Inventions: That Could Have Changed the World…But Didn’t!

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May 282016
 
The fascinating stories of inventions that could have changed the world, should have made a difference, or would have astounded us all, but for one reason or another, didn’t. Some inventions were too wacky, weird, or unwieldy. Other simply didn’t work. And still others may be the next big thing . . . some day. Learn about the inventors, what they thought they would accomplish, and what--if anything--they did accomplish. Zany illustrations of the contraptions in use throughout.

Could famed N.J. hacker’s invention bring self-driving car to your garage?

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Apr 052016
 

Late last year, Glen Rock native and renowned hacker George Hotz, who became the first person to jailbreak an iPhone as a 17 year old, unveiled a self-driving car he built in his San Francisco garage from a retro-fitted Acura. His next project aims to …
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Colby man’s invention could save millions of lives

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Mar 112016
 

A Colby inventor has designed the world’s first low-cost dialysis system which could save millions of lives each year. Manufacturing engineer Vincent Garvey’s invention could transform the way kidney disease is treated around the world. His design was …
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This Invention Could Make Your Flight Even More Like Bus Ride

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Feb 232016
 

You’d be forgiven for thinking that airplane manufacturer Airbus is devising new ways to make your next flight uncomfortable. A filing with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office indicates that the company is exploring the idea of passenger bench seating …
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