Category: Inventions & Trademarks

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Edible Crayons – Since 2010

The science of creativity defines the Edible Crayons, hand-made edible colorful bars featuring household ingredients crushed, bind together with melted marshmallow, dried and packaged with white paper naming the appropriate color. The flavor being based on colors, the Edible Crayons are actually functioning, drawing colored markings on paper. Photo: Edible Crayons colored markings via Luxirare

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Technology for the Visually Impaired – Opening the Doors of Perception

Sometimes, the use of technology can bring not only access to information, but also a way by which disabled people can improve their life. An innovative device, the Readot, translates 2D digital text and images into 3D constructs, tactile representations, giving to visually impaired people the opportunity to open the doors of perception and to […]

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The Most Interesting National Pavilions of 2010

Editor’s Choice The most interesting national pavilions of 2010 from The World Expo, Shanghai, where the theme-statement was Better City, Better Life, representing the main concern of the international community for future urban strategies. The UK Pavilion, The Seed Cathedral Photo by Kyle Wood, kyle.wood via Flickr Known to the public as the Seed Cathedral, the […]

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The Pop-Up Toaster – The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread

Who invented the pop-up toaster? When was the pop-up toaster invented? Sometimes, the little things can make the big difference and a simple moment such as making a slice of toast, could give inner comfort and make the metabolism walk on sunshine. Since 1919, the year when Charles Strite patented the pop-up toaster, this kitchen appliance […]

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Cotton Candy Childhood

Who invented the cotton candy machine? When was the cotton candy machine invented? For most people, a fluffy cotton candy and an amusment park ride represent a sweet childhood memory. This type of recollection is available to everybody since 1897, the year when William Morrison and John Wharton invented the cotton candy machine. Photo by Juan Soriano, […]

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For the Love of Peanut Butter

Who invented the peanut butter? When was the peanut butter invented? Some peanut butter on whole grain bread makes a popular snack of our times. Although peanut butter sandwiches seem to be forever, the history of peanut butter delight begins in 1903, when the physician Ambrose Straub patented a peanut-butter-making machine. Photo by Bill Keaggy, *keaggy.com, […]

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The Helicopter & The Vertical Flight Challenge

Who invented the helicopter? When was the helicopter invented? The very first vertical flight was performed in 1907 with a piloted helicopter invented by Paul Cornu, a helicopter pioneer. The first helicopter civilian rescue took place in 1945. Photo by Steve Harris, swh, via Flickr RAF Rescue Helicopter.

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About Popcorn & Popcorn Machine

Who invented the popcorn machine? When was the popcorn machine invented? Why does popcorn pop? Caramel or salt & pepper, the popcorn completes the spirit of any movie night. Since 1885, when Charles Cretors invented the first steam-driven popcorn machine, popping corns are available in large quantities. Although the popcorn kernel looks dried, it pops […]

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The Post-It Note History

Who invented the post-it note? When was the post-it note invented? From the accidental invention of a pressure sensitive adhesive to current post-it notes, the road wasn’t quite easy. In 1968, Spencer Silver, an American scientist, developed the reusable adhesive and was searching for a marketable use for the invention. In 1974, Arthur Fry came […]

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The Plastic Wrap Serendipity

Who invented the plastic wrap? When was the plastic wrap invented? Although plastic materials’ history starts in 1855, plastic wrap’s tale begins only in 1953, when a scientist was trying to make a resistant plastic cover for his automobile. The scientific laboratory experiment wasn’t a successful one, but the plastic which he happened to create […]

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