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Fifty Inventions That Shaped the Modern Economy

A lively history seen through the fifty inventions that shaped it most profoundly, by the bestselling author of The Undercover Economist and Messy.
 
Who thought up paper money? What was the secret element that made the Gutenberg printing press possible? And what is the connection between The Da Vinci Code and the collapse of Lehman Brothers? 

Fifty Inventions That Shaped the Modern Economy paints an epic picture of change in an intimate way by telling the stories of the

New Study Highlights Strong Link Between Basic Research And Inventions – NPR


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New Study Highlights Strong Link Between Basic Research And Inventions
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A recent study has uncovered a strong link between basic research and inventions that can be brought to the market. NPR's science correspondent Joe Palca has more. JOE PALCA, BYLINE: What does the rideshare company Uber have to do with the …

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Whoosh!: Lonnie Johnson’s Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions

A cool idea with a big splash
 
You know the Super Soaker. It’s one of top twenty toys of all time. And it was invented entirely by accident. Trying to create a new cooling system for refrigerators and air conditioners, impressive inventor Lonnie Johnson instead created the mechanics for the iconic toy.
 
A love for rockets, robots, inventions, and a mind for creativity began early in Lonnie Johnson’s life. Growing up in a house full of brothers and sisters, persistence and

Declaration of “sensitive” inventions with the DGA: clarified procedure – Lexology (registration)

Declaration of "sensitive" inventions with the DGA: clarified procedure
Lexology (registration)
Summary: the obligation to declare patent applications for "sensitive" inventions is not new. The practical arrangements have recently been indicated in a Decree and an Order, and whose practical implications for applicants are summarized below.

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