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The Most Powerful Idea in the World: A Story of Steam, Industry, and Invention

Hardly a week passes without some high-profile court case that features intellectual property at its center. But how did the belief that one could own an idea come about? And how did that belief change the way humankind lives and works?

William Rosen, author of Justinian's Flea, seeks to answer these questions and more with The Most Powerful Idea in the World. A lively and passionate study of the engineering and scientific breakthroughs that led to the steam engine, this book argues tha

The most important invention from every state and D.C.

The US has produced some of the world’s most important inventions but which are the most significant to come out of each state? Using info collated by MidAmerica Nazarene University in Kansas, we take a look at the most notable inventions that have emerged …
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From a motion-powered hairdryer to a BUTTER grater: The most bizarre Japanese inventions ever made (and some … – Daily Mail


Daily Mail

From a motion-powered hairdryer to a BUTTER grater: The most bizarre Japanese inventions ever made (and some …
Daily Mail
Some, like the hairdryer which is powered by the wearer's footsteps, are plainly absurd and impractical, but amusing nonetheless. Others, the baby's onesie which doubles up as a floor mop, for instance, are actually quite clever. Gadget-lovers could be …

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The greatest invention ever? Maybe. But the most damaging too? Probably.

IN the mid-18th century, or so the story goes, a worker in a cotton factory in the north of England called Jenny accidentally knocked over her spinning wheel. Looking on, her boss, James Hargreaves, noticed that the device kept working as normal, with the …
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The most important inventions to come from each state, in one map – MarketWatch


MarketWatch

The most important inventions to come from each state, in one map
MarketWatch
Many of the inventions in this map revolutionized the industries of those states. John Froelich invented the first successful gasoline-powered tractor in 1892 in Iowa. Froelich formed The Waterloo Gasoline Engine Company in Waterloo, Iowa. The comapy

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SleepOvation Confirms Patent Grant For The Most Significant Mattress Invention in The Last 100 Years

EAST HANOVER, N.J., June 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — SleepOvation LLC (the “Company” or “SleepOvation”), a hi-tech mattress manufacturer, announced the issuance of patent 9,661,932 for their invention by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The invention is …
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