The Continuing Process of Invention

The Continuing Process of Invention

Process of Invention Inventors are problem solvers and are able to spot problems other people miss. This is why people will often say “Why didn’t I think of that?” The answer is that they would if they were able to think like an inventor and the...
Economic Downturn Creates Serendipity

Economic Downturn Creates Serendipity

Economic Downturn Creates Serendipity Quite often innovation comes from serendipity. This was the case with Chester Carlson. It’s a great lesson in how innovation will often find you if you are willing to go in a different direction in life. It was the depths of...
The Invention of Nylon

The Invention of Nylon

Who could have guessed that a trade war between two countries would result in the invention of nylon? When trade relations with Japan soured in 1935, the United States had to figure out another way around the silk that we were getting from them since Japan was the...
Granville T. Woods Black Edison

Granville T. Woods Black Edison

Granville T. Woods Black Edison As a self taught inventor myself, I love hearing stories of other inventors who pulled themselves up by their bootstraps and simply figured everything out. Granville T. Woods, also known as the Black Edison, was that kind of person. He...
The Invention of Take Out Food

The Invention of Take Out Food

Fast food and takeout food has changed a lot over the years, but it actually started in ancient Rome. Many people didn’t have kitchens to prepare food at home, or like today, simply didn’t have the time to prepare a meal. Pop Up Dining and the Invention of...