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Best Inventions of 2021

December 17, 2021

Every year, TIME for Kids highlights inventions that are making the world a better place and a bit more fun. Before adding an invention to the list, we ask ourselves a few questions. How original is the idea? What will…

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Best Inventions of 2020

December 17, 2020

Inventions have the power to help people. They can improve the way we work, play, and live. Each year, TIME for Kids picks the best new inventions. This year, we let Gitanjali Rao take the lead. Gitanjali, 15, is an…

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Robots at Work

September 6, 2019

Alex Vardakostas is the co-owner of a burger restaurant. It’s called Creator. But Vardakostas doesn’t flip burgers. Neither do his employees. At Creator, burgers are made by a robot. Vardakostas invented the machine. It grinds meat, cuts vegetables, and…

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Ready For Class

September 6, 2019

AV1 is a classroom robot. It was built to help students who are sick. The robot takes a student’s place in class. Users control it with a smartphone. Makayla Nunn is a student in the United Kingdom. She uses…

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Best Inventions of 2018

February 11, 2019

Inventions have the power to help people. They change the way we live, work, and play. Each year, TIME magazine picks the year’s best inventions. Here are six that TFK thinks will improve the world. Read on to learn about…

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Famous Inventions

February 11, 2019

A patent is a legal document. It stops people from copying an inventor’s idea. The U.S. began giving out patents in 1790. Here are a few inventions that have received patents. Cotton Gin ELI WHITNEY got a patent for the…

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The Glow of the Future

March 9, 2018

Picture a glowing world. Light-up trees line city streets. Glowing plants replace table lamps. This may seem like science fiction. But it could happen. A company called GLOWEE is looking to glowing creatures for new ideas. Glowee grows tiny, bright…

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Best Inventions of 2017

February 5, 2018

Inventions can change the world. Some are made for work. Others are just for fun. Some help people and the planet. Every year, TIME magazine picks 25 of its favorite new inventions. Here, TFK looks at six. These inventions make…

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Bodybuilding

November 30, 2017

Jake Hubbard is a farmer. He lost his left hand in an accident. Students at Rochelle Middle School, in Illinois, wanted to help him. They created a prosthetic hand for Hubbard. They made it with a 3D printer. Hubbard…

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The High-Tech Classroom

August 25, 2017

Imagine flying through space in a rocket. When you land, you hop right onto the moon. With virtual reality (VR), students don’t need to imagine it. They can experience it. They don’t even have to leave their classroom. Many…

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