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The Consequences of Invention Secrecy: Evidence from the USPTO Patent Secrecy Program in World War I

Information plays a critical role in technological progress, yet many inventors opt for trade secrecy to protect their intellectual property. This paper studies the myriad repercussions of concealing …
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[email protected]: The 30-year anniversary of an invention that changed the world

Geneva, 4 March 2019. Thirty years ago, a young computer expert working at CERN combined ideas about accessing information with a desire for broad connectivity and openness. His proposal became the Wo…
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The world’s oldest Nobel Prize winner, a 96-year-old physicist, says his new invention will give everyone in the world clean, cheap energy

RUMSON, New Jersey — Arthur Ashkin, the world’s oldest Nobel Prize winner, favors comfort over style. When I met him in his New Jersey home, he was sporting a fleece-lined zip-up, corduroy pants, and …
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Style icon André Leon Talley on navigating the fashion world: “My armor is my self-invention”

Style and fashion are much more than just how a person chooses to dress or the other ways they adorn themselves. They expressions of the self that tell us a great deal about society and how various gr…
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It’s a robo dog’s world at Camp Invention

Children meticulously decorated the mechanical dogs they changed from Robo-Pets into personal companions Wednesday while they participated in Camp Invention at Copeland Manor Elementary School in Libe…
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