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A profile of Alan Adler, the guy behind the Aerobie and the beloved AeroPress.

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How a man of little education and little means invented a simple machine that changed the lives of women in rural India.

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A husband struggles with the needs of his paralyzed wife and his creation of a hologram version of an assassinated President; new fiction from the author of The Orphan Master's Son.

"After the doctor left, I went into the garage and started making the President. A psychologist would probably say the reason I created him had to do with the promise I made Charlotte and the fact that the President also had a relationship with the person who took his life. But it's simpler than that: I just needed to save somebody, and with the President, it didn't matter that it was too late."

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A profile of Sir Dr. NakaMats, who claims to have invented over 3,000 things, including the floppy disk and karaoke machine.

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Shiva Ayyadurai told the world he invented email. Not everyone agreed.

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How Minnesota became a hotbed of toy invention.

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The story of Charles Goodyear, who dedicated his life to inventing usable rubber yet has little to show for it, aside from his name on the side of a blimp.