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The invention of the toilet was ‘much more important than Facebook,’ says economist Joseph Stiglitz

The toilet was a more important invention than Facebook, Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz said on Monday, but said advancements in artificial intelligence (AI) are a “real concern”. At the World Government Summit in Dubai, Stiglitz was asked …
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Divorce is a far greater invention than either the wheel or the Pill

The late Mrs Merton, bless her, would never have seen fit to ask Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt: ‘So, what first attracted you to each other?’ Perhaps the most beautiful film stars of their generation, they also possessed a devil-may-care air which …
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Invention Of The Week: Zafirro Is Sharper Than Any Other Blade On The Planet

Most of us shave. Lots of us shave in different places, and some of us shave in all places. So, for all you razor blade fanatics there is a new one that just hit the market and it’s a ‘sharp’ and cool new invention. Called Zafirro, it’s a pure …
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Ever Seen A Christmas Card More Mind-Blowing Than This? [Video]

The art of the Christmas card may have severely diminished since the invention of e-mail, but even the most environmentally conscious of grinches couldn’t say that this inventive card is a waste of paper. This crazy Christmas card could get just about …
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Government Secrecy Orders on Patents Have Stifled More Than 5000 Inventions – Wired


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Government Secrecy Orders on Patents Have Stifled More Than 5000 Inventions
Wired
The Department of Defense concluded that his invention could be a national security threat in the wrong hands and slapped Gold's patent application with a so-called “secrecy order” in 2002, which prevented him from discussing the technology with anyone.
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Inventions take more than ‘Eureka!’ moment – Suburban Life Publications

Inventions take more than 'Eureka!' moment
Suburban Life Publications
Editor's Note: Due to a production error, the following story did not appear in full in your town's local newspaper. The complete version can be read below. Admittedly, it was an unlikely place for inspiration to strike — a water balloon fight at a

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