Google says "Happy Birthday" to Creator of the Modern Zipper

Google says "Happy Birthday" to Creator of the Modern Zipper

Today on its home page, Google says “Happy Birthday” to Gideon Sundback, the innovator who perfected the zipper! The zipper had already been around for a long time, but it was clumsy to use and came undone easily. Mr. Sundback fixed the problems by coming up with a new and innovative design.

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Invisibility Cloak, Harry Potter Style

It’s all about light! Have you ever wished you could be invisible – like Harry Potter when he puts on his invisibility cloak?  Well, science may hold the answer.

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Everyone Loves Popsicles!

Everyone Loves Popsicles!

Popsicle lovers everywhere have an 11 year-old boy to thank for this tasty treat.

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March 13 is Ear Muff Day!

March 13 is Ear Muff Day!

Did you know that March 13 is Ear Muff Day in the United States? I bet you haven’t heard of Ear Muff Day, especially if you live where it’s warm. 

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More Inventions by Women Inventors

More Inventions by Women Inventors

March 8 is International Women’s Day. Congratulations to all women! Amongst many things, women are very inventive and and creative. Here are a few women inventors.

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Canadian Woman Invents New Airplane

Canadian Woman Invents New Airplane

“I was always a sort of Miss Fix-it around the house. I was interested in radio work so I started out planning to be a radio engineer.”

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Three Inventions by the Inuit of Canada

Three Inventions by the Inuit of Canada

The bitterly cold climate of the Canadian North, where winter temperatures in some areas can fall as low as -40°C, shaped every aspect of life. The founding people – the Inuit – used local, natural materials to develop many things.

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First Rules for Basketball Sold for $4.3m at Auction

First Rules for Basketball Sold for $4.3m at Auction

When James Naismith invented basketball in 1891, he had no idea that the game would one day be played around the world.

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Your Vote Counts!

Your Vote Counts!

Hey kids, your vote counts! You can vote for your favourite invention in the FIRST® LEGO® League Global Innovation Award contest.

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Inventive Vacations!

Inventive Vacations!

It’s the middle of winter. Christmas is over, school is back on, and March break is oh so far away. With everything wet and cold there’s only one thing to: dream of an amazing vacation!

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