This New Wheel-Locking Invention Could Be Brilliant If It Works

Locking wheel nuts could help prevent theft of your precious rims and tires, but they're not ideal, and in certain situations, can be easily defeated with just a few tools. But if this new electronic wheel locking system actually works, it might take away your wheel-theft worries for good. » 8/23/14 2:15pm 8/23/14 2:15pm

Car Mechanic Invents Tool To Ease Births

A new device on how to ease difficult childbirths comes from an unusual source — a car mechanic, inspired after watching a YouTube video on how to get a cork out of a wine bottle. » 11/15/13 4:45pm 11/15/13 4:45pm

China Invents The Ultimate In Driving Comfort, A La-Z-Boy

Rolls-Royce, Bentley, Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Audi, Cadillac, and Jaguar, it's time to pack it in. The most comfortable car in the world has now been invented and will never be surpassed, in China. » 6/15/13 10:00am 6/15/13 10:00am

The Stops And Starts Of Designing The Traffic Light

You might not realize it when you've been trapped behind the same red light for five minutes, but traffic lights, when they're timed and tuned correctly, are actually pretty good at making traffic move. Really. » 1/19/12 6:30pm 1/19/12 6:30pm

Kentucky Man Motorizes Living Room Table

Tim Francis of Lexington, Ky., mated a couch and coffee table to an electric golf cart frame so he could cruise his neighborhood. It's like "Inception" set in the dreams of a Lexus suspension engineer. [Kentucky.com via Born Rich] » 9/07/10 8:00pm 9/07/10 8:00pm

The Jalopnik Morning Shift

• Reason #456 for always wearing shoes while driving. Even if you are Britney Spears. [Life Style Extra]
• We don't know if you can call charging people who work for you more for health insurance an "innovative change" to your employee health care plan. [PRNewswire]
• Four Michigan inventions included in a new… » 3/16/06 7:20am 3/16/06 7:20am