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    • Invention

    • An invention is a unique or novel device, method, composition or process. The invention process is a process within an overall engineering and product development process. It may be an improvement upon a machine or product or a new process for creating an object or a result. An invention that achieves a completely uniq ... Read »


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    • Beyond Invention

    • Beyond Invention is an 8-part documentary television series that premiered on February 12, 2004 on Discovery Channel Canada and, as of 2007, airs on the Science Channel. The series was produced by Mystique Films in partnership with Gryphon Productions and is narrated by John Payne. It primarily focuses on future and f ... Read »


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    • Eclipse windmill

    • Eclipse windmill

      The Eclipse windmill was one of the more successful designs of windmill used to pump water in the nineteenth century United States. It was invented by Leonard Wheeler, a Presbyterian minister who was working among the Ojibwe on the south shore of Lake Superior. Wheeler perfected the device on his missionary homestead f ... Read »


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    • Enabling technology

    • An enabling technology is an invention or innovation, that can be applied to drive radical change in the capabilities of a user or culture. Enabling technologies are characterized by rapid development of subsequent derivative technologies, often in diverse fields. See General purpose technology. Equipment and/or metho ... Read »


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    • George Foreman Grill

    • George Foreman Lean Mean Fat-Reducing Grilling Machine

      The George Foreman Lean Mean Fat-Reducing Grilling Machine, commonly known as the George Foreman Grill, is an indoor, electrically heated grill manufactured by Spectrum Brands. It is promoted by former boxing champion George Foreman. Since its introduction in 1994, over 100 million George Foreman grills have been sold ... Read »


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    • High Efficiency Astro Air Piggyback System

    • The Goettl High Efficiency Astro Air Piggyback System (also known as Combination Refrigeration and Evaporative Cooling Air Conditioner) is a system that combines a traditional evaporative cooler with a self-contained air and heating system. William Goettl wrote in his patent application that this unitary system is ... Read »


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    • High-definition fiber tracking

    • High definition fiber tracking (HDFT) is a medical imaging technique where data from MRI scanners is processed through computer algorithms to reveal the detailed wiring of the brain and to pinpoint fiber tracts. Each tract contains millions of neuronal connections. HDFT is based on data from 257 directions. The techniq ... Read »


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    • Invent This!

    • Invent This!

      Invent This! is a TV series that aired on TechTV at the end of 2003. Invent This! profiled ordinary people demonstrating their inventions. Only one season (13 half-hour episodes) were shot. The show was not renewed when TechTV and G4 merged in early 2004. ... Read »


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    • Inventions That Changed the World

    • Inventions That Changed the World

      Inventions That Changed the World is a five-part BBC Two documentary series presented by Jeremy Clarkson. First broadcast on 15 January 2004, the programme takes a look at some of the inventions that helped to shape the modern world. The UKTV channel Yesterday frequently repeats this series. However, episodes are edite ... Read »


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    • Keller Machine

    • A Keller Machine is a machine for bending candy cane sticks. The patent application for a "Candy cane forming machine" was filed on May 13, 1957 by Gregory H. Keller. The patent was originally assigned to Robert E. McCormack. Robert McCormack was the founder of Bobs Candies. First, candy sticks cut to the desired ... Read »


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    • Nathan Kundtz

    • Nathan Kundtz is the President and CEO of Kymeta Corporation. Kundtz completed his B.S. in Engineering Physics from Case Western Reserve University. He later completed his M.S. in Electrical Engineering and PhD from Duke University. In 2010, he was recruited by former Microsoft CTO Nathan Myhrvold in Intellectual ... Read »


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    • Kymeta

    • Kymeta Corporation

      Kymeta Corporation is an Intellectual Ventures spin-off company which received funding to develop and commercialize the metamaterials surface antenna technology (M-SAT). Located in Redmond, Washington, Kymeta received a funding of $12 million from Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates; a global cable company Liberty Global ... Read »


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    • Lion lights

    • Lion lights are flashing lights set up around a perimeter facing outwards; which are used to scare away lions. The lion lights were devised by Maasai Richard Turere to prevent night attacks by lions on his family's cattle herd, which was in Kitengela on the unfenced south side of Nairobi National Park, in Kenya. These ... Read »


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    • Lost inventions

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    • Multifunction platform

    • The Multifunction Platform (MFP) is a concept and a structure developed by UNDP and deployed in a number of West African countries, and Tanzania and Zambia. The idea has been to place an MFP in a village which, driven by a diesel engine, powers devices such as pumps and grain mills and generators. The UNDP has produced ... Read »


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    • Necessity is the mother of invention

    • ...let us begin and create in idea a State; and yet a true creator is necessity, which is the mother of our invention. "Necessity is the mother of invention" is an English-language proverb. It means, roughly, that the primary driving force for most new inventions is a need. The author of this proverb is unknown. ... Read »


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    • Onward (locomotive)

    • The steam locomotive Onward had polygonal driving wheels. This rather ineffective locomotive with only one driving axle was built in 1887 by the Hinkley Locomotive Works in Boston for the Swinerton Locomotive Driving Wheel Company. In 1887 the Swinerton Locomotive Driving Wheel Company in the U.S.A. received a unique ... Read »


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    • Pokito

    • Pokito is a type of collapsible, reusable coffee cup designed by Canadian inventor Andrew Brooks in the United Kingdom. The cup is manufactured in England. Brooks is marketing the Pokito cup though his company, Pocket Enterprises UK, and has started a Kickstarter campaign to raise money to fund initial production. The ... Read »


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    • Serendipity

    • Serendipity means a "fortunate happenstance" or "pleasant surprise". It was coined by Horace Walpole in 1754. In a letter he wrote to a friend, Walpole explained an unexpected discovery he had made by reference to a Persian fairy tale, The Three Princes of Serendip. The princes, he told his correspondent, were "always ... Read »


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    • Soap on a Rope (product)

    • Soap on a rope is an invention that combines a bar of molded glycerin soap that is attached to a loop of rope through a hole in the soap. The user is meant to place the rope loop over their head or wrist to prevent the soap bar from falling to the floor. ... Read »


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    • Sure Chill Technology

    • Sure Chill is a cooling technology which is currently being used in medical refrigerators, but has wider potential in the future for domestic refrigerators and beverage coolers. According to BBC, the refrigerator 'can stay at 4C for more than 10 days without power, and is used mainly in Africa' to store vaccines and ot ... Read »


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    • Volta Laboratory and Bureau

    • Volta Laboratory and Bureau

      The Volta Laboratory (also known as the "Alexander Graham Bell Laboratory", the "Bell Carriage House" and the "Bell Laboratory") and the Volta Bureau were created in Georgetown, Washington, D.C. by Alexander Graham Bell. The Volta Laboratory was founded in 1880–1881 with Charles Sumner Tainter and Bell's cousin, ... Read »


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    • Wall of Discovery

    • The Wall of Discovery is an environmental artwork that includes a 253-foot-long printed "blackboard" located in the center of the Scholars Walk on the University of Minnesota campus. This installation was designed to celebrate the discoveries, inventions and creations of alumni and faculty of the University that have b ... Read »


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