Posts Tagged:inventor

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    Importance of Desire

    If you desire to be an innovator, inventor, or entrepreneur, my blog will be dedicated to helping you learn how. I will be working hard to format my blog in a storytelling format. So, let us start. Today’s blog is about desire. Nothing happens without establishing a deep desire inside of you. Your first quest…

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    Hymen Lipman: Creator of the Attached-Eraser Pencil

    You’d be challenged to find an invention that didn’t start as a pencil scrawling, whether on a napkin or notepad or envelope. The pencil, with its familiar scent and nostalgia, persists as a practical and invaluable tool to creators of all types today. But who thought up the very idea from which so many other…

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    Sir Tim Berners-Lee: Inventor You Should Know

    We have Sir Tim Berners-Lee to thank for quite a lot. From search engines to social media, Berners-Lee’s invention has served as a powerful central platform for so many of today’s innovations. Berners-Lee is the inventor of the World Wide Web. He was born in England in 1955 to parents involved in the development of…

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    Engineering Cheer: Innovations of the Holidays

    The holiday season brings the reemergence of beloved familiar artifacts: festive treasures back from the basement, out of the holiday box in the attic, and in so many shop windows. Can you imagine the holidays without candy canes and tinsel? Take some time this season, as you enjoy a cup of cheer, to consider the…

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    Inventor You Should Know: Peter Muller-Munk

    Berlin-born and Pittsburgh-based designer and inventor Peter Muller-Munk has been posthumously honored with an exhibit at the Carnegie Museum of Art. The exhibit details his industrial design career and includes his best known products, like the Normandie pitcher and the Waring waterfall blender. Muller-Munk immigrated to the United States in 1926, pre-Depression era, where he…

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    A Tribute to Veteran Inventors

    Veterans Day is an opportunity to celebrate the brave men and women who have served, or continue to serve, in our U.S. Armed Forces.  It is their sacrifice and dedication that has ultimately afforded us the freedom to shape our ideas, to create, and to offer our unique contributions to our country. The work of…

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    Inventor You Should Know: Thomas Jennings

    Surely, scientist Madame C.J. Walker, astronomer Benjamin Banneker, and agricultural chemist George Washington Carver come to mind as legendary African American inventors. They are rightly celebrated as influential contributors to a rich culture of innovation, but they represent a great number of unnamed inventors—brilliant African American men and women who developed efficient processes and technologies…

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    Inventor You Should Know: Mary Anderson

    Some of my favorite inventors who continue to inspire my work and my vision are well known icons of entrepreneurship, like Thomas Edison and Henry Ford. It’s important to remember, however, that our world today is built on the foundation of the innovative ideas of many lesser known thinkers and makers often marginalized or forgotten…

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    Inventor Story: Chuck Hull & 3D Printing

    The father of 3D printing could not have known that his invention would grant future generations access to unlimited opportunities. Chuck Hull, like many inventors, developed a creation that innovators would continue to improve upon and use as inspiration to solve emerging problems. Over 30 years ago, the production of plastic prototypes was arduous and…