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1 hr ago | Wall Street Journal
Medical investors once spent a disproportionate amount of their money on diseases affecting the brain, heart and skeleton. Now market pressures and technological advances are driving them to invest across the human body more broadly.
3 hrs ago | Jerusalem Post
The Beersheba institution of higher learning was recognized as being one of the 100 leading universities in the world for the number of applied US patents. Ben-Gurion University of the Negev has accepted the invitation of the US National Academy of Inventors to become an official associate member.
8 hrs ago | Los Angeles Times
Inventor Alfred Mann's companies have created such devices as a rechargeable pacemaker, an implant for deaf people, an insulin pump and a prosthetic retina. Inventor Alfred Mann's companies have created such devices as a rechargeable pacemaker, an implant for deaf people, an insulin pump and a prosthetic retina.
12 hrs ago | TechEBlog
The non-toxic, non-staining, reusable modeling compound that came to be known as "Play-Doh" was originally a pliable, putty-like substance concocted by Noah McVicker of Cincinnati-based soap manufacturer Kutol Products; it was devised at the request of Krogers Grocery, which wanted a product that could clean coal residue from wallpaper. Following World War II, with the transition from coal-based home heating to natural gas and the resulting decrease in internal soot, and the introduction of washable vinyl-based wallpaper, the market for wallpaper cleaning putty decreased substantially.
14 hrs ago | VietNam News
Bui Van Du's machine to split bamboo not only enriched the inventor; it also raised earnings for his fellow villagers. Thuy Hang reports.
InventHelp, a Pittsburgh-based inventor service firm, is working to submit the Plunge Tiller to companies in the hopes of a good faith review. Tilling soil is crucial for eradicating weeds and optimizing soil quality, but conventional full-size tillers tend to damage nearby plants, which defeats the purpose of having a garden.
Zebra Mussels are a constant worry for conservation officials in the Iowa Great Lakes Area. The scientists who's helping fight Zebra Mussels in a Minnesota lake made a pit stop in Milford, Iowa Friday to share one of his inventions with the Iowa Great Lakes community.
His newest invention is a 3-D board game called "Mutation," a clicking, clacking puzzle ball. It's best described as tic-tac-toe on the surface of a sphere, but players are limited only by the rules and games they create.
New Mexico inventors have designed a pillow to help make kids safer and more comfortable while sleeping in the car, and it's selling off the shelves at the State Fair this year. The Kiddo Pillow is a brand-new tool parents can use to keep a child's head upright when he or she is asleep in the car.
A federal judge has ruled in favor of Sony Corp in a long-running case, overturning a jury verdict for L-3 Communications Corp [LLLCO.UL] and invalidating several parts of an image sensor patent held by the defense contractor. Judge Richard Andrews of the U.S. District Court in Delaware said on Friday that the jury in 2013 was wrong to find L-3's patent claims were not "obvious," a key criteria to ensure an invention is sufficiently unique to be patented.
Rob Marsh and Kevin Hager, owners of Blue Ridge Bread Company, show off some of their delightful old-world style breads at the Elkin Farmers Market. Rob Marsh and Kevin Hager, owners of Blue Ridge Bread Company, show off some of their delightful old-world style breads at the Elkin Farmers Market.
Noah Meng talks about his "Veggie Launcher" Friday while sixth-grade students in Caty Harris' class at Parkview School in Chico showed off their inventions. The students made prototypes and had explanations at the ready as parents and students walked around the room to check out their ideas.
Sony's not making PCs any more. It recently announced it wouldn't be making new e-readers , either.
Our image of who is rich is often at odds with reality. A Consider Stephanie T. Mucha, 97, who remembers the 1929 stock market crash.
One company, however, has gone a different direction, designing 3D printer that turns sugar into gorgeous geometric confections in your own kitchen. "They work a lot like making frosting," Liz von Hasseln, co-inventor of 3D Systems' ChefJet , told Business Insider.
Known as a visionary for his numerous contributions to the fields of cryptography and computer science, will provide attendees with an insider's view into his historical work as well as a look into where we are going as an industry. Returning for its 14th year, Black Hat Europe will welcome the world's brightest information security professionals and researchers to reveal vulnerabilities that impact everything from the latest mobile and consumer devices to critical international infrastructure.
This year's Maker Faire at Headwaters Park, which runs Saturday and Sunday, will include an exhibit from the Bicycle Museum of America. There's something about getting the chance to say, "I made this," that has attracted a wave of Maker Faires across the country, including the inaugural faire at the White House in June.
Updated: Sun Sep 14, 2014 05:23 pm
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