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The Dark Mystery of ‘Starlite’: A Hairdresser Said His Invention Could Withstand Nukes. Then It Disappeared

Maurice Ward was a British hairdresser who invented a material called “Starlite” that he said could withstand fire and even nuclear blasts. It drew the attention of Boeing, NASA, and the British …
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The Invention That Won World War II

Thousands of flat-bottomed boats plowed through rough seas under cold gray skies. The smell of diesel fumes and vomit was overwhelming as the small vessels lurched toward the beaches. Waves slapped …
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Children Of Invention

The old saying goes that a worry shared is a worry halved. But what about a worry shredded? The “worry shredder” is a box with a stack of cards on the top. You can write your worry on the card, then …
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Maine Med patient proves necessity is mother of invention

Bob Hussey was recovering from a surgery in 2018 that required him to use an ostomy bag when he became frustrated that the bag didn’t fit properly over the incision. No problem for Hussey, a …
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FDA approval of life-saving Nationwide Children’s invention bodes well for ongoing gene therapy research

Milan and Elena Villareal watched their daughter lose muscle movement to a rare genetic condition and die at 15 months, no longer able to breathe. Then came more devastating news: Their second newborn …
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Minneapolis VA tests a local invention to ease PTSD nightmares

The brainchild of a Macalester College graduate to help his father overcome combat-related nightmares has turned into a promising — but still experimental — medical app that is being tested by the …
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