Articles about history of tech

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    Holidays, cranberries & 1 patent to put ridges on the jelly

    Holidays equal cranberries. And what holiday meal is complete without a feeding of freshly cooked cranberry ...

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    The Pringles can, 1 patent & a new design

    Pringles cans have been in the news lately so I thought I'd look up the original patent for the container. ...

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    This is terrifying! Two faced teddy bear anyone?

    Feast your eyes on the original Two Faced Teddy! One side is an adorable, cuddly teddy bear. The reverse, ...

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    NASA patent & technical drawing bonanza

    I’ve been rooting around looking for something interesting to explore and came across NASA Patents ...

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    We were promised magnificent flying cars

    I know I promised irradiated feet, but I couldn’t pass up the Edsel of flying cars. Take a moment ...

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    Where the hell are the patents?

    I'm working on a number of new articles for the patents section. It just takes so dreadfully long to ...

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    The unmitigated terror of lawn darts – we have a patent for that!

    Are you old enough to remember being terrified of being skewered by lawn darts? You know, those metal ...

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    You knew I’d get around to litter boxes eventually

    You just knew I was going to get around to litter boxes eventually, didn’t you? It was inevitable ...

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    Inventions: Your Halloween Fright, and it’s not the jack-o’-lantern helmet that’s scary

    This one is interesting … and scary: “a new and useful Improvement in Jack-o'-Lantern Helmets”. ...

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    Ponder the TV dinner cranberry sauce – yes, there is a patent for that.

    Ever lay in bed wondering about something and become obsessed with it? Over the past weekend, for reasons ...

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    “Drive like lightening”, the Robertson Screw

    How’s this for a piece of cool technology, the Robertson Screw? How many of us have cursed the traditional ...

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    In honour of Exploding Battery Week – the Daniell Battery

    Every time you fire up your phone, stop and offer thanks to English chemist and all-around polymath, ...

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    Technological marvels – lowly & underappreciated pencil sharpener

    We don’t spend much time thinking about the little bits of technology that make life easier, do we? Here’s ...

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    What’s old is new again – 1902 called & wants its B-2 Stealth back

    I was amused by a discussion on-line not long ago where someone asked “what did people do before technology”, ...