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  • Is This Steel Pizza Stone a $1 Million Idea? Kickstarter Says Yes.

    06/05/2021 3:01:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 47 replies
    Fairfield Citizen ^ | June 1, 2021
    With more than 10,000 backers, the Misen Oven Steel promises more accurate temperatures and therefore better food.Home cooks take note: there’s a new kind of pizza stone in town. Founded by former FreshDirect vice president Omar Rada in Greenpoint, Brooklyn circa 2015, Misen takes pride in its thoroughly tested, yet affordable, kitchenware including knives, pans, prep tools, and more. However, its latest project goes a step further, making the ambitious claim that “your oven is lying to you” and it has the fix. The Misen Oven Steel is a sensational new tool specifically designed to improve the precision of your...
  • Mysterious New Warp Drive Patent Surfaces Online

    03/05/2021 8:32:30 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 47 replies ^ | 3/2/21 | Christopher Plain
    After appearing for decades in science fiction, then moving into an actual theory, a new patent for an updated warp drive was published last year to no fanfare. Like many other false starts in cutting-edge research, the patent may represent the next step in the expanding theory, or it could mean the practical, real-world design of a functioning warp drive is on the horizon. BACKGROUND: HOW TO BEND SPACE-TIME WITH A WARP DRIVE After first publishing his groundbreaking 1994 warp drive concept in the journal Classical and Quantum Gravity, Mexican Mathematician and Physicist Miguel Alcubierre received significant positive and negative...
  • 12-year-old Bay Area boy invents 3-D printed device to limit spread of COVID-19, sells hundreds online

    05/10/2020 8:59:05 AM PDT · by willk · 36 replies
    KTVU Fox 2 ^ | Debora Villalon
    A Bay Area boy has invented a device to battle the spread of coronavirus. It's a tool, made with a 3-D printer, to avoid touching surfaces with your hands. "I was excited and surprised how many sales we got, I was very happy," said Mizan Rupan-Tompkins of South San Francisco. The 12 year old demonstrated his creation at a nearby mall, entering stores using the small hook-like device to open doors without direct contact. "I think most of the excitement is because of his age," said Mizan's mother Ronica Rupan Tompkins, showing how a small puncher on the device can...
  • How They Made: World’s First Cheeseburger Robot

    01/14/2020 4:41:48 PM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 31 replies
    Make: Community ^ | January 8, 2020 | Anonymous
    It’s San Francisco, so naturally there’s some controversy. Burgers are the number one segment of restaurant food, ripe for disruption by robotics, and the VCs are pouncing. Robots might take away fast-food jobs, or create better ones, so the labor activists are activating. But today I just want to understand how they made it. How two young engineers could invent a complicated culinary robot that makes cheeseburgers from scratch. Really good ones. I’m on my second visit to Creator, the world’s only robotic hamburger restaurant. Since opening doors in September 2018, it has built a rep for quality and innovation,...
  • Israeli startup reinvents the wheel, by using it to contain car’s key components

    07/10/2019 4:08:06 PM PDT · by SJackson · 27 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | July 9, 2019
    Israeli startup reinvents the wheel, by using it to contain car’s key components Relocating the motor, steering, suspension and brakes into vehicle’s wheels, REE creates a flat, light, versatile chassis to increase energy efficiency in electric cars By Shoshanna Solomon 9 July 2019, 5:11 pm 4 Edit Facebook Twitter linkedin email 782 shares An illustration of REE's flat chassis (Courtesy) Israeli startup REE has unveiled a “revolutionary” new design and look for electric vehicles, in which all of the classic components of the car — the motor, the steering system, the brakes and the suspension — are moved from under...
  • The Orwellian Attack on Section 101

    06/17/2019 11:24:08 AM PDT · by Twotone · 11 replies
    American Spectator ^ | June 17, 2019 | Mytheos Holt
    Imagine the following scenario: You spend your life slaving away at building some ingenious new device in your garage. After years of painstaking work, testing, and sleepless nights, you finally produce your device, patent it, and take it to market. However, before you can take it to market, someone serves you with a lawsuit.

