The Cuff – a revolutionary pain relief device

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The Cuff

The Cuff stretches the connective tissues in a balanced way that removes painful conditions in the body. Everything from back pain to shoulders, elbows, wrists, hands, necks, knees and feet.

The Cuff is one of the featured exhibitors at the DaVinci Inventor Showcase. The Inventor Showcase will take place November 14-15, 2014 at the Denver Mart. You will have a chance to take a look at The Cuff and many other amazing inventions.

 

 

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Zamzee: Activity monitor and interactive gaming site gets kids moving

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The Zamzee, created by HopeLab, is a small device that works by monitoring movement and physical activity in kids. That exercise information is then loaded onto a corresponding game website, where kids can go on to see how much they moved and earn points and rewards.

 

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Happy Birthday! The futurist movement turns 104

The futurist … Filippo Tommaso Marinetti.

Don’t forget to wish any futurists you see today a happy anniversary.  February 20th is the movement’s birthday.  On this date in 1909 Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, an Italian poet, technophile, and promoter of the arts, had his The Founding and Manifesto of Futurism published on the front page of Le Figaro.

 

 

 

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The Exercise Eezer provides exercise option to movement restricted people

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The Exercise Eezer in action.

The Exercise Eezer is a lightweight portable whole body work exercise device that can enable people with movement restriction to exercise with greater ease.

The Exercise Eezer is one of the featured exhibitors at the DaVinci Inventor Showcase, which takes place on Oct 13, 2012 at the Denver Merchandise Mart.

Inventor Martina Hauptmann recently to talk to us about Pilates, differentiating the Exercise Eezer from all the other exercise products out there, creating the prototype and being free from “punching in” to a job…

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NASA Makes Longer, Straighter Piezoelectric Nanowires in Microgravity

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Microgravity provides nano solutions.

Piezoelectric nanowires are the stuff that make power-generating pants a possibility, and that prodigious potential has drawn the attention of NASA. You see, self-powered spacesuits are awfully attractive to our nation’s space agency, and a few of its finest student researchers have discovered that the current-creating strands of zinc oxide can be made longer and straighter — and therefore more powerful — when freed from gravity’s unrelenting pull. That means nanowires grown in microgravity could lead to higher capacity batteries and the aforementioned juice-generating interstellar garb…

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New Movement Trying to Get American’s to Wash Less

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New movement turning their noses up at cleanliness.

Want to save water? A growing number of Americans have a novel solution: don’t wash.  Turning up their noses at the US culture of cleanliness – 93 per cent of the country’s adults say they wash their hair every day – these few shun showers and eschew deodorants, adopting the slogan: “Smell more like yourself”.

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A Robotic Underwater Vehicle Powered By Ocean Movement

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Water Power On A Whole New Level

A robotic underwater vehicle that is powered entirely by natural, renewable, ocean thermal energy has been developed, holding out promise of almost indefinite monitoring of the ocean depths for climate and marine life studies.

Researchers have successfully demonstrated the Sounding Oceanographic Lagrangrian Observer Thermal RECharging (SOLO-TREC) autonomous underwater vehicle that uses a novel thermal recharging engine, powered by the natural temperature differences found at different ocean depths.

Scalable for use on most robotic oceanographic vehicles, this technology breakthrough could usher in a new generation of autonomous underwater vehicles.

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The Eye Really is “The Window to Your Soul”

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Research suggests it is possible to predict what people are thinking by tracking their gaze

A flickering glance left or right, up or down can indicate in what processes are going on in the mind.  In the study, carried out by the University of Melbourne, volunteers were asked to think of a series of numbers between one and 30 and call them out at random.

 

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The Coffee Party Movement Uses the Coffee Party Sphere as a Tool for Civil Engagement

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Move over Tea Party there’s another movement brewing.  Saturday, March 13 was the kick-off of the national Coffee Party where gatherings were scheduled across the country of like-minded citizens upset with government and angry that the Tea Party movement has grabbed the spotlight.
 

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Tiny Implants Connected To Nerve Cells Could Allow Greater Control Of Prosthetics

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Muscle cells (shown here) are grown on a biological scaffold.

A novel implant seeded with muscle cells could better integrate prosthetic limbs with the body, allowing amputees greater control over robotic appendages. The construct, developed at the University of Michigan, consists of tiny cups, made from an electrically conductive polymer, that fit on nerve endings and attract the severed nerves. Electrical signals coming from the nerve can then be translated and used to move the limb.

 

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7-Eleven Launches Petition Drive Against Credit Card Fees – Collects 1.6M Signatures

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“We’re mad as hell and not going to take it anymore”

7-Eleven Inc. said Thursday that its franchisees and store operators have collected 1.6 million signatures nationwide in its petition drive against what it calls unfair credit card fees.
The Dallas-based convenience store chain held the signature drive from June 22 through Aug. 10 at store counters across the country. The petition calls for Congress to pass legislation that prohibits credit card networks and card-issuing banks from charging “unfair” transaction fees.
“Consumer response to this grassroots petition drive exceeded expectations,” said Joe DePinto, 7-Eleven’s president and CEO, in a prepared statement. “Customers share our frustration over the hidden fees that American retailers and, ultimately, consumers are forced to pay.”
The fees aren’t transparent and are assessed to store owners every time a customer uses a credit card, 7-Eleven said. The chain said fees cost American businesses and their customers $48 billion in 2008.
According to a 2008 study by the National Association of Convenience Stores, the average American convenience store owner paid 63 percent more in transaction fees than they earned in profits.
7-Eleven said convenience stores are unfairly hit because they generally have smaller purchases, which typically result in much higher rates.

7-Eleven Inc. said Thursday that its franchisees and store operators have collected 1.6 million signatures nationwide in its petition drive against what it calls unfair credit card fees.

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