Scared of storms? A Leawood fifth grader’s idea beat out 13,000 in invention contest

As a young child, Julia Luetje was scared of storms. But the Leawood fifth-grader would never have guessed that a personal solution for coping with her fear would put her in the top 5 in a national contest for kid inventors that received more than 13,000 …
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Today in Apple history: iPhone is crowned 2007’s ‘invention of the year’

November 1, 2007: Six months after it was first shown off by Steve Jobs, the iPhone becomes Time magazine’s “best invention of the year.” The iPhone stands out from the rest of 2007’s gadget pack, which includes the Nikon Coolpix S51c digital …
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Brownsburg student named finalist in national invention contest

A Brownsburg student is in the running to bring home a big prize. She’s one of five finalists in Frito-Lay’s national Dreamvention contest. Maria Delong created a new type of alarm clock to wake you up in the morning without any annoying sounds. She …
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Monday Meslier: 167 – The Invention of Hell is Too Absurd to Prevent Evil

In the eyes of a passionate lover, the presence of his mistress extinguishes the fires of hell, and her charms blot out all the pleasures of Paradise. Woman! you leave, you say, your lover for your God? It is that your lover is no longer the same in your …
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Electric Guitars Design and Invention: The Groundbreaking Innovations That Shaped the Modern Instrument

(Book). Innovation. Disruption. Thought leadership. Today's hottest tech sector buzzwords would prove just as apt in describing the twentieth century crucible of guitar development. Imagine an electric guitar. Is it a Strat? A Les Paul? Some third party variant on one of these classics? Or is it something more uniquely memorable: a Warlock, a Flying V, a Razorback? There's a reason that default image popped into your mind. Electric guitars do not happen by chance. They look and sound and play th

The startling coincidence that led to the invention of fingerprinting.

In 1903 an African American man named Will West was convicted for a minor crime in northwest Kansas. According to The Vintage News, when West was processed through Leavenworth Penitentiary, authorities made a startling discovery – he was already serving …
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