Hedy Lamarr and Frequency Hopping

Hedy Lamarr and Frequency Hopping

Sometimes, an invention is invented because someone makes an imaginative leap from one thing to another. That can be why a regular person comes up with a clever new innovation that the experts didn’t see—the expert is focused on their one area of expertise, that they...
Sarah Goode, Black Inventor of the Cabinet Bed

Sarah Goode, Black Inventor of the Cabinet Bed

Sarah E. Goode (1855-1905) was the first African American woman to be awarded a U.S. Patent, for a cabinet bed, which would fold up during the day “so as to occupy less space, and made generally to resemble some article of furniture when so folded.” Her patent was...
Marjorie Joyner and the Permanent Wave Machine

Marjorie Joyner and the Permanent Wave Machine

Not every invention is a brand new idea, out of the blue. Many inventions are an improvement on an older idea. People made toast before there were toasters, for example, but once we had electricity, we could use electricity to make toast, instead of risking burning...
Women Inventors Placemat!

Women Inventors Placemat!

Have we mentioned the placemat is here? It’s here! One day at breakfast, over a year ago, my daughter looked up from her Inventors of the World placemat asked sadly, “Why is there only one woman on this?” I said “There are more than that! I have a whole book of...

Navajo Teen Inventor Has Solar Heating Solution!

The Being Bold podcast is in its season on Inventors, so this UpliftConnect.com writes: “High school senior student, Kelly Charley is developing a solar heater for the thousands of homes in the Navajo Nation that don’t have access to electricity. Many people,...