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Public Works Director/Invention Convention: Patch Week In Review

CINNAMINSON, NJ — You’ve got a lot going on in your life, and you don’t always have time to log on. You might have missed something over the past few days, but Patch is here to get you caught up. Just click the headline to read the full story.
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‘Restoring the Minoans: Elizabeth Price and Sir Arthur Evans’ Review: The Invention of Civilization

Some three decades ago—an eye blink in archaeological time—I looked out over the ancient ruins of Knossos in Crete, accompanied by a bus-load…
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100 Reasons: Mueller’s inventions still significant today – Herald & Review


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100 Reasons: Mueller's inventions still significant today
Herald & Review
If the water tapper had been Mueller's only invention, he'd still have been significant. But Mueller was just beginning. He and his sons went on to produce 501 patented inventions, including water pressure regulators — Mueller valves were used in the …

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Review: ‘Fifty Inventions’ Falls Short of Its Ambitions – The New York … – New York Times


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Review: 'Fifty Inventions' Falls Short of Its Ambitions – The New York …
New York Times
Tim Harford's Undercover Economist persona has been dissecting the economics of everyday life for over a decade. His efforts, initially through a column that …
Tim Harford's bite-sized "Fifty Inventions That Shaped the Modern …Boing Boing

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Review: ‘Fifty Inventions’ Falls Short of Its Ambitions – New York Times


New York Times

Review: 'Fifty Inventions' Falls Short of Its Ambitions
New York Times
The subtle name change from podcast to book — “Fifty Inventions That Shaped the Modern Economy (Riverhead: 2017)” — reflects an emphasis on humility. Mr. Harford repeatedly emphasizes that he is not trying “to identify the 50 most economically …

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Prevenge review – audacious horror from a mother of invention

Pregnancy is a bloody business as writer-director Alice Lowe stars as an expectant mother urged into a killing spree by her unborn baby ‘Teetering between laughter and threat’: Alice Lowe as a murderous mother-to-be in her film Prevenge. Photograph …
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