With natural disasters and other causes leading to disruptions of the nation’s power grid, more and more homeowners are looking at alternative ways to power their homes when the electricity goes out.
Some people that Web Watch knows have decided to install gas or diesel-powered generators at their homes, or otherwise have a large backup battery available to keep the lights and computer network going for more than a day or two. Web Watch does support having alternative backup power available in some circumstances, but does wonder whether rushing into such a purchase is a prudent choice, rather than making a calculated decision as to whether you NEED to have such emergency power available to your household or not.
Continue reading HOW TO CONVERT PEE TO ELECTRICITY
The Baby Owner’s Manual
Are you pregnant?
Ever wonder what it would be like if your belly had a big glass window like your oven does, so you can glance at your developing child any time you wanted? Yeah, it would put new meaning to the phrase “a bun in the oven”.
It ends up that Melody Shiue has designed what could very well be the answer to your prayers: Continue reading INVENTION OF THE FUTURE: A STRAP-ON FETAL MONITOR
Ray Kurzweil – The Age of Spiritual Machines:
When Computers Exceed Human Intelligence
Ray Kurzweil is a very bright, inventive person. Forbes magazine, for example, calls him the “ultimate thinking machine” and “the rightful heir to Thomas Edison”. Among his accomplishments is the flatbed scanner, text-to-speech reading machine for the blind, and a music synthesizer. He was inducted into the National Inventor’s Hall of Fame in 2002.
So yeah, when Ray Kurzweil says stuff – people tend to pay attention. Continue reading SOLAR POWER WILL RULE THE WORLD IN 16 YEARS
Buy a Cheesehead here
Foam hats of different designs have become ubiquitious at sporting events around the world.
From the original CHEESEHEAD first worn in 1987 at a White Sox/Brewers baseball game by inventor Ralph Bruno, to paws, bird claws, horseshoes, or any other mascot figure under the sun — you have FOAMATION to thank for your team spirit. Continue reading THANK YOU, RALPH BRUNO, FOR INVENTING THE CHEESEHEAD HAT