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A Basketball Brawl : Patently Pointless?


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A battle over basketball patents?

Our Guest Blogger, Jennifer Lane, has lived in an array of places, from a monastery in the Himalayas to the "Entertainment Capital of the World." She currently works as an attorney in Las Vegas, Nevada. She wanted to share the fun side of patents with the readers of InventorSpot.com.

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New Type of Interactive Paper Makes and Plays Sounds


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 »

Paper as Computer Monitor : LG Philips LCD e-paper


 

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For years, scientists and electronics companies have teased us with the idea of paper that works like a display screen. Once we perfect this tech, are we headed for a paperless society?

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Inventor Creates Way to Build Houses with Pollution


Henry LiuHenry LiuA 70-year-old retired civil engineer has built a new kind of brick-stronger, cheaper, cleaner-out of a waste byproduct of coal plants called "fly ash." Henry Liu, the inventor, will be selling the bricks to manufacturers next year, so environmentalists will have a clean option to brick buildings. read more »

Hydrogen-fueled Cars Enhanced with 13 Lucky Enzymes


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 »

Thanko's Silent Keyboard Cuts The Chatter



Silicone springing and anti-resonance technology make Thanko's Silent Keyboard 5 times quieter than a whisper!
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The Microsoft Surface Computer


Our Guest Blogger, Charlie Mann, writes the ByzzBytes and SuperFitness, newspaper columns distributed within the US by American News Features Syndicate. He has published 6 novels and written fitness books with such celebrities as Ken Norton, the former World Heavy Weight Champion. He wanted to share his views on the latest products with the readers of InventorSpot.com.

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Using Microsoft's television content partner NBC as a splashy backdrop, the software and hardware giant released on the morning show, Today, the details of a completely new generation of computer. Much smaller than most business mainframe computers, yet no real kin to the laptop and mouse world of micro computers, the new Microsoft Surface Computer lets you use your hands on a touch sensitive screen to manipulate pictures and data.

"Shot Guard" Underwear Foils Freaky Photographers



New "ShotGuard" underwear from Cramer Japan provides female athletes, students and children with security against infrared photography.
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Claytronics: Do I need to say anything else?


Normally, I would write about a new technology, then have a little short story associated with it. However, today's subject matter just had way too many possibilities. I just could not pick just one. See for yourself with "Claytronics". read more »

Inventive Packaging - Hot You Can See!


Want to see a brilliant new way to package hot liquids?

Amy Gifford, our Guest Blogger, works in PR for a group of nonprofits after previously working in media and advertising in the auto industry. She wanted to share her smart marketing finds with the readers of InventorSpot.com.

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