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Drones: garage invention spawns multibillion-dollar defense industry

December 26th, 2011 at 11:37 am » Comments (0)

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.



Leonardo da Vinci’s to do list

December 16th, 2011 at 10:16 am » Comments (0)

Historian Toby Lester, In a book soon to be published, says Leonardo DaVinci used to travel with a small notebook hanging from his belt, and “whenever something caught his eye,” he would make a note, or begin “sketching furiously.”



Google Celebrates The Career Of Microchip Inventor Robert Noyce

December 12th, 2011 at 9:20 am » Comments (0)

Inventor Robert Norton Noyce Today’s Google Doodle celebrates the life and career of inventor Robert Noyce, co-founder of Fairchild Semiconductor and Intel. Noyce, who died in 1990, is credited with the invention of the integrated circuit. His patent for a “Semiconductor Device and Lead Structure” paved the way for the semiconductor revolution of the next […]



Buckminster Fuller’s largest dome is now a National Historic Place

November 13th, 2011 at 9:21 pm » Comments (0)

Buckminster’s legacy given new wings. Buckminster Fuller only designed about a dozen of domed structures to begin with, and many have either been torn down in lieu of new construction or simply left to rot. But not the dome at Materials Park in Ohio, it just received a $7 million facelift and is now listed […]



Winners Announced – DaVinci Inventor Showcase

November 6th, 2011 at 5:52 am » Comments (0)

Dan Hobson, winner of the “Inventor of the Year Award” at the DaVinci Inventor Showcase 2011 turned out to be a banner year for the inventors and their products at the seventh annual DaVinci Inventor Showcase. The event took place at the Noah’s Event Center in Westminster, CO amidst a record crowd of attendees. Winning […]



Only One Week Left to Exhibit!

October 21st, 2011 at 10:53 pm » Comments (0)

Deadline for Exhibiting at the DaVinci Inventor Showcase is Friday, Oct 28th The DaVinci Inventor Showcase is one of the nation’s premier events focused on creating a link between inventors and world marketplace. By allowing inventors to take center stage and tell the world about their product, they hope to create an unparalleled experience for […]



‘The Lamplighter’ shines bright for Inventor Art Contest winner Tyler Voorhees

October 21st, 2011 at 10:34 am » Comments (0)

The Lamplighter is one of five images in the ‘Jobs of Yesteryear’ series. As the dust settles on the award ceremonies for the Inventor Art Contest held on Friday, October 14 at DaVinci Institute, ImpactLab took a moment to talk with Best of Show recipient Tyler Voorhees about his work, his future and his studio, […]



World remembers Apple’s Steve Jobs

October 6th, 2011 at 5:11 pm » Comments (0)

In Tokyo, Apple fans pay respect with digital candles–on iPads and iPhones, of course. Steve Jobs, the visionary who co-founded and built Apple into the world’s leading tech company, died Wednesday. He was 56.  The terribly sad news that he has died is taking the world by storm. (Pics)  



Visionaries wanted – no need to apply, just do it

August 27th, 2011 at 6:20 am » Comments (0)

What if they never existed? Futurist Thomas Frey:  If Steve Jobs had never lived, would we still have the iPhone and iPad today? Similarly, if Walt Disney, George Lucas, and Pete Diamandis had all taken jobs on Wall Street instead of living their lives as true innovators, would we still have Disneyland, Star Wars, and […]



Genius 13-Year-Old has a solar power breakthrough

August 20th, 2011 at 12:14 am » Comments (0)

Would you believe this could be the new look of solar power? 7th grader Aidan Dwyer was walking in the woods during the winter, and looking up, he noticed something about the bare branches above him. They didn’t appear to be growing randomly. So he took some measurements of the angles of the branches, crunched […]



Reinventing Monopolies

July 23rd, 2011 at 6:21 am » Comments (0)

Futurist Thomas Frey:  In 1936 Edwin Howard Armstrong unveiled an improvement in radio that would later become known as FM radio. Working out of an office on the 82nd floor of the Empire State Building, an office provided by RCA, Armstrong was on the verge of revolutionizing the radio industry. But it was a revolution […]



123 year old recording may be Edison’s talking doll

July 17th, 2011 at 10:22 am » Comments (0)

The picture on the shows the original phonograph removed from the doll’s body. Using advanced imaging technology, scientists have recovered a 123-year-old recording made by Thomas Edison. The recording is believed to be the world’s first attempt at a talking doll and may mark the dawn of the American recording industry.



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