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Holiday Inventions: Thanksgiving & Christmas

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Holiday Inventions: Thanksgiving & Christmas

Holiday Inventions: Thanksgiving & Christmas

From filling your plate to the brim on Thanksgiving day to spotting presents under the tree on Christmas morning, this time of year is filled with a sense of magic. Catching up with all of your relatives, eating delicious home-cooked …

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Invention Spotlight: Fireworks

Invention Spotlight: Fireworks

When you head out to see fireworks this year, you have one end result in mind: to be dazzled. From bright, vivid colors lighting up the sky to the execution of a display perfectly choreographed to our favorite patriotic songs, …

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Mothers of Innovation

Mothers of Innovation

This past Sunday, we spent our days giving loving wishes to the women who brought us into this world. We celebrated all of the times they’ve reassured us when we’ve been overwhelmed, the times they’ve talked to us for hours …

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The Kit Car: DIY Vehicles

The Kit Car: DIY Vehicles

A kit car sounds like a toy a child might build- a premade kit of supplies to make a model car. To be fair, the truth isn’t that different. It’s still a car that’s assembled from the parts supplied. The …

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Inventing the Automobile

Inventing the Automobile

In the quest to find the most influential invention of all time, an excellent case could be made for the automobile. No other creation has been more instrumental in changing daily life, with the exceptions of electricity and possibly the …

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Woodworking: An Interview with Johnathan Moran

Woodworking: An Interview with Johnathan Moran

Woodworking, alongside many other crafts, has been enjoying a revival in recent years. Part of it is because more people are looking into unique hobbies or pastimes, thanks to the Maker Movement. For some, however, it’s their livelihood. Johnathan Moran …

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Making Beautiful Music…Maker-Style

Making Beautiful Music…Maker-Style

We hear so many great stories about how musicians were inspired to write songs. Paul McCartney wrote “Let it Be” after seeing his mother in a dream. Bret Michaels wrote “Every Rose Has Its Thorn” after talking to his girlfriend …

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The History of Mobile Apps

The History of Mobile Apps

As integral to our lives as they’ve become, it wasn’t that long ago that mobile apps were a rarity. Cell phones might have had dedicated features or modes (a calculator, for instance), but apps as we know them only recently …

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The Best Accidental Inventions

The Best Accidental Inventions

Mistakes are nothing to be ashamed of. Sometimes, what seems to be an error ends up changing the world or creating something new that we just can’t live without. Who knows? That glass of water you spilled might just lead …

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Urban Agriculture: The Farm of the Future?

Urban Agriculture: The Farm of the Future?

Living in the city can limit your access to fresh food. Due to the lack of gardens or farmland, produce must be brought in from outside sources. This raises prices, thus preventing some from being able to afford it. With …

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