“Why are mongrels a dying breed?” Jilly Cooper wondered out loud in 2013. She might equally have asked “Whatever happened to pedigrees?” She was referring to the fact that the dogs you meet these days are seldom pure-bred or mutt, but tongue-twisting mash-ups: labdradoodle, puggle, cavapoo, zuchon, beaglier. The emergence of these artful hybrids in…
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1. A high-tech sieve that makes the ocean drinkable Yes, you can already turn the ocean into drinkable water through existing, industrial-scale desalination plants. But these plants are often costly and can damage the environment: They use large amounts of energy, produce greenhouse gases and can harm marine life.
Can a wave of new inventions stop school shootings?Washington PostNow, Edwards – whose only previous inventions involved devising lesson plans — was discussing her device with evangelical fervor during a free period late last week at Dacula Middle School. About the same time, hundreds of miles away in Maryville, …and more » inventions – read more
Telegraph.co.uk The barmy inventions that time forgotTelegraph.co.uk“I had an immense advantage over many others,” wrote the Victorian inventor and steelmaker Henry Bessemer in his autobiography, “inasmuch as I had no fixed ideas derived from long-established practice to control and bias my mind, and did not suffer …and more » inventions – read more
The Guardian The future has arrived: the sci-fi inventions that have become realityThe GuardianBut, in a week where the first man with a severed spine has walked again and scientists have created their own versions of a tractor beam, it seems that inventions that were once a futuristic impossibility are now moving into the realm […]
FSU to Offer 'Sneak Peek' of New Inventions and TechnologyWCTVAlthough the Sneak Peek features a large contingent of research-to-market inventions, it also provides the perfect backdrop to celebrate FSU's strong connection to the humanities, and the amazing types of creative activity that take place based on that … inventions – read more