Inventions that were going to change the world – but didn’t – Christian Science Monitor

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Oct 222013
 

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Inventions that were going to change the world – but didn't
Christian Science Monitor
Every new invention is supposed to be the "next big thing" – and some are. The cellphone, the PC, the plane: all inventions that revolutionized the way we live our lives and far surpassed their initial hype. But some inventions don't quite measure up

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10 ’80s Tech Inventions That Never Really Took Off – Popular Science

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Jan 192013
 

10 '80s Tech Inventions That Never Really Took Off
Popular Science
But what we do have in abundance are those quirky little inventions that make life just that tiny bit easier: affordable cell phones, GPS systems, high-speed internet, debit cards, frost-free freezers, budget airlines and longer-lasting batteries to

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Round Four: What Are The Most Important Inventions Of The Last 25 Years? – Popular Science

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Dec 122012
 

Round Four: What Are The Most Important Inventions Of The Last 25 Years?
Popular Science
There was no shortage of impassioned debate when we gathered to anoint the top 25 innovations in the history of Best of What's New. But a dozen editors locked in a room can only get you so far. How do you rank the best of the best – the iPhone versus

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Glass half full: Double-strength glass may be within reach – Science Codex

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Oct 012012
 

Glass half full: Double-strength glass may be within reach
Science Codex
Glass is strong enough for so much: windshields, buildings and many other things that need to handle high stress without breaking. But scientists wholook at the structure of glass strictly by the numbers believe some of the latest methods from the

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