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It’s a Bra and Gas Mask

Inventor Elena Bodnar, who witnessed the devastating effects of the Chernobyl disaster, says readily available gas masks could have prevented many cases of radiation sickness.


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Budwrap: The Bracelet That Stores Earbuds

Then one morning at the beginning of the school day, (my first year as a high school teacher) I walked from my car to the front of the school and saw many students wearing two popular things…earbuds and silicone bracelets.


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What Are Your Kids Doing Today?

Many of them aren’t even teenagers yet, but their inventions could cause big changes—the Connecticut team designed a “Smart Sticker” that turns from green to red if a food container isn’t properly refrigerated, while the Ohio team created an erasable barcode that disappears if meat is stored at temperatures above 40 degrees.


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Invention Cuts T-Grids On Commercial Ceiling Tiles

Two Westmont men are hoping their invention of a tool used to install commercial ceiling panels will be their key to retirement.



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Lesser Known Inventors: Ernie Fraze

Fraze designed a new kind of can, often referred to as a pop top, that could be easily opened with a removable tab.


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Mom’s Invention Cleans The Grime Out Of Sippy Cup Straws

Have you ever accidently left your child’s sippy cup in the blistering hot car or wonder what that odd smell is coming from under the couch, only to find your child has hidden their thermos there over a week ago?


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SpeechJammer Shut Up Invention

The ability to speak well is not a talent most people have.


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Inventions For Play And Sleep

Necessity is the mother of invention, right?


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Inventions We’ll Probably Never See: Water-Powered Vehicles

Despite how silly it sounds, water-fueled vehicles do exist.