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Innovate Or Die! Can Bikers Help Save The Earth?


 


Can bikers help solve our energy problems? They are being challenged to do so by the Innovate Or Die invention contest, sponsored by Specialized Bicycles and Google Inc. Innovate or Die is the first-ever invention contest for the most ingenious bike that uses human pedalling to power something besides the bike itself.

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Sony PS2 SingStar Limited Edition Bundle Should be a Hit


Sony is set to release the Limited Edition PS2 SingStar Bundle Pack just in time for the holiday season. Sony is hoping to capitalize on the amazing success of the PS2 over the past 7 years. SingStar is a karaoke game, much like American Idol. Sony says that these PS2 bundle packs will sell like hotcakes for the holidays. read more »

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 »

China's New Trains Will Be Faster Than A Bullet...Train


China is giving Japan a run for its money when it comes to public transportation. The body of the very first Chinese high-speed train with speeds rivaling that of its competitor (the Japanese bullet train), has been completed. 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


Cameron Cowan, our Guest Blogger lives in Denver, Colorado. Besides writing, he has an active music career around the city and can usually be found either on the jazz and coffee shop stages of the city or in the mall, his favorite distresser! He wanted to share his video game tips and finds with the readers of InventorSpot.com.

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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. 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 »

NHL Players May Soon Use Hockey Skates With Built-In Heaters


Therma Blade Inc. Heated Skate Blade: Source: ReutersTherma Blade Inc. Heated Skate Blade: Source: Reuters

The NHL may become an even faster sport if the new heated skate blades are approved for use. These new skates feature a heated blade which helps players glide across the ice with less friction. read more »