    09/01/2018 1:01:51 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 49 replies
    Runner's World ^ | August 30, 2018 | Erin G. Ryan
    In the bottom corner of my overstuffed dresser drawer of running clothes is a 9-year-old sports bra. Its once-fiery orange has faded to a dingy, tepid coral. Two of its hooks are bent in directions that make it impossible to wear. The Velcro straps—adjustable for comfort on this Cadillac of bras—don’t stick together anymore, which means that if I were to put it on, my breasts would loll out like a pair of microwaved Peeps. This nearly decade-old bra is the opposite of lingerie. Frankly, it’s a little gross that I still have it, but I can’t bring myself to...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Invention of Saint Stephen, Protomartyr (Gueranger)

    08/02/2018 9:01:43 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    Red Semidouble URGED BY THE APPROACH of Laurence’s triumph, Stephen rises to assist at his combat; it is a meeting full of beauty and strength, revealing the work of Eternal Wisdom in the arrangement of the sacred cycle. But the present feast has other teachings also to offer us. The first resurrection, of which we spoke above, continues for the Saints. After Nazarius and Celsus, and all the martyrs whom the victory of Christ has shown to be partakers of his gory according to the divine promise, the standard-bearer of the white-robed army himself rises glorious from his tomb...
  • Preborn babies can now create music in mother’s womb thanks to new invention

    06/13/2018 11:37:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 06/12/2018 | Calvin Freiburger
    CALGARY, June 12, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – A pair of music researchers have invented a musical instrument designed to be played by a preborn child in the womb. Aura Pon, a mother who holds a music technology PhD from the University of Calgary, has teamed up with Johnty Wang to invent the “world’s first prenatal musical instrument,” CTV News reports. The device, dubbed the Womba, is strapped to a pregnant woman’s belly and creates music in response to the kicks and other movements of the baby growing inside her. Users can choose a variety of different sounds, and speakers enable both...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Finding of the Holy Cross (Gueranger)

    05/02/2018 9:01:55 PM PDT · by CMRosary · 2 replies
    Red Double of the Second Class IT WAS MOST JUST that our Divine King should show himself to us with the scepter of his power, to the end that nothing might be wanting to the majesty of his empire. This scepter is the Cross; and Paschal Time was to be the Season for its being offered to him in glad homage. A few weeks back, and the Cross was shown to us as the instrument of our Emmanuel’s humiliation, and as the bed of suffering whereon he died; but has he not, since then, conquered Death? and what is...
  • Drinking Fountain? Go ahead, take a drink from the Drinking Fountain.

    Halsey Taylor is one of the leading manufacturers of drinking fountains today. Company founder Halsey W. Taylor invented the non-squirting drinking fountain. In 1896, Taylor's father died from typhoid fever. This illness is principally spread through contaminated drinking water. Several years later, while working as a plant superintendent for the Packard Motor Car Company, Taylor realized numerous workers were becoming sick with dysentery. He believed contaminated drinking water was the chief reason for the spreading illness. Taylor determined to develop a drinking fountain that was sanitary and would not contribute to the spreading of various illnesses. By 1912, he had...
  • Wisconsin teen's invention could save lives in shooting

    02/24/2018 12:57:39 PM PST · by Eddie01 · 56 replies
    NBC15 ^ | Feb 21, 2018 | staff
    A Wisconsin high school student was inspired by horrific school shootings to invent something that could save lives. Somerset High School senior Justin Rivard invented a tool he calls the "JustinKase" in shop class. Made of steel plates and connecting rods, his device slips beneath a classroom door and latches to the door’s jam. With his device in place, Rivard has yet to find a person who can push a classroom door open, including linemen from his high school football team. “You can lock a door with a lock, it can get shot out,” he says. “You can lock a...
  • Hollywood starlet was a secret inventor who paved the way for Wi-Fi

