Phil Watts conducting an experiment Working day and night in his backyard workshop, energy pioneer Phil Watts has developed a significant number of breakthrough power technologies, but none quite as significant as the “virtual battery.” The Virtual Battery Hybrid is an aggregation of 4 technologies; Thermoelectric power generation, solar thermal, ground loops and Nanofluid heat […]
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Just because you worked hard and your perseverance led you to create something that changed the world, it doesn’t mean that you’ll get fame, fortune, or the slightest bit of recognition out of it. Some inventors get so little credit that we completely forget about them. Here are six of them.
Abe Karem, father of the drone. Abe Karem, the aerospace engineer behind America’s most successful and most feared military drone said, “I was not the guy who put missiles on the Predator. I just wanted UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) to perform to the same standards of safety, reliability and performance as manned aircraft.”
Winner of the 2012 “Inventor of the Year Award” - Power Practical There was no shortage of creativity on display at this year’s DaVinci Inventor Showcase. Inventors came from all across the U.S. to be part of one of the nation’s most prestigious inventor events. Winning top prize at this years event was Power Practical […]
The electric light bulb was a failure. In the early 1800′s, the British chemist Humphry Davy invented the light bulb but it was a failure. The light bulb spent almost 80 years being passed from one researcher to another. Finally, in 1879, Thomas Edison figured out to to make a light bulb that people would […]
Tim Berners-Lee Inventor of the world wide web, Tim Berners-Lee, has urged internet users to demand their personal data from online giants such as Google and Facebook to usher in a new era of highly personalized computer services “with tremendous potential to help humanity”.
Did you know that Thomas Edison got his first job as a telegraph operator after saving the daughter of a station agent from an oncoming train? Or that he didn’t invent the lightbulb, but instead created the first commercially viable version?
Vitruvian Man At the dawn of the Roman imperial age, the first century B.C., the architect and thinker Vitruvius proposed that the human body could fit inside a circle, symbolic of the divine, and a square, associated with the earthly and secular — an idea that later became known as the theory of the microcosm, […]
Inventor kids You probably think kids are only good at inventing excuses to avoid chores, but think again. These teens and tweens are the minds behind some revolutionary products from household staples, Philo Farnsworth’s electronic television to cool niche novelties magnetic locker wallpaper to an entire method of communicating braille.
Abraham Karem began tinkering with drones in his garage in 1980. Abraham Karem, is an engineer who had emigrated from Israel. In 1980 he retreated into his three-car garage in Hacienda Heights outside Los Angeles and, to the bemusement of his tolerant wife, began to build an aircraft.