First Steps to Take When You Have an Invention Idea

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Nov 042016
 

Maybe you were in your kitchen making dinner or perhaps you were tinkering with your car in the garage, but lo and behold, an invention idea has dawned on you. First of all, congratulations! Everyone has ideas, but it takes a special kind of person to want …
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An Idea That Stuck: How George de Mestral Invented Velcro

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Nov 012016
 

But it wasn’t until his mid-30s that de Mestral hit upon the idea that eventually took over the world — though it would take more than two decades for his invention to finally stick. In 1941, de Mestral was on a hunting trip and noticed that both his …
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Five Tips for Teens: How to Make Your Idea into an Invention

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May 262016
 

My name is Ann Makosinski, I’m 18 years old and I’m an inventor. Actually my official bio defines me as “an 18-year-old student, serial inventor and media darling doing numerous global appearances and keynote talks” – but I’m really just a regular teenage …
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Ghetto: The Invention of a Place, the History of an Idea

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Apr 232016
 
  • Farrar Straus Giroux
A New York Times Notable Book of 2016
Winner of the Zócalo Public Square Book PrizeOn March 29, 1516, the city council of Venice issued a decree forcing Jews to live in il geto―a closed quarter named for the copper foundry that once occupied the area. The term stuck.In this sweeping and original account, Mitchell Duneier traces the idea of the ghetto from its beginnings in the sixteenth century and its revival by the Nazis to the present. As Duneier shows, we cannot comprehend the entangl