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# Inventions

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# Inventions
Quiz: Did an Irish person invent this?
We can claim a fair number of inventions across the world.
# mensez
This guy has invented a special 'glue' for women to seal their vaginas shut during their periods
He thinks it will replace tampons. Guess what people who actually have periods think?
# know it all
How much do you really know about your phone?*
*Not your phone specifically, but the features that make it what it is.
# sponsored by ladyball
6 inventions that Irish women would love to see become a reality
Get on it, inventors.
# cream crackered
11 essential inventions for people who are always tired
Wrecked? Or just lazy? Either way, we’re here to help.
# a bit more
11 ingenious solutions all lazy people will covet in the kitchen
Never think in the kitchen again.
# eureka
13 deadly inventions you are going to want in your life immediately
Why didn’t we think of that?
# sticky fingers
This is the only way we want to eat Nutella from now on
Well, not the ONLY way, but…
# Safe sex
Teenagers invent a condom that changes colour if you have an STI
It’s all about the molecules.
# inventive
9 cool innovations that should become part of everyday life
The future is *almost* here.
# Gamechanger
Ever smashed your phone? Apple's new invention could change your life
The pain of having a cracked screen could become a thing of the past.
# Ice Ice Baby
Genius turns his ice-maker into sweets dispenser, lives the dream
What a man.
# Inventions
Japanese researchers win Nobel for inventing the "revolutionary" LED lamp
The LED has helped in the fight against global warming and also helps people in poverty.
# sleepy snoozy
You need this wearable futon bed in your life right now
What a time to be alive.
# eureka
8 world-changing things you never knew were invented by Irish people
We’re a brainy bunch.
# mad scientist
This British inventor wants to 'fart' at France with a giant mechanical arse
Exactly as it says.
# Genius
Mother of Invention: 11 happy accidents in the lab and the kitchen
Taking the wrong turn was so right.
# bake better
18 ingenious cooking inventions you need in your kitchen immediately
Take every single scrap of our money.
# 22nd century
Open thread: What invention would you most like to see?
Be as creative as you like.
# eureka
17 wonderful inventions to solve all your first world problems
Never be slightly irritated ever again!
# bubble trouble
Today is Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day
Get out there and show bubble wrap some love.
# reject reality
9 futuristic inventions we were promised but never got
We’re tired of Hollywood’s empty promises.
# Weird Science
Everything you need to know RIGHT NOW about NeverWet
# Clever
Books AND gaming both have place with student entrepreneurs
Feeling down about the future of this country? These enterprising students give us a sense of hope…
# Mind = blown
8 things that genuinely seemed like they would change our lives
But probably didn’t.
# domestic bliss
7 inventions that put a stop to domestic rows
“Did you turn off the immersion?”
# clever clogs
4 stupidly simple but successful new inventions
Start-up turns community-generated ideas into clever new products, paying back lifetime royalties to inventors.
Column: Why it’s important to look at the stars – literally
It’s good to be curious about a world outside our own, because being inquisitive in the past has gotten us where we are today, writes Conor Farrell.
# Game on
Check out this life-size Mousetrap game
Gigantic fun and games at New York engineering and inventor festival.
# wonders
7 Dublin curiosities that tell of capital's inventive past
New book, Ingenious Dublin, charts the world-shaking discoveries, inventions and feats of engineering that came out of the capital – and helps you find physical signs of them yourself.
# jet injection
Afraid of needles? 'Jet-injected' drugs may have solution
Scientific researchers are developing a ‘jet-injector’ to get medicine to the right spot – by using pressure, rather than a puncture of the skin.
# Inventions
Try these for size: Irish inventor selling 200 ideas for new products
Fancy your own startup? Bill O’Riordan says he doesn’t have the skills to make money from his gadget ideas – but hopes they can spur others on to success.
# fantasy inventions
9 fictional film items we really, really wish existed
Lightsabres, hoverboards, and Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory – will someone invent them for us please?
# Forgotten Hero
Irish doctor who invented the modern injection remembered
Plus, some other things that you may not have known were invented by Irish people (spoiler: one is chocolate milk!)
# Innovation
Ireland above EU average for innovation - study
A Europe-wide study rated us highly for research and skills – but noted a lack of financial support for innovative products.
# Inventions
Ever needed boots fitted with a blood pressure sensor? You're in luck
These boots, and many other semi-useful ideas, are being showcased at the world’s largest inventions fair in Geneva today.
# Time Magazine
Irish invention makes Time's Top 50 inventions of 2010
Sugru – a dough that “looks like Play-Doh” but “acts like Super Glue” – makes a major list of top new inventions.