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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 …

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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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Inventions Named After People

Inventions Named After People

The names for inventions have to come from somewhere. The name Slinky was chosen after its inventors browsed the dictionary.   Other invention names may not be creative, but they definitely explain what the invention does (think “credit card”). But what …

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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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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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Most Successful “Shark Tank” Pitches

Most Successful “Shark Tank” Pitches

Not every pitch on Shark Tank is successful. Many fail to interest the sharks enough to convince them to invest. Others may have luck with the investors but struggle with consumers. Sometimes, though, the Shark Tank appearance is the first …

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