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Inventions

How Volvo Inventor Nils Bohlin Made Cars Safer For Ever...

July 24, 2019

Safe, not sexy -- that's been the Volvo way. The Swedish car manufacturer can claim a life-saving invention in the three-point seat belt, developed by a Volv...

How VHS Tapes Invented On-Demand Everything

February 17, 2019

August 30, 1983 -- models pose with VHS releases from Embassy Home Video Entertainment, touting a promotion via the UK's Sun newspaper. (Photo by Russell McPhedran/Fairfax Med...

Benihana Founder Rocky Aoki: From Wrestler To Restaurat...

November 29, 2016

Benihana founder Rocky Aoki was a larger-than-life character who built an immense restaurant empire and lived an even more interesting life. Hiroaki "Rock...

First Video Game? Try Spacewar!, Which Beat Pong By A D...

November 29, 2016

Everybody knows that Pong was the first video game, right? Spacewar! seems to have had it beat, though -- by about a decade. Pong, which resembles ping-pong,...

The Most Influential Inventions Of The 1960s and 1970s

November 29, 2016

One of the cool things about technology is to see the impact it has on people and how they interact with each other. Sometimes the things you used everyday growing u...