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The T-rex Takes on 3D Printing

Innovation, Innovative Inventions

 

3D printed T-rex

3D-printed T-rex skull from 3Dprint.com

With all of the excitement surrounding the release of Jurrasic World, it only makes sense to tie dinosaurs in with the latest and greatest technology.

What we mean by this is the innovation of 3D printing is now being mixed with a new study of the intelligence of the 66.4 million-year old Tyrannosaurus rex (T-rex).

To this day, many people still wonder why dinosaurs became extinct and obviously the answer to that question isn’t an easy one.

That’s why a German research team wanted to take their pre-historic research to a new level and study the qualities, characteristics and habits of these beasts.

So, the research team started off with one question, “How smart was a Tyrannosaurus rex, anyway?”

In order to even try to answer that question, the team turned their efforts to an actual T-rex skull fossil, which they then scanned and 3D printed for a Better Way to learn about the T-rex’s intelligence.

The skull fossil was scanned using a machine called an XXL tomograph. This machine is the largest in the world and is located at Germany’s Fraunhofer-Institut. Thanks to its 1,500 separate exposures, the machine has created what is thought to be “the highest resolution scan ever conducted on a T-rex skull.”

Though the researchers have the skull, they do not have the T-rex brain. However, the inside of the skull’s shape reveals the highly-developed brain areas.

By studying these areas, researchers will be able to uncover information like whether the T-rex had poor eyesight, among other qualities.

Furthermore, the scan also helps in the efforts to restore the skull.

Thanks to the ability to conduct a complete scan of the skull, the research team has been able to uncover fractures and reconstruct the missing parts of the jaw.

The technology of 3D printing has enabled the team to customize replacement jaw parts in order to complete the skull.

As of right now, the jury is still out regarding the overall qualities and intelligence of the T-rex.

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Bed Bath & Beyond Features Chillz Gel Pet Pad in Cool Products Email!

Innovative Inventions, Inventions, Product News

Bed Bath and Beyond Logo

“Get your paws on these COOL products” was the subject line of an email from Bed Bath & Beyond that caught our attention!

The 20% off online offer showcased our Chillz Comfort Cooling Gel Pet Pad as the very first pet cooling item in the email!

Bed Bath and Beyond Email

You may recall that our client, Diana, came up with the idea for the Gel Pet Pad to bring comfort to her friend Bobby’s pup, Ripley, in the hot Atlanta heat.

Chillz Inventor- Diana

We can only assume that Diana is as proud as we are to see her pad featured at Bed Bath & Beyond. This isn’t the first time the retailer has suggested the item to help keep pets cool during the dog days of summer, either. But, what are they saying about the Chillz Comfort Cooling Gel Pet Pad now?

“COOL PAD, dog!”

The special email that featured the cooling mat that we designed went out to anyone who had purchased an item online from Bed Bath & Beyond over the last few months.

Congratulations to our client, Diana, on her new product idea’s continued success!

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A typical project does not get a royalty agreement, sell in stores or generate a profit.

 

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Davison Makes the Headlines, Again!

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It’s been an exciting time here at Davison! Not only has our client’s product, the Bacon Baker, been recently featured on the TODAY Show, we’ve also been featured in a Pittsburgh Trib Total Media publication. Check it out!

Trib Live Article

In the article, the words “Imagination, innovation and invention,” were all used to describe our friends over at Inventionland’s creative workspace.

The article, “Inventionland helps build new products, entrepreneurs,” deems our creative design facility an “idea incubator” that is capable of helping people who’ve “hatched an idea for a fabulous new invention…”

After chronicling founder and CEO Mr. Davison’s personal invention journey, contributing Trib Total Media writer Joyce Hanz discusses how both Davison Design & Development and Inventionland were born. Hanz briefly touches on how Mr. Davison came up with the Davison Inventing Method.

“This method involves a nine-step process under one roof to increase productivity and provide a one-stop-shopping invention incubator,” she says.

