Monday, 10 Aug, 2009 Technology

InfoNIAC Presents: Top 10 Latest Inventions of July 2009


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"InfoNIAC Presents" is our new section in which we bring you the top 10 latest inventions selected from each month.

In this article we selected the ten best inventions described on our website in July and at the bottom of the story you can click on the link that will lead you to a poll where you can vote for your favorite July invention. Hope you enjoy.

State your opinion: what is the greatest invention in history of humanity? Leave your comments in our "Hot Discussions" column.

1. Water-Efficient Washing Machine

This invention was developed by Xeros (not to be confused with Xerox). Its washing machine uses nylon beads and thus is able to save up to 90 percent of water compared to traditional washers. Thus the washing machine has two main advantages: it saves you money and is environmentally friendly. Read more…

2. Technology that Scans User's Ear to Avoid Theft

This technology can protect iPods and other mobile devices from theft. The ears of every person have individual "acoustic fingerprint". The technology analyzes the distinctive sounds of the ear chamber and then decides whether the device belongs to the owner or not. It is worth mentioning that such invention could be widely used to improve safety measures of bank accounts and passports. Read more…

3. System that Converts Boot Force into Electricity

This invention could become very popular among soldiers. It uses the energy accumulated from tramping feet to power a wide range of portable devices. With its help soldiers' backpacks would be lighter by up to 10 kilograms, because it would exclude the necessity of wearing heavy batteries. The invention could also be used in everyday life. For example when a person does jogging they can power their MP3 player. Read more…

4. Portable Microscope Attached to Mobile Phone to Identify and Track Diseases

This invention could be widely used by scientists to identify dangerous diseases like malaria and tuberculosis and transmit the data to health centers for research. It could be used in Africa to track the spread of diseases, take pictures of cell samples and covey via Internet the information to European specialists for additional studies. Read more…

5. Cloak that Changes the Direction of Seismic Waves

The invention is not developed yet, but there are premises for its creation. Earthquakes produce body and surface waves. Using concentric rings the cloak will have the ability to control the dangerous surface waves and redirect them to avoid the destruction of buildings. Read more…

6. Device that Helps Dogs' Owners Understand Their Language

The name of the invention is Bowlingual. It analyzes the dog's bark and attempts to identify the pet's emotions. It features a unit with a speech synthesizer that informs the owner about what their pet wants to say. Everything is displayed on the gadget's screen. Read more…

7. Technology that Lets Users Operate Animated Characters Using Own Movements

OpenSTAGE platform is the technology that makes it possible for people to operate with virtual characters by moving own body parts. There is no need to wear any additional devices that in other inventions track the body movement - a person simply stands in front of a monitor and the technology tracks every movement and transfers the information to the computer, thus bringing an animated character to life. Such technology can be used in medicine, sports and entertainment. Read more…

8. Synthetic Tree that Captures CO2

The artificial tree is the latest invention of scientists from Columbia University. The technology allows to capture CO2 a thousands times faster compared to a real tree, which is crucial for tacking global warming. The tree gathers carbon dioxide emitted from cars and airplanes just like a sponge and then filters it. In 24 hours the tree can absorb about a ton of CO2, which is almost the amount of gas emitted by 20 cars. Read more…

9. 3D Sensors that Allow Users to Interact with Various Devices Without Touch

This invention allows users to interact with computers and other devices just like the main character in "Minority Report" did, i.e. without touch. The technology could be widely used in gaming. In addition, the 3D sensors could replace weight detectors in cars, thus be able to signal, for example, whether a child is in a seat. Read more…

10. Robot that Writes Prescriptions and Distributes Drugs to Patients

The number one robotic nation is Japan and one of its latest inventions in the field was developed by Panasonic. The company claims that its robot is able to write prescriptions and distribute drugs to patients. The robot will be able to do the job in just 2 hours in a hospital with 400 beds (twice as fast as a skilled pharmacist). Read more…

Now that you got acquainted with the top 10 latest inventions of July you can take part in our poll and vote for your favorite invention.

