Posts Tagged:invention

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    Hyperloop: Transportation of the Future

    Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) has recently broken ground on Elon Musk’s Hyperloop, thought to be a revolutionary development in U.S. transportation infrastructure. The Hyperloop, a concept first developed in 2013, is a vacuum tube that would transport passengers faster than the speed of sound, at approximately 760mph, between cities. Startup HTT went to work securing…

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    Top Inventions of 2015

    There’s no doubt that 2015 was a year of progress and innovation in technology. From health to safety to luxury, big ideas are changing our status quo. Here are some new inventions that I’ll be keeping an eye on in the coming year. Nima by 6SensorLabs A large percentage of the population suffers from celiac…

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    Radical Thinkers: Big Ideas No One Wanted

    Big ideas challenge the status quo and threaten the fabric of “how we’ve always done it” and “the way it is.” For this reason, radical thinking is often met with skepticism, suspicion, and bold opposition. New perspectives and theories are critical to our development as a society, however, as the following pioneers have demonstrated throughout…

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    Slinky: Is A Spring Toy a Good Idea?

    In 1943, Richard James, a naval mechanical engineer, sought to produce springs capable of stabilizing fragile ship equipment while at sea. He made prototypes of his idea and set them on a shelf. Then, one day, he accidentally knocked them over. He watched as they “slinked” off the shelf, onto a stack of books, down…

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    Rubik’s Cube: Is a 3D Puzzle a Good Idea?

    Over 350 million Rubik’s Cubes sold! Lesson: Don’t pre-judge ideas! The Rubik’s Cube is a familiar and beloved three-dimensional combination puzzle game. Invented in 1974 by architecture professor Erno Rubik, and reaching peak popularity in the 1980s, it remains the top-selling puzzle game in the world. The original game has evolved into many theme and…