MAKING THE WORLD WORK BETTER

Making the World Work Better: Ideas that Shaped a Century and a Company,” by Maney, Hamm, and O’Brien; $30 from IBMPressBooks.com.

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THE NUMBERS REPORT

According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, 5.1 billion people have a cell phone but only 4.2 billion people have a toothbrush. We have a modest proposal:

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GOT A GOOD IDEA?

Kickstarter.com started out as a way to bring patrons together with struggling artists. Now they’ve branched out to technology, theater, food, fashion and comics. We just became technology patrons by spending $5 to back an unmanned, unsinkable robotic sailboat that can clean oil spills.

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INTERNUTS AND BOLTS

Makezine.com has instructions on how to make anything from beach chairs to tiny flying insects.

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