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 USA
Political candidate background information database Printer Friendly Version
We need a website that lists all registered candidates for upcoming elections and that provides potential voters with as much information on each candidate as possible, such as their:
-voting history, if already a politician
-education
-affiliations and associations
-criminal record
-stance on issues (major and minor)
-articles written about them
-awards, commendations, etc.
-criticisms of their actions and policies
-ideology
-biography
-achievements
-any controversy involving them or their actions or those of their associates

This website must meet the following criteria:
-not-for-profit
-does not recieve corporate or political funding/contributions
-non-partisan, and as unbiased as possible
-moderated and cross-referenced for accuracy
-easily accessible to anyone
-free
-easy to navigate
-well 'advertised' via public service announcements to maximize awareness of the service
The idea here is to educate and thoroughly inform voters so that they know all about who they are voting for, so as to not get screwed by greedy or flip-flopping politicians. We need third-party information that is more trustworthy (fact-based) than what the politicians speak of themselves, because they will often say anything to get voted into office. Once they are in, they can do whatever they want even without the approval of the people who voted for them; so being able to estimate a candidate's pros and cons can be an invaluable tool in ensuring true democracy and representation.
I hate voting because I never know anything about 95% of the people on the ballot and therefore vote for the most familiar name (which is almost always the candidate with the biggest campaign budget) or based on party affiliation. I always feel like I'm giving my car keys to someone I just met...not a good idea; And it is way too hard and time consuming to research all the given candidates.
Reward: informed votes = more accurate representation = better politics! 

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Steve
 Austria
Temperature sensor for cans and bottles Printer Friendly Version
This one is a typical party problem: the fridge is full of drinks, and on the outside they are all cold. But in reality, some have only been placed in the fridge 20 minutes ago, and you don't really want to pick one of those where the drink inside is still fairly warm.
The solution: put a temperature sensor on the can/bottle with a thin wire towards the middle of the beverage. It would work like the modern batteries which have a power sensor built in. Of course the material used for this one would need to be REALLY cheap, so not sure if it's feasible.
Reward: Free beer. 

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 Australia
Security Device for Smartphones Printer Friendly Version
The core of this invention is the inclusion of a security routine, either in the OS, in the cloud, in the firmware or as an application of the device, or other. This security system operates as follows; (1) a pattern if typical usage is constantly recorded and becomes a training set, (2) if the pattern of usage is detected that is not consistent with the training set then the user is asked for a secure password, (3) if this password is not entered then the device is locked down, or wiped or other secure actions take place.
Firstly, after the software system is installed on a device the software starts recording all user inputs and usage patterns, including:
1. Touch screen inputs, inclusive of typical errors and typos made
2. Voice entry and phone calls, inclusive of person recognition by voice characteristics
3. Application menu options selected, the order of menu selection, typical times and dates for specific application to be used etc
4. Types of websites visited
Smart algorithms running on the phone or a cloud computer then convert this common usage data into algorithms that detect uncommon usage, which are indicators of a third party using the smart device. If this is detected the suspected third party user is asked for a password, which if not supplied enables the phone to be locked down or even wiped, or any other secure action taken. Note there are two types of common usage modes that can be detected:
1. When actual usage does not match the training set by action (e.g. when certain touch screen errors are not made), or
2. When certain function are not performed when they normally are (e.g. a weather website is not visited as it usually is).

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