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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.


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Older Inventors More Successful

At press time, about 60 percent of The United Inventors Association of America members were 50 or older, estimates executive director Mark Reyland, and overall membership had grown 243 percent in a little over a year.


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An Interview With The Inventor Of Budwrap

The Budwrap is a fun new product!


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How One Garage Inventor Brought Us Into The Digital Age

Tom Brown and his partner, Page Burr, really did start their company in Brown’s 600-square-foot garage in 1956.


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Doctor Turned Entrepreneur

As an orthopedic and spinal surgeon in training in 2004, Dr.


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Air-Powered Phone Charger

Lammoglia’s AIRE mask, which harnesses the wind power from breathing, “contains tiny wind turbines and the energy created is transferred through a cable to your electronic device,” the Mail reports.


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Sewer Plan No Mere Pipe Dream

Bradford engineer Andrew Nichols is on his way to Parliament with a novel idea on how to stop sewers causing a stink.


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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 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.