inventors

Canada

The Man Who Built a Suit to Fight Bears Showed Us How We Should Live

Troy Hurtubise, the man behind 'Project Grizzly,' has died. We should all live as he did—chasing our dreams and taking on bears.
Mack Lamoureux
6.26.18
Butts

A Brief History of Butt-Kicking Machines

There have been several over the past century.
Jordan Pearson
2.27.17
video

Partying With Dr. NakaMats, the World's Most Prolific Inventor

He held his 88th birthday celebration in a freight elevator. Now see how he plans to live to 144, while treating his own cancer.
Lara Heintz
10.19.16
Luxury Week

Meet the Submarine Inventor Who Wants Everyone to Live Under the Sea

Deep-ocean explorer Phil Nuytten is designing an underwater base.
Jackie Wong
9.28.16
Europe

The European Inventor Award Is Like Eurovision for Hot Patent Talent

Intellectual property has never been so hot.
Etan Smallman
6.14.16
Gluten

Scientists Have Found a Way to Make Gluten-Free Bread that Doesn’t Suck

Scientists from Italy claim to have isolated a protein in corn called zein, which much like gluten, imparts an elastic-y texture into bread.
Nick Rose
6.13.16
tech

The Super Soaker's Unlikely Role in the Green Energy Revolution

Lonnie Johnson wants to make your batteries more efficient and your solar power more powerful.
Mark Shrayber
1.13.16
Culture

Japan's 87-Year-Old Patent King Is Trying to Invent Treatment for His Own Cancer

Since being diagnosed with cancer in 2013, prolific inventor Dr. NakaMats hasn't stopped working.
Emiko Jozuka
1.11.16
Culture

Elon Musk Has Created His Own Grade School Because Of Course He Has

Proud inventor Elon Musk is now disrupting the education system.
Jordan Valinsky
5.22.15
Stuff

Somebody Invented a Pill to Make Your Farts Smell Like Roses

"We had just come back from Switzerland and we were eating a lot with our friends, and the smell from the flatulence was really terrible. We couldn't breathe, so me and a friend decided something had to be done."
Arielle Pardes
11.26.14
NSFW

Science or Art: Which Can Tell You More About Your Sex Life?

A new exhibition at the UK's Wellcome Collection juxtaposes the research of sexologists with X-rated art in order to ask if science or art has more to say about the beast with two backs.
Rachel Segal Hamilton
11.17.14
tech

Can a Smartphone App Fix America’s Gun-Control Problem?

Unlike most entrepreneurs who make millions of dollars inventing pointless apps like Kim Kardashian: Hollywood, a Los Angeles-based entrepreneur named Mark B. Barron wants to use smartphones to solve America's gun violence problem.
Justin Glawe
8.30.14
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