The mother of invention!

Updated On Apr 19, 2012 01:10 AM IST
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Germany's Ulli Boehme poses with his invention, the "Ball Rider", a new sport and leisure vehicle equipped with large balls as wheels during the opening day of the 40th International Exhibition of Inventions in Geneva. AFP/Fabrice Coffrini
Updated on Apr 19, 2012 01:10 AM IST

Germany's Ulli Boehme poses with his invention, the "Ball Rider", a new sport and leisure vehicle equipped with large balls as wheels during the opening day of the 40th International Exhibition of Inventions in Geneva. AFP/Fabrice Coffrini

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A robot seated on a small vehicle and made by the School of Business and Engineering Vaud (HEIG-VD) waves on the opening day of the 40th International Exhibition of Inventions in Geneva. AFP/Fabrice Coffrini
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A robot seated on a small vehicle and made by the School of Business and Engineering Vaud (HEIG-VD) waves on the opening day of the 40th International Exhibition of Inventions in Geneva. AFP/Fabrice Coffrini

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A woman shows a South Korean invention to tie shoes with a single touch, shaped with a hook and a stop loop to control the tightness. AFP/Fabrice Coffrini
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A woman shows a South Korean invention to tie shoes with a single touch, shaped with a hook and a stop loop to control the tightness. AFP/Fabrice Coffrini

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People play in a "Football Box", an invention for children which allows them to play in a miniature-sized football arena and was invented by Venezuelan Jose Pires Tavares. AFP/Fabrice Coffrini
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People play in a "Football Box", an invention for children which allows them to play in a miniature-sized football arena and was invented by Venezuelan Jose Pires Tavares. AFP/Fabrice Coffrini

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Taiwan's Yong-Fu Chang presents his invention, two teddy bears connected by Wi-Fi via the internet equipped with microphones and speakers. AFP/Fabrice Coffrini
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Taiwan's Yong-Fu Chang presents his invention, two teddy bears connected by Wi-Fi via the internet equipped with microphones and speakers. AFP/Fabrice Coffrini

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Taiwan's Hsia Jung-Wen presents his invention, a baby bottle equipped with a drawing which changes its color according to the temperature of the milk. AFP/Fabrice Coffrini
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Taiwan's Hsia Jung-Wen presents his invention, a baby bottle equipped with a drawing which changes its color according to the temperature of the milk. AFP/Fabrice Coffrini

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Andre Piatetsky from the US presents his invention, a treatment hairbrush fitted with a liquid-reservoir that disperses treatment solution over the user's scalp during hair brushing. AFP/Fabrice Coffrini
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Andre Piatetsky from the US presents his invention, a treatment hairbrush fitted with a liquid-reservoir that disperses treatment solution over the user's scalp during hair brushing. AFP/Fabrice Coffrini

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Yung-Chi Lin of Taipei, China presents his invention, protective equipment for high pollutant or highly toxic jobs, at the 40th International Exhibition of Inventions, New Techniques and Products, in Geneva, Switzerland. AP/Martial Trezzini
Updated on Apr 19, 2012 01:10 AM IST

Yung-Chi Lin of Taipei, China presents his invention, protective equipment for high pollutant or highly toxic jobs, at the 40th International Exhibition of Inventions, New Techniques and Products, in Geneva, Switzerland. AP/Martial Trezzini

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Italy's Marco Pagnini presents his invention, a suspender for carrying an umbrella without using hands. AFP/Fabrice Coffrini
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Italy's Marco Pagnini presents his invention, a suspender for carrying an umbrella without using hands. AFP/Fabrice Coffrini

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Yu Gao of China presents her invention, an emergency landing system of multi-layer parachutes for airplanes. AP/Martial Trezzini
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Yu Gao of China presents her invention, an emergency landing system of multi-layer parachutes for airplanes. AP/Martial Trezzini

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Spain's Manuel Foix Robert (L) and Victoria Gomez Gamez pose wih their invention, a protective case made with tissue that can be used for food and plants, during the opening day of the 40th International Exhibition of Inventions in Geneva. More than 789 exhibitors from 46 countries are present at one of the world's largest exhibitions devoted to innovation. AFP/Fabrice Coffrini
Updated on Apr 19, 2012 01:10 AM IST

Spain's Manuel Foix Robert (L) and Victoria Gomez Gamez pose wih their invention, a protective case made with tissue that can be used for food and plants, during the opening day of the 40th International Exhibition of Inventions in Geneva. More than 789 exhibitors from 46 countries are present at one of the world's largest exhibitions devoted to innovation. AFP/Fabrice Coffrini

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