How many of us have had a lightbulb moment and came up with a brilliant idea that would bring in the cash? Well, it appears statistics show quite a few of us in the North East have and have come up with a brainwave that was worth putting into practice. And a vegan friendly meat substitute, a food holder for your bike and nutrition for bees were just some of the things invented by people in the region last year. An analysis of data scraped from the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) website shows there were 155 patent applications filed by inventors with a North East postcode that were published last year. That works out as one invention for every 17,063 people living in the region. Inventions included a special type of food for bees. It would supply the insects with most or all of the nutrition they require for good health. It was developed by Geraldine Wright at Newcastle University, alongside other researchers. Another patent application described a food holder that can be attached … [Read more...] about Some of the strangest new inventions from the North East
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Scotland By Gillian Sharpe BBC Scotland News 4 January 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-46522924 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel The Scottish nurse who invented a revolutionary weighing scale to help hospital patients get … [Read more...] about Nurse weighs in with new invention
"Ideas are heroes that don't often get the recognition they deserve," said Chris Anderson, curator and head of TED, a nonprofit organization known for spreading ideas globally through its online TED Talks. The short, powerful talks on almost any topic – from procrastination to empowerment to psychology and the brain – have been translated into more than 110 languages, and rack up more than 3.4 billion views every year. On Monday CBS News announced a new partnership with TED. A new series, "Ideas That Matter," will feature TED speakers on "CBS This Morning" highlighting individuals and ideas that help shape our world. "It's crazy when you think about it, like how tiny a thing an idea is," said Anderson. "It's this little spark in someone's head. But they have so much power because they can change how that person sees the world, what they do – and they can spread it from person to person. And so they have just untold impact over the long term." He noted that ideas are … [Read more...] about TED Talks and “CBS This Morning” team up for new series, “Ideas That Matter”
STRUGGLING to find a costume for Halloween? Go Get Glitter's bat bum design doesn't require any clothing at all. By Sophie Roberts / Published 13th October 2018 You may think that autumn is too cold for glitter bums, but the cheeky trend isn’t going anywhere.The sparkly craze has made a comeback for Halloween – and it’s been given a spooky makeover.Last month, Go Get Glitter unveiled its pumpkin booty design on Instagram.And as the look proved to be so popular, the retailer has come up with another costume idea.So would you be brave enough to try out the racy look? Related Articles These are the most popular tattoo designs of 2018 – they may surprise you New York Fashion Week models flaunt curves in nothing but DUCT TAPE Pumpkin boobs are the HOTTEST costume idea this Halloween – would you try it? This month, Go Get Glitter unveiled their “Bat Bum” look online.Unlike most October 31 looks, this one doesn’t … [Read more...] about Bat bums are the CHEEKIEST costume idea this Halloween – would you try it?
The First Gozitans (… and Ggantija) is the title of Barker’s latest book because, according to the author, the people who built the world-famous monuments are deserving of just as much recognition as the structures they built. He pointed out that they existed, as a number of small and relatively isolated communities, for two thousand years or more before the decision was made to build Ggantija. “But why did they build it? There is no evidence that they worshipped any God,” says Mr Barker. “If they suddenly found one, where did they get the idea that they needed to build and attend a ‘temple’ in order to communicate with it?” Church attendance, the author said, is a relatively recent tradition. “The first Christians, for example, used to meet in each other’s houses. The early Gozitans could have done the same.” Yet more astonishing, he says, is that they decided at the start to build a monument that would last for ever … [Read more...] about Revel Barker book signing for new release on the people who built Ggantija