News tagged with inventor

Marblar site seeks to clickstart science uses

(Phys.org)—"That's a cool lab trick but what's its purpose?" Marblar wants to tease out great answers from those who log in to participate. With prizes, points and kudos in the mix. Marblar is a new web site that aims to ...

Oct 23, 2012 report
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Professor on quest for India's hidden inventors

(AP) — It's 43 degrees Celsius (110 F), and Prof. Anil Gupta has been hiking the scorched plains of central India for hours. But he smiles widely as he enters a tiny village in search of another unsung ...

Jul 29, 2012
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US inventor claims design for BP well cap stolen

(AP) — An inventor claims his design was the basis for the cap used to choke off the flow of oil to the Gulf of Mexico nearly three months after BP's undersea well blew in 2010. And he says it was stolen.

Jun 20, 2012
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A physicist and an inventor

As a boy growing up in Croatia, Marin Soljacic wanted to be an inventor. But he wasn’t interested only in designing new products; he wanted to discover physical phenomena that would enable completely ...

May 14, 2012
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Dutch 'flying car' takes to the skies

Is it a flying car or a driving aircraft? Either way, the Personal Air and Land Vehicle, or PAL-V for short, has just proved it can handle the skies as well as the highway, both at up to 180 kilometres (112 ...

Apr 03, 2012
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