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How do chemical ink erasers work? Do they actually erase the ink?

November 28, 2019

Do you remember that myth that the blue end of the eraser is for ink? Of course, that…
Scientists created video goggles to improve the diagnosis of vertigo

June 14, 2019

Vertigo is not the fear of heights. It is actually a form of severe dizziness, which leads to…
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New laser microscope could be used to detect and treat diseases like skin cancer

May 20, 2019

Surgeries require cutting, right? Scalpels were invented for a reason. However, a new invention from The University of…
Cryogenics equipment maker licenses ORNL auto-fill method for more efficient liquid helium use

May 15, 2019

Advanced Research Systems, Inc., has licensed a technology designed to automatically refill liquid helium used in laboratory equipment…
How disruptive are your inventions? Comparing evolutionary and revolutionary invention

October 11, 2018

The path to inventing a new product or service is long and challenging. To ease the journey, many…
Children found a solution to stop cars running out of windscreen washer fluid

March 27, 2018

Sometimes good ideas just pour on you from the sky. That is basically what happened to brother and…
Artificial intelligence for new inventions unveiled

March 22, 2018

Swiss technology company Iprova has unveiled artificial intelligence technology that augments human intelligence, allowing the right invention to…
Simple plastic devices can connect to Wi-Fi and transmit information with no electronics

December 7, 2017

Internet of things is something we heard too many times about. It will never happen. We don‘t want…
Space Race Competition Helps Entrepreneurs Turn NASA Tech into New Products

March 8, 2016

When NASA’s Technology Transfer Program launched Startup NASA, the chief goal was to help new companies hold on…
Saphlux Set to Revolutionize LED Lighting; Raises $200,000

July 22, 2015

Yale startup Saphlux has found a way to significantly advance LED technology and recently received $100,000 in funding…
Seeking rare cells

June 17, 2015

In a blood sample taken from a cancer patient, there may be a single circulating tumor cell among…
Students launch world’s largest e-commerce platform for single stranded DNA molecules

April 30, 2015

Students from the University of Cambridge have set up the world’s largest e-commerce platform for single stranded DNA…
Thumbnail track pad

April 20, 2015

Researchers at the MIT Media Laboratory are developing a new wearable device that turns the user’s thumbnail into…
Low-impact hub generates electrical current from pure plant power

March 9, 2015

Green wall technology and semi-transparent solar panels have been combined to generate electrical current from a renewable source…
Early bottlenecks in developing biopharmaceutical products delay commercialization

August 21, 2014

An analysis of patented university inventions licensed to biotechnology firms has revealed early bottlenecks on the path to…
Rewarding inventions and inventors

May 23, 2014

“Would Thomas Edison Receive Tenure?” This was the provocative title for a panel at the 2013 Annual Conference…
Inspired by a music box, Stanford bioengineer creates $5 chemistry set

April 9, 2014

Manu Prakash won a contest to develop the 21st-century chemistry set. His version, based on a toy music…
Industry-funded academic inventions spur increased innovation, analysis says

March 24, 2014

Academic research sponsored by industry has a strong track record of leading to innovative patents and licenses, challenging…
‘Cool’ thermoelectric invention wins first place at MADMEC

October 17, 2013

Heating or cooling certain parts of your body — such as applying a warm towel to your forehead…
Neonatal breathing system

October 9, 2013

Rice University’s student-created “bubble CPAP” system is featured in a new United Nations publication, “Breakthrough Innovations That Can…
Intelligent door seal prevents poor air quality

June 6, 2013

For a long time, heat insulation was en vogue – and nearly no one was concerned about poor…
Innovation rains supreme as entrepreneur reinvents the umbrella

May 9, 2013

An entrepreneur whose Eureka moment came at last year’s wet and windy Grand National has reinvented the umbrella…
Simple Innovation to Electrodes Makes a Big Difference

December 21, 2012

The electroencephalogram (EEG) for human uses has been around since 1924. Small metal discs placed along the scalp…
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