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Will the eBrake replace the hydraulic brake? Siemens VDO Automotive thinks it has the design of the brakes of the future. read more »
Researchers from Australia and the US have built a hypersonic scramjet that "breathes" in oxygen rather than carrying it as fuel. The group predicts that hypersonic airplanes may be a reality in the near future. read more »
Powercast is one start-up company that appears to have found the keys to small-company success in a corporate world. Their technology enables literally hundreds of electronic devices to be powered and/or recharged...wirelessly. read more »
The FT "Female Type" Robot just may be the curvaceous shape of things to come - and she doesn't come with a voice processor, either. Be afraid, ladies, be VERY afraid... read more »
Want to be a cyborg? Your neurons may one day store information as a "cybernetic organism." For the first time, scientists have demonstrated the successful data storage on live neurons.
No, there are no hidden wires here. It really is just the paper, along with a special conductive ink, that makes this paper listenable. read more »
Thirteen enzymes have been discovered-found in as diverse objects as plants, rabbits, bacteria, and yeast-which, when mixed together, could solve three major challenges on the road to a hydrogen economy. Ultimately, the chemistry experiment could enable a car to run for 300 miles for as little as $8. read more »
New York Assembly passed a bill today, May 31st, 2007 that could make it possible to charge retailers who sell an M Rated game to a minor with a felony. Assemblymen from the State of New York were heard discussing the unconstitutional clauses in the law, but then turned around to say that they were voting FOR the bill. The law passed today by an overwhelming vote of 130-10. read more »
Do you know thyself? Nico does.
This robot has recently passed the self-recognition test that scientists use to determine if an animal species can recognize itself in a mirror. Only a handful of animals have passed this test, and now robots appear to be among this elite clique...or else, the test may not be all that it was once thought to be. read more »
New "ShotGuard" underwear from Cramer Japan provides female athletes, students and children with security against infrared photography. read more »
The old expression "Time is Money" is about to be put into practice by Japan's newest vending machine, the revolutionary MediCafe. read more »
With the TOTO Washlet S400, Japanese designers have shown us what the future of bathroom breaks look like while making us feel uncomfortably backward in the process. read more »
The History Channel(R) and Invent Now(R) Inc., a division of the National Inventors Hall of Fame(R) Foundation, announced the Finalists and Grand Prize Winner - the top inventions of 2007 - in the second annual Modern Marvels Invent Now(R) Challenge, a national competition in search of America's next great inventor. read more »
Have you read about the dress made from wine yet? Yes, wine! read more »
The Supreme Court has made a decision that will have dramatic impact on existing patent law. This week, the Supreme Court issued a decision in KSR v. Teleflex, which dealt with the design of the humble gas pedal, but has far greater consequences. Teleflex is the latest in a series of cases that look to better define the proper limits and roles of patents read more »
Staples has announced the 15 finalists in its Invention Quest. Five finalists in each of three categories are now up for a grand prize of $25,000 each and a chance to have Staples manufacture and sell their product. You have a chance to affect the outcome (or so they say) as the online voting has begun. Read on to learn about the products that will rock your office world... read more »
According to the Associated Press , George Foreman will be a Judge on `American Inventor'. The "boxing great, ordained minister and grilling guru George Foreman just added another job to his resume: reality-TV judge. "
Foreman will be joined by former NBA executive Pat Croce, British businessman Peter Jones and undergarments entrepreneur Sara Blakely, creator of Spanx. The show's new host is Nick Smith. read more »
yet, announced two weeks ago (2/9/07), by Sir Richard Branson, now's your chance to get in on the action, find a way to save the world and win millions in the process.
The challenge: to come up with a way of removing one billion metric tons of lethal carbon dioxide from the earth's atmosphere every year for 10 years without further harming the earth. The winner (individual or group) will make history, earn $25 million and have the pure satisfaction of making the world greener place to live. read more »
As a update to our article "Calling All Inventors:Everyday Edisons is Looking for Inventors for Its Show", we wanted to remind inventors that Everyday Edisons®, auditions are being held in San Diego, California this Saturday, February 24th, 2007. read more »
Good Morning America Weekend" kicked off its third annual Mothers of Invention Challenge today, in partnership with Mom Inventors, Inc.
Here are the details: read more »