Animated Invention Stories The path to invention is not a straight forward one. Watch animated videos that explore the many facets of invention including: serendipity, failure, inspiration and courage.
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How Moldy Hay And Sick Cows Led To A Lifesaving Drug

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Stanford bioengineering professor Manu Prakash looked to a children's toy to create a hand-powered centrifuge for processing blood tests. Kurt Hickman /Stanford University hide caption

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Children's Whirligig Toy Inspires a Low-Cost Laboratory Test

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