DailyDirt: Wacky Inventions and Inventors…
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Inventions aim to improve anything and everything. So there are a lot of pretty trivial inventions out there, but every so often there are some really cool things, too. Here are just a few quick links about inventions and inventors.
- This device has to be seen to be believed — and even after watching it, there’s some doubt that it isn’t some kind of video editing trick. Don’t cry over spilled ketchup… [url]
- Stephen Wolfram wonders if machines can discover axioms or invent interesting mathematical conjectures. Sounds like someone wants to replace an infinite array of monkeys with a server farm. [url]
- One of the first voice recordings for sale to the public was a 12-second clip of a woman singing ‘Twinkle, Twinkle, little star’ for a toy doll. Thomas Edison would probably be impressed that the 123-year-old recording could be played using modern optical scanning techniques that don’t physically touch the metal cylinder that the soundprint is etched into. [url]
- IBM has named a group of employees ‘Master Inventors’ — and one of them admits he usually helps invent pretty obscure things. It seems a bit presumptuous to call someone (other than Necessity?) a ‘master’ of invention. [url]
- To discover more interesting tech-related content, check out what’s currently floating around the StumbleUpon universe. [url]
By the way, StumbleUpon can recommend some good Techdirt articles, too.