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Gaza’s Power Problems Inspire Inventor

Mahmoud Shaheen, a 55-year-old chemistry professor, started investigating the possibility of generating electricity at home a long time before the bombing of the generators.


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Inventors, The Odds Are Against You

Just because it’s easier to get into inventing, doesn’t mean it’s any likelier to eke out a personal net profit.


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All-In-One Less Lethal Weapon

Joel Braun came up with a less-lethal mashup that stuns, shoots, blinds and sprays its targets.


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Entrepreneur Makes Sleep Pay

The result is the SleepTracker, a watch-like monitor and alarm that users wear on their wrists to record their sleep patterns and awaken them at an optimal time within the window they have chosen.


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Chiropractor Turns Inventor With Back Device

He’s formed a company called NGC Industries with Springfield businessman and landlord Thomas A.


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Inventors Whose Inventions Killed Them

During the Great Storm of 1703, he and five others perished when they refused to leave the lighthouse, guiding ships from the rocks, and the tower collapsed.


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Reinventing The Shower: RoboShower

The RoboShower™ is rectangular in design with over 20″ double-wide adaptable and one-of-a-kind head.


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Hand Turn Signals For Cyclists

O’Neal calls the device the “YouTurn.” It’s a glove worn by the cyclist on which an arrow lights up showing which way the biker intends to turn.


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World’s First Mobile Phone?

The device, invented by Philadelpia experimenter W W McFarlane required three pieces of stove pipe stuck to a board as an aerial.


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Inventors Gone Mad

Mad Scientists features amateur inventors, weekend scientists and eccentric engineers who make outrageous “toys” out of everyday products, according to a news release.