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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.

Latest episodes

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An innovation for floating down a river on a hammock; shoes that grow along with a child's foot; wind-driven sculptures called Strandbeests; how electricity moved from the lab to the home.
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An inexpensive artificial arm invented by a teen; a mouthpiece that is an automatic toothbrush; a mechanical snake that seeks out water pollution; a machine based on early computer theories.
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A cat backpack; the inventor of the Segway; the history of pressed glass.
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An organization that encourages young women to learn computer coding; a paper airplane drone; designers Charles and Ray Eames teach math through design; a glove helps the disabled.
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The best of the first 100 shows; the wolves of Yellowstone; an app to help those being bullied in school; a man flies with wings on his back; the story of Rosa Parks.
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The amazing designs of magnetic liquid; an app that detects head injuries; a drone that plants forests; the history of the lathe.
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The rocket scientist who invented the Super Soaker squirt gun; a delivery robot; a light that uses gravity as power; the historic race between Ford and Ferrari.
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An underwater trash can cleans up harbors; a spray-on touchscreen; a concrete cloth that can build rock-hard homes; the history of roadside lodging.
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A woman uses tea to keep food from spoiling; a social worker invents a phone-charging purse; a scientist takes a balloon into the stratosphere; a new take on the age-old butter churner.
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Wrist bands that relieve stress; a chair that makes you sit up straight; a personal air monitor; the history of clocks.
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A new way to keep food fresh; a self-cleaning gym bag; a new way to travel with wheels on your feet; a designer changes the world's taste.
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A grill that cooks using heat from the sun; a sponge that can soak up ocean oil spills; a scuba diving tank that can be pumped by hand; a car innovator who failed but changed the industry.
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Tunnels of sound with directional speakers; how silver thread has put an end to smelly clothes; the first modern copying machine; an innovative manual clothes washer.
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An underwater drone brings bait to fish; the inventor of 3D printing; updates on past innovators; how railroad signals changed train traffic.
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The latest innovations from the United Kingdom; an inland surfing park; hair coloring that changes with wind and temperature; earbuds that translate foreign languages in real time; Edison's delivery room for the technology boom.
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The Bat bed-and-breakfast keeps bugs at bay; a wristband that protects electrical workers from danger; a historic balloon reaches the stratosphere; a kinder, gentler horseshoe.
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A cargo carrier that follows its owner; a device that allows doctors to examine people from the other side of the world; a new spin on the butter churner; the car industry's move to muscle cars.
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A hands-free crutch for leg injuries; the latest inventions for pregnancy and babies; how to smell the world with your phone; the reading book that taught our ancestors.
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Floating hammocks; a fingerprint padlock; the female pioneers of the sky; an eyesight-saving smartphone app.
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The art of folding pop-up greeting cards; the inventor of shoes that grow along with the child's foot; tents take to the trees; how electricity first moved from the lab to the home.
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A folding kayak; a British inventor changing hair color with the wind; how Thomas Edison inadvertently invented the tattoo pen; the mesmerizing movements of the Strandbeest.

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