In the five years that Popular Science has run the Invention Awards, we've seen a lot of remarkable things come out of people's garages. Some are designed to treat the sick or save the planet. Others are simply fun to play with. But no matter what the purpose, the brilliance of the inventions and the dedication of the individuals behind them are always inspiring.
This year's 10 honorees carry on the tradition: a pen that can screen for prenatal diseases for less than a penny, a machine that uses a boat's exhaust to treat onboard waste, and even a jet-propelled body board light enough to carry from your car to the water. Each of this year's inventions takes on a different challenge—and solves it in its own ingenious way.
Click the links below to get an in-depth look at the year's greatest inventions.
I have a great new invention made in my kitchen.
and would love to have Popular Science review it.
It is called CellHandle
and can be seen at Cellhandle.com
Been getting great tech reviews such as
PC Magazine by Will Greenwald.
It's an entirely new way to hold cell phones.
It's unique and amazing.
It secures the phone to one of your fingers
and holds the phone right in the palm of your hand.
Its like the missing link between you and your cell phone.
It's like a seat belt for the phone in your hand.
Thanks for looking.
Paul / The Inventor
Year round cleaner air inside commercial buildings, better insulation, and it PUTS OUT FIRES.
My son and I invented the Ceiling Firefighter(TM) Published US Patent No. 61/272,800 with the publication date of 04 NOV 2009
The Ceiling Firefighter works year round to refresh the air quality of commercial buildings by taking advantage of the leaked air of the buildings air duct system - the very same air pressure that disperses the toxins found in conventional ceiling tiles. As well the Ceiling Firefighter also improves ceiling insulation performance. Even better the Ceiling Firefighter is there when a fire breaks out and puts the fire OUT.
The Ceiling Firefighter also addresses the ten major dangers and flaws of conventional sprinkler systems: (1) the need for a continual pressurized water supply, (2) expensive to install, (3) the need for high thermal heat to trigger, (4) the centralized weight stress to the building, (5) ineffective against liquid fueled fires, (6) cause water damage, (7) electrical hazard to trapped occupants and first responders, (8) collapse hazard to trapped occupants and first responders, (9) costly inspections and (10) costly maintenance or service fees.
The Ceiling Firefighter also resolves the six known hazards and flaws of conventional ceiling tiles: (1) only slow the spread of fire, (2) asbestos media, (3) cause more smoke during an active fire, (4) do little to save lives, (5) do little to save property, and (6) provides less insulation than the Ceiling Firefighter.
With these evidence presented, our current goal is to locate a manufacturing engineering firm that can provide cost research into setting up our factory. We have previously gained the attention of the local banking market and they are requesting the cost of setting up a manufacturing facility - scaled at about 5 million square feet of ceiling system per year for at least the first year. As well, our goal is to gain the insurance markets attention to the product - in hopes that the insurance market will enforce the product be available in the buildings that they insure.
If your organization can locate a manufacturing engineering firm that is willing to provide costs for their service - as well as the estimated cost to engineer such a facility, I will be eager to read your reply. To also extend any leads into the insurance industry that can review the product as well.
Dan & Jamie Dickens