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2 hrs ago | Denver Post

Man sentenced in tax scheme that named his dog and cat as executives

A federal judge on Tuesday sentenced a 71-year-old scientist to two years in prison for a tax scheme that involved naming his dog and cat as directors of a company. The judge rejected Mathew Zuckerman's pleas for freedom so he could go on inventing environmental tools to save the planet.

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6 hrs ago | New Hampshire Public Radio -

The Kaypro II: An Early Computer With A Writer's Heart

Commentator Andrei Codrescu remembers the first word processor he had - the Kaypro II in the 1980s. Its inventor, Andrew Kay, died Aug. 28 , at the age of 95. The Kaypro II weighed in at a mere 26 pounds and was a favorite of early computer aficionados.

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7 hrs ago | Business Journal

Photos from Wichita's city-to-city visit to Austin

Phyllis Snodgrass, COO, Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce; Bob Lander, president and CEO, Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau. Spoke in a session called "We are Open for Business" about creating and sending a unified message about the city.

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Related Topix: Wichita, KS, Science / Technology

11 hrs ago | Silicon Alley Insider

MIT's Super-Stealthy Robot Cheetah Can Run You Down

DARPA's made all types of robots, from " Big Dog " to " Wild Cat ," and soft robots to flying robots . Their latest creepy invention is a robotic "cheetah" that can run, bound, and jump obstacles in its path all while running on a quiet electric motor, giving the robot its stealthy cat-like quality.

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13 hrs ago | GigaOM

Hated podcast troll wins $1.3M patent verdict from CBS, but may soon be dead all the same

One of the standard bearers of America's broken system - a podcast troll that never made a podcast - has proved depressingly tenacious. Despite winning another jury verdict, the troll's days may be numbered.

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15 hrs ago | Washington Times

Inventors share their ideas at annual Maker Faire

Headwaters Park was alive with activity Saturday and Sunday for the fourth annual Fort Wayne Regional Maker Faire. Jet engines screamed, rockets blasted into the air, a guy on a motor bike regularly putted through the wide aisles, "Star Wars" characters meandered about and a recumbent pedal/battery-powered vehicle resembling a torpedo occasionally cruised through.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Fort Wayne, IN, Robots

19 hrs ago | South China Morning Post

Cyclists hit the road early

Early in the morning, while the city sleeps, a group of cyclists roam Hong Kong's empty streets. With sleep in their eyes, they ascend The Peak three times before breakfast.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

Business Opportunities Weblog

Inventor Is Repairing The Road To Success

Parkite Rich Giles just wanted to help homeowner associations save money on road repair. Instead, he created a machine that does what he had hoped for and much more.

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Related Topix: Park, KS, Science / Technology

Albany Times Union

How A Burger King Employee Switched Careers And Came Up With A...

In May, Grace Choi presented a startup at New York technology conference, TechCrunch Disrupt. Her idea seemed too good to be true.

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Related Topix: Computers, Printers, Business Insider, Brooklyn, NY, New York, NY, Cornell University, Science / Technology

CNN

Sensory isolation helmets: Is this next for plane passengers?

The design patent proposes squirting "odorous substances" up passengers' noses to isolate them from the smells of the plane cabin. Also included in the proposals for a new virtual reality headset is a mini-airbag that can deploy in the event of turbulence.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Virtual Reality, Travel

CTV

Canadian teen s oilsands cleanup invention wins big

Calgarian Hayley Todesco, 18, has created a way to treat wastewater from the oilsands. She used bacteria from tailing ponds and multiplies them in a filter to clean up toxic waste.

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NewsFactor

Intel's Tiny Chip for 'Internet of Things'

Among those now hitting the market are Intel's Edison, a Announced earlier this year at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the Edison is "designed to enable rapid innovation and product development from inventors, entrepreneurs and consumer product designers," according to Intel. Intel distributed the $50 Edison module to IDF attendees to encourage developers and "makers" to create small or wearable devices for the commercial market.

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Related Topix: Intela, Startups, Intel, Science / Technology, Arts, Industrial Design (Product Design), Wireless, Emerging Technology

East Bay Express

Re: Pot Farm Showcases Radical Water Conservation Invention

The end of pot prohibition has already led to strains that won't get you stoned . Could it lead to gardening techniques that radically conserve water? Next Wednesday, George Bianchini, founder of Medi-Cone , will give select visitors a guided tour of his medical cannabis gardens to demonstrate his "Wicked Wicking System," which radically cuts water waste, he says.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Home Gardening, Home, Marijuana, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought

TechEBlog

18 Clever Inventions That Could Become the Next Big Thing

Let's face it, many people enjoy having a cookie with their shot of espresso in the morning, but what if there was a way to combine the two? Lavazza has just the solution with their innovative cookie cups. The interior is lined with a hard sugar coating so the coffee doesn't seep through the cookie lining.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Drink, Coffee

Sun Sep 14, 2014

WBTV

Exhibition looks at genius of carousel inventor

He built carousels, shooting ranges and other rides for Coney Island and other parks during the first quarter of the 20th century. An exhibition at Brooklyn's historic Green-Wood Cemetery where he's buried - and just miles from Coney Island - looks at his creative genius.

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KAUZ

Exhibition looks at genius of carousel inventor

Residents and tourists hunkered down in shelters and hotel conference rooms overnight as a powerful and sprawling Hurricane Odile made landfall on the southern Baja California peninsula. Two out-of-control wildfires in California forced hundreds of residents to flee from their homes on Sunday, including one near a lakeside resort town that has destroyed several structures, authorities said.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Hurricane Odile, Hurricane, Weather, Explosion

WHDH

Exhibition looks at genius of carousel inventor

Coney Island's historic B&B Carousell is among several vintage attractions still thrilling visitors at the famous amusement park today. Mangels was a mechanical and creative genius who enthralled the masses with his carousels, shooting ranges and rides like the Whip and Tickler during the early part of the 20th century.

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Related Topix: New York, NY, Coney Island, NY, Science / Technology, Brooklyn (Portland, OR), Fresh-Meadows, NY

The Raw Story

Scientists unveil magnetic device for extracting bacteria, toxins from blood

Scientists said Sunday they had invented a device that uses a magnet to extract bacteria, fungi and toxins from blood, potentially throwing a lifeline to patients with sepsis and other infections. The external gadget - tested so far in rats but not yet humans - could be adapted one day for stripping Ebola and other viruses from blood, they hoped.

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Wall Street Journal

Medical Investors Take a Whole-Body Approach

Medical investors once spent a disproportionate amount of their money on diseases affecting the brain, heart and skeleton. Now market pressures and technological advances are driving them to invest across the human body more broadly.

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Related Topix: Venture Capital, Emerging Technology, Biology, Science, Science / Technology

Jerusalem Post

BGU first Israeli university to become member of US National Academy of Inventors

The Beersheba institution of higher learning was recognized as being one of the 100 leading universities in the world for the number of applied US patents. Ben-Gurion University of the Negev has accepted the invitation of the US National Academy of Inventors to become an official associate member.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Israel, Middle East, World News

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