Repurposed inventions take recycling to a whole new level by using and improving upon existing technologies. In this section, learn about creative invention mashups and how inventions evolve over time.
Jerry Lawson Forever Changed the Video Game Industry
Eugenics Overshadows the Legacy of Scientific Genius Francis Galton
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Barrels and Barrels of Aged Beer
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How High-tech Fabrics Cool You Down When You Heat Up
Why Are Legal Pads Yellow?
How Hollywood Screen Siren Hedy Lamarr Helped Pioneer WiFi and GPS
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Video Software System Syncs Lips to Other Languages
How Morse Code Works and Still Lives On in the Digital Age
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Graphene: 200 Times Stronger Than Steel, 1,000 Times Lighter Than Paper
New Liquid Magnets Go Places Solid Magnets Can't
Turning Air Pollution Into Ink
Would Sonic the Hedgehog Be Able to Survive His Own Speed?
Database of 18,000 Retracted Scientific Papers Now Online
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Is 'Young Blood' the Fountain of Youth?
The trend toward tiny houses and rabid clutter clearing have combined to lead more than a few people away from the traditional home and into shipping container life.
Dimethylpolysiloxane has many uses, not the least of which might be curing baldness.
Thousands of screaming fans. Thousands of beers. Thousands of visits to the bathroom. And a field that needs nutrients. You thinking what we're thinking?