He’s our Leonardo, the Shakespeare of invention.
By John Wasik
Priceline founder Jay Walker talks about innovation, invention and intellectual property rights in his “Library of the History of Human Imagination.”…
By Sam Lane
The arrest of Texas teenager Ahmed Mohamed, a student who brought a homemade clock to school, has stirred a global social media frenzy. Hari Sreenivasan speaks to Nihad Awad of the Council on American-Islamic Relations about spreading Mohamed’s story and…
By PBS NewsHour
Before the digital revolution hit the movie industry, the projector used in movie theaters was an evolution of the Phantoscope, developed by Charles Francis Jenkins, who was born nearly 150 years ago on Saturday.
By Carey Reed
The world’s coral reefs are in perilous danger due to overfishing, pollution and climate change. But a team of scuba-diving scientists has developed a groundbreaking method for speeding up coral growth in hopes of stemming the underwater crisis. Hari Sreenivasan…
By Ruth Tam
A 'smart' keyboard could trigger a wireless alarm if anyone but the programmed user even taps on it.
By Ruth Tam
The Janicki Omniprocessor converts sewer sludge into water, electricity and fertilizer.
In the new book and PBS series “How We Got to Now,” Steven Johnson presents six game-changing innovations and how they shaped the modern world. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Johnson about surprising connections between invention and American society.
By Laura Santhanam
In this quiz, see if you can identify what some devices were designed to do based on renderings submitted to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
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