Monday, June 6, 2011

Modern Inventions 2000 - 2009

                                 Modern Inventions

                                     2000 - 2009

Modern Inventions of 2000

·                        The mystery of Ginger.
·                        Environmentally friendly transformer fluid from vegetable oils invented by T.V. Oommen.
·                        FluidSense infusion pump invented (automatic and standardized intravenous applicator).

Modern Inventions of 2001

·                        AbioCor artificial heart invented by Abiomed - the Abiocor represents groundbreaking medical miniaturization technology. Nuvaring birth control invented by Organon.
·                        Artificial liver invented by Dr. Kenneth Matsumura and Alin Foundation.
·                        Fuel cell bike invented by Aprilia.
·                        Self-cleaning windows invented by PPG Industries.
·                        On October 23, 2001 Apple Computers publicly announced their portable music digital player theiPod, created under project codename Dulcimer.
·                        Time Magazine Modern Inventions of the Year 2001

Modern Inventions of 2002

·                        Braille Glove invented by Ryan Patterson.
·                        Phone tooth invented by James Auger and Jimmy Loizeau.
·                        Nano-tex - nanotechnology wearable fabrics invented by Nano-tex LLC.
·                        Birth control patch invented by Ortho McNeil Pharmaceutical.
·                        Foveon Camera Chip invented by Richard Merrill.
·                        Date Rape Drug Spotter invented by Francisco Guerra.
·                        Solar Tower invented by Jorg Schlaich.
·                        Virtual keyboard invented by Canesta and VKB.
·                        ICOPOD invented by Sanford Ponder.
·                        Time Magazine Modern Inventions of the Year 2002

Modern Inventions of 2003

·                        Optical Camouflage System invented by Susumu Tachi, Masahiko Inami, and Naoki Kawakami
·                        Toyota's Hybrid Car
·                        Ice Bike invented by Dan Hanebrink
·                        New Toy Robots Max the robotic cat invented by Omron, LUCKY, THE ROVING ROBO-RAPTOR invented by Walt Disney Imagineering, and Sony builds Aibo a companion calledOrio.
·                        New Fabrics, Salmon Skin Leather invented by Claudia Escobar and Skini, and Luminex a glowing fabric invented by Luminex.
·                        Java Log a log for your fireplace made from used coffee grinds and invented by Rod Sprules
·                        Infrared Fever Screening System used in public buildings to scan for people with a high temperature from a fever or sars invented bySingapore Technologies Electronics and the Singapore Defense Science and Technology Agency
·                        The No-Contact Jacket invented by Adam Whiton and Yolita Nugent, protects the wearer by electric shocking any attackers.
·                        Time Magazine Modern Inventions of the Year 2003
·                        Popular Science Best of What's New 2003

Modern Inventions of 2004

·                        Adidas 1 are the thinking shoes with a built in microprocessor that decides how soft or firm support the wearer needs. Chosen by Popular Science magazine as the best recreation invention of 2004.
·                        Translucent Concrete developed by Hungarian architect Aron Losonczi and calledLitraCon and is based on a matrix of parallel optical glass fibers embedded into the concrete that can transmit light and color from the outside. However, this is not the only translucent concrete out there. Inventor Bill Price has been developing another variety.
·                        Ka-on or Flower Sound are plants that play music invented by the Japanese based Let's Corporation. Flowers bouquets will act as loudspeakers when placed in a special vase that has electronics hidden in the base.
·                        Intel Express Chipsets - Grantsdale and Alderwood are the code names of Intel's newest chips that will provide superior and inexpensive built-in sound and video capacities for the PC including the ability to do high definition video editing without additional computer cards.
·                        SonoPrep invented by bioengineer Robert Langer, is a device that will deliver medication by sound waves rather than injection. According to the Sontra Medical Corporation, SonoPrep's manufacturer: The small, battery-powered device applies low-frequency ultrasonic energy to the skin for 15 seconds. The ultrasound temporarily rearranges lipids in the skin, opening channels that let fluids be delivered or extracted. After about 24 hours, the skin returns to normal.
·                        Popular Science Best of What's New 2004
·                        Time Magazine Modern Inventions of the Year 2004

Modern Inventions of 2005

·                        YouTube - the online video sharing and viewing community - was invented in 2005 by Steve Chen, Chad Hurley and Jawed Karim. YouTube was named Time Magazines Invention of the year in 2006.
·                        Time Magazine Modern Inventions of the Year 2005

Modern Inventions of 2006

·                        Time Magazine Modern Inventions of the Year 2006
·                        Popular Science Best of What's New 2006

Modern Inventions of 2007

·                        Time Magazine Modern Inventions of the Year 2007
·                        Popular Science Best of What's New 2007

Modern Inventions of 2008

New inventions of 2008 include: smog-earing cement, high altitude flying windmills, bionic contacts, pig-urine plastic.
·                        Inventors' Pick for Top Inventions of 2008
·                        Time Magazine Modern Inventions of the Year 2008
·                        Popular Science Best of What's New 2008

Modern Inventions of 2009

New inventions of 2009 include: a new computer interface called the sixth sense, and a retinal implant for the blind.
·                        Inventors' Pick for 

Automatic Text to Sign Language

                                             Automatic Text to Sign Language 

Automatic Text to Sign Language

Japanese researchers are working on an animated sign language translation system that will automatically convert Japanese words into gestures for deaf viewers, which could help improve the spread of information during disasters.

Subtitles are not always enough for people who use sign language as their main form of communication. The new system, from the NHK Science and Technology Research laboratories, is able to convert Japanese text into sign language delivered by a suit-wearing avatar in a virtual newsroom. The system is also able to use synonyms to replace words that don't translate directly.

Although comprehensible, the new program is lacking in fluency, and is still under development.

Japanese Broadcasting Company, NHK is developing an automatic sign language generation system that converts text into animated signs performed by an on screen avatar. Although closed captioning is sufficient for the hearing impair, because sign language is the first form of conversation those born with an impairment learn, it’s the way that’s much easier for them to understand and digest information quickly. NHK thinks this will be particularly useful when there is an emergency announcement to made. The company is working on improving the fluency of the avatar’s sign language skills.'