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Man who claims he invented e-mail is now running for US Senate
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Enlarge (credit: Boston Globe / Getty Images News) Shiva Ayyadurai, the Massachusetts man who for years has made a widely-disputed claim that he invented e-mail, has formally declared his intention to run as a candidate for the United States Senate in 2018. The Federal Elections Commission only recently published Ayyadurai’s statement of candidacy online. It has […]

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Oleo sponge invented at Argonne National Laboratory can sop up oil in a spill
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Mark Lopez/Argonne National Laboratory A group of researchers at the Argonne National Laboratory have developed a sponge that will collect oil from bodies of water, which could improve how harbors and ports are cleaned, as well as how oil spills are managed. The Oleo Sponge is made of a polyurethane foam whose interior surfaces are […]

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Samsung Accidentally Invented the Apple Watch
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We get it Samsung, it’s hard playing second fiddle to Apple. You owe them a billion dollars from a four-year-old patent lawsuit, because the Samsung Galaxy was a lot like the iPhone. Another time you got a smartwatch to market, and then Apple descended from the clouds of Cupertino to declare to the world that […]

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Florida Man Claims He Invented The iPhone In 1992
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In one of the wildest IP claims of the century, Florida-based Thomas S Ross has sued Apple Inc. for $14 billion for ripping off his idea in 1992: an idea that spawned the iPhone. According to Ross, he had filed a patent for an Electronic Reading Device (ERD) in 1992 – a rectangular, handheld gadget […]

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How an Army of Deadheads (And Their LSD) Invented Silicon Valley
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What happens when Daniel Kottke offers Steve Jobs a hit of acid at a Dead show? An excerpt from the new book Heads, by Jesse Jarnow. The post How an Army of Deadheads (And Their LSD) Invented Silicon Valley appeared first on WIRED.

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North Korea Claims to Have Invented Hangover-Free Alcohol
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Never mind the nuclear rumblings , arbitrary executions and incessant famines: North Korea is Best Korea, because North Korea has invented hangover-free booze! Read more…

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The Pioneer Who Invented the Weather Forecast
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HughPickens.com writes: Peter Moore has a fascinating article on BBC about how Admiral Robert FitzRoy, the man who invented the weather forecast in the 1860s faced skepticism and even mockery in his time but whose vision of a public forecasting service, funded by government for the benefit of all, is fundamental to our way of […]

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Top 5 Gadgets Invented by Ingenious Engineers | Learn …
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… in modern technology, what makes the Antikythera Mechanism truly incredible and noteworthy is that it was not only one of the first true “gadgets” in history, but also the earliest ancestor of the modern computer. 4. Cameras

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Amazing Technology Invented By MIT – Tangible Media
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At the MIT Media Lab, the Tangible Media Group believes the future of computing is tactile. Unveiled today, the inFORM is MIT’s new scrying pool for imaginin…

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