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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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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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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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Inspiring Inventors and Inventions

Inspiring Inventors and Inventions

An invention is a two-way street. The person behind the invention is inspired to create something meaningful and useful, and we are inspired by their dedication and their stories. If you’re in need of a quick pick-me-up, here are the …

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Invention Spotlight: Holiday Inventions

Invention Spotlight: Holiday Inventions

The holidays are upon us, and that means breaking out the lights, meticulously wrapping presents and addressing endless greeting cards to our friends and family. Of course, these staples of spreading holiday cheer weren’t always around. From yule logs to …

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Manufacturing: From Past to Present

Manufacturing: From Past to Present

We don’t think a lot about where our things come from. We simply use our toothbrush or our computer or coffee mugs, rarely giving them a second thought.  Nor do most of us consider that hours and hours of work …

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The Louvre: A Journey Through Time

The Louvre: A Journey Through Time

There are certain places in this world where you simply feel history around you. Cobblestone roads, ancient architecture, old artwork, the smell of dust in the air – it’s almost like you’ve been transported back in time. One such place …

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