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Inventors Association of St. Louis (IASL)
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St. Louis, MO   63141
Tel: 314-432-1291
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E-mail: President@inventorsconnection.org
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-- "The Lemelson Fellows Program supports projects that present creative approaches to the study of invention and innovation in American society."

--> Right here, we'll build your enthusiasm by telling you the good news: Where if you qualify, there will be thousands of dollars available - for training to be an inventor.

-- This opportunity became available annualy since 1994: - "The Lemelson Center Fellowship."

-- The Lemelson Fellows Program supports projects that present creative approaches to the study of invention and innovation in American society. These include, but are not limited to historical research and documentation projects, exhibitions, conferences, multimedia products, and educational initiatives for the fellow's home or other institution or in conjunction with the Lemelson Center.

-- The Center offers fellowships to scholars and professionals who are pre- or postdoctoral candidates or who have completed advanced professional training.

-- Fellowships are awarded for a maximum of ten weeks and carry a prorated stipend. Fellows are expected to reside in the Washington, D.C. area to participate in the Center's activities and to make presentations on their work to colleagues at the museum.

-- For the above indicated Fellowships, application materials available by contacting Maggie Dennis, Fellowship Coordinator at Lemelson Center, Rm 1016 -- National Museum of American History, Behring Center, Smithsonian Institution -- Washington, D.C. 20560-0604 -- Tel: 202-357-2096 -- Fax: 202-357-4517 -- E-mail: dennism@nmah.si.edu

-- "Lemelson Gives $4M for Social Innovation" --

-- "Facebook for scientists gets millions in funding, Seven Founding Schools Involved, Washington University in St. Louis mentioned."

-- " Create free Facebook pages for business - a Facebook design tool by Pagemodo" --

"A graduation ceremony is an event where the commencement speaker tells thousands of students dressed in identical caps and gowns that 'individuality' is the key to success." - Robert Purvis

-- "The 10 Most Inventive Universities in the U.S."

-- In 500 Billion Words, a New Window on Culture - NYTimes.com -- "Working with a version of the data set that included Hebrew and started in 1800, the researchers measured the endurance of fame, finding that written references to celebrities faded twice as quickly in the mid-20th century as they did in the early 19th. “In the future everyone will be famous for 7.5 minutes,” they write.

Looking at inventions, they found technological advances took, on average, 66 years to be adopted by the larger culture in the early 1800s and only 27 years between 1880 and 1920." --

-- Lemelson - University of Illinois - Urbana --

-- "Licensing Executives Society International" --

"..encourage inventive creativity in young people" -- The Center's mission is to document, interpret, and disseminate information about invention and innovation, to encourage inventive creativity in young people, and to foster an appreciation for the central role invention and innovation play in the history of the United States.

--> The Lemelson Center was established at the National Museum of American History in 1995 through a gift from Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson. Jerome Lemelson had more than 500 patents for a range of inventions relating to robotics and machine vision and to the VCR, camcorder, fax machine, and cordless telephone.

-- "Don't cut back on basic research. It's necessary to the future of this country." -- Jerome Lemelson, holder of 583 patents

-- Lemelson's History

-- "For Ronald Katz, Patent Litigation Pays Billions"

-- "Bar code patents thrown out | Tech News on ZDNet" --

-- "Design Patent Controversy" --

-- "The world's largest idea-spotting network, the Springspotter Network consists of more than 8,000 global business and marketing-savvy spotters, who recognize a new business idea when they come across one. ." --

-- "If You Have a Problem, Use Innocentive to Ask Everyone - NYTimes.com" --

-- " How to check a Web site - Tips, Reviews and Advice on All Things Digital - The Kim Komando Radio Show" --

-- "Can Your Business Afford To Lose Data?" --
-- "According to the National Archives and Records Administration in Washington D.C., 93 percent of companies that lost data for 10 days or more due to disaster filed for bankruptcy within one year. Half of all businesses without data management for this same time period filed for bankruptcy immediately. Data backup statistics are sobering:"

-- "FOXNews.com - Officials: Special Plastic Sleeves May Stop Identity Theft" --

-- "Ask The Inventors" --

-- "Linux Defenders" -- "Architected to eliminate poor quality patents and ensure that only high quality patents issue, the Linux Defenders program enables individuals and organizations to efficiently contribute.."

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-- -- Thought of the day --

-- “Some people succeed because they are destined to, but most people succeed because they are determined to.” ~ Author Unknown

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"Growing up is mandatory; growing old is optional." ------------------------------- > >
"Centenarians show it's never too late to tweet"
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-- "It definitely is a lesson to all of us that keeping your brain engaged by doing Twitter or going online, or whatever, is going to be helpful to living longer.

