Browsing: Inventions

A Brief History On January 20, 2020, we take a meandering mid-winter look at some of those things you seldom if ever encounter anymore, things that were once commonplace and even in their time of cutting edge technology.  We might even throw in a phrase or word that has become passé.  We are not saying these things have totally disappeared, just so greatly diminished that seeing or hearing one is an oddity. (See our previous articles on this subject, including:  “Things That Did Not Exist (Or Were Different) on July 1, 1957,” “May 16, 1960: 10 More Things That did…

A Brief History As 2019 concludes, we have to ask, “Are you tired of dealing with unpredictable energy bills?” Controlling your energy costs is the most intelligent way to deal with this predicament. You ought to control the cooling and heating within your premises. If you are tired of changing the manual setting, its time to upgrade to a smart thermostat. Below are some of the surprising benefits of smart thermostats that you ought to know. Digging Deeper Saves energy Did you know that you can spend almost half of your annual energy bills on cooling and heating your home?…

A Brief History As a new year approaches, the thought of introducing robots into our homes raises many questions and it can be difficult to navigate the ever changing technological landscape. A handful of robots are already on the market that have made their way into the households. The most common household robots are smart speakers and robot vacuums, however, other robots such as automatic pool chemical systems, robot lawn mowers, sex robots, and robot kitchens are being welcomed into households as well. Here we are going over some of the most commonly asked questions about smart home technology. Digging…

A Brief History Since their invention by Canadian George Klein to assist injured veterans after after World War II, electric wheelchairs revolutionized the world of mobility devices by offering users more independence and options with flexibility and travel. Manual wheelchairs have certain limitations due to which people with chronic ailments or in old age struggle with them. Their weak upper body and lack of fitness do not allow them to move around in those self-propelled wheelchairs with ease. They feel dependent and as a result, exhibit low self-esteem, which ultimately isolates them from society; however, a portable folding wheelchair removes…

A Brief History On December 21, 1970, one of the great naval fighter jets made its debut flight when an F-14 Tomcat first took to the air.  The US Navy had been considering a long range fleet defense fighter since the 1950’s, and had considered the Air Force General Dynamics F-111 swing wing fighter/bomber as a candidate, but problems trying to adapt that airplane for aircraft carrier use mandated a different plan.  The results gave us one of the greatest fighter planes, land or sea, ever made. Digging Deeper Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation had a great history with the US…

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