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The Art and Inventions of Max Fleischer: American Animation Pioneer

The history of animated cartoons has for decades been dominated by the accomplishments of Walt Disney, giving the impression that he invented the medium. In reality, it was the work of several pioneers. Max Fleischer--inventor of the Rotoscope technique of tracing animation frame by frame over live-action footage--was one of the most prominent.
By the 1930s, Fleischer and Disney were the leading producers of animated films but took opposite approaches. Where Disney reflected a Midwestern sen

Now & Ben: The Modern Inventions of Benjamin Franklin

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The inventions and inspiration of Benjamin Franklin and how they've stood the test of timeWhat would you do if you lived in a community without a library, hospital, post office, or fire department? If you were Benjamin Franklin, you'd set up these organizations yourself. Franklin also designed the lightning rod, suggested the idea of daylight savings time, and invented bifocals-all inspired by his common sense and intelligence. In this informative book, Gene Barretta brings Benjamin Franklin's g

‘1001’ Inventions exhibit comes to Michigan Science Center – WDIV Detroit


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'1001' Inventions exhibit comes to Michigan Science Center
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The exhibit shows the Golden Age period of civilization that stretched from Spain to China, beginning in the seventh century. It highlights the scientific and cultural achievements of men and women from various backgrounds and faiths. Simon Mused

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UM tech transfer office sets record with 444 inventions – Crain’s Detroit Business

UM tech transfer office sets record with 444 inventions
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Researchers topped last year's 428 inventions to continue its streak of five straight years of more than 400 inventions, a UM news release said. The UM Technology Transfer Office tallied 172 U.S. patents this year, up from 135 last year, and signed 173 …

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Seattle drone and robot startup WiBotic shows off latest inventions (Video) – Puget Sound Business Journal (Seattle)

Seattle drone and robot startup WiBotic shows off latest inventions (Video)
Puget Sound Business Journal (Seattle)
Seattle-based WiBotic has launched its latest generation of wireless charging equipment for drones and robots. WiBotic unveiled a smaller, lighter version of its onboard charger for drones and compact robots, shedding weight so automatons can travel …

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Inventions We Love: Smart lighting, a smart ball and a DIY pancreas … – GeekWire


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Inventions We Love: Smart lighting, a smart ball and a DIY pancreas …
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You can never have too many inventions worth loving. And in Seattle's bustling tech scene, startups continue to wow us with their geeky gadgets. On Tuesday…

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