How a ‘slick’ P.E.I. invention is helping the environment — and the fish

Nancy Russell has been a reporter with CBC since 1987, in Whitehorse, Winnipeg, Toronto and Charlottetown. When not on the job, she spends her time on the water rowing, travelling to Kenya or walking her dog. [email protected] A P.E.I. watershed group …
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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.

6 everyday inventions that were born from space tech – Marketplace –

6 everyday inventions that were born from space tech – Marketplace
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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)

Turning dreams into inventions can be a challenge, but lots of kids do it every day. The Kids' Invention Book takes kids step-by-step through the creative process, from finding the inspiration to building a model. The book also includes information on applying for a patent, entering invention contests, and starting an inventors' club.

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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