Do you know how common everyday items, such as mirrors, fireworks or sunglasses work? This collection of Innovation articles explores the workings of objects you may come into contact with on a regular basis.
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The insulin pump, cordless vac, and a heart assist device are just a few of the high-tech products invented or improved thanks to NASA technology. The agency's research has been used in hundreds of products that are household names. How does this happen?

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Who invented the refrigerator?

The grocery bag you're carrying breaks, and the eggs inside splat across your driveway. Yep, unloading groceries can be tedious, but that's nothing compared to the days before refrigeration, so grab a cold beverage and learn who you have to thank.

5 Popular Invention Mashups

When early man attached a stick to a sharpened piece of stone, he set in motion a trend in the creation of tools: the mashup. Today, almost all tools combine at least a few different technologies. What are some popular invention mashups?

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