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New Drug Screening Tool Reduces Need for Animal Testing
Offbeat  (tags: Animal testing, drugs, invention, medication, health )

- 1347 days ago -
Because their job is to eliminate drugs and other foreign compounds from the body, the kidneys are a main target for any toxic effects. Now, after finding an effective way of producing human kidney cells from stem cells, a team of scientists
Iranian Scientist Claims to Have Invented 'Time Machine'
Offbeat  (tags: Iranian scientist, time machine, bizarre, discovery, invention )

- 2265 days ago -
An Iranian businessman claims to have mastered time with a machine that allows users to fast forward up to eight years into the future.
Social Project Uses Pop Bottles to Provide Indoor Lighting for the Poor
Offbeat  (tags: invention, plastic bottles, sunlight, light, energy, lar Bottle Bulbs, My Shelter Foundation )

- 2592 days ago -
A clear one-liter pop bottle is filled with water, chlorine is added, then the bottle is squeezed part way through a hole in a piece of corrugated tin. A corresponding hole is cut in the tin roof of a house, the tin-and-bottle is secured over the hole so
World's Greatest Invention
Offbeat  (tags: cool, funny, greatest, impossible, invention, machine, motion, perpetual, slink, slinky, slinky machine, world, World's Greatest Invention )

- 3235 days ago -
The Great World's Invention!!!
Mere Mortal Waddles on Water
Offbeat  (tags: waddles on water, innovation, Japan, Swing Roll Flipper, Sony, invention )

- 3288 days ago -
From a distance, Tatsuro Yokoi looks like a pirate clinging to the mast of a sunken galleon. Move closer - sorry, make that swim closer - and you notice he lacks the eye patch, the parrot on the shoulder and the hook for a hand.
On Spaying, Neutering, and Chastity Belts for Dogs
Offbeat  (tags: animals, overpopulations, invention, chastity belt for dogs, unusual )

- 3398 days ago -
A man named Dexter Blanch has come up with a canine chastity belt. In terms of ridiculous pet inventions, this is right on par with testicular implants for dogs. But at least Neuticles are a full-proof way to prevent unwanted litters.
Latest Invention: 3D Bio-Printer That Can Fabricate Human Tissue and Organs
Offbeat  (tags: off-beat, invention, science, technology, bio-printer, human tissue, human organs )

- 3435 days ago -
Australian engineers from Invetech, a company with headquarters in Melbourne, and Organovo, a firm based in San Diego, California, developed a 3D bio-printer that can prove to be very useful in creating organs for those who need them. At this time, one
When the Cat Comes Back...the Door's Always Open
Offbeat  (tags: invention, microchipped cats, activate cat door, homes )

- 3662 days ago -
Peter DeNooy is hoping to cause a flap among cat lovers. The Sherwood Park businessman's latest product, a sensor-activated cat door, allows fidgety felines to come and go as they please with no danger of other animals getting in. "What's great
Pizza-Making Machine Has Chefs in a Spin
Offbeat  (tags: off-beat, interesting, design, unusual, technology, pizza, invention )

- 3739 days ago -
ROME (Reuters) - A vending machine that bakes fresh pizza in minutes for a few euros has got Italian chefs in a whirl before it hits the streets in the coming weeks.

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