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The Greatest Invention from the Year You Were Born

Between the 1950s and today, scientific and technological innovations have revolutionized the lives we lead, from the hospital to outer space to the kitchen. These are the most impactful inventions of …
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Darpa: Five inventions from the US agency that inspired UK’s £800m ‘dream factory’

Darpa, previously known as Arpa, dates back to the space race during the Cold War, and has an annual budget of billions. Although funded by the military, many of its inventions have spilled over into …
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From shaving machines to yodel meters: Bizarre inventions from throughout history

Hundreds of thousands of patents are issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for new inventions every year. Some of these creations, such as the lightbulb, personal computer, and automobile, …
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Revolutionary inventions from the year you were born

From 1919 to 2018, inventors have created medical and technological advances that have changed the world and made life safer, healthier, and easier. See brilliant inventions from the year you were …
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Think universities are making lots of money from inventions? Think again.

For those and other reasons, and at a time when they would seem to be searching for new sources of revenue, U.S. colleges and universities are producing a surprisingly small proportion of the nation’s …
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