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From finance undergrad to food waste warrior, with a made-in-Singapore invention

Rayner Loi hit the pause button on school to become the CEO of a technology start-up building AI trackers that make dustbins smart enough to achieve a step change in reducing food waste. Rayner Loi …
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How to Protect Humanity From the Inadvertent Invention That Kills Us All

Nick Bostrom is concerned if that humans keep putting their hand into the cookie jar of technology, one day we won’t like what we pull out. The founder of the University of Oxford’s Future of Humanity …
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This new invention can generate power from the softest breeze

A patent was issued to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Tuesday for a novel generator that buzzes in a light breeze. Using low-velocity winds—less than nine miles per hour, which are not …
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The Consequences of Invention Secrecy: Evidence from the USPTO Patent Secrecy Program in World War I

Information plays a critical role in technological progress, yet many inventors opt for trade secrecy to protect their intellectual property. This paper studies the myriad repercussions of concealing …
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‘This is a brilliant invention’: Twitter goes wild for shorts with a VERY handy pocket that can fit everything from sunglasses to make-up to cash

A woman’s shorts have gone viral after she shared a picture of them online, flaunting a very handy pocket. Liz Nicole, believed to be from Florida, shared a photo of herself in the cream coloured shor…
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Review: At City Ballet, More Youthful Invention From Justin Peck

Like many works by Justin Peck, his new “Principia” is immediately arresting. Two dozen dancers clump in a crouch, and somebody in the middle spurts up. Then someone else does, followed by another and …
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