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8 Things You Never Knew About Ron Popeil, The Greatest Inventor Of All Time

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 10.16.2014 | Taste

Ron Popeil is the voice that permeated your half-conscious state, half-piquing your interest with his late-night, "But wait, there's more!" promise. H...

The Value and Importance of the Arts and the Humanities in Education and Life

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 11.09.2014 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

We challenge our students to develop life-long skills such as analytical thinking, clarity in written and spoken expression, collaboration, and creativity.

Seven Illinois Inventions You Don't Want to Live Without

Reboot Illinois | Posted 09.24.2014 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Illinois might not have the best business climate these days, but in the past, the state was a breeding ground for groundbreaking inventions and innovation.

Why I Encourage Failure in STEM: One Teacher's Experience in Finding Female Leaders in STEM

Julie Rohl | Posted 09.18.2014 | Education
Julie Rohl

Ah! The wonderful sound of clanging medals, young voices cheering, and the slapping of high fives -- it's the sound of students being rewarded for collaborating and utilizing their STEM skills. This sound does not come without a price -- it is the sound that can come after as many successes as failures.

POLL: Who Was The Better Inventor?

LiveScience | Tia Ghose | Posted 07.11.2014 | Science

Nikola Tesla would have celebrated his 158th birthday yesterday (July 10). The Serbian-American scientist was a brilliant and eccentric genius whose...

How Imaginative Young People Are Making The World A Better Place

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 06.05.2014 | Technology

It’s one thing to be young with a wild imagination, but another to harness that creative power through an invention that can impact the world in a s...

STEM Contest Inspires Kids to Invent Our Future

Ravé Mehta | Posted 06.22.2014 | Impact
Ravé Mehta

If we can develop a better system to engage, empower and enable our children to innovate faster than our world systems decay, then our kids could not only save our world, they could reinvent our future!

How 20 Million Minds Uses Tech to Disrupt Education

Ondi Timoner | Posted 03.19.2014 | Education
Ondi Timoner

While many entrenched and fear-based politicians, schools, and educators are dragging their feet, kicking and screaming into the 21st century, students are increasingly reporting positive experiences with digital textbooks, online learning and MOOCs.

3 Lessons on Perspective for Entrepreneurs to Succeed

Kari Warberg Block | Posted 03.10.2014 | Business
Kari Warberg Block

Only a fraction of ideas become businesses, fewer reach an IPO, and even less achieve $1 billion in revenue. So how do you grow from an inventor to a successful entrepreneur?

12 Genius Inventors That Totally Got Screwed Over

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business

Thomas Edison. Alexander Graham Bell. Steve Jobs. You've almost certainly heard of all of these guys before. But not all inventors become household na...

What Collegiate Female Inventors Want You to Know

Jayme Cellitioci | Posted 01.25.2014 | Technology
Jayme Cellitioci

Feeling like a true 21st century worker, as I telecommute from my home office -- my left hand holding an earl grey latte from an indie coffee shop, my right hand closing the tab of a "We the Geeks" Google+ Hangout.

90 Years Ago, This Man Invented Something You Can't Do Without

Posted 11.20.2013 | Black Voices

On November 20, 1923 Garrett Morgan received a patent for the invention of the traffic light signal. He essentially invented the first versions of...

Can Health Care Be Hacked?

Carrie Yury | Posted 11.27.2013 | Technology
Carrie Yury

As the pace of innovation is speeding up elsewhere, health care innovation lags behind. Can a hackathon help? What can health care learn from contemp...

11-Year-Old Invents Epic Deodorant Stick

William Goodman | Posted 08.21.2013 | Technology

11-year-old Quinn Sheeran is coming out smelling like roses today on the Internet after a video showing the young inventor from New Jersey demonstrati...

Did Al Gore Invent the Internet? No, Nikola Tesla Did

W. Bernard Carlson | Posted 09.10.2013 | Science
W. Bernard Carlson

What do you do when you have annoyed J.P. Morgan, the most powerful man on Wall Street? This question was very much on the mind of Nikola Tesla in January 1902.

Creativity: The Next Generation

Robert Hormats | Posted 06.26.2013 | Business
Robert Hormats

Today, April 26, marks World Intellectual Property Day. Although this commemoration might go unnoticed by many, it's worthwhile to imagine for a moment what life would be like without innovation or the inventions innovators produce.

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...

Mothers of Invention, Indeed

Ethlie Ann Vare | Posted 05.20.2013 | Women
Ethlie Ann Vare

Yes, it's Women's History Month, and I'm on the college lecture circuit. Like I tell the students: February is Black History Month, March is Women's History Month, and the rest of the year is for white guys.

Young American Innovators: America's Unfair Advantage

Bill Destler | Posted 05.04.2013 | College
Bill Destler

Where does this inherent American desire to be different come from? Whatever the reason, I'm convinced that the desire of our young people to be creative, if harnessed appropriately, can truly be an "unfair advantage" over foreign competitors.

Tech Has Always Killed Jobs

AP | By BERNARD CONDON | Posted 03.25.2013 | Technology

NEW YORK (AP) — To workers being pushed out of jobs by today's technology, history has a message: You're not the first. From textile ...

Why the Big-Company Monster Kills Creativity

Gil Laroya | Posted 12.18.2012 | Small Business
Gil Laroya

Creators and inventors alike dream of having a job where they can employ their skills to excite and teach their employers the wonders of innovation. Don't allow your organization's culture to become the monster that kills such aspirations, and watches creativity die.

College: Drop Out or Stay In?

Sierra | Posted 12.05.2012 | College
Sierra

By the time she arrived in Kenya, between her freshman and sophomore years at Princeton, Eden Full had already done the kind of hands-on work that can make a smart, ambitious student wonder whether getting a college degree is all that necessary.

Finally! A 3D Printer That You Can (Almost) Afford

The Huffington Post | Betsy Isaacson | Posted 11.13.2012 | Technology

Want to print yourself a filigreed bracelet? How about an action figure? Or a tiny to-scale model of the Eiffel Tower? All this and more could be your...

A Visit to Nikola Tesla's Wardenclyffe Labratory and Tower (video)

Kim Mance | Posted 11.07.2012 | Travel
Kim Mance

I hopped in a zipcar and drove from NYC out to Shoreham, Long Island several months ago and trespassed around the site of inventor Nikola Tesla's Wardenclyffe tower and laboratory to see how it looks. As of April 2012, it's looking pretty bad.

Top 3 Realities of Inventing Today (Part 2)

Patrick Raymond | Posted 08.26.2012 | Small Business
Patrick Raymond

if you are an inventor, here's downer news that few will tell you... you probably can't do it. The odds you face are just too long. So don't quite your day-job, OK? Here are the five forces working against us.