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1 hr ago | CNN

Sensory isolation helmets: Is this next for plane passengers?

The design patent proposes squirting "odorous substances" up passengers' noses to isolate them from the smells of the plane cabin. Also included in the proposals for a new virtual reality headset is a mini-airbag that can deploy in the event of turbulence.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Virtual Reality, Travel

5 hrs ago | CTV

Canadian teen s oilsands cleanup invention wins big

Calgarian Hayley Todesco, 18, has created a way to treat wastewater from the oilsands. She used bacteria from tailing ponds and multiplies them in a filter to clean up toxic waste.


Related Topix: Science / Technology

9 hrs ago | NewsFactor

Intel's Tiny Chip for 'Internet of Things'

Among those now hitting the market are Intel's Edison, a Announced earlier this year at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the Edison is "designed to enable rapid innovation and product development from inventors, entrepreneurs and consumer product designers," according to Intel. Intel distributed the $50 Edison module to IDF attendees to encourage developers and "makers" to create small or wearable devices for the commercial market.


Related Topix: Intela, Startups, Intel, Science / Technology, Arts, Industrial Design (Product Design), Wireless, Emerging Technology

13 hrs ago | East Bay Express

Re: Pot Farm Showcases Radical Water Conservation Invention

The end of pot prohibition has already led to strains that won't get you stoned . Could it lead to gardening techniques that radically conserve water? Next Wednesday, George Bianchini, founder of Medi-Cone , will give select visitors a guided tour of his medical cannabis gardens to demonstrate his "Wicked Wicking System," which radically cuts water waste, he says.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Home Gardening, Home, Marijuana, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought

17 hrs ago | TechEBlog

18 Clever Inventions That Could Become the Next Big Thing

Let's face it, many people enjoy having a cookie with their shot of espresso in the morning, but what if there was a way to combine the two? Lavazza has just the solution with their innovative cookie cups. The interior is lined with a hard sugar coating so the coffee doesn't seep through the cookie lining.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Drink, Coffee

Sun Sep 14, 2014


Exhibition looks at genius of carousel inventor

He built carousels, shooting ranges and other rides for Coney Island and other parks during the first quarter of the 20th century. An exhibition at Brooklyn's historic Green-Wood Cemetery where he's buried - and just miles from Coney Island - looks at his creative genius.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, New York, NY, Coney Island, NY


Exhibition looks at genius of carousel inventor

Residents and tourists hunkered down in shelters and hotel conference rooms overnight as a powerful and sprawling Hurricane Odile made landfall on the southern Baja California peninsula. Two out-of-control wildfires in California forced hundreds of residents to flee from their homes on Sunday, including one near a lakeside resort town that has destroyed several structures, authorities said.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Hurricane Odile, Hurricane, Weather, Explosion


Exhibition looks at genius of carousel inventor

Coney Island's historic B&B Carousell is among several vintage attractions still thrilling visitors at the famous amusement park today. Mangels was a mechanical and creative genius who enthralled the masses with his carousels, shooting ranges and rides like the Whip and Tickler during the early part of the 20th century.


Related Topix: New York, NY, Coney Island, NY, Science / Technology, Brooklyn (Portland, OR), Fresh-Meadows, NY

The Raw Story

Scientists unveil magnetic device for extracting bacteria, toxins from blood

Scientists said Sunday they had invented a device that uses a magnet to extract bacteria, fungi and toxins from blood, potentially throwing a lifeline to patients with sepsis and other infections. The external gadget - tested so far in rats but not yet humans - could be adapted one day for stripping Ebola and other viruses from blood, they hoped.


Related Topix: Science / Technology

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.


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

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.


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

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.


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


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.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Economics News, Bankruptcy

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.


Related Topix: Science / Technology


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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