How extraterrestrial close encounters are classified
By: Christyl Rivers
Peers, Beers, Fears, or Ghastly Grays? Most of us have seen the old movie Close Encounters of the Third Kind. In this movie, the title alludes to the third type of “alien” encounter on the Hynek scale. Extraterrestrials, or ET, as they are also...
Famous teen inventors
By: Stephanie Fleer
Throughout American history, teenage inventors have challenged the notion that only adults can have good ideas.-Thomas Alva Edison, inventor of the light bulb and the phonograph, worked for Western Union Telegraph Company when he was a teen. Edison filled gaps in his schedule by...
An inventor's guide to registering a patent
By: Stephanie Fleer
This inventor's guide to registering a patent in the United States reveals the basic details every inventor needs to know to protect her intellectual property.Patents 101A patent is an agreement between an inventor and the government that encourages innovation and transparency. The inventor agrees...
By: Lenna Gonya
When the name Thomas Edison is mentioned, no one asks who he was. The man, born in Milan, Ohio, and once called “addled” by his teachers, is a household name worldwide, and was responsible for some of the biggest innovations of the 19th century...
An overview on Dean Kamen's inventions
By: Cicely Richard
Dean Kamen is best known as the inventor of the Segway, the electric, two-wheeled self-balancing vehicle. Numerous cities offers guided and self-guided Segway tours, and couriers use them in their daily activities. The vehicle has also become a part of pop culture, popularized by films...
By: Joan Carroll
The last few decades have given us some inventions that have changed our lives significantly. Things that seemed a novelty at first have become so ingrained in the habits of everyday life that we can’t imagine how we ever lived without them. There are...
By: Ann E. Smith
Inventions seem like they would come from the brilliant minds of men educated at the best universities with years of experience in a particular field of science or engineering. While that is often the case, great ideas can occur at any age: in fact, numerous...
By: Lenna Gonya
We are so accustomed to the inventions of the last century, that we pretty much take them for granted. We get up in the morning, turn on the lights, brew some coffee, and turn on the TV for the morning news. We check our e-mail...
By: Lenna Gonya
The 20th century will certainly be remembered as one of the most productive eras of mankind. Inventions and innovations have occurred in every field, from medicine to mechanics, engineering to electronics, and transportation to transplants. The advances of Alexander Graham Bell and Thomas Edison, in...
Top 10 inventions in energy and mechanics
By: Jaidev Adigopula
Energy is the universal driver; and mechanics is its channel into the material world. It is little wonder then that we should look back on the history of the greatest man-made milestones in these areas to appreciate how they influence our present and continue to...

 

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