Trib Live- Davison

But, that’s just a brief overview of this great article. Read more about Mr. Davison and our friends over at Inventionland in the Trib LIVE!

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Davison’s Father’s Day Gift Guide

Inventions, Product News

Father’s Day is right around the corner on June 21 and if you are scrambling to find the perfect gift for your dad, look no further! We’re here to deliver you a Father’s Day gift guide!

Here are four great gift ideas to show dad how much you love him!

Chef Tony Bacon Baker

Chef Tony Bacon Baker – In case you missed it, the Chef Tony Bacon Baker that we designed and licensed to our friends at the Love Cooking Company was featured on a TODAY’s Show “TODAY’s Take” segment. The Bacon Baker provides a Better Way to make bacon and is the perfect gift if your dad loves crispy bacon alongside his eggs or on a delicious sandwich!

Hydro Bone

Hydro Bone – You don’t think that we forgot about pet dads do you? Of course not! The Hydro Bone is the perfect gift for the pet dad in your life and Fido won’t mind it either! This innovative hydro toy that we designed helps keep canines cool and content even on the hottest days! When soaked, the Hydro Bone’s molded rubber foam core absorbs water, which is then released through specially-designed holes as the toy is squeezed! The Hydro Bone comes in three sizes for dogs and puppies six weeks and older and will offer endless entertainment to both dad and Fido!

Pegboard Power Drill Holder

Pegboard Power Drill Holder – If your dad loves power tools and is looking for a Better Way to store his precious power drill, we have the perfect product! The Pegboard Power Drill Holder that we designed creates an all-in-one station that securely holds a portable drill, charger and drill bits! The pegboard can be mounted on a wall, which provides a convenient way to organize tools! So, this Father’s Day, declutter your dad’s workspace with the innovative Pegboard Power Drill Holder!

Fill N' Grill

Fill N’ Grill – The Fill N’ Grill is the perfect gift for the grill-master dad! If your dad has been searching for a Better Way to make delicious burgers, the Fill N’ Grill can help! This innovative product makes filling burger patties with flavor-packed ingredients a quick and mess-free task! Simply put a meat patty in the bottom tray, press down with the meat shaper tool, put whatever ingredients you’d like in the center, place a second patty on top, close the lid, press the “burger button” and voila! The outer edges of the burger will be sealed and ready for the grill!

Though these were just four Davison Father’s Day gift ideas, we have plenty more! We invite you to take a look at our growing product list to find the perfect gift for your dad this Father’s Day!

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A typical project does not get a royalty agreement, sell in stores or generate a profit.

 

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The Davison Better Way to Invent has Done it Again, TODAY!

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Chef Tony Bacon Baker on the TODAY Show

If you haven’t heard the great news yet, yesterday, the Chef Tony Bacon Baker that we designed right here at Davison was on NBC’s TODAY!

Once again, our Better Way to Invent has turned another idea into a product… a product that now has been seen by millions of viewers!

TODAY's Take Segment

On NBC’s TODAY’s Take, a segment on grilling gifts for dads featured the Chef Tony Bacon Baker, which is sold by our friends at the Love Cooking Company!

The Bacon Baker, which we designed, promises crispy bacon every time. The innovative Bacon Baker elevates each slice of bacon to prevent it from sitting in its grease.

TODAY's Take Clip

If you watched the segment closely, you also may have noticed that everyone’s favorite TV weatherman, Al Roker, even referenced the “better way” the pan works!

“Everything goes better with bacon… you have a better way to make bacon,” said Roker.

If you missed seeing the Chef Tony Bacon Baker on NBC yesterday, don’t worry, here’s the video!

But, if you’re looking for a great grilling gift for that special dad in your life, you can pick up one for him and one for yourself by visiting Lovecookingcompany.com, where the Bacon Baker is available for just $17.99!

Copyright Davison, 2015

A typical project does not get a royalty agreement, sell in stores or generate a profit.

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