Imaginative Inventions: The Who, What, Where, When, and Why of Roller Skates, Potato Chips, Marbles, and Pie (and More!)

  • Imaginative Inventions The Who What Where When and Why of Roller Skates Potato Chips Marbles and Pie and More
Written in verse and filled with full-color illustrations drawn by the author, this book invites young readers inside the minds of great inventors, encouraging them to think imaginatively as it offers the origins of items such as roller skates, potato chips, eyeglasses, the vacuum cleaner, and more.

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Top Picks: Journeys of Invention app, ‘Last Emperor of Mexico,’ and more

Archduke Ferdinand Maximilian, brother of 19th-century Austrian Emperor Franz Josef I, stepped out of his brother’s shadow when he was named emperor of Mexico in 1864. His rule would end just a few years later, however, and the new Smithsonian Channel …
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The Kids’ Invention Book (Kids’ Ventures)

Profiles eleven inventors between the ages of eight and fourteen, describes the steps involved in inventing a new product, and discusses contests, patents, lawyers, and clubs.

Quirky, the invention startup that burned through $200 million and went bankrupt, is back from the dead with a new business model

Failed New York City startup Quirky has risen from the dead. Quirky was founded in 2009 with the goal of “making invention accessible” by creating a platform for inventors to submit their ideas, which Quirky could then manufacture and sell. But the …
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Quantum Computing: Light Pulse Invention Making Computers More Powerful

Quantum computers have gotten more efficient with the invention of a new computing method that uses pulses of light to do more calculations at once. The Japan Times reported that the method sends light pulses through the loop of a circuit, which perform …
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