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64 votes

//32 Dec 19, 2010 05:19 PM | posted by: malliswari
the microscope that is attached to mobile phone to detect diseases was excellent. if this invention become popular we can prevent many contagious diseases. i hope this will be implemented through out the world.
53 votes

//31 Dec 07, 2010 04:24 PM | posted by: chameli
shoud be more elaborative lolz
54 votes

//30 Oct 20, 2010 06:47 PM | posted by: FGG
51 votes

//29 Oct 20, 2010 06:47 PM | posted by: FGG
48 votes

//28 Oct 19, 2010 09:38 PM | posted by: rahil
great knowledging site good
50 votes

//27 Oct 13, 2010 10:28 PM | posted by: DDD
50 votes

//26 Aug 30, 2010 02:09 PM | posted by: sreenadh,nellore
its better to present these tecnologies with relative diagrams
59 votes

//25 Aug 24, 2010 10:39 AM | posted by: Manish
it's good
51 votes

//24 Aug 21, 2010 03:43 PM | posted by: Salony wadhwa
I just think inventors are bringing such new devices that are very efficient .A good ex of latest invention is less water consuming washing machine
50 votes

//23 Aug 19, 2010 07:05 PM | posted by: Yashi
53 votes

//20 Aug 04, 2010 10:33 PM | posted by: ashok
62 votes

//19 Aug 04, 2010 12:56 PM | posted by: ai
walang pic.?
51 votes

//18 Jul 15, 2010 03:55 PM | posted by: vishwa
technology that scans's user ears to avoid theft,because in this generation most of the peoples are using their costly mobile phones and ipod.the person who is watching sincerely,he might be used to adict in that this technology is very useful to change the man's possessive mind as well as their characters.if anybody trying to make it possible means then he will be caught during that time and punished well.this technology is well and good for comeforth generation.
59 votes

//17 Jul 03, 2010 12:41 PM | posted by: Raju
53 votes

//16 Jun 25, 2010 10:21 PM | posted by: SK
Very Good
58 votes

//15 May 04, 2010 10:49 AM | posted by: kashif
portable microscope is nice concept but i can not operatable for other cell phones i think they should make microscope that can be operatable for other cell phones also
57 votes

//14 Apr 19, 2010 11:41 PM | posted by: arjun
good steps
56 votes

//13 Mar 13, 2010 12:14 PM | posted by: sundeep
Robot that Writes Prescriptions and Distributes Drugs to Patients........... is the best i feel
69 votes

//12 Feb 18, 2010 04:02 PM | posted by: c
asan ng invention nyo
56 votes

//11 Nov 18, 2009 05:09 PM | posted by: mrexcellent [InfoMANIAC]
the washing machine - is pretty cool... they should've invented something like this long ago, because they consume too much water... the water must go to Africa, where people are starving and dying of durst! but we, the capital world, are some bunch of consumers who doesn't even care about other people!

as from the point of view of comfort, I agree with alcotrazz, it's pretty conveniec to understand what the dog says! maybe he/she is trying to prevent you from going somewhere, but you will go, because you don't understand what the dog says... there're a lot of ways that this invention could be potentially used, so I'd say gogogo inventors with those useful, environmentally green inventions!
68 votes

//10 Nov 11, 2009 03:48 PM | posted by: sandesh
59 votes

//9 Oct 30, 2009 08:44 PM | posted by: billybob
this helps me on my research project
64 votes

//7 Oct 20, 2009 06:23 AM | posted by: Unknown
60 votes

//6 Oct 15, 2009 07:48 PM | posted by: tks
52 votes

//5 Oct 03, 2009 05:18 PM | posted by: huhoh90
bekar h sab
70 votes

//4 Sep 12, 2009 04:04 PM | posted by: teju
since there r many techologies coming up y cant they invent an remote for computers instead of an keyboard and mouse
48 votes

//3 Sep 11, 2009 12:14 AM | posted by: Kaitlyne
hey! do not use profanity. i think it is cool that the made that ear chamber reading device. i am going to look for them online and then i will use it for my ipod, and cell. the dog one is cool too. although i have ot admit that i would not be certain if it was actually telling me the truth. how could scientists understand dogs? it would be very complicated. this is an awesome website and i am going to use it for my science papers i have to write up every so often. i am in 8th grade... in california.
60 votes

//2 Aug 17, 2009 02:41 PM | posted by: don
50 votes

//1 Aug 12, 2009 04:15 PM | posted by: alcotrazz [InfoMANIAC]
Device that Helps Dogs' Owners Understand Their Language - this one's should be pretty useful... i've been trying to figure out what my dog's been trying to say for long time, while kicking my friends ass on my PS3, but I understood only when I stepped into my pretty damn wet shoes, when the damn things was trying to tell me :)

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