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Inventions That Are Now Used for Something Other Than Their Intended Purpose

Inventions That Are Now Used for Something Other Than Their Intended Purpose

People are pretty great at finding alternate uses for things. Sometimes it's some military invention that gets re-marketed as a household convenience, sometimes it's a reflection of changing times,
No, Spotify, you shouldn’t have sent mysterious USB drives to journalists

No, Spotify, you shouldn’t have sent mysterious USB drives to journalists

Last week, Spotify sent a number of USB drives to reporters with a note: “Play me.” It’s not uncommon for reporters to receive USB drives in the post. Companies distribute USB drives all the time,
How One Brand Hopes To Change The Way We Thing About Edibles

How One Brand Hopes To Change The Way We Thing About Edibles

A behind-the-scenes look at the invention of a new product.
How One Brand Hopes To Change The Way We Thing About Edibles

How One Brand Hopes To Change The Way We Thing About Edibles

A behind-the-scenes look at the invention of a new product.
These cool inventions will please your inner foodie — Future Blink

These cool inventions will please your inner foodie — Future Blink

From sushi makers to underground beer storage units, these food gadgets are the definition of extra.
The game Operation was born as a test of desert survival skills

The game Operation was born as a test of desert survival skills

We all know the game Operation in which the player must conduct surgery on a curious character named Cavity Sam. As the commercial goes, "It takes a very steady hand." But as sci-tech historian

The Best Inventions of the Year Prove The Future Looks Bright

Time Magazine's list of the best inventions of the year dispels the adage that "everything has been invented."

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International art news, Africa-centric emojis, architecture, cassette tape clothing and more Shanghai’s Centre Pompidou x West Bund Museum Project Opens This Week Inside Shanghai’s David

2020 CES Innovation Award Honorees Announced

Billed as the world’s largest technology and innovation conference, the CTA’s CES (in Las Vegas every January) offers media, fellow industry folks, and investors in on all of the newest gadgets,
16 Bizarre Inventions From The Victorian Era

16 Bizarre Inventions From The Victorian Era

If you think that organs and bones crushing corsets were the most bizarre creation of the Victorian era, you could...

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3D Mona Lisa, NASA's "Galaxy of Horrors," overlooked women artists, modular homes and more from around the internet Overdue Attention for Overlooked Women Old Masters Several significant exhibitions
14-Year-Old Genius Solves Blind Spots

14-Year-Old Genius Solves Blind Spots

Using some relatively inexpensive and readily available technology you can find at any well-stocked electronics store, Alaina Gassler, a 14-year-old inventor from West Grove, Pennsylvania, came up

The Teenage Inventor of a Blind Spot Solution

14-year-old Alaina Gassler’s “Improving Automobile Safety by Removing Blind Spots” project, which took first prize for STEM excellence at the Broadcam MASTERS competition, eliminates blocks in vision
Inventor figures out how to sync music to windshield wipers

Inventor figures out how to sync music to windshield wipers

And you can bid on the invention's intellectual property rights next week. Inventor/Artist (Inventist?) Ian Charnas has devised a way for windshield wipers to be in sync with the beat of the music
Meet The Self-Sanitizing Door Handle Invented By Students

Meet The Self-Sanitizing Door Handle Invented By Students

If you are someone who prefers everything to be perfectly clean (and 100% germ-free), chances are you might see the door handles as something dirty.Of course, a lot of people will use the door handles
Someone fund this genius albeit rickety Lego sorting machine invented by kids

Someone fund this genius albeit rickety Lego sorting machine invented by kids

Ever tried to sort Lego in a flash? It's pretty impossible. But two genius young minds have invented a device that could change this laborious process. Featured on The Tonight Show, the machine was

With a $70 Kit, This Startup Promises to Turn Anyone Into an Artist

The founder of Boston-based Cupixel wants to lower the learning curve for creating art.
Ms. Monopoly: Hasbro addresses pay equity, fails miserably

Ms. Monopoly: Hasbro addresses pay equity, fails miserably

Overcompensation misses the mark The post Ms. Monopoly: Hasbro addresses pay equity, fails miserably appeared first on Hot Air.

National Geographic on How Science Fiction Informs the Future

Word would travel of scientist Giovanni Aldini’s electric reanimation experiments on dead criminals in 1803 to author Mary Shelley before the 1818 publish of her book Frankenstein. It was an instance
The Slinky was invented by accident

The Slinky was invented by accident

Today is National Slinky Day. As Rachael Lallensack writes in Smithsonian, a spring, a spring, this marvelous thing was invented by accident: In 1943, mechanical engineer Richard James was designing a