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We're a long way from being able to predict temblors, but what if we had even a few moments of warning before the shaking started?
Inventors have been trying to find a way to silence ads since way before Spotify, Pandora and Grooveshark
The vision of post-war air travel isn't all that different from what well-heeled fliers can get today, but what a long, strange trip it's been.
One mine in 1919 South Africa had a foolproof way to see whether its miners were smuggling out raw diamonds: it gave them a radiation-laden scan at the end of every shift.
Steam-powered cars may sound like a shout-out to the early 1900s, but in 1970s California the idea was building up a real head of, umm, steam.
The traffic safety department is trying to get the nation used to today's silent cars. Something similar happened at the beginning of the 20th century.
How a salt-of-the-Earth Midwest manufacturer learned to butter up customers and see its sales explode.
Bunny needles, puppy spoons, squirrel otoscopes. Here are some great, well-meaning ways to make children fear doctors AND cute fuzzy animals.
Ride-sharing took off in Los Angeles at the beginning of the 20th century, but it couldn't beat City Hall.
Before viewing the retail experience became the province of TVs and tablets, if you wanted to see possible presents dancing around you had to head to the windows of downtown department stores.