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Renewafuel, a start-up company from Minnesota, has invented cubes of plant materials that provide twice as much energy as other biomass and about the same amount of energy as coal. Because these "fuel cubes" are made of materials such as switch grass, corn stalks, and wood fibers, they don't contribute to global warming, the company says. read more »
Meet Yuki-taro, a self-guided, GPS and camera equipped robot snowplow that somehow manages to look as cute as Pokemon's Pikachu - this is Japan, after all! If that weren't enough, the friendly "snowbot" excretes perfectly formed igloo bricks from the snow it takes in - now how cool is that? read more »
The Maid Taxi was a clever concept - until hordes of "Otaku" descended upon the service, displacing those genuinely disabled people the Maid Taxi's were designed to serve. read more »
Einstein has returned from outer space, according to scientists, and he's taken on the form of the world's first android head with a humanoid body. The synthesis of the two distinct areas of an android robot and bi-ped humanoid robot is the first of its kind, and results in a creepy looking science genius. read more »
Brian Dettmer is a type of book surgeon, slicing through old tomes with knives and surgical tools to transform them into an almost entirely new creation. These volumes are stripped down to reveal a unique interpretation and composition of what laid dormant and concealed within the original structure. read more »
The highly-anticipated successor to the Nokia N95 smart phone may have been spotted in some leaked photos posted at Mobile-Review's forum. This new smart phone is called the Nokia N96, and it looks like it will be available sometime in early 2008. read more »
Pretty much everyone is familiar with the big brown UPS trucks seen across the US. Right now, their delivery season is in full swing as Christmas presents are sent to and from every place imaginable. This year, the United Parcel Service plans on helping the environment as well as helping spread the Holiday Spirit.
One of TIME Magazine's Top 10 Scientific Discoveries of the year is the discovery of kryptonite. But by a strange twist of events, the mineral has been named "jadarite." read more »
The United States was once a promised land for Asian innovative up and comers in the fields of technology and science. However as economic climate changes, more and more of the inventors and great thinkers our nation depend upon are moving back to their roots, or at least figuring out a way to split their interests halfway. read more »
A spokesperson for Iranian company, Iran Khodro, says its "Islamic Car" should be readily available throughout the Middle East, parts of Asia, and Africa, in three years. The car will have options including a compass to find Mecca and a compartment for a Koran. read more »
Today’s winner o a great baby invention is the Podee, the manufacturer of a hands free bottle perfect for babies in two unique ways read more »
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 »
DekoChoco, an innovative Japanese company, provides you with the tools to create personalized chocolates featuring your own photo, name and decorative design - right from your home or workplace! read more »
Takara Tomy's "Wonderful Shot" pet camera snaps shots of a dog's or cat's travels from your best friend's point of view. Bow? Wow! read more »
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 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 »
What do you get when you combine a child's imagination with the skill and ability of an accomplished artist? If you happen to be Seoul-based artist Yeondoo Jung and a handful of children's drawings, the answer is found in cutting edge technology and sold out art exhibits throughout the world. read more »
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 »
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 »
With China experiencing so much pollution and environmental depletion, it only makes sense that a group would get together to find unique uses for natural resources. The first endeavor? A durable bridge made completely out of bamboo. read more »
Start your baby’s sensory development off right with these three inexpensive toys ready to be wrapped and put under the tree! read more »
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 »
In the past, Saleen Automotive has been responsible for some of the most impressive machines on the road. They thrive off high-powered quick revving motors and the overwhelming sense of freedom you get when sitting behind one. Just recently, they decided to pay a tribute to the men and women who are fighting for those freedoms. read more »
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 »
My mother was never the cuddly type when I was little, and perhaps she could have been if a product like the Zaky Infant Pillow had existed in the 1980s. Then again, I’m sort of glad it didn’t. read more »