Top 5 Coolest New Inventions

via Live Science

via Live Science

In our current generation, many things are invented each day, revolutionizing our world. Inventors and inventions are what drive our world forward. Although there are many useful machines, these can be a real glimpse into science fiction, and are just plain awesome!

Here are the top 5 coolest new inventions:

  1. Military Mind Control

Mind control sounds out of this world, but scientists have recently found a way to mess around with the chemicals in your brain, essentially being able to “trick” it. They have actually tried fully controlling cockroaches and it has been a success, but humans are way too intelligent for these simple tricks. But now, the military uses these new inventions to help send sound waves to soldiers. This is called transcranial pulsed ultrasound. Under the influence of these sound waves, neurons send impulses to their targets, exerting control over them. On the battlefield, this has huge impacts. Using a controller, a soldier could release ultrasound pulses to stimulate different areas of the brain. For example, he or she might want to be more alert after being awake for many hours, or relax when it’s time to catch some shuteye. The soldier might even be able to relieve stress or become more aware of their environment.

  1. Pencil Pusher

According to a recent survey, an average American uses 170 pounds of paper each year! With deforestation on the rise, this new invention could cut deforestation by 25%! Here’s how the pencil-making gadget works: You insert wastepaper into a small socket. Then, the machine draws the paper in, rolls and compresses it, and then inserts a piece of lead from a storage chamber located in the top of the device. A small amount of glue is added before a brand new pencil slides out from a hole on the side! It’s not clear how many pieces of paper form a single pencil. The average office worker could generate dozens of pencils a month.

  1. Body Armor With Built-in Stun Gun, Flashlight and Charger

The Armor Bodyguard 9XI-HD01. This glove is made of 2 inches of bulletproof kevlar, a bullet proof material, and is equipped with many non-lethal self defense weapons. Anyone who touches the users’s arm will receive a shock if the user activates the stun gun. Not only this, the glove also contains a flashlight, and phone charger.


  1.  License Plate Flipper

The $79.00 Vehicle Plate Flipper allows you to flip up your license plate, displaying a message for the driver behind you. This is pretty awesome, but it does come with a cost It is highly illegal in many countries to use this gadget because it allows drivers to cover up their licence plate number, and possibly get away with a crime.


  1. Robot that Eats Insects

British inventors Jimmy Loizeau and James Auger invented a machine called the Carnivorous Domestic Entertainment Robot It was a machine that would track and eat mice and insects, then it would digest them to create energy to power the robot. There are a couple different versions of this robot such as the coffee table robot, cobweb robot, and lampshade robot. The design is still in the making, but has proven successful in many different tests.
These inventions have a bright future and could be very useful. Brian A., an eighth grade student at Kraemer Middle School adds his opinion, “These are really cool inventions that I really want!” Overall, inventions are what drive the world forward and what makes life easier, but of course, some of them can just be plain cool!