Father of the 401(k) offers a new invention: Cheaper retirement plans

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — Longtime Pennsylvania resident Ted Benna invented the 401(k) plan more than 35 years ago. Now, he has written a road map to cheaper, less complex retirement-savings plans for small businesses and employers. The 401(k) has become …
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The Transformers: Superheroes of Electrical Inventions – IEEE Spectrum


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The Transformers: Superheroes of Electrical Inventions
IEEE Spectrum
I have always disliked exaggerated claims of imminent scientific and technical breakthroughs, like inexpensive fusion, cheap supersonic travel, and the terraforming of other planets. But I am fond of the simple devices that do so much of the

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Celebating 115 years of air conditioning thanks to Willis Carrier and his 1902 invention

On a scorching hot day most of us head indoors to enjoy the air conditioner. It’s a machine that was invented 115 years ago not for comfort but necessity. “It’s allowed our society or any society that’s fully adopted air conditioning like we have to …
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Invention for geysers cuts power bills dramatically

In a bid to do her bit for the environment, an East London inventor has created a device that reduces the amount of energy used by a geyser. Sandiswa Qayi designed a silicone sleeve called the HotSpot out of frustration at having to continually switch her …
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New camp in Worcester explores art, science of invention

WORCESTER – In a region where people have been making things for generations, a new camp makes the case it’s never too early to get the next generation interested in designing, creating and selling inventions. Just as important, said Liz Carlson …
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From a motion-powered hairdryer to a BUTTER grater: The most bizarre Japanese inventions ever made (and some … – Daily Mail


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From a motion-powered hairdryer to a BUTTER grater: The most bizarre Japanese inventions ever made (and some …
Daily Mail
Some, like the hairdryer which is powered by the wearer's footsteps, are plainly absurd and impractical, but amusing nonetheless. Others, the baby's onesie which doubles up as a floor mop, for instance, are actually quite clever. Gadget-lovers could be …

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