Daimler joins Linux’s Open Invention Network patent-protection group

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Mar 172017
 

When you think of Linux and open-source companies, the automobile industry is not the first business to spring to mind. But maybe it should be. Daimler, Mercedes-Benz’s parent company, has joined the Open Invention Network (OIN), the Linux and open-source …
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A Hungarian invention that helped the British in WWII

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Mar 152017
 

Tracing the early life of the humble ballpoint pen to its present. IMAGE: Modern folks would not even think of the ballpoint pen as an innovation. It seems to be an inexpensive writing instrument, not worth too much thought. Yet it had to fight for a life.
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How the invention of paper changed the world

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Mar 122017
 

The Gutenberg printing press – invented in the 1440s by Johannes Gutenberg, a goldsmith from Mainz in Germany – is widely considered to be one of humanity’s defining inventions. Gutenberg figured out how to make large quantities of durable metal type and …
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