American Girls Sweep Google Science Fair!

American Girls Sweep Google Science Fair!

According to About.com, approximately 20% of all inventors are currently female, and that number should quickly rise to 50% over the next generation. Judging by the results of the first annual Google Science Fair, however, the number of future female inventors could be even higher, particularly in the U.S. Competing with more than 10,000 students …

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Inspire your Inner-Inventor with a Few Blasts from the Past!

Inspire your Inner-Inventor with a Few Blasts from the Past!

Recent studies indicate that educators are finding more and more ways to infuse innovation and creativity into the classroom.  Inspired by their example, today’s lesson is out with the NEW and in with the OLD! That’s right, boys and girls, turn off your Smartphones, iPads and game consoles.  Today, we pay homage to some old-school …

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Ten Beach Inventions We Totally Dig!

Ten Beach Inventions We Totally Dig!

Your summer vacation may be approaching pretty fast, so what are you going to do for hours while you’re on the beach? Play with the sand, of course! You’re never too old to indulge in a little creative fun in the sand! Below, we’ve featured five modern tools to get you started, along with five …

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Meet Diane, Inventor of the Hydro Line – Part 1

Meet Diane, Inventor of the Hydro Line – Part 1

Diane was very worried. Her beloved Japanese Chin puppy, Alexander James, was panting in the back of her car while she and her daughter, Kristen, were driving on a hot summer day in Rhode Island. She knew a bowl of water wouldn’t work in a moving vehicle, and trying to give him water out of …

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Sticks and Stones May…Fight Plaque?!

Sticks and Stones May…Fight Plaque?!

Ok, so, it might be a stretch to believe a tree branch could help fight cavities, but history shows ancient civilizations (we’re talking 3,000 BC!) may have used a “chew stick,” or thin twig with a frayed end, to clean their teeth.  And, chew sticks must have worked fairly well, as the bristle toothbrush, similar …

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Swinging to Success in the Stores

Swinging to Success in the Stores

The entire line of Swingers by Swing Away, the super innovative collapsing kitchen utensils that we created for Xtraordinary Home Products, is now on the market! The 18 utensils are selling online as well as in brick-and-mortar stores; all of them are available at American Hospitality Supply (a sampling is shown above) and many are …

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Slinkity, Silly Ideas That Totally Rock!

Slinkity, Silly Ideas That Totally Rock!

What walks down stairs, alone or in pairs, makes a slinkity sound – and has made millions of dollars since it was invented in 1945?  The slinky, and other must-have toys and gadgets may be inexpensive to purchase, but continue to make their creators millions!  Today, we delve into our childhoods to explore the stories of 5 …

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Senate Reinvents National Inventors Month!

Senate Reinvents National Inventors Month!

The Senate has deemed it so! In a unanimous May 3, 2011 vote, the U.S. Senate approved an immediate resolution that made May – National Inventors Month! Similar to many inventions, the month-long celebration actually began as one idea, was improved upon and turned into another! Previously, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the inventing …

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National Telephone Day — Evolution of the Phone

National Telephone Day — Evolution of the Phone

While most of us are familiar with recent developments in the telephone industry, and may even carry the latest iPhone, Droid or Blackberry models, it is likely that few may know where these gadgets got their roots and just how far they’ve come through the years. Over a century ago, in 1876, Alexander Graham Bell …

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Making the Earth a Better Place!

Making the Earth a Better Place!

It may be hard to believe, but just 49 years ago Gaylord Nelson started an 8-year fight to have Earth Day recognized as a national holiday. Nelson wanted to bring awareness to environmental issues that nobody seemed to pay attention to at the time. Because of his persistent efforts, we not only have a national …

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