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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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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 Evolution of the Telephone

The Evolution of the Telephone

The year is 1876. Two men are working on developing what would become the world’s first telephone. Both are headed to the patent office, racing against the clock to be the first to register their invention. Elisha Gray is a …

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The Evolution of Cameras

The Evolution of Cameras

It wasn’t that long ago that having access to cameras was a luxury. Nowadays, anybody with a smartphone can take at least passible pictures with ease. But even when we still had to rely on Kodak to commemorate our vacations, …

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Kickstarter and the Maker Movement

Kickstarter and the Maker Movement

At the dawn of the millennium, DIY was all the rage. While it had been around for decades at that point, as early as the start of the 1900s, it was taking over a substantial market and weaving its way …

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Invention Spotlight: Winter Wear

Invention Spotlight: Winter Wear

If you’re all bundled up and prepared to face the elements, thank an inventor. Modern winter wear is far evolved beyond what our predecessors wore (handmade bear hide coat, anyone?). It’s because of the innovations of a few that so …

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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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