----------------------------------------------------------- Lessons in Life, By Regina Brett
-- To celebrate my growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me. I just turned 50, so I added a few more.
1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.
2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.
3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.
4. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
5. Pay off your credit cards every month.
6. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
7. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone.
8. It's OK to get angry with God. He can take it.
9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.
10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.
11. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.
12. It's OK to let your children see you cry.
13. Don't compare your life to others'. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it.
15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don't worry; God never blinks.
16. Life is too short for long pity parties. Get busy living, or get busy dying.
17. You can get through anything if you stay put in today.
18. A writer writes. If you want to be a writer, write.
19. It's never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else.
20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer.
21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special.
22. Over prepare, then go with the flow.
23. Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple.
24. The most important sex organ is the brain.
25. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words: "In five years, will this matter?"
27. Always choose life.
28. Forgive everyone, everything.
29. What other people think of you is none of your business.
30. Time heals almost everything. Give time, time.
31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
32. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.
33. Believe in miracles.
34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn't do.
35. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.
36. Growing old beats the alternative -- dying young.
37. Your children get only one childhood. Make it memorable.
38. Read the Psalms. They cover every human emotion.
39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.
40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd grab ours back.
41. Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.
42. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.
43. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.
44. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
45. The best is yet to come.
46. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
47. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.
48. If you don't ask, you don't get.
49. Yield.
50. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift.

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Anyone who has a sense of humor and believes that taking life too seriously is bad for your health.
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-- "Komando Downloads How to find free Wi-Fi" --

-- Text messages eclipsing phone calls.
"Text message usage doubled in 2008. The average subscriber sent 407 messages. But other research shows teens send 2,000 messages monthly. The average cell phone bill is $50."

-- "How the iPhone works" --

-- "Driven to Distraction - A High-Tech Nanny to Cut Off Cellphones" --

-- "Smallbiz Central: The Blame Game. Get Over it and Get on With Growing Your Business" -- By the way, the end of the song “High Hopes” says: All problems [are] just a toy balloon, they’ll be bursted soon. They’re just bound to go pop. Oops there goes another problem…..kerplop.

-- "The Tax Foundation - Where Are Cell Phone Taxes Lowest?" --

-- "Cellphone Payments Offer Alternative to Cash - NYTimes.com" --

-- "I don't say we ought to misbehave, but we should look as though we could." -- Oscar Wilde

-- "Spam-proof your inbox and cellular phone - Kim's Columns - Reviews and Advice on All Things Digital - The Kim Komando Radio Show" --

--- I Think you are the father of one of my kids.......
-- A guy goes to the supermarket and notices an attractive woman waving at him. She says, "Hello!" He's rather taken aback because he can't place where he knows her from. So he says, "Do you know me?" To which she replies, "I think you're the father of one of my kids?" -- Now his mind travels back to the only time he has ever been unfaithful to his wife and says, "My gosh, are you the stripper from my bachelor party that I made love to on the pool table with all my buddies watching while your partner whipped my butt with wet celery??" -- She looks into his eyes and says calmly, "No, I'm your son's teacher." --- And he flushes, sweats and stutters, "Are--are-are you sure?" {8-}

-- Speaking of s_ _stut_te _ ring --

A teacher is explaining biology to her 4th grade students.

"Human beings are the only animals that stutter", she says.

A little girl raises her hand. "I had a kitty-cat who stuttered", she volunteered.

The teacher, knowing how precious some of these stories could become, asked the girl to describe the incident.

"Well", she began, "I was in the back yard with my kitty and the Rottweiler who lives next door got a running start and before we knew it, he jumped over the fence into our yard!"

That must've been scary", said the teacher.

"It sure was", said the little girl. "My kitty went 'Fffff, Fffff, Fffff'...

And before he could say "Fff f*ck," the Rottweiler ate him!"

"Man...takes life head on and licks it..." --> A MUST READ --> "Toothbrush Beats Out PC, Car, Cell Phone as the Invention Most Americans Say They Cannot Live Without"-- "The Lemelson Foundation Articles of Interest

-- "What do Americans really want? TV and sex - - Today.msnbc.com" --

-- "US teens spend more time watching TV than on computer" --

-- "China to surpass U.S. Internet users - 10 percent of country’s 1.3 billion population currently online"

-- The number of Chinese citizens who use the Internet has grown. The official number of Internet users in China is now 450 million. Chinese officials say that's more than one-third of the country's population. --

-- "Internet hits major milestone, surpassing 1 billion monthly users" --

-- "In fact, our study showed that nearly half of all respondents get 'antsy' in about an hour if they can't check e-mail, social networking sites, or instant messaging."

-- "Studies show that drivers who talk on cellphones are four times more likely to be in a crash and drive just as erratically as people with an 0.08 percent blood-alcohol level. -- In one study cited by the highway safety agency, “drivers found it easier to drive drunk than to drive while using a phone, even when it was hands-free.” -- The New York Times

-- "Not all touchscreen phones created equal" --

-- "The Tax Foundation - Where Are Cell Phone Taxes Lowest?" --

-- "Americans love cell phones more than TV and landlines"

-- "The Inventors Phone Book" --

-- "Flowing Blood Could Power iPods, Cell Phones - Science News" --

-- "BBC NEWS | Science & Environment | Coatings that 'self-heal' in sun" --

-- "The Associated Press: World's poor drive growth in global cell phone use" --

-- "globeandmail.com: Researchers reveal iPhone cost"
--- --> Cell phone numbers have gone public !! --
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all cell phone numbers are now released to telemarketing companies and you will be open to receiving spam and phishing calls, unless you take action.
-- To prevent this, call the following number from your cell phone:
-->> 888-382-1222. <<--
-- It is the National DO NOT CALL list. It will only take a minute of your time It blocks your number for five (5) years. You must call from the cell phone number you want to have blocked. You cannot call from a different phone number.

