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From finance undergrad to food waste warrior, with a made-in-Singapore invention

Rayner Loi hit the pause button on school to become the CEO of a technology start-up building AI trackers that make dustbins smart enough to achieve a step change in reducing food waste. Rayner Loi …
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Man buries mom in yard, spends her Social Security on toilet seat invention, cops say

Do you suspect someone of committing fraud, waste, or abuse against Social Security? SSA’s OIG Fraud Hotline takes reports of alleged fraud, waste, or abuse. By A 97-year-old Arizona woman was last …
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Necessity Is The Mother Of Invention: MiY

Earlier this year, I started writing about the medical industry and how the US healthcare system cries out for change, more here. Alyssa Yun, a 22-year-old engineer and founder of MiY reached out to …
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How to get a patent on your invention without getting scammed

When you’ve got an idea for a new product, you’ve got to tread carefully in the world of patent help. That’s because many companies out there are happy to take your money with the promise of doing …
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Dr James Naismith’s invention of basketball influenced by Scottish heritage

Dr James Naismith’s invention of basketball was influenced by his Scottish heritage, says Naismith’s grandson Jim. Max Whittle meets the Naismith family on their pilgrimage to Scotland and explores …
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Invention Convention U.S. Nationals Presented by United Technologies…

The event provides students in grades K-12 an interactive and interdisciplinary opportunity to use the invention process to create and pitch an original product at a national convention …
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An American ‘iconic invention’: Now chained to a Philly signpost, guarding your precious parking spot

It’s that time of year when thousands of those bright orange sentries of safety sprout from the broken asphalt of the region’s roadways. Traffic cones. Utilities and highway departments buy them by …
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Breguet Reinvents Its Famous Invention With A New Extra-Thin, Skeletonized Tourbillon

The Breguet Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat Squelette 5395 is a tourbillon made by the brand that invented the tourbillon. The high-level complication is in itself a horological achievement, but this …
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What Is the Most Overrated Invention?

With perhaps the most hype for the least consequence of any media technology so far, virtual reality—the Smell-O-Vision of the 1990s—keeps going from icon of the future to relic of the past without a …
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Review: A Wu-Tang Clan Documentary Captures the Group’s Wild Self-Invention

There was no precedent for the Wu-Tang Clan insurgency in the early and mid-1990s, and, if we’re being honest, there’s been nothing quite like it since. Its success was a challenge to hip-hop’s …
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