Broomfield man’s Christmas tree invention going national with ‘Shark Tank’ appearance

Lawrence “Bud” Stoecker, a Broomfield resident and engineer, died in September 2012. Next week, he’ll make his national television debut, as his grandson appears on “Shark Tank” with a revamped version of Stoecker’s 51-year-old invention: a collapsible …
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How actress Hedy Lamarr’s WWII military invention was torpedoed by the US Navy

Pigeonholed into one-dimensional roles as a Hollywood sex object, actress Hedy Lamarr may initially come off as a squandered talent. When you hear about her never-used contribution to military technology, that becomes a sure thing. Born Hedwig Kiesler into …
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This invention kit is on sale and can turn almost anything into a touchpad or video game controller

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Have you ever seen the experiment that uses an orange to conduct electricity and think “man, I wish I could use fruit to control objects in my life …
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Mothers of Invention: Women of the Slaveholding South in the American Civil War (The Fred W. Morrison Series in Southern Studies)

  • Mothers of Invention Women of the Slaveholding South in the American Civil War Fred W Morrison Series in Southern Studies
When Confederate men marched off to battle, southern women struggled with the new responsibilities of directing farms and plantations, providing for families, and supervising increasingly restive slaves. Drew Faust offers a compelling picture of the more than half-million women who belonged to the slaveholding families of the Confederacy during this period of acute crisis, when every part of these women's lives became vexed and uncertain.

‘Restoring the Minoans: Elizabeth Price and Sir Arthur Evans’ Review: The Invention of Civilization

Some three decades ago—an eye blink in archaeological time—I looked out over the ancient ruins of Knossos in Crete, accompanied by a bus-load…
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UW invention makes Time’s list of best inventions, gets Russell Wilson’s investment

  1. UW invention makes Time’s list of best inventions, gets Russell Wilson’s investment  seattlepi.com
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