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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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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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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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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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A Quick Guide to Paint

A Quick Guide to Paint

Paint is far more diverse than people realize. You would never use a watercolor to paint your entire house and spray paint is completely different than acrylic. With this handy guide, you’ll never again confuse your oils and your enamels.…

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Industry Profile: Women in Manufacturing

Industry Profile: Women in Manufacturing

The history of the manufacturing industry is difficult to pin down. It’s vast, complicated, and intertwined with the histories of other businesses and companies. But it’s possible to suss out some of the defining moments- and how women have influenced …

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Running a Business…Kid-Style

Running a Business…Kid-Style

There’s a stigma that the ideas of children tend to be fanciful, impossible, or just plain silly when measured by adult standards. But sometimes kids have ideas or inventions that are truly something incredible…incredible enough that they could make a …

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