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No. 170: Israel’s flicks, an invention demo and inside the Tunnel of Fudge

It’s Monday out there: A great start to the week everybody and welcome new readers John, Paul, Christian, Chris and Justin. Great to have you on board. Collectively, don’t forget to send tips, story ideas, criticisms and corrections to editor@innovateli.com. Today is Nov. 14, on which the bundt pan was invented in 1950. It didn’t really take off until 1966, when Houston housewife Ella Helfrich placed second in the Pillsbury Bake-Off with a cake called…


No. 169: ThermoLift impresses, Moustache hits the streets and call him Dr. Dolan

Yes. It’s Friday: A great end to the week, everybody. It’s Nov. 4, on which Gatling patented his gun, Abe and Mary hitched and Carter uncovered Tut. It’s also National Jersey Day. (The shirt, not the state.) Yikes: The Karate Kid turns 55. TOP O’ THE SITE Rockin’ Wellness, the Hauppauge health drink maker, is still marching to its own drummer. (But what a beat.) The Feds are pumping cash into Global NY, the state’s…


No. 168: New startups, IDP moves and six seconds in paradise

It’s Monday out there: A great start to the week, everybody, and welcome new readers Gil, Vincent, John and Elizabeth. And welcome back Hubert. Happy to have you all aboard. It’s Oct. 31, on which Doyle first published Holmes, Brooklyn ended streetcar service and Dunlop patented the pneumatic tire. No, wait. Tyre. It’s also Halloween, in honor of which: The 100 greatest horror flicks of all time. (“The Omen” should be higher.) Plus: The 20…


No. 167: Susie goes live, pharma dips and a night with the Bergmans

TG it’s F: A great end o’ the week, everybody. It’s Oct. 28, on which Columbus stumbled upon Cuba, Harvard launched in Cambridge and R.H. Macy opened on 6th Avenue. First day receipts: $11.06. (At Macy’s. Harvard probably did better.) Happy birthday Bill Gates and Julia Roberts. Oh, and Airlene Evans, the first baby born on an airplane. (Miami, 1929. It was a little Fokker. The plane.) Don’t forget to take part in AVZ’s annual…


No. 166: Catell rising, Zone 52 and how’s your emotional health?

It’s Monday out there: A great start to the week, everybody. “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” first hit the charts on this date in 1908, which was the last year the Chicago Cubs won the World Series. The song wasn’t performed at a baseball game until 1934. Happy birthday John Durso and Kevin Dahill. But first, this: A French friend of mine, Regis, likes to light his charcoal grill with an electric heat gun,…


No. 165: 23 years of opinion, 17 top-earning schools and 84 Clinton castoffs

TG it’s F: A great end to the week, everybody. Did we mention it’s National Feral Hog Month? The fourth and final presidential debate between John Kennedy and Richard Nixon aired live from NYC on this day in 1960. (No video, but the transcript captures a much more polite America.) Don’t forget to send your story ideas, news tips, calendar and people items, carps, comments and corrections to editor@innovateli.com. It’s time again: The 23rd running of…


No 164: Nano-assembly, the Great Beer Flood and way to go Shan Lin

A great start to the week everybody. Join us in a hearty, new reader shout-out to Tal, Nick, Ben, Darla and Erez. Happy to have you all aboard. Remember to send your story ideas, news tips, calendar and people items, carps, comments and corrections to editor@innovateli.com. It’s Oct. 17, on which the New York World’s Fair closed in 1965. But not before Disney premiered the It’s A Small World attraction, with dolls designed by Valley…


No. 162: Secret knocks, video specs and please don’t miss Oystober Fest

It’s Monday again: A great start to the week, everybody, and welcome new readers Vincent, Nicholas, Tiffany, Ray and Saul. Good to have you aboard. Don’t forget to send us news tips, story ideas, releases, promotions, criticisms and corrections to editor@innovateli.com. It’s Sept. 26: “The Beverly Hillbillies,” “Gilligan’s Island” and “The Brady Bunch” premiered on this day in 1962, 1964 and 1969. Which lasted longest? (Answer below.) Up there: Bill Greiner is 92 today. Maybe 93….


