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Inventions Born From Innovation

Inventor Sir Harry Coover worked for the Eastman Kodak Company in 1942, and was actually trying to find the best material to make a transparent plastic gun sight.


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Prosthetic Legs For Every Occasion

An industrial designer and an orthopedic surgeon realized that prosthetic legs don’t have to be dull, ordinary and plastic.


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Tackling The Snow In Luggage Racks

They call it the Roof Rack Scraper, a modified shovel-scraper that allows motorists to clear snow from every nook and cranny of a vehicle’s overhead rack.


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Eliminating Smelly Water Bottles

Hotell is the co-founder of Carlsbad-based Nice Reusables.


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Niche Inventions: 3D Sound

Twenty-one years and 8000 hours of work later, his part-time project has finally developed into a fledging business in Brisbane employing seven people.


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Sight For Sore Eyes

Silver says more than a billion adults in developing nations have poor eyesight, which limits their education and employment prospects.


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Niche Product: Teecil

Squillante, a business major, said he began to take the idea of turning his idea into a start-up company seriously last year, when a professor encouraged him to patent the Teecil.


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Niche Inventions: Floating Solar Panels

Floating solar panels soaking up the sun on Italy’s Lake Colignola will provide a cost-effective, more visually attractive way to harness the sun’s power, says its inventor, Marco Rosa-Clot.


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Redesigning The Food Bowl

Bollengier, 39, said he carried the idea for the “CaliBowl” with him through stints in pro baseball and modeling and into his adult life as a contractor and father of four.


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Supersizing The Rubik Cube

He said: ‘The puzzle has never been solved, although people have solved virtual versions of it on the internet.