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.
You might know that golf, Scotch and haggis come from Scotland, but did you know the blockbuster video game "Grand Theft Auto" does as well? As Scots go to the polls today to vote on whether to stick with the…
By Lindsey Foat, The Hale Center for Journalism at KCPT
High school seniors Tyler Richards and Jonathan Thompson have spent a lot of time thinking about ketchup. As students in the Project Lead the Way program at North Liberty High School in Liberty, Missouri, Richards and Thompson have researched and…
Interview with the founder of the Ig Nobel prize ceremony. Marc Abrahams.
By Colleen Shalby
The 2013 Internation Consumer Electronics Show or CES, is held in Las Vegas, Nevada from January 8 to January 11, 2013. Depicts the newest electronic inventions from Samsung, Dell, Canon, Sony, LG, Nvidia, and Withings.
A multi-functional unicorn shoots fire from its horn while sneezing glitter. A six-person ensemble plays instruments made of saw blades, propane tanks, automotive parts, and simple household objects. Cars shaped like cupcakes made of reused electric-car parts and…
Kofi Annan on 40 Years Trying to End War, Promote Peace at the United Nations…
By Larisa Epatko
Helping an orphanage in Haiti gain access to clean water gave some high school students the chance to put their engineering know-how to good use.
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