Tap Your Way to a New Floor Plan with this Invention

Tap Your Way to a New Floor Plan with this Invention

Now that the weather is starting to break, this is usually the time when homeowners break out their hard hats to do some home improvement projects on their own. The first step in the home improvement process might be the hardest and that is deciding exactly what you want/need to do to the room you …

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Students Pack Inventionland for 2014 WQED Invention Convention!

Students Pack Inventionland for 2014 WQED Invention Convention!

What does it look like when a couple hundred middle school students take over our creative work space for a day full of inventing fun? We found out exactly what that looked like last Friday, April 4th, when Inventionland hosted the 2014 WQED Design Lives Here Invention Convention! Students in grade sixth through eighth from …

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Play Ball! Welcome Back Major League Baseball

Play Ball! Welcome Back Major League Baseball

The traditional opening day for the 2014-15 major league baseball season is right around the corner on Monday, March 31st! Finally, America’s favorite past-time is back in action and baseball fans everywhere can see the light at the end of the tunnel that is filled with warm summer nights, family fun, fresh-cracked peanuts, favorite MLB …

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A Clearer Look at the History of the Contact Lens

A Clearer Look at the History of the Contact Lens

It may seem like a fairly new idea. But, the invention of the contact lens spans back much farther than you would think. In fact, contact lenses have been helping people see more clearly since the inception of this invention in 1887. As you all may know, the contact lens is an artificial lens that …

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Olympic Innovation

Olympic Innovation

The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi are right around the corner and with the Winter Games almost underway, we wanted to take a look at the new, innovative inventions and technologies that will be infused into the games. We are in a completely mobile world. Even though we aren’t physically in Sochi to watch the …

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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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‘Tis the Season for Innovative Christmas Inventions

‘Tis the Season for Innovative Christmas Inventions

Whether you want to believe it or not, Christmas Day is tomorrow! We can only hope that you are putting the finishing touches on wrapping your presents and, for those of you who waited until the last day to get your shopping done, well, good luck! Aside from the holiday stress, we thought we would …

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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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It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s… an Amazon Delivery?

It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s… an Amazon Delivery?

Amazon already delivers; but now, Amazon may redefine the idea of a speedy delivery, with the help of drones. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos recently announced that the company may soon deploy a fleet of mini-drones to deliver small packages to your doorstep. That’s right; a drone might be delivering the small packages that you purchased …

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