4 Things You Had No Idea Were Invented In The 2000s

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3. The Bed Bug Detective – 2011

Bedbugs are small insects that live by feeding on the blood of animals and humans. They can’t fly, but they have the ability to move fast over walls, ceilings and floors. They can enter a home without being seen, through clothing, used mattresses or luggage.

They feed at night and the bites caused by them are painless in the beginning, but will turn into itchy welts. People tend to confuse the bedbugs bites to those that mosquitos make and they are not sure they have bedbugs until they see them.

In 2011, a new device was invented by Chris Goggin: The Bed Bug Detective. This uses a digitized compound sensor and can detect beg bugs by sensing two pheromones these insects produce. It can be seen as the way dogs can smell different things better than people do.

4. The Electro Needle Biomedical Sensor Array – 2007

In 2007, Sandia National Laboratories developed a device that can take blood readings from patients without actually any external extraction of the blood.

It is shaped like a patch and it is placed on the patient’s skin, in order to read several values, such as carbohydrates, lipids, toxins, proteins, electrolytes, enzymes, viruses and bacteria.

Even though there are no needles involved, the patch can read the patient’s blood or intestinal cellular fluid. It functions by using electro-chemically treated probes, so it’s the perfect device for those who are afraid of needles.


What do you think about these inventions from the 2000s? I think it’s great that from time to time, we remember what were the things that were a really hit before and why not, still are.

Also, a guessing game would be a funny game to play: what do you think that the next inventions will be?

Please, let it be a floating car or a teleportation device.

We still have a long way to go, so until next time, keep refreshing your memories from the 2000s!

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