Tag: invention

Jan 26, 2018

How One Soldier’s Ingenious Invention Saved Thousands of Allied Lives

How One Soldier’s Ingenious Invention Saved Thousands of Allied Lives

During the evacuation of Gallipoli in WWI, an invention was constructed on the battlefield to deceive the enemy

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Apr 3, 2017

Real Life Iron Man Flying Suit

Real Life Iron Man Flying Suit

“It’s like riding a bicycle in three dimensions” – Richard M. Browning, Daedalus project

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Feb 23, 2017

Picture of the Day: A Mug Shot of the Inventor of the Mug Shot (1912)

Picture of the Day: A Mug Shot of the Inventor of the Mug Shot (1912)

Alphonse Bertillon (24 April 1853 – 13 February 1914) was a French police officer, biometrics researcher, and inventor of the mug shot

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Jan 28, 2017

This DIY Centrifuge Costs $0.20 and Can Be Used for Medical Tests in Remote Locations

This DIY Centrifuge Costs $0.20 and Can Be Used for Medical Tests in Remote Locations

90 secs of spinning can separate a blood sample into red/white blood cells, platelets, and plasma. Longer spins can separate the part of the blood needed for malaria testing

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Mar 3, 2016

This Machine Uses 2,000 Marbles to Play Something Amazing

This Machine Uses 2,000 Marbles to Play Something Amazing

This hand cranked music box uses 2,000 marbles to power a kick drum, bass, vibraphone and more

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Dec 1, 2015

Danny Hillis is Building a 10,000 Year Clock Inside a Mountain in Texas

Danny Hillis is Building a 10,000 Year Clock Inside a Mountain in Texas

The film, like the clock itself, celebrates the power of long-term thinking and mankind’s insatiable thirst to solve life’s biggest problems.

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Nov 19, 2015

Meet Mr Trash Wheel, the Hero Cleaning Up Baltimore’s Harbor

Meet Mr Trash Wheel, the Hero Cleaning Up Baltimore’s Harbor

Since May 2014, Mr. Trash Wheel has removed over 6.76 million cigarette butts, 200,000 plastic bottles and 255,000 Styrofoam containers.

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