Tag Archives: Inventions

Seven Aha Moments That Started Late-Blooming Businesses

Entrepreneurs need research to determine if a business idea has the potential to succeed. But the idea itself often comes from an “aha moment,” defined by Merriam-Webster as “a moment of sudden realization, inspiration, insight, recognition, or comprehension.” Here’s a … Continue reading

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A Retired Engineer’s Cool Inventions

Seth Goldstein was a biomedical engineer at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland for 37 years. When he retired thirteen years ago, he needed something new to do. So Goldstein, who has four degrees in mechanical and electrical … Continue reading

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Good News for Onion Lovers

It took more than 20 years for Alastair Findlay to develop an onion that doesn’t cause tears or bad breath. But he finally did it. Findlay, a British farmer affiliated with the agricultural co-operative Bedfordshire Growers, says he tasted 400 to 500 bulbs per season to … Continue reading

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Invention Turns Smartphones into Heart Monitors

David C. Albert is an Oklahoma City-based cardiologist, inventor and the founder of three tech companies. His latest venture, which he started at age 56, sells a product that has caught the attention of many in the health care industry. The AliveCor System turns a smartphone … Continue reading

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Entrepreneur Creates a “Surfboard” for the Golf Course

Don Wildman has an invention that he hopes will make golf carts a thing of the past. The 80-year-old entrepreneur from Malibu, California is the mastermind behind the GolfBoard, an electronic board that golfers (and their clubs) ride to get … Continue reading

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Bill Gates’ Take on Thomas Edison

Thomas Edison kept inventing things for a long, long time. Several of his inventions, including the first silent film, occurred when he was in his 50s. He didn’t obtain his last (1,093rd) patent until age 83. Among Edison’s admirers is Bill Gates, who says the inventor … Continue reading

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45-Year-Old Inventor Creates a Bracelet Craze

Until recently, Cheong-Choon Ng was a crash-test engineer for Nissan Motor Company. Now, life is a bit different for the 45-year-old Michigan dad, thanks to his invention that’s become a big hit with the preteen crowd. Ng’s brainchild is the Rainbow Loom, a kit that … Continue reading

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