No. 161: ThermoLifting, a research paradox and Lindsay earns her chops

It’s Monday out there: Chelsea’s on lockdown, summer’s ending and Yellen & Co. will ponder a rate hike. Oh, and the UN is in town. Could be a bumpy week, kids. Before you buckle up, give a warm Innovate welcome to new readers Traci, Alexandria, Jennifer and Joseph. Happy birthday, David Ratner. The science behind pressure cooker IEDs: The cooker pressurizes the rapidly expanding gases of the detonation, making the ultimate rupture significantly more violent….


Cablevision CEO James Dolan

No. 160: Wages up, Jim Dolan doubles down and a Brooklyn bacon blowout

TG it’s F: A happy Friday, everybody. It’s National POW-MIA Recognition Day. Take a moment to salute the 83,000 American service members still unaccounted for. Previously: The first working photocopier, the Xerox 914, was unveiled on live TV on this day in 1959. (In NYC, natch.) Happy birthday, Jeanne Fontana. But first, this: American household income jumped by more than 5 percent in 2015, the Census Bureau reported this week, the biggest annual increase since…


No. 159: Jack Kilby, engineering jobs and the LISAs at 20

It’s Monday out there: A great start to the week, everybody, and welcome new readers Linda, Keith, Kathleen, Ari and Lizbeth. Happy to have you aboard. Collectively, don’t forget to send tips, story ideas, news releases, promotions, comments and corrections to editor@innovateli.com. Previously, on Sept. 12: Hungarian scientist Leó Szilárd, waiting at a pedestrian crossing light in London in 1933, conceived the idea of nuclear chain reactions, paving the way for the Manhattan Project. (Must’ve been a long light.)…


No. 158: Rising pay, fewer eats and a new role for Newman

TG it’s F: A happy ending to a short but busy week everybody, and thanks for nothing Hermine. Sincerely. On this day previously: Japanese pilot Nobuo Fujita dropped two incendiary bombs near Brookings, Ore. in 1942, hoping to start a forest fire. He didn’t. Fujita was invited back 20 years later to serve as grand marshal of the town’s Azalea Festival. One of the bombs is still missing. Behind the headlines: Vox has everything Gary Johnson should have…


No. 157: Handy Census data, Taubin rising and guess who’s not an Eagle scout

TGILDW: A great long and safe Labor Day weekend, everybody. The Innovate staff is also taking time out to honor the American worker, so no Monday newsletter. (There will be barbecue, however.) Today is Sept. 2, on which JRR Tolkien and Bob Denver passed, Walter Cronkite’s broadcast was expanded to 30 minutes and Arthur Eldred was named the first Eagle Scout. Quick quiz: Which of the following was not an Eagle Scout? Shock-doc filmmaker Michael…


No. 156: Pharma jobs, exploring the planet and 10 tips on finding talent

TG it’s F: A happy Friday, everybody. Charles Thurber received a patent on this day for a typewriter designed for “the blind and the nervous.” Also, in no special order, U.S. women received the right to vote, Michelangelo was commissioned to carve the Pietà and John Fitch began operating the first commercial steamboat. (Not successfully, because traveling over land by wagon was quicker.) It’s National Webmistress Day. Hug one if your HR rules allow it….


No. 155: Masucci rocks, Boltivate locks and the hippiest place in NY

Monday, Monday: A great start to the week everybody and a shout-out to new readers Lauri, Donna, Kim, Lee, Robert and Diane. Happy to have you aboard. The Beatles arrived in NYC on this day in 1966 for what would be their last concert tour. A previous stop in the Philippines had gone badly after the band inadvertently dissed first lady Imelda Marcos by skipping a lunch invite. “If we go back,” John Lennon said…