Some new toys and new types of toys are created by accidental innovation. For example, after trying to create a replacement for synthetic rubber, Earl Warrick inadvertently invented "nutty putty" during World War II. Later, Peter Hodgson recognized the potential as a childhood plaything and packaged it as Silly Putty. Similarly, Play-Doh was created as a wallpaper cleaner. In 1943 Richard James was experimenting with springs as part of his military research when he saw one come loose and fall to the floor. He was intrigued by the way it flopped around on the floor. He spent two years fine-tuning the design to find the best gauge of steel and coil; the result was the Slinky, which went on to sell in stores throughout the United States.
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... shape as far back as the year 1912 a very brilliant invention which anticipated and in some respects surpassed that actually put into use in the year 1916 ... misfortune and not his fault that his invention was in advance of his time, and failed to he appreciated and was put aside because the occasion for its use had not ... as these that a claimant must show a causal connexion between the making of his invention and the user of any similar invention by the Government ...
... Other artists, designers and architects who are or were inventors include Filippo Brunelleschi Le Corbusier Naum Gabo Frederick Hart, Charles Eames, Louis Comfort Tiffany John La Farge Buckminster Fuller Walt Disney Man Ray Yves Klein Henry N ... Cobb I ...
... The men of the Academy expressed deep scepticism against the invention of a woman, and it took twelve years of testing, during which she had to fight among others the attempts ... Her invention was long used within the Swedish army ...
... Since these pioneering works, several guided-wave configurations based on the slot-waveguide concept have been proposed and demonstrated ... Relevant examples are the following In 2005, researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology proposed to use multiple slot regions in the same guided-wave structure (multi-slot waveguide) in order to increase the optical field in the low-refractive-index regions ...
... individuals, including de Mole, and one pair) relating to the invention of tanks, delivered its findings and recommendations on 27 November 1919 ... The Commission's Report announced that "in estimating the value of the invention of the Tanks for the purpose of recommendations, we have taken into account not merely the precise class of Tanks which went into action ... the Report continued, "we have not taken into account any special or exceptional inventions which may subsequently have been applied and have resulted in substantial extra utility" ...
Famous quotes containing the word invention:
“The real writer is one
who really writes. Talent
is an invention like phlogiston
after the fact of fire.
Work is its own cure. You have to
like it better than being loved.”
—Marge Piercy (b. 1936)
“A great man quotes bravely, and will not draw on his invention when his memory serves him with a word as good. What he quotes, he fills with his own voice and humour, and the whole cyclopedia of his table-talk is presently believed to be his own.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (18031882)
“Retirement requires the invention of a new hedonism, not a return to the hedonism of youth.”
—Mason Cooley (b. 1927)