We’re sure you’ve had that feeling when you see a new invention trotted out by a big company, that moment of, “Hey, I totally had that idea first!” A Michigan entrepreneur took that feeling and turned it into a lawsuit against H. J. Heinz Co., saying the company ripped off his invention when creating its “Dip & Squeeze” ketchup packets.
The Michigan man claims he patented the”Little Dipper” condiment package back in 1997, reports the Associated Press, and that Heinz took his idea and turned it into the Dip & Squeeze packets, which debuted in February 2010.
The trial started yesterday in a federal court in Pittsburgh, and is expected to last through Thursday.
Idling cars create unnecessary greenhouse gas emissions, so common sense indicates that less time sitting in traffic would lead to a cleaner world. A new study by researchers at MIT shows how reprogramming traffic signals could lead to fewer traffic jams and a world with lower carbon emissions. Read the rest of Smarter traffic light programming could help cut carbon emissions, MIT study shows Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: city planning, MIT Research, reducing carbon emissions, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, reducing traffic jams, traffic light programming, traffic management, traffic signal programs, urban planning
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There are lots of times you might want to save what you’re hearing for later — perhaps you’re using Android apps to help you in college and want to record a lecture, or maybe you just want to remember what groceries to grab later. Recording an audio note can be a lot faster than jotting it down manually, and being able to do it with your smartphone, which is probably always with you, is a perfect solution.