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Top Aussie inventions that saved the world

ISLAND isolation has benefits far beyond international border control, with remoteness making this country a natural incubator of great ideas.
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Pure Invention: How Japan’s Pop Culture Conquered the World

Pure Invention is not that kind of book. Authored by professional translator Matt Alt, it’s described aptly as a “cultural detective story”, detailing the circumstances behind the creation of Japan’s …
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Churchill: Seth Wheeler’s invention is Albany’s gift to the world

I have lived within walking distance of his grave for nearly a decade, but, inexcusably, I had neglected to pay my respects to the greatest of Albanians. That changed on a recent sunny day, when I …
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Doctor Doom’s 5 Best Inventions (& 5 That Nearly Destroyed The World)

Doctor Doom has created quite a few brilliant inventions in his never-ending battle against the Fantastic Four, though some were almost catastrophic.
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‘Rufus Porter’s Curious World: Art and Invention in America, 1815-1860’ Review: Products of a Failed Polymath

A museum profile of the eccentric inventor, painter, publisher and proselytizer whose endeavors rarely succeeded.
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