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Mo Rocca of "CBS News Sunday Morning" hosts this series that celebrates inventors, including historic pioneers and forward-looking visionaries of the present. Each week, the story behind a really great invention plays out, including the passion, price and perseverance behind the items. Featured segments include "What If It Never Happened," "The Innovation by Accident" and a focus on "junior geniuses," who are contributing to the ever-changing face of technology.

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A jet ski that is also a submarine; a dog toy that's a blast; how radio signals enabled flying at night; using drones to building rope bridges.
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A lightbulb that levitates; technology for taking care of cats and dogs; the petrol pumps that fueled the world; advice from inventors.
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Fast ground travel in the future; a smartphone game to aid your abs; a camera checks for sun damage.
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Inflatable fish that swim through the air; hydrogel bandage; trees that turn wind into electricity; the first portable radio.
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The movie magic behind animal actors; a computerized gardener; more efficient means of collecting water in Africa; how Airmail affected communication.
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The company turning a wall into a video waterfall; the inventions that have sprung from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory; the bike that people walk on; alternative engines for cars.
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How to un-shrink sweaters; husband and wife designers who changed the world; the digital way to listen to the heart.
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Protecting the skies from unwanted drones; the business of fonts; trans-Atlantic cables; a phone case that protects against the roaming fingers of children.
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A surfboard that doesn't need waves; a robotic football tackle dummy that prevents injuries; a no-harm spider catcher; the schoolgirl who made aviation history.
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A camera that can hover in front of your face; the inventive business of type fonts; an alarm clock rug; a TV and weather mapping pioneer.
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A jet ski that is also a submarine; a bike lock that could end theft; the historic land-speed record-holding car; bendable glass.
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New technology helps keep people safe from tornadoes; smart cooking pans; the first music synthesizer; a battery that can last forever.
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Glasses allow the Colorblind to see color; a computerized farmer for gardens; a device eliminates the sound of snoring; how ribbons of glass illuminated history.
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Wristbands that light up concerts; turning cornstalks into clean-burning coal; highlights of great innovations; a man who helped light the world.
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Wheelchairs for animals; drone racing; seed security deposit box; museum piece quilts.
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The movie magic behind animal actors; the device that sees through walls; tortilla toaster; when waterwheels powered the world.
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The TV pitch man behind the invention of the Pocket Fisherman; a device can find people buried in rubble after an earthquake; measuring rooms with your cellphone; airmail.
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A man runs a business that cooks fresh food for pets; concrete that conducts electricity to keep it snow and ice free; Henry Ford's Quadricycle; a healthier water bottle.
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Drones search for sharks to keep beaches safe; a device that relieves pain without medicine; a new way to collect water in Africa; famous patent battles.
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A dog toy inventor; the woman behind many of today's inventions for the home; a tonsil-lighting tongue depressor.
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Rebreathing air under water; massage chairs; saving spiders; the history of carousels.

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