Top Ten Twitterati, A Tweet Above The Rest

While the movers and shakers on Twitter might be just "micro" bloggers...they sure know how to create a "macro" influence. Forbes Magazine compiled a list. Every country has their own top ten ranking. The top most influential tweeps within the DC Beltway according to Politico lists Barack Obama as number 4 behind Dick Gregory, Claire McCaskill and Karl Rove. You can determine your own list by tallying a user's number of followers, their number of tweets, their number of status updates -- or an algorithm thereof.

8 Awesome Futuristic Gadgets For Y 2100 Are Design Lab '09 Finalists!

If you're wondering what kinds of home gadgets we'll be using in the year 2100, here are 8 finalist entries of the Electrolux Design Lab 2009 competition that reflect their designers' futuristic concepts. Everything from a robotic greenhouse for life on Mars to a rain catcher and purifier that flies to your glass to pour your drinking water!  Drop in and read about these super neat home gadgets!

Chew On This: Aircraft That Biomimic The Architecture Of A Tooth

Looking for an inspiration to build more crash resistant aircraft, mechanical engineers are looking at the architecture of the tooth.

Call For Inventors! Amazon Wants Green Inventions NOW!

Amazon Green is a new category on Amazon.com where all the eco-friendly products that Amazon sells can be located; it's a handy way to find things.  If you would like to find your thing -- your time, money, or energy saving invention -- on Amazon Green, then here's your big chance to score big!


Japanese Cosplay Queen 'Shokotan' Has Her Own Paper Doll Kit

Japanese pop singer, top blogger and anime otaku idol Shoko Nakagawa ("Shokotan" for short) offers her fans an opportunity to dress her up (or down) via the paper doll kit in her new photobook.

Internet Rehab For NetAddicts!

"They tried to make me go to rehab, but I said: no, no, no!"  A 'rehab center' for all those socially networked, gaming addicts out there.... has opened its doors. And for the low, low cost of $14,500, your followers, contacts and friends can send you straight from your intervention to its Redmond, Washington headquarters. 

Microneedle Patch: A Pain Free Drug Delivery Technology

Can you even imagine getting a shot of medication directly into your eye?  For many with macular degeneration and other eye disease, that's exactly what they go through.  Hypodermic needles in their eyes. Oooouuuuch!

The 'Obama Joker' & The Top Ten Altered Image List

Is posting an altered image of the president to Flickr an acceptable practice? Or should copyrighted photos in general never be altered and published online or in print? If so, why are do so many contrived photos and artwork popping up daily on social networks and in magazines?  Check out this TOP TEN list of altered images that have have sparked censorship controversy over the years, right up till today.

2009's Funniest Adult Halloween Costumes

Halloween is just around the corner for those of us who want our choice of the best, or in this case, funniest adult costumes.  And 2009 does not disappoint when it comes to funny.  I've chosen just 10 funniest from a crowded field -- this year with award categories such as Biggest Perv, Not Just A Pretty Face, Most Elusive, Sexiest Construction Worker, and Grossest, Goriest, Ugliest.

Jesus Body Diet Pills: For Those Who Praise The Lard

He dieted for our sins and what did He get? A body you don't run a cross every day. Now you can have one too, thanks to Jesus Body diet pills!

Facing Facebook's Schizophrenia?

To grow a population larger than Brazil and slightly less than than the US does Facebook need to adapt to change? And if so, could its underlying success become its ultimate downfall? Being all things to all people normally dilutes the effectiveness of any system. If governments have failed at it is Facebook enough of a chameleon to take on the challenge? Just how many faces does Facebook have?

Non-Steroidal Pain Medicine For Dogs Available Soon

Pain, allegies, infections, surgeries, skin problems... you name it. Practially every canine problem is treated with a steriod or synthetic steroid drug. Steroids work fast, but they cause side effects, many that are permanent and can seriously impair your dog's quality of life.

Ten Social Media Methods To Fight Hurricane Season

Katrina's devastation of New Orleans was BSM (before social media). It's hard to think that we lived during a period of time without social networking, but only 4 years ago Facebook was barely one year old, and Twitter was yet to be inked out on a restaurant napkin.

An Electronic Tongue That Knows Its Sweeteners!

It's a sweet tongue not a sweet tooth but, after all, it is the tongue and not the tooth that contains one's taste sensors.  The new electronic tongue has taste buds that biomimic our own but, so far, it only tastes sweets.  What a lucky tongue!

Where's Mom? Robots Prepare, Cook Food & Even Feed You!

With the recent robot factory layoffs, the Japanese are again using their ingenuity to retrain robots for household jobs.  For example, here is our chef robot...

The Stats On Social Media Today Will Astound You!

Since Web 2.0 is now passing its 5th year anniversary, there is enough data to assess just how much of an impact social media has had on our lives. While there are still those who believe it's nothing more than a passing fancy, a fad, the Studio 54 of our day...one cannot deny the numbers. Statistics don't lie and Kagan, Fisch, McLeod & Qualman are here to prove it so!

Mashable Launches Sociable Ad Creator For $6000

How can a brand maximize its exposure in the social media space. Juggling one's presence and opportunities with the top social networks is an arduous task that takes time and know-how, two commodities we are so often lacking in today's Attention Economy.

Habanero Cream Puff Puts Desert Heat In Your Dessert Treat

The Habanero Cream Puff snack from Japan's Kyoto Habanero combines rich sweet custard cream with searing hot habanero pepper pastry - it's a match made in Hell!

Twitter Is Our Studio 54!

Like the Disco era, the Hippie Era, the Flapper Era, every decade is affected by the social consciousness of its time. Each is normally earmarked by a frenzy of interactive activity that becomes a world-wide sensation capable of capturing the imagination of millions. From the 'gate-crashing' of the 70's to the 'crowdsourcing' of 2009, have we come such a long way?

Japanese Robot Mannequins Move Shoppers To Buy

Next time you check out that robot mannequin in a Tokyo department store window, don't be surprised if the mannequin is checking YOU out at the same time. "Palette", a robot mannequin, senses admiring shoppers and poses to please!