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

For KC invention competition, first a new TV show, then the world

Kansas City-based invention competition Make48 debuted the first season of its TV show on more than 200 public TV stations about a month ago and already started shooting season two last week in Kansas City. The invention competition for everyday people …
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The mothers of invention – Can women change the world?

What have windscreen wipers, computer software, stem cell isolation and dishwashers got in common? Give up? They were all invented by women. Sadly I’ve no prize to offer those who know their female inventors but it does set the scene for 2017’s 100 …
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The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt’s New World

  • The Invention of Nature
The acclaimed author of Founding Gardeners reveals the forgotten life of Alexander von Humboldt, the visionary German naturalist whose ideas changed the way we see the natural world—and in the process created modern environmentalism.


One of the New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year

Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, The James Wright Award for Nature Writing, the Costa Biography Award, the Royal Geographic Society's Ness Award, the Sigur

Open Invention Network aims to drive a world of patent non-aggression

With patents becoming the key to success for many technology giants, Open Invention Network (OIN) is all set to protect the shared innovation culture in the market by building a patent “no-fly” zone around Linux and other open source technologies.
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5 Inventions You Didn’t Know Came From Australia – U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report

5 Inventions You Didn't Know Came From Australia
U.S. News & World Report
A number of popular – and in some cases, lifesaving – technologies came from the land Down Under. Here's a look at five life-changing inventions you may not have known came from Australia. Google Maps. Popular apps are seen on an iPhone on 10 May, …

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