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Tag Archives: inventing
Unlike other groups that I’ve written about (Beautiful Inventors, Political Inventors, Criminal Inventors and Movie Inventors), science fiction authors are known for their interest in technology. You would think, then, that a lot of them would have made real-life contributions, … Continue reading
In What Are the Most Inventive Countries, States, and Cities, I described how the inventors listed on US patents granted in 2014 were distributed geographically. The data came from Google XML files here, with a pile of Perl post-processing. Let’s … Continue reading
That is, in what places do the most inventors live? Let’s define an inventor as someone who gets their name on a patent. Let’s restrict it further to names on US patents, since the US system is much the largest … Continue reading
So the “Breaking Bad” TV series has ended, and with it the career of the chemist and criminal mastermind Walter White. It was nice in a macabre way to see a technical person portrayed as dangerous and alluring, rather than … Continue reading
There’s a great deal of talk in the political world these days about improving STEM education – Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. I’m not sure how Technology is different from Engineering, but it does improve the acronym. The US apparently … Continue reading