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National Inventors Hall of Fame Launches Invention History Lesson, Emoji-cally Speaking

Most of us who attended school any time before the millennium will remember learning about Ben Franklin, Edison, Alexander Graham Bell. To today's kids, names like Zuckerberg, Jobs, and maybe even Evan Speigel, the youngest billionaire founder of Snapchat, are just as familiar.<p>But what about the …

7 celebrities who hold their own as inventing geniuses

Art can lead to amazing inventions. Think Leonardo da Vinci drawing technologies to fly and reach the ocean depths long before the plane and …

What People Are Asking: Who invented Velcro?

<b>Dear Librarian:</b> Can you tell me who invented Velcro and how long has it been around?<p><b>Dear Reader:</b> Believe it or not, Velcro is considered one of the …

Medical innovations turned spotlight on San Antonio

San Antonio has been the birthplace of several medical inventions that saved lives or eased significant hardships for patients.<p>Perhaps two of the …

Can a company innovate without working its employees to death?

In the summer of 1994, Jaap Haartsen started worked on what would become a ubiquitous and essential technology -- Bluetooth. The 31-year-old Dutch …

Don’t overlook details of solar power contracts

Once I started the topic of the rooftop solar power generation system for consumers, my email got filled with messages from people with solar and …

An Unlikely Assessment Tool

<b>Editor's Note:</b> This post is part of a series produced by HuffPost's Girls In STEM Mentorship Program. Join the community as we discuss issues affecting women in science, technology, engineering and math.<p>Decked out in my duct tape bracelet and Camp Invention t-shirt, I blend into the invention …

Creativity and Science: The Perfect Couple

Alongside a national agenda to increase STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) literacy, there is a parallel track of growing attention being placed on creativity.<p>Conversations such as "What is the role that creativity plays in science?" have transitioned from esoteric musings to …

Middle Schoolers: Victory On and Off the Field

Thousands of middle school students in the United States participate in sports teams and camps each year. While broken bones, knee injuries and concussions rise to the top of the fear factor list, the overall perceived benefits seem to largely outweigh the risks for parents of youth involved in …

14, Unplugged, and Innovating

I have a coffee shop scene burned in my mind that I cannot seem to shake: ten teen girls sitting in a circle, each one of them looking down at their smartphones. Eye contact did not appear to be on the menu that day.<p>My heart sunk a little as I thought of the unknown freedom I had experienced at …

Raising an Innovator: 10 Tips From Our Nation's Greatest Inventors

Last week, I was explaining to my 4-year-old that mom had to miss two "sleeps" at home in order to help make a celebration for our country's greatest inventors and innovators. I was privileged to be part of the Invent Now, Inc. team that hosted the 43rd annual National Inventors Hall of Fame (NIHF) …

Google is doubling down on biotech

The company is turning the team that develops smart contact lenses and other healthcare initiatives into a full-fledged, standalone company rather than a lab project.<p>The life sciences group will "graduate" from the Google X labs and become its own separate company under the new Alphabet corporate …

User stories and conditions

We provide hardware, software, content and services that help individuals communicate and become independent.<p>Regardless if we talk about a speech …

Family battling ALS supports the Steve Gleason Act

HINDS COUNTY, Miss.--Around this time last year the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge was really taking off, the organization received a spike in donations …

Tobii Eye Tracking Glasses May Find Application in Assistive Technology

A variety of assistive technologies are available to those with some form of disability – everything from wheelchairs to voice controlled devices. …

MyTobii P10 Eye-Tracking PC

This may not be a mountain climbing, super-human robo suit but it still may improve the lives of quadriplegics around the globe. The MyTobii monitor …

EyeSeeMed Lets Surgeons Browse Patient Data With Their Eyes (VIDEO)

Patient data is now regularly accessed during surgeries to help physicians make decisions, but doing so either requires leaving the sterile …

DynaVox Maestro, a Powerful Communication Tool

<b>DynaVox</b> out of Pittsburgh, PA has released the Maestro device for people with various communication disorders. The tablet device can speak with …

Getting Back the Gift of Gab: Next-Gen Handheld Computers Allow the Mute to Converse

Justin Birch lost his ability to speak in 2003 as the result of a brain aneurysm, but these days he is such a facile conversationalist he can ask for …

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About Us<p>No. 1 in Readership among Healthcare Executives<p>Modern Healthcare is the industry's leading source of healthcare business and policy news, …

U.S. officials warn medical devices are vulnerable to hacking

The federal government is warning about a medical device that could be tampered with by hackers.<p>The FDA and Department of Homeland Security issued a …

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Former Pittsburgh competitors merge, team on assistive technology

When Adam Davidson was 3 months old, doctors told his parents that he would never walk or talk because of cerebral palsy and other disorders.<p>Now 18, …

Steve Gleason Bill Passes House: Landmark Victory For ALS Patients

ALS patients with speech and motor disabilities may soon have easier access to better health care services and machines that will help them go …

Tobii AB Interim Report Q2 2015

STOCKHOLM--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Regulatory News:<p>Tobii AB (Nasdaq Stockholm: TOBII) today reported its results for the second quarter of 2015.<p>Stable …

From Geek to Chic: Our Nation's Most Innovative Makers

If I were to ask you if you are a maker, what would your response be? I recently saw a commercial that used this term to seemingly appeal to people's sense of identity. As a designer of children's science and creativity-based programs, maker is a popular buzzword in my world, but I find it exciting …

USPTO to Celebrate 225 Years of American Innovation

<b>Washington</b> – The U.S. Commerce Department’s United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will commemorate the 225th anniversary of the Patent …

Designing A Happier Office On The Super Cheap

We’re talking Ikea cheap: it’s small tweaks, rather than dramatic transformations, that have the biggest impact on company culture.<p>When Google set up shop in New York City, the Internet was flooded with pictures of its stunning new $1.9 billion space. The world marveled at lounges with deck chairs …

Philips Makes Moves To Exit The LED Lighting Business

Dutch lighting giant Philips said today that it will sell the majority of its LED components and auto-lighting businesses to Go Scale Capital, an investment group composed of venture capital firms GSR Ventures and Oak Investment Partners. The Lumileds business that is to be sold is Philips’s …