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Is U.S. Economic Growth a Thing of the Past?

The United States and economic growth have consistently gone hand in hand. The country’s history has consistently been accompanied by economic progress, and...

Reading While Eating For July 19: Bring the Funk

Today's links feature some funky inventions and some funky turns of phrase. Livin' on a Prayer: Learn more about a special mass for motorcyclists that takes...

Best Inventions 2005: On The Move

Tunnel Vision Inventor: Fascinations Availability: Now, $20, plus $3 for 25 live ants To Learn More: fascinations.com Want a low-maintenance pet that won't...

Best Inventions 2005: Thin Skins

The Right Touch Inventor: Takao Someya Availability: Prototype only To Learn More: www.ntech.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp The key to making artificially intelligent...

Our Search for Amazing Inventions

Being an inventor has never been easy -- just ask anyone who's spent a lifetime chasing the next great brainstorm. But when you dream up something truly grand,...

Best inventions 2005: Game Point

Sport Shades Inventor: Alan Reichow at Pacific University for Nike Availability: Now, $60 for box of six lenses. Purchase requires fitting by a professional;...

Best Inventions 2005: Focus Points

Cheap Movies Inventor: Pure Digital Technologies Availability: Now, at CVS and Rite Aid; $30 plus $13 for processing Now you can immortalize special...

Best Inventions 2005: Up and Away

Training Wheels Inventor: Scott Shim, Matt Grossman and Ryan Lightbody Availability: In late 2006; $100 To Learn More: designapkin.com Learning to ride a...

Best Inventions 2005: Live Wires

A Rope That Knows Inventor: Squid Labs Availability: Prototype only To Learn More: squid-labs.com As any fire fighter or rock climber can tell you, a...

Best Inventions 2005: Home Runs

Formfitting Inventor: Rikiya Fukuda Availability: Prototype only To Learn More: snipurl.com/jp3h (Japanese only) A door that fits like a glove? This one...

Best Inventions 2005: Roll With It

Airing It Out Inventor: Michelin Availability: Now for the IBOT; about 2020 for cars To Learn More: michelinman.com A wheel without an inflated tire may...

Best Inventions 2005: Sporting Life

Pumped And Ready Inventor: Cam Brensinger Availability: Now, $395 for two-person Hypno tent To Learn More: nemoequipment.com Tired of fumbling with tent...

Best Inventions 2005: Tasteful Ideas

Hanging Gardens Inventor: Bill Felknor, Felknor Ventures Availability: Now, $19 To Learn More: topsyturvys.com No longer will you have to cage, stake or...

Best Inventions 2005: Healthy Options

Drugs Over Easy Inventor: Deborah Adler Availability: Now, at Target pharmacies To Learn More: designforall.target.com From the mass retailer that put...

Best Inventions 2005: Bot Crazy

Follow the Leader Inventor: Toshiba Corp Availability: Prototype only To Learn More: www.toshiba.co.jp/about/press/ 2005_05/pr2001.htm Robots may not...

The Most Amazing Inventions

Our annual roundup of the best new products and technological innovations prompted readers to share their excitement about the cool things that await them in the...

Coolest Inventions 2004: Safety Net

BUG BARRIER Dangerous malaria-carrying mosquitoes in Africa have a new foe: the next-generation Olyset bed net, which is made of a durable plastic weave...