Tuesday, November 29, 2011

wikipedia cereal

cereal where the back of every box is a different page from wikipedia.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Jupiter composition probe

Use a 3d printer to print a sphere made of metal where the circuitry is also printed and embedded in the sphere in a sphere layout (i.e. not a 2d board). The resulting probe would be able to last longer as it falls into the atmosphere giving us a better view into the inside of the planet.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

real life ctrl-f

Mobile app:take a photo of some text and then then on the phone type in the word you are looking for and it will be highlighted on the screen.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The CEO

Write a take off of Machiavelli's "The Prince", but discuss corporate mergers and acquisitions rather than countries how how to have them be successful. It could be called "The CEO".

Monday, June 27, 2011

Sukoku photograph solver

An iphone app that you can photograph a Sukoku puzzle and it will solve it or tell you the next step.

Edit (someone beat me to it):

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Generated real estate newsletter

Sign up to receive daily/weekly/monthly news for your town/area you and the newsletter would take in all new data about the town and generate a newsletter that looks like it is written by a human describing the various changes. School ratings, new houses on the market that are unique or hot. Change in house price values, etc.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Tectonic movement power generator

In locations where tectonic plates slowly and continuously move turn the movement into a way to generate electricity.

Monday, March 21, 2011

satellite photo counter service

Use daily satellite photos to count "things". The number of cars/planes/tanks/etc produced at a factory sitting in their lot. The number of cars in an office parking lot (growing or laying off?) or store (how many customers?). The number of cars sitting at a highway tollboth (traffic patterns). The number of "new" houses (construction patterns). The number of houses with solar panels. The number of boats in a harbor. The number of train cars on a train in the yards. The number of oil tankers or cargo ships. The number of trucks sitting at a factory lot (factory output). The number of planes not being used at an airport. The number of cars at disney land. Mounds of coal next to a coal mine.

Edit: also farms, crops and animals

Put any of this together and get an edge on your competition and or buy/sell stock.

Update: Found a company that does some of this RSMetrics

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

GPS via the stars

SmartPhone application idea: hold the phone up so the camera can see the stars and it will tell you were on the planet you are.