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From a motion-powered hairdryer to a BUTTER grater: The most bizarre Japanese inventions ever made (and some … – Daily Mail


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From a motion-powered hairdryer to a BUTTER grater: The most bizarre Japanese inventions ever made (and some …
Daily Mail
Some, like the hairdryer which is powered by the wearer's footsteps, are plainly absurd and impractical, but amusing nonetheless. Others, the baby's onesie which doubles up as a floor mop, for instance, are actually quite clever. Gadget-lovers could be …

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How Victorians patented inventions but didn’t get round to making them – Daily Mail


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How Victorians patented inventions but didn't get round to making them
Daily Mail
A host of ridiculous Victorian inventions so strange they were never made it into production have been revealed for the first time. The quirky designs, which include a corset with inflatable bust, a portable bath and a ventilating hat, have been held
The Anti-Garrotting Cravat: the quirky inventions that never got madeTelegraph.co.uk
Patently daft designs: Useless inventions from the Victorian age that were Mirror.co.uk

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Blueprints behind famous inventions – New York Daily News

Blueprints behind famous inventions
New York Daily News
… the patents behind some of the world's most famous designs and reworked them into a series of vintage-inspired blueprints that reveal both the mechanics and the history of the iconic objects. Take a look back at the origins of these classic inventions.

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Commercializing UAF inventions, software and technologies helps us all – Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Commercializing UAF inventions, software and technologies helps us all
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
The goal was to create an office that would work with private companies and entrepreneurs to market and license university inventions, proprietary software, and new technologies. Most universities in the United States have developed structures outside

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Rube Goldberg’s Nutty Inventions Neatly Skewered Our Technocratic World – Daily Beast


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Rube Goldberg’s Nutty Inventions Neatly Skewered Our Technocratic World
Daily Beast
Before “Rube Goldberg” became an adjective modifying any machine or other human endeavor more complicated than necessary, it was the name of a cartoonist whose work graced the funny papers, the editorial page, magazine covers, advertisements, and 

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Many inventions in catalogue, Per Ardua Libertas, were brainchild of … – Daily Mail


Daily Mail

Many inventions in catalogue, Per Ardua Libertas, were brainchild of
Daily Mail
The inventions in the catalogue, compiled to teach US intelligence officers the secrets of British espionage, were hidden in food and supply parcels delivered to British PoWs by the Red Cross. Some of the fascinating gadgets include maps of Germany

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