AI Built to Identify Pastries Recognizes Cancer with 99% Accuracy

Sometimes, the best inventions are accidental. A Japanese AI that originally had nothing to do with medicine could just inadvertently made a great contribution to global health. BakeryScan is – like its name implies – a computer AI system for bakeries. Developed in 2013 by computer engineer Hisashi Kambe, bakeries use the AI to identify …

6 Bizarre Things People Have Invented and Patented

A patent is the highest seal of approval an inventor can hope for. It means you’ve created something no one’s done before, and you have the exclusive right to that design. People associate patents with decidedly high-brow, sophisticated inventions. But considering that anyone can apply for a patent for pretty much anything, that’s often not …

Virginia Man Invents Hygienic Spittle-Free Tool for Blowing Out Birthday Candles

It’s the crowning moment of any kid’s birthday to blow out the candles on their cake. There’s just one, pretty gross-out inducing problem with it. Young children, in particular, might not be all that great at controlling their air output. It’s highly likely that in addition to blowing out the candles, they’ll spew a generous …