    11/12/2017 8:25:51 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 12, 2017 | By Linda Massarella
    Hollywood screen siren Hedy Lamarr acted throughout the 1940s and 50s in romantic scenes with the likes of Clark Gable and Jimmy Stewart – but in her down time, the brunette beauty created and patented a scientific invention that paved the way for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth technology, according to a new documentary. “Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story” – produced by actress Susan Sarandon — premiers Wednesday in London as part of the Jewish Film Festival. The documentary touches on the 35 Hollywood films the sizzling brunette made — including one she filmed at 17 where she portrayed the first female...
  • Raid on Gibraltar: How the U.S. Patent System was Rigged Against Independent Inventors

    09/17/2017 12:36:55 PM PDT · by Pelham · 48 replies
    IP Watchdog ^ | September 17, 2017 | Pat Choate & Joan Maginnis
    For decades, individual inventors were granted 25 percent or more of all U.S. patents. This creativity was the foundation of dozens of new industries, thousands of new companies and millions of new jobs. Yet beginning in the early 1980s, their portion of granted patents begin to drop like a rock in free fall. By 2015, individual inventors received only 5.8 percent. A decline so great and so fast has profound consequences and is not an accident or fluke. A useful place to begin the examination of this decline is a 1998 interview of Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates who was asked,...
  • 11-Year-Old Boy's Invention Could Prevent Hot Car Deaths

    07/01/2017 9:06:03 AM PDT · by Raymann · 44 replies
    Bishop Curry looks for ways to fix the world. For an 11-year-old boy, he's unusually curious about big-picture problems, his dad says — from natural disasters to civil rights. And he's always loved to tinker. That's why it wasn't a surprise when Bishop, after seeing an upsetting local news report about a 6-month-old who died when left in a hot car, resolved to make sure something like that never happened again.
  • This new solar-powered device can pull water straight from the desert air

    04/13/2017 7:55:01 PM PDT · by Innovative · 32 replies
    Science Magazine ^ | Apr. 13, 2017 | Robert Service
    You can’t squeeze blood from a stone, but wringing water from the desert sky is now possible, thanks to a new spongelike device that uses sunlight to suck water vapor from air, even in low humidity. The device can produce nearly 3 liters of water per day, and researchers say future versions will be even better. That means homes in the driest parts of the world could soon have a solar-powered appliance capable of delivering all the water they need, offering relief to billions of people.   There are an estimated 13 trillion liters of water floating in the atmosphere...
  • Pour one out: The inventor of the red Solo cup has died

    12/30/2016 5:27:56 PM PST · by CtBigPat · 24 replies
    CNN ^ | December 29, 2016 | Doug Criss
    Robert Leo Hulseman. He's the man who invented the red Solo cup, staple at every party ever. He died last week at age 84.

    12/27/2016 8:54:28 PM PST · by rey · 8 replies
    WPVI ^ | 27 Dec 2016
    I thought many would appreciate this disabled vet giving back to his community, as though he had to, with his wheelchair snow plow.
  • British head scientist at US maverick’s Silicon Valley start-up took own life over technology

    10/23/2016 7:05:44 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 30 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 22 October 2016 • 11:21pm | Hugo Daniel, Palo Alto Harriet Alexander, New York
    IT ALL began with the best, if exceedingly ambitious, of intentions – to develop a machine that by a simple pinprick on a patient’s finger could detect any disease known to man. But it ended in the most tragic of circumstances, with the firm behind the invention crashing and a British scientist who had devoted himself to the project taking his own life. Now his widow has spoken out about the treatment he suffered before and after his death at the age of 67, accusing his employers of heartlessness.
  • Samsung Caught Using Apple Watch Design Figures in a Recent Patent Filing

    08/05/2016 12:24:37 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 29 replies
    Patently Apple ^ | August 5, 20167:04 AM PDT
    Samsung Gear came to market in 2013 and it offered a camera and speaker built right into its one and only band and clasp design. After Apple introduced the Apple Watch with multiple band options and its quick and easy install mechanism for changing the bands, Samsung set out to copy that idea as quickly as they possibly could. In a patent application that surfaced today at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office titled "Wearable Device," they discuss their new "exchangeable" strap mechanisms. What struck me was that a great number of their form factor patent figures were actually Apple...