Join in on the Fun of National Kid Inventors’ Day

Join in on the Fun of National Kid Inventors’ Day

Let it be known that inventors are not always adults. In fact, things such as ear muffs, trampolines, popsicles and water skis are just a few inventions that were created by kids! January 17 is National Kid Inventors’ Day and we wanted to talk about how this day came to be and why encouraging kids …

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The Power of Sound: Acoustic Levitation

The Power of Sound: Acoustic Levitation

Japanese scientists Yoichi Ochiai, Jun Rekimoto and Takayuki Hoshi released a video of their levitation experiments that illustrate just how powerful noise can be.  The phenomenon at hand is three-dimensional mid-air acoustic manipulation or in simpler terms, acoustic levitation. Basically, this phenomenon can be described as the method of using sound waves in order to …

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The Year that Was: Creative Inventions of 2013

The Year that Was: Creative Inventions of 2013

Another year is almost in the books and 2013 has proved to be a year filled with lots of creative inventions. From a 3D drawing invention to an invention prototype that offers safety and comfort, this year was packed with innovative ideas that touched on different ends of the invention spectrum. Let’s take a look …

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‘Tis the Season for Holiday Inventions

‘Tis the Season for Holiday Inventions

The holiday season is in full swing and with this time of year comes festive decorations and treats that are appropriate for the season. From sparkly tinsel to tasty peppermint candy canes, the holidays, especially around Christmastime, are filled with joyful and merry inventions that add a little flair to your celebrations. Let’s take a …

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Zeroing in on the Uses of Drones

Zeroing in on the Uses of Drones

On Monday, we wrote a blog that talked about Amazon’s future plans of using drones to deliver small packages to customers within 30 minutes of their order being placed. We thought that the idea of drones was so interesting that we decided to share with you a brief background on this invention, otherwise known as …

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Patenting Thanksgiving

Patenting Thanksgiving

Today is Thanksgiving in the United States and this day is all about giving thanks for your family and friends and special thanks for the food that will be on the table! From turkey to stuffing to mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie, this is one holiday that is filled with deliciously high-caloric foods that are …

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This Startup is taking a ‘Swipe’ at the Future of Credit Cards

This Startup is taking a ‘Swipe’ at the Future of Credit Cards

Most inventions aim to solve a problem. In the instance of Coin, their invention aims to lessen the load of a heavy wallet, not by using all of your money to buy their product, but to in fact, find a better way to condense the contents of your wallet. A San Francisco startup by the …

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Creativity is “S.T.E.M.”ming From Our Youth

Creativity is “S.T.E.M.”ming From Our Youth

Although it might sound cliché and fairly obvious, our kids are the future and after the WQED ‘Design Lives Here’ event that took place on Friday, November 8 at Inventionland, we can assure you that the future looks bright! Science, technology, engineering and math (S.T.E.M.) were at the forefront of the Invention Convention and these …

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These Prototypes Just Got their Marching Orders

These Prototypes Just Got their Marching Orders

Perfecting a military invention in the prototype stage is crucial in ensuring the safety of our troops wherever they may be. From helmets, to tanks to robotic donkeys, the United States military is constantly refining prototypes in order to make the best possible product. Let’s take a look at three of the most recent military …

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The First Generation Prototype

The First Generation Prototype

Since 2007, Apple has been producing iPhones and other new technology that everyone craves. Each new iPhone model comes with its own number of prototypes before the final product is unveiled to the public. Over the years, Apple fans have seen various iPhone prototypes appear on the internet; and, for the most part, they have …

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