Lowell Wood helped bring down the Soviet Union, has created what could be the first concussion-free football helmet, and has regular brainstorming sessions with Bill Gates. He also drives a 20-year-old Toyota with 300,000 miles on it.
A profile of Alan Adler, the guy behind the Aerobie and the beloved AeroPress.
How a man of little education and little means invented a simple machine that changed the lives of women in rural India.
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."
A profile of Sir Dr. NakaMats, who claims to have invented over 3,000 things, including the floppy disk and karaoke machine.
Shiva Ayyadurai told the world he invented email. Not everyone agreed.
How Minnesota became a hotbed of toy invention.