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This Polymer Device Can 'Walk' When Illuminated
Technology

This Polymer Device Can 'Walk' When Illuminated

The device itself has just two parts: a rectangular frame and a piece of special polymer material that can 'undulate and ... propel itself forward under the influence of light.'
A Decade of iPhone Evolution (Infographic)
Apple

A Decade of iPhone Evolution (Infographic)

Look how far we've come.
Nina Zipkin
What the Creation of Apple's iPhone Teaches Us About Innovation
Innovation

What the Creation of Apple's iPhone Teaches Us About Innovation

Despite what you may believe about Steve Jobs, it isn't something that can happen if you go it alone.
Nina Zipkin
10 Things You Didn't Realize Were Invented in the 2000s
Inventions

10 Things You Didn't Realize Were Invented in the 2000s

Many of the products and services born in the aughts helped shape the world we live in today.
Rose Leadem
10 Things You Didn't Realize Were Invented in the 1990s
Inventions

10 Things You Didn't Realize Were Invented in the 1990s

From Google.com to Nintendo 64 -- there's much to attribute to the 1990s.
Rose Leadem
20 Facts about Apple on the Apple II's 40th Anniversary
Apple

20 Facts about Apple on the Apple II's 40th Anniversary

Looking back on how the company has grown in the years since the launch of its flagship product.
Nina Zipkin
10 Things You Didn't Realize Were Invented in the 1980s
Inventions

10 Things You Didn't Realize Were Invented in the 1980s

Without some of these inventions, we're not sure what life would be like today.
Rose Leadem
The Simplest Ideas Can Be Extremely Profitable. Here's Proof.
Inventing

The Simplest Ideas Can Be Extremely Profitable. Here's Proof.

Gene Luoma solved a universal problem -- clogged drains -- with a strip of plastic from his garage. His device has sold 33 million units.
Stephen Key
10 Things You Didn't Realize Were Invented in the 1970s
Inventions

10 Things You Didn't Realize Were Invented in the 1970s

From the first mobile phone to the Rubik's Cube, check out some of the most impactful inventions from the decade of disco.
Rose Leadem
3 Approaches to Get Your Patent Application Moving Much Faster
Patents

3 Approaches to Get Your Patent Application Moving Much Faster

Got a great idea? Expediting it through the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office may cut the chances that it will be copied or stolen.
Bruce Itchkawitz
12 Inspiring Quotes From the Inventor of the Telephone, Alexander Graham Bell
Inspirational Quotes

12 Inspiring Quotes From the Inventor of the Telephone, Alexander Graham Bell

March 10 marks the day the inventor made the first telephone call.
Rose Leadem
The Craziest Things That Have Been Funded on Kickstarter in 2017 -- So Far
Kickstarter

The Craziest Things That Have Been Funded on Kickstarter in 2017 -- So Far

From an air pollution pen to a robot arm -- check out some of these successful out-there campaigns.
Rose Leadem
7 New Opportunities Virtual Reality May Create
Virtual Reality

7 New Opportunities Virtual Reality May Create

Certain inventions spawn generations of successive employment for people doing jobs that no one has ever done before. VR may be one.
Elena Titova
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