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Weekly Rewind: The new Moto, a 12-year-old’s lead-detection invention, and more

A lot can happen in a week when it comes to tech. The constant onslaught of news makes it nigh impossible for mere mortals with real lives to keep track of everything. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick and dirty list of this week’s top tech …
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Beer enthusiasts hope new invention will make local craft beer more accessible

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — Two local craft beer enthusiasts hope their invention will make local beer more accessible and hope to start manufacturing the product with support from the community. Jake and Rob Hendrix love craft beer from their favorite …
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Imaginative Inventions: The Who, What, Where, When, and Why of Roller Skates, Potato Chips, Marbles, and Pie (and More!)

  • Imaginative Inventions The Who What Where When and Why of Roller Skates Potato Chips Marbles and Pie and More
Written in verse and filled with full-color illustrations drawn by the author, this book invites young readers inside the minds of great inventors, encouraging them to think imaginatively as it offers the origins of items such as roller skates, potato chips, eyeglasses, the vacuum cleaner, and more.

Top Picks: Journeys of Invention app, ‘Last Emperor of Mexico,’ and more

Archduke Ferdinand Maximilian, brother of 19th-century Austrian Emperor Franz Josef I, stepped out of his brother’s shadow when he was named emperor of Mexico in 1864. His rule would end just a few years later, however, and the new Smithsonian Channel …
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Quantum Computing: Light Pulse Invention Making Computers More Powerful

Quantum computers have gotten more efficient with the invention of a new computing method that uses pulses of light to do more calculations at once. The Japan Times reported that the method sends light pulses through the loop of a circuit, which perform …
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Nicole Krauss: ‘The self is more or less an invention from beginning to end’

Nicole Krauss is an internationally bestselling author. Her novel, The History of Love, (2005) was shortlisted for the Orange, Médicis and Femina prizes and won France’s Prix du Meilleur Livre Étranger. In 2007, she was selected as one of Granta’s …
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