inventions
Science
11 African American Inventors Who Changed the World
Get to know the brilliant minds that brought you blood banks, personal computers, touch-tone telephones, and more.... READ ON
Videos
Engineer Creates a Working Mini Pipe Organ Made Entirely from Paper 
It's playable, too.... READ ON
Design
How Used Coffee Grounds Could Save Refugee Lives
A recycled, coffee-based fuel log eliminates the need for women and children to embark on dangerous trips to collect firewood for cooking.... READ ON
Videos
Nikola Tesla Wi-Fi Statue Pays Tribute to the Great Inventor
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Watch This 40-Minute Documentary About Canned Food from 1956
"This is the miracle of the can." -Narrator hired by the American Can Company... READ ON
History
On This Day in 1948, the First Polaroid Camera Was Sold
It would cost $900 in today's dollars.... READ ON
Design
Designer Wins International Award for Foldable Cardboard Helmet
It's 100 percent biodegradable, and can easily be tucked inside a bag.... READ ON
History
10 Attempts to Build Better Mousetraps
With thousands of mousetrap patents in the United States, it seems people can’t resist innovating new ways to slay vermin.... READ ON
TV
Tuesday on American Experience: Tesla
All about the "patron saint of geeks."... READ ON
Science
12 Disabled Scientists Who Made the World a Better Place
These brilliant minds refused to be defined by their physical limitations.... READ ON
Architecture
The Self-Building Concrete Block System Anyone Can Use
This clever puzzle system could help solve low-income housing challenges in Mexico.... READ ON
Food
The "Hamdog" is The Burger and Hot Dog Hybrid of Your Dreams
Now you don't have to pick just one.... READ ON
Design
Apple Just Patented a Shopping Bag
It's reportedly part of Apple’s larger effort to go green.... READ ON
Videos
How the Band-Aid Was Invented
Necessity is truly the mother of invention.... READ ON
List
8 Things Invented By Accident
September 28 marks the anniversary of the discovery of penicillin by Scottish scientist Alexander Fleming—but penicillin wasn't the only unintentional discovery in history.... READ ON
Videos
Watch How Diving Boards are Made
It's all about the fiberglass.... READ ON

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