The Ideal Refrigerator

XKCD imagines the ideal refrigerator. There’s a business opportunity here for someone.

The Robotic Cow Milker

A BusinessWeek reporter visited the World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wisconsin last week and came back with the interesting story of this completely automatic robotic milking machine. One of the most impressive things I’ve...

Just Give It Away

Mario P. DiForte, an inventor, is battling heart problems so he has decided to give away some of his patents. Of course, he isn't handing them off to just anyone reports The Baltimore Sun. The...

From Milk Comes Road Lines

Holland Sentinal: “The highway centerline has been called the single most important traffic safety device in the history of automobile transportation, and Edward Hines originated it right here in Michigan, ”State Transportation Director Kirk T. Steudle...
Autopia: A recent design school grad has come up with a machine that can pave roads without shutting down lanes or stopping traffic. Too good to be true? Yes. It’s pure, unadulterated vaporware, but...

Niche Biz: Smelly Postcards

Zhu Jingxuan, a student in China has created a device to capture the aroma of food on a postcard. The ‘food printer’ uses a camera to take the picture and a smell extractor to collect...

Cool Invention: Shark Pack

< p style="text-align: center;"> Bill Rigopoulos tells Inventors Digest the story of when he was vacationing in the Bahamas and was afraid to leave his cash, cell phone, credit cards and passport in his hotel room or...

At Inventables: Wet Surface Ink

Inventables.com is the innovator’s hardware store. Whether you’re an inventor, artist or a tinkerer, you’re sure to find something useful at Inventables.com. This week’s featured product is Wet Surface Ink. The marker pictured is capable of...

Inventor Awarded For Sea Snake

Ieee Spectrum: Yemm invented the so-called “sea snake” while working on his doctoral degree at the University of Edinburgh. To this point, his company has achieved several firsts. In addition to the breakthrough of generating electric...
USA Today: A pair of companies are working on a device that checks a driver’s blood-alcohol level through the skin. Takata, a Japanese company unit with its U.S. base in Auburn Hills, Mich., and its...

Floating Bed Invention

ROCKETNEWS24: China seems to be a hotbed of independent development of new inventions recently. Inventing’s a tough business though. For example, “China’s Noah’s Ark” has dubious financial prospects. However, in central Chongqing, China, the Wang family has...

It’s a Bra and Gas Mask

The emergency bra/gas mask combo that has won awards is now for sale on its website reports newser. For $29.95 you can receive 2 gas masks that double as a fancy bra, or is...

Skating On Carpet

For Don Edwards, it began with a need to move furniture on carpet with ease. In 1993, he designed a product called EZ Moves Furniture Slides. When placed under the edges of a...

What Are Your Kids Doing Today?

While your kids are making popsicle art, these kids made viable inventions, reports US News. Many of them aren't even teenagers yet, but their inventions could cause big changes—the Connecticut team designed a "Smart Sticker" that...
Suburban Life Publications: Two Westmont men are hoping their invention of a tool used to install commercial ceiling panels will be their key to retirement. Longtime residents William Saad and Charles Picha have a patent pending on...
While throwing trash in a garbage bin instead of on the ground might be reasonably good for the environment, one inventor has created a trash bin that takes the extra step necessary to really be...
The next time you get ready to open a soda or beer can, you can thank Ernie Fraze. Ernie was attending a picnic one day when he realized that he had forgotten to bring his can...

SpeechJammer Shut Up Invention

Wall Street Journal (blog): The ability to speak well is not a talent most people have. We all have talking ticks. But in the age of mobile phones the habit that grates on others’ nerves the...

Inventions For Play And Sleep

Austin American-Statesman: Necessity is the mother of invention, right? For these Austin moms, their own necessities inspired inventions: one a weighted blanket to help people with sensory integration disorders sleep; the other a foldable mat for...
The Huffington Post: Despite how silly it sounds, water-fueled vehicles do exist. The most famous is Stan Meyer's dune buggy, which achieved 100 miles per gallon and might have become more commonplace had Meyer not succumbed...