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...
Gaza has been faced with unstable power supply for the past five years. Instead of suffering in silence, Mahmoud Shaheen created his own solar source. Mahmoud Shaheen, a 55-year-old chemistry professor, started investigating the possibility...
Seacoastonline.com: To most people, a washed-up lobster buoy, a dog with a tennis ball, a young child and a sunny afternoon would probably be just another vacation day in Maine. But for entrepreneur Bill Page it...
Mashable: The amazing thing about kids is their ability to imagine possibilities. Too many times, kids are told that they can’t, not to make a mess or that they’re too young. But sometimes those messes in...
The Huffington Post: Nikola Tesla was more than just the inspiration for a hair metal band, he was also an undisputed genius. In 1899, he figured out a way to bypass fossil-fuel-burning power plants and power...
Parkite Rich Giles just wanted to help homeowner associations save money on road repair. Instead, he created a machine that does what he had hoped for and much more. Known as the HeatWurx, his machine...

Chemo-Friendly Silverware

People taking chemo often suffer from a metallic aftertaste while eating. So, Don Ladanyi developed an organic flatware option that won't leave behind that metallic taste. “Don’s taste-inert flatware is a cool idea because...
As every parent knows, gassy babies are not fun. They cry and fuss a lot, and it can leave parents frustrated. However, would you be frustrated enough to use The Windi? A natural solution for colic,...
Dave Vogt was born without his left hand. From birth, he began wearing a hook in its place. What was a part of life for Dave soon inspired Mark Stark. Mark went to work...

The Bloodless Scalpel

Medical technology is always changing, and we can thank people like Dr. Kim Manwaring. He has invented the Ferromagnetic Wand. It a type of scalpel that cauterizes while cutting, minimizing the amount of...
What if you could cut food with a high-pressure jet of water and leave the food completely dry? Now you can: Water jets are a surprisingly efficient method of slicing, and they’re more...

Ride The Skies With A Hoverbike

People have been dreaming of hover devices since Back to the Future. Australian inventor, Chris Malloy, is helping make the hover dream come true with his new Hoverbike, reports gizmag. His efforts were prompted when...
Like a superhero, one social worker turned inventor has come to every woman's rescue with a unique purse that will also double as a charger for your cellphone. Chicago Tribune has more about...

Generating Light With Gravity

Gravity Light: Did you know that there are currently over 1.5 billion people in the World who have no reliable access to mains electricity? These people rely, instead, on biomass fuels (mostly kerosene) for...

The Grow Bike Invention

Fastcoexist.com: Kids outgrow their bikes unless, that is, they grow with them. Spanish bicycle designer Orbea has designed what may be the first line of bikes that expands with the frame of the owner. With a crossbar,...

Auto-mo-brella

Do you want a little less sun in your outdoor fun? Are the rain clouds threatening to ruin your tailgating party? Then you’ve come to the right place! The Auto-mo-brella is the solution! A stable source...

A Carpet To Detect Falls

NewScientist.com/blogs: A team at the University of Manchester in the UK has developed a carpet that can detect when someone has fallen over or when unfamiliar feet walk across it. Optical fibres in the carpet's underlay...