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Alexander Graham Bell

The Real Driver of Great Innovation Via Alexander Graham Bell and Pharrell Williams

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 08.20.2014 | Business
Lisa Earle McLeod

Does innovation come from within, or is it driven by outside forces? We often think of innovation as a random stroke of genius, a spark of creativity ignited by a great mind.

To Cape Breton Island on Friday the 13th: Canadian Odyssey on the Looney Front - Part 5

Mike Arkus | Posted 08.18.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Except that today is Friday the 13th, we're about an hour out of Halifax, some sensor or other has started ringing like a telephone, the driver has pulled over and is in urgent phone powwow with bus HQ -- and he's blaming Friday the 13th for our miscarriage.

"They've Got My Number"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 03.15.2014 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

Not many people know this, because I just made it up, but when Alexander Graham Bell made the first telephone call, to his assistant, Thomas Watson, and said, "Watson, come here, I want you," he heard a voice on the other end say, "This isn't Watson. You have the wrong number."

The First Phone Call From Heaven

Shastri Purushotma | Posted 02.02.2014 | Religion
Shastri Purushotma

Sometimes, instead of being obsessed with one big spectacular miracle, we should pay attention to the many smaller miracles that are accumulating all around us.

Q&A with Author Mitch Albom

Dora Levy Mossanen | Posted 02.01.2014 | Books
Dora Levy Mossanen

Mitch Albom has succeeded in striking an important chord in all of us -- the intrinsic human desire to discover what lies beyond, the need to believe that the way we conduct our lives matters and that "the end is not the end," after all, but another beginning.

Putting the Phone in iPhone: A New Play About Alexander Graham Bell

Marvin Ammori | Posted 09.10.2013 | Entertainment
Marvin Ammori

Apple just announced two new iPhones, the 5C and the 5S. The iPhone will forever be associated with the inventive genius of Steve Jobs and Silicon Valley.

The President and the Pop Singer

Tom Alderman | Posted 09.10.2013 | Books
Tom Alderman

What do Michael Jackson, King of Pop and James A. Garfield, 20th president of the United States, have in common? For one, both were charismatic and im...

LISTEN: Inventor's Voice, Recorded in 1885, Is Heard Anew

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 04.25.2013 | Science

WASHINGTON -- Researchers have identified the voice of Alexander Graham Bell for the first time in some of the earliest audio recordings held at the S...

'iBought a New Phone'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 02.25.2013 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

At the urging of my wife, Sue, who got into the 21st century when it actually started, I exchanged my dumbphone for a smartphone. And it cost me only 99 cents.

GUESS WHO: Six Inventor Dads Whose Kids Were Inventors Too

Posted 06.15.2012 | Science

By: InnovationNewsDaily Staff Published: 06/14/2012 10:19 AM EDT on InnovationNewsDaily Can inventiveness run in the family? In honor of Father's ...

In Search of Lost Sound: Mammoth Growls, Scratchy Dolls and Hisses of the Sun

Madeline Schwartzman | Posted 08.13.2012 | Science
Madeline Schwartzman

Before you freeze to death in the Tyrolean mountains, consider this: 5000 years from now, if and when you are found, scientists will be able to tell the most personal details about you, even more than we know about Ötzi.

More Innovative Than Steve Jobs?

Posted 03.29.2012 | Science

By: InnovationNewsDaily Staff Published: 01/26/2012 05:32 PM EST on InnovationNewsDaily Even the Apple generation doesn't favor Steve Jobs ove...

Smithsonian Digs Out Alexander Graham Bell Recordings From 1880s (PHOTOS)

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 02.12.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Alexander Graham Bell foresaw many things, including that people could someday talk over a telephone. Yet the inventor certainly never c...

Up Yours, Valentine's Day! 10 Other Things to Celebrate Instead

James Napoli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
James Napoli

Lots of other things in history happened on February 14th, and it's just as valid to pay homage to them as it is to Cupid. So find the Valentine's alternative that's right for you and reclaim the day!

Moments of Great Genius

Jilly Gagnon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jilly Gagnon

Circa 250 B.C.: Archimedes: Eureka! I have finally discovered the solution. EUREKA!!! Cop: Everything all right over here sir? Archimedes: Alright? I...

New Phone Hangups

Jerry Zezima | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

It used to be that all you had to know about the telephone was that you said "hello" when you picked it up and "goodbye" when you put it down. Now, you practically have to be a Ph.D to operate one.

Dumb Luck: Top 7 'Historical Tweets' From Inventors (PHOTOS, POLL)

Alec McNayr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Alec McNayr

Whether scientist or tinkerer, academic or technologist, the greatest inventors of all time had one thing in common--they divulged their innermost tho...

Eat Your Fears and Snuff Them Out

Grant Cardone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Grant Cardone

Ask 10 people this simple question, "Freak or super freak?" And I assure you regardless of their political views all ten will answer "Super Freak."

Aisle View: Calling Mr. Watson

Steven Suskin | Posted 02.08.2014 | Arts
Steven Suskin

Madeleine George's play is an intricate puzzle built around the quest to invent machines that bring "better living through technology." There are four Watson characters -- one a robotic machine -- as the play jumps back and forth between 1876, 1891, 1931 and today.