Going Back In Time: Turning The Modern iPad Into An 80′s Toy

Now the Etch-a-Sketch, that beloved toy which started life in the 1960s and amused children for the next three decades, is coming back – thanks to the help of the iPad.


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Building A Better Defibrillator Implant

The defibrillator is still a work in progress, but Strauss recently filed an application with the U.S.


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More Dumb Inventions

LIFE magazine has put together an interesting collection of dumb inventions.


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Starlite: Material That Could Change The World

Scientists still say they are desperate to learn the secret of ‘Starlite’ – and the inventor’s family may have it.


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The Man Who Created Nachos

During World War II, wives of American military officers who lived at the Eagle Pass.


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The Dogbrella: No More Wet Dogs

This inverted bumbershoot forms a waterproof cocoon around a small dog, enabling canine and master to maintain a walking regimen in inclement weather.


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Solar-Powered Light Bulb

The significance of Katsaros’s invention is that it stands to provide light for the 1.4 billion people who live beyond the reach of a power grid, as well as for those who use kerosene lamps to light their homes and workplaces.


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Niche Biz: Bulletproof Clipboards

Is your clipboard bullet and stab proof?


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The Basics Of Inventing

Back at his garage workshop, Schendel began assembling what he calls the “Grabbinator”, which is mostly metal (Schendel is also an expert welder), but also has plastic components.


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Plugging A Molasses Leak

Molasses spills were not in the design specs, but he is still experimenting with the product and thought it was worth a try.