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Inventing a better light bulb. An Australian invention that would make Tesla proud [VIDEO]

An Australian startup, LIFX, has created a WiFi enabled, multi-colour, energy efficient LED light bulb. A light bulb that can be controlled to switch on or off, or strobe, or change colour, all from your iPhone or Android.

Cooler toys than Batman: How the Jetman wants to make us all fly [VIDEO]

We were promised a future with flying cars and jetpacks. Feeling a bit gypped? Well, the jetpack is already here. Sure, it's still pretty damn risky, but one man, The Jetman, plans to make it accessible to every one of us.

Zygo’s football boots are ready to “deztruct” Australian sports

Zygo's boots are now available to be purchased in Australia. An Australian brand, Zygo was founded in 2004 by Con Hatzilias, a sports marketer. Zygo's boots have a special technology which enhances power, grip, spin and swerve.

Barefoot Power named Coolest Company of the Year at Anthill’s 2010 Cool Company Awards

Start with one person. Give them some light. Show them the way. That's what Barefoot Power is doing in developing communities in Africa and elsewhere. By replacing kerosene-fed lamps with its highly innovative and practical solar-powered LEDs, it provides the poor with access to electricity and one very necessary tool for economic development… light. For their tireless efforts toward raising up their fellow humans (while cleaning up the environment), Barefoot Power is king of the hill, top of the heap — the Coolest Company in Anthill’s 2010 Cool Company Awards!

Optalert named Innovation Award winner at Anthill’s 2010 Cool Company Awards

Melbourne-based Optalert markets a product designed to detect the early onset of a long-haul driver's drowsiness by measuring his or her level of alertness, quantifying to both driver and company the "Fatigue Risk Profile." Optalert is this year’s Innovation Award winner in the Anthill Cool Company Awards.

Meet 321 Water, Anthill 2010 Cool Company Award Finalist [Social Capitalist Award Category]

Gretha Oost is an innovator with a passion for environmental protection and a knack for marketing her own ideas. Her latest creation is 321 Water, a portable, on-the-go water filter. The name refers to the three litres of water required to normally make one litre of bottled water.

Ancient Greek astronomical machine re-created with Legos

Two thousand years ago, a Greek mechanic created a machine that predicted the motions of the celestial bodies. The device, pulled up from a shipwreck in 1901, became known as the Antikythera Mechanism. You have to wonder what that ancient Greek gearhead would think if he saw what's in this video.

Snazzy Napper: Anthill’s search for the world’s most brainless innovation continues

The product developers describe the innovation as "the snazzy way to sleep while you travel". What they don't explain is how this innovation hasn't yet caused race riots in a country already irrationally fearful of similar headware and community centres. Could this be the most brainless innovation ever?

Snazzy Napper: Anthill's search for the world's most brainless innovation continues

The product developers describe the innovation as "the snazzy way to sleep while you travel". What they don't explain is how this innovation hasn't yet caused race riots in a country already irrationally fearful of similar headware and community centres. Could this be the most brainless innovation ever?

Anthill's SMART 100: Winners revealed! (2010)

They represent the spoils of skunkworks and the rigours of R&D laboratories. They embody the passions of earnest inventors and the dreams of budding business builders. They are the products of industries old and new, from organisations both large and small. They're innovative, Australian and they're changing the world, one idea at a time. Yes, it's time to reveal the SMART 100, 2010.

Anthill’s SMART 100: Winners revealed! (2010)

They represent the spoils of skunkworks and the rigours of R&D laboratories. They embody the passions of earnest inventors and the dreams of budding business builders. They are the products of industries old and new, from organisations both large and small. They're innovative, Australian and they're changing the world, one idea at a time. Yes, it's time to reveal the SMART 100, 2010.

Making plants "happy" lands Geomite Biomineral second place in Anthill's SMART 100

As the new century dawned, this inventor/innovator focused on sustainable agriculture -- farming techniques that strive to work with the environment, not against it. His latest venture in that discipline -- Geomite Biomineral Development -- has landed him the runner-up spot on the SMART 100.

Making plants “happy” lands Geomite Biomineral second place in Anthill’s SMART 100

As the new century dawned, this inventor/innovator focused on sustainable agriculture -- farming techniques that strive to work with the environment, not against it. His latest venture in that discipline -- Geomite Biomineral Development -- has landed him the runner-up spot on the SMART 100.

Innovation designed to assist other innovators scores top spot in Anthill's SMART 100

Caroline Hughes transformed her frustration into a business that boasts a suite of online tools that make the R&D tax claim process more accessible and far less intimidating. For that, Hughes and her company top the charts in Anthill's SMART 100.

Innovation designed to assist other innovators scores top spot in Anthill’s SMART 100

Caroline Hughes transformed her frustration into a business that boasts a suite of online tools that make the R&D tax claim process more accessible and far less intimidating. For that, Hughes and her company top the charts in Anthill's SMART 100.

Beer innovation hits the spot and gets served with third place in Anthill’s SMART...

BeerVaults is the messiah of all adventurous beer lovers who wish to try exotic new beers but not at exorbitant prices. Its in-built reservoir with cooling carbonation technology not only maintains the temperature and freshness of beer but it also hit the spot with our maven judges.

Beer innovation hits the spot and gets served with third place in Anthill's SMART...

BeerVaults is the messiah of all adventurous beer lovers who wish to try exotic new beers but not at exorbitant prices. Its in-built reservoir with cooling carbonation technology not only maintains the temperature and freshness of beer but it also hit the spot with our maven judges.

Service to audit doctors stacks up at number four in Anthill’s SMART 100

A doctor will do a better job is he or she compares patient treatment and outcomes to those performed by peers. That's the core idea behind SurgicalPerformance, a website that allows physicians to audit themselves and see how their work stacks up against others in the field.

Service to audit doctors stacks up at number four in Anthill's SMART 100

A doctor will do a better job is he or she compares patient treatment and outcomes to those performed by peers. That's the core idea behind SurgicalPerformance, a website that allows physicians to audit themselves and see how their work stacks up against others in the field.

Eye-opening driving fatigue technology takes fifth place in SMART 100

Researchers at Australian National University linked up with Volvo to help develop a vehicle-safety system that keeps an eye on the driver. And the eye-opening technology has scored the innovators the number four slot in Anthill's SMART 100.

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