On National Inventors Day, learn how one Massachusetts educator is teaching his students about the power of invention.
By Doug Scott
In the never-ending hunt for new designs that jump, pump, or run faster and better, scientists are finding inspiration in nature. The field of biomimicry blurs boundaries between living things -- like the butterfly’s proboscis or the flea's powerful legs…
By Miles O'Brien
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…
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.
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.
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