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In This Issue:

• Year in Review: Popular New Inventions from 2006
• Driving Innovation: How the Taxi Was Invented
• Everyday Edisons Casting Calls in Washington, D.C.
• Who was the first African-American woman to receive a patent?


Year in Review: Popular New Inventions from 2006

The year 2006 was certainly an interesting one in the inventing world. In case you haven't heard, the best invention this year was: You! That's right, You (by way of YouTube), which beat out medical breakthroughs, pioneering technology and gadgets...

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Driving Innovation: How the Taxi Was Invented

If you're like many New Year's Eve party-goers, perhaps you made a very important phone call after a night of celebration – a call to your local taxi company. In addition to being a safe ride home after a night...

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Everyday Edisons Casting Calls in Washington, D.C.

Bouncing Brain Productions is coming to Washington, D.C., to give the region's residents the opportunity to try and transform their ideas into real, marketable products through the new public television series, Everyday Edisons.

Washington, D.C., will host the show's only casting call...

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Who was the first African-American woman to receive a patent?

Sarah Goode, owner of a Chicago furniture store, received a patent on July 14, 1885, making her the first African-American woman to accomplish this feat. She invented a folding cabinet bed to help individuals maximize a small living space. The...

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