Friday, 02 Oct, 2009 Technology

InfoNIAC Presents: Top 10 Latest Inventions of September 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. Today we bring you the top 10 latest inventions published on in September. Hope you enjoy; and in case you liked one invention more than other, than vote for it (you will find the link to the poll at the bottom of this article).

1. Sky Pods - Part of Futuristic Transport System

The sky pods are part of a new transport system dubbed SkyTran. These pods use magnets to be able to levitate their rails. When you enter the pod, you only need to type the location you wish to visit. Almost everything is done by the computer. A SkyPod travels at 150mph and is able to carry up to 3 passengers. The invention could reduce traffic jam, it's inexpensive and environmentally-friendly. Read more…

2. Biogel that Effectively Cures Brain Injuries

This latest invention of American scientists is meant to help people with brain injuries, including victims of car crashes and injured soldiers. The injectable biogel will be tested on humans in three years. Read more…

3. Drug that Erases Unpleasant Memories

Developed by Swiss scientists, this latest invention proved to be effective on animals and researchers hope to test it on humans. If the results are good, in future people could use the pill to selectively erase bad memories. Read more…

4. Technology that Makes 3D Maps Using Digital Photos

The technology was created by engineers from the University of Washington. They developed an algorithm that can recreate entire cities in 3D by simply analyzing images of the location uploaded by users on various photo-sharing websites such as Flickr. With the help of this latest invention, users will have the possibility to take virtual tours around the world. In addition the technology can be widely used in developing video games. Read more…

5. New Batteries Made of Paper and Salt

Such environmentally-friendly batteries could be used to power various portable gadgets. Currently engineers are working on improving their efficiency, and namely they try to make it more comparable to the lithium ones. If researchers succeed, these batteries can push aside lithium batteries because their cost of production is much lower. Read more…

6. E-nose that Can Identify a Smoker

Australian researchers are the authors of this invention. The e-nose can easily detect a person who smoked. It includes 32 sensors that identify volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in the breath of a person if he or she smoked a cigarette. This could prove to be useful for insurers who might use the invention to test people who apply for health or life insurance. Read more…

7. Solar Panels that Produce Electricity Without Direct Sunlight

Everyone knows that to produce energy, solar cells need direct sunlight. However, these new solar cells, created by Scientists from Tel Aviv, Israel, can generate electricity from diffused light, meaning they don't need direct sunlight. They have a specialized colored panel that looks like a colored plexi-glass. The glass is made with fluorescent dyes and nanoparticle metals. The new solar panels are not just more efficient than traditional solar cells, they are much less expensive because the need 80 percent less silicon. Read more…

8. Device that Allows Visually Impaired to See With Their Tongue

Developed by neuroscientists from Middleton, Wisconsin, this invention can help visually impaired people to see by using their own tongue. The device is called Wicab BrainPort. It gathers information using a small digital camera installed on a pair of glasses that the user wears. The data is transmitted to a "lollipop" electrode array connected to the user's tongue. Read more…

9. Spacecraft that Redirects Asteroids from Our Planet

British engineers are the ones who came up with the idea. They designed a "gravity tractor" spacecraft that is meant to divert asteroids that could threaten Earth. Engineers develop their latest invention for a space company located in Stevenage, England. The idea to make such spacecraft appeared after astronomers spotted a scar on Jupiter. They consider that the scar appeared after an asteroid collided with the planet, having the size of Earth. Read more…

10. Swimming Robot for Studing Biodiversity and Spotting Pollution

Scientists from Ocean Technologies Lab in the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Bath said that the inspiration for their latest invention served the Amazonian knifefish. The robot, dubbed Gymnobot, claims to revolutionize submersible technology. Researchers could use such inventions to analyze the biodiversity in the shallow water as well as identify pollution. Read more…

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//8 Jun 08, 2010 03:31 PM | posted by: lelanie cardona
the latest computer invented
61 votes

//7 Apr 05, 2010 10:10 PM | posted by: simmi
good inventions
60 votes

//6 Feb 10, 2010 06:13 PM | posted by: rashmi
its good n informative......
52 votes

//5 Feb 09, 2010 01:28 PM | posted by: Ruchi
Amazing info
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//4 Feb 05, 2010 08:43 AM | posted by: daniel kanyai
this are actually great inventions. good work.
54 votes

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59 votes

//2 Nov 18, 2009 08:53 PM | posted by: naren
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54 votes

//1 Oct 04, 2009 01:19 PM | posted by: arvin

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