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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
On This Day in 1948, the First Polaroid Camera Was Sold
It would cost $900 in today's dollars.... READ ON
Designer Wins International Award for Foldable Cardboard Helmet
It's 100 percent biodegradable, and can easily be tucked inside a bag.... READ ON
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
Tuesday on American Experience: Tesla
All about the "patron saint of geeks."... READ ON
12 Disabled Scientists Who Made the World a Better Place
These brilliant minds refused to be defined by their physical limitations.... READ ON
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
The Self-Building Concrete Block System Anyone Can Use
This clever puzzle system could help solve low-income housing challenges in Mexico.... READ ON
The "Hamdog" is The Burger and Hot Dog Hybrid of Your Dreams
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Apple Just Patented a Shopping Bag
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How the Band-Aid Was Invented
Necessity is truly the mother of invention.... READ ON
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
Watch How Diving Boards are Made
It's all about the fiberglass.... READ ON
Intruders, Beware! DIY Invention Kit Let Kids Build Tech to Secure Their Rooms
Young inventors can build a Burglar Buzzer, Domain Defender, a Top Secret Safe, and more.... READ ON
The Later-Day Lives of 8 Fad Inventors
Whatever happened to the guy who invented the Slinky?... READ ON
New Sensing Device Alerts Farmers When a Cow Goes Into Labor
Cattle owners can now sleep with a newfound peace of mind.... READ ON

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