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In May, Grace Choi presented a startup at New York technology conference, TechCrunch Disrupt. Her idea seemed too good to be true.
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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.
9 hrs ago | CTV
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.
13 hrs ago | NewsFactor
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.
17 hrs ago | East Bay Express
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bui Van Du's machine to split bamboo not only enriched the inventor; it also raised earnings for his fellow villagers. Thuy Hang reports.
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.
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.
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.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 07:35 pm
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