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1 hr ago | Wall Street Journal

Medical Investors Take a Whole-Body Approach

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.

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Related Topix: Venture Capital, Emerging Technology, Biology, Science, Science / Technology

3 hrs ago | Jerusalem Post

BGU first Israeli university to become member of US National Academy of Inventors

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.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Israel, Middle East, World News

8 hrs ago | Los Angeles Times

Billionaire inventor Alfred Mann is on a mission

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.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Medicine, Insulin (generic), Humulin, Novolin, Diabetes, Health, Biotech, MannKind, Marketing

12 hrs ago | TechEBlog

5 Accidental Inventions You Might Not Have Known About

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.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Economics News, Bankruptcy

14 hrs ago | VietNam News

Bamboo innovator creates useful device

Bui Van Du's machine to split bamboo not only enriched the inventor; it also raised earnings for his fellow villagers. Thuy Hang reports.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology

18 hrs ago | Mashable

Astrophysicist Invents a $110 Earthquake Warning System

In the early hours of Aug. 24, a 6.0 magnitude earthquake jolted Californians awake in terror across the Bay Area. But one UC Berkeley professor received five seconds of warning from a $110 homemade device.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, California, UC Berkeley, Science / Technology, Geology, Science, Jerry Brown, US Governors

Sat Sep 13, 2014

SFGate

More Accurate and Ergonomic Tiller Invented by InventHelp Client

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.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Home Gardening, Home, Business News

KTIV-TV Sioux City

Invention to stop Zebra Mussels at the Iowa Great Lakes

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.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Milford, IA

The Republic

Indiana inventor's game explores origins of life

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.

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Related Topix: Games, Board Game, Science / Technology, Indiana

KOB-TV New Mexico

NM inventor's 'Kiddo Pillow' safety pillow flying off shelves at State Fair

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.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Mora County, NM

West Australian

Sony prevails in patent suit battle with defense contractor L-3

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.

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Related Topix: Manufacturing, L 3 Communication Holdings, Telecom, L-3 Communications, Aerospace-Defense, L3 Communications Integrated Systems, Science / Technology

KUOW-FM Seattle

Your Chair Is Killing You

Ross Reynolds speaks with Dr. James Levine about his book, "Get Up! Why Your Chair is Killing You and What You Can Do About It." Dr. Levine treats obesity at the Mayo Clinic and he's the inventor of the treadmill desk.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Tribune/The Tribune Advertiser

Better than sliced bread

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.

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Related Topix: Baked Goods, Life, Food, Bread, Elkin, NC, Science / Technology

Chico Enterprise-Record

Student inventors showcase creations at Parkview School

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.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Chico, CA

Engadget

Sony, the catch-up king

Sony's not making PCs any more. It recently announced it wouldn't be making new e-readers , either.

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Related Topix: TV, Electronics, Emmy Awards, Entertainment, Television, Science / Technology

Barron's

The Oracle of Buffalo

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.

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Related Topix: Buffalo, NY, Startups, DLP Mobile, McAfee, Science / Technology, Financial Markets

Silicon Alley Insider

This Is The Best 3D Food Printer We've Seen Yet - And It Makes Stunning Desserts

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.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Molecular Gastronomy, Science / Technology, Cake, Baked Goods, Dessert, Southern California Institute of Architecture, Candy

Sys-Con Media

Adi Shamir, a Founding Father of Public-Key Cryptography, to Keynote Black Hat Europe 2014

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.

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Related Topix: Cryptography, Science, Computer Science, Computer Security, Science / Technology, Mathematics

Journalgazette.net

Local Maker Faire ahead of national trend

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.

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Related Topix: Fort Wayne, IN, Science / Technology, Allen County, IN

Information Technology

Rambus Expands Cryptography Research Division Leadership Team

Inc. , today announced the expansion of the Cryptography Research division leadership team, including Dr. Simon Blake-Wilson as vice president, Products and Marketing, Philippe Martineau as senior director of Ecosystem Business Development, and Ron Perez as Systems Security Fellow. These individuals bring significant security industry experience to the existing industry-leading Cryptography Research team, with the goal of scaling embedded security IP solutions and services to meet the growing demand for trusted solutions.

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Related Topix: Startups, Rambus, Innovative Interfaces, Cryptography Research, Marketing

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