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Scented Pencils from Pentel Relax, Refresh and Recharge

Aromatherapy and nanotechnology are combined to create Pentel's award-winning Ain Supplio scented pencils. As you write, specially selected oils waft through the air to relax, refresh and recharge.

Catch Some ZZZs With the Convertible Computer Bed

Yet another great space-saving idea: "The Tale" Computer Bed, for those days when you just can't bear to be upright any longer. This probably won't be high on your boss' list of priority purchases, but for a dorm room or someplace tight on space, this sure could come in handy.

Great Invention Idea? Easy & Fun Way to Put Your Kids to Work!

I like United States patent 4455816, because it works on the principle that kids aren't just those little people you love and drive to and from soccer practice, they are also the source of a largely untapped and expensive - the average cost to raise a child in America until the age of 18 is around $200,000 - labor pool.

New Knife Proof T-shirt Provides Lightweight Protection

A lightweight, washable T-shirt keeps wearers cool and safe, thanks to slash-resistant properties that make it virtually knife-proof.

One Cool Business Card: Animated

A student in the Netherlands got the idea of an animated business card from a book he read and he immediately moved forward.

Writing the Business Plan

To succeed in business, you must have a business plan. Business plans serve as the roadmap for your start-up. It also helps the entrepreneur view the economic viability of his proposed business by analyzing its various aspects.

Key to Success in Iraq? MASTOR Arabic-English Translation Software


From US DODFrom US DODOur Guest Blogger, Jack Robinson, is an Infantry Platoon Sergeant in the US Army, just home from 15 months in Iraq. He writes on a variety of subjects, from politics to off-roading, from religion to mixed martial arts. He is a Soldier who writes. In seven years, he would like to be a writer who used to soldier. He wanted to share the latest innovations used by the military with the readers of InventorSpot.com.

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I learned a significant amount of Arabic in Iraq, more than most guys in my unit, and I absolutely never had enough of a vocabulary to carry on more than a halting, sketchy conversation.

Stocks & Blondes... Japanese Women Style Their Hair to Suit the Times



A Japanese cosmetics company has noted a curious trend: the nation's women appear to choose their hairstyles based on the current economic outlook: going long in good times and cutting short when things turn bad. It would seem somewhat silly... if it weren't so accurate!
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Ford's New Solution


Ford has no problem sharing the sales figures for how many trucks they move off the lot in any given year. And as most would assume, at least half of them are used specifically for or directly supporting a business. Landscapers, contractors and a handful of others often use their trucks as a mobile tool shed/garage/office. Knowing that, Ford went ahead and designed a new system for these traveling tradesmen to make their business more productive and their lives generally easier. read more »

Great Invention Idea? The Most Effective Alarm Clock Ever!


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I've read that some of the most successful inventions are those that respond to an everyday need. If that's the case, then Samuel S. Applegate holds the patent for what could be the most effective alarm clock ever. read more »