Helpful Information:
If you don't already know about this, it looks like it would be useful when on the road.

Leave it to Google (http://www.google.com/) to come up with something like this!

Here's a number worth putting in your cell phone, or your home phone speed dial: 1-800-goog411 (1-800-466-4411). This is an awesome service from Google, and it's free -- great when you are on the road.

Don't waste your money on information calls and don't waste your time manually dialing the number. I'm driving along in my car and I need to call the golf course and I don't know the number. I hit the speed dial for information that I have programmed.

The voice at the other end says, "City & State." I say, " Garland , Texas ." He says, "Business, Name or Type of Service." I say, Firewheel Golf Course." He says, "Connecting" and Firewheel answers the phone. How great is that? This is nationwide and it is absolutely free!

Click on the link below and watch the short VIDEO clip for a quick demonstration.
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-- "My Way News - Cheap PC gadget for Internet calls selling well" --

-- "Save money on broadband, cable and phone service - Kim’s Columns – Reviews and Advice on All Things Digital - The Kim Komando Radio Show" --

-- "Technology Review: Wireless Power Harvesting for Cell Phones" --

-- "Yes, your goofy e-mail address says something about you" --

-- "MSN Yellowpages - Basic Search Page"

-- "Man either meets life as it happens, takes life head on and licks it, or turns his back on it and starts to whither away."
-- Gene Roddenberry

-- "My Way News - Poll: Technology connects students, brings stress" -- Despite the mix of promise and peril, technology draws mostly favorable reviews as a social tool. Eighty-five percent say social networking sites make them feel more connected to people, not less. And 54 percent say increased use of technology makes it easier to feel close to people, though a substantial 28 percent say it makes that tougher.

-- "Directory of Inventors Groups, Entrepreneurial Skills Article - Inc. Article" -- -- "Inc.com | 30 Under 30: America's Coolest Young Entrepreneurs"

-- "The web that time forgot - International Herald Tribune" --

-- "Apple Hints at Video Conferencing for Future iPhones" --

-- "Technology Review: Cell Phones to Go 3-D" --

-- "Try the best free apps for your iPhone or iPod Touch" --

-- "Technicism" -- How to turn your iPod into iPhone --

Make the most with the time you have. -- -- A man passing an orchard noticed a farmer with a herd of pigs gathered around his feet. The farmer was holding a pig up above his shoulder so it could bite off an apple. Then, he put the pig down and raised another, then another. The passerby shouted to the farmer: "Why don't you just shake the tree and let the apples fall on the ground? That would save a lot of time." The farmer responded, "What do pigs care about time?"

-- -- "If it weren't for the last minute, nothing would get done." - unknown

-- -- "Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which one to keep." -- Scott Adams

-- -- Fame is Fleeting: - "Art is long; time is short." -- Leonardo da Vinci could write with one hand and draw with the other at the same time. He invented the scissors - airplane - parachute - submachine gun - helicopter - submarine - giant super-crossbow - explosives - army tank - howitzer canon - portable bridges - covered scaling ladders

-- "Light and Optics: online meteorology guide" --

-- "New cyber heart model recalls da Vinci's sketches"

-- "Leonardo da Vinci - Chess Master" --

-- "A Beginner's Garden of Chess Openings" --


-- Thomas Aquinas said it: "Art is simply a right method of doing things. The test of the artist does not lie in the will with which he goes to work, but in the excellence of the work he produces." --

--> "Age of Majority is not always 18" --

-- We have always thought the age of majority (legal adulthood) in all 50 states was 18, but low-and-behold, in Alabama and Nebraska it's 19, and in Mississippi, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Colorado, it's
21 years of age. -- This will give one some pause. -- You can draw your own prurient conclusions whether crossing State lines will get you into trouble. :-x

-- "The Associated Press: Web-monitoring software gathers data on kid chats" --

-- "Advertising - Two-Thirds of Americans Object to Online Tracking, Study Says - NYTimes.com: --

-- "What My Mother Taught Me" -- "One day you're going to grow up and thank me."

-- "Universities bring video games into classrooms | Technology | Reuters" --

-- "Video game helps young cancer patients take meds" --

"Again, along comes the Lemelson-MIT Program to help you.." --> Also visit: "Academy of Applied Science (AAS)" -- The Academy is the place where youth science programs are administered... where innovative research is fostered... where inventors and inventive thinking are encouraged... where communication tools are provided to local, national and international audiences.
-- The Academy of Applied Science