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The Dark Mystery of ‘Starlite’: A Hairdresser Said His Invention Could Withstand Nukes. Then It Disappeared

Maurice Ward was a British hairdresser who invented a material called “Starlite” that he said could withstand fire and even nuclear blasts. It drew the attention of Boeing, NASA, and the British …
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Waikato invention could prevent skin injury in premature babies

Premature babies are covered in the most fragile and underdeveloped skin. Even with the greatest care, skin injuries are common. Premature babies, born at 30 weeks or under, have such fragile skin …
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These BK Students’ Robot Arm Invention Could Help Diffuse Bombs

Students present their inventions at the Mechatronics Competition at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. (Radhika Chalasani) Students present their inventions at the Mechatronics Competition at the Brooklyn …
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The Australian invention that could offer hope to desperate would-be parents

For thousands of hopeful parents undergoing IVF, the exciting process of falling pregnant can be marred by a recurring cycle of uncertainty and fading hope. But, a powerful new self-training …
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This simple invention could set the stage for an easier time in the kitchen

Sometimes that genius idea is sitting right in front of you. That’s what Lake Forest couple Dan and Chantip Wilson discovered when they began meeting each weekend to come up with an invention they cou…
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New invention could replace pea-sized pill with traditional insulin shot

Scientists figured out how to hide a shot inside a pea-sized pill — creating a swallowable gadget, inspired by a tortoise shell, that can inject medicines like insulin from inside the stomach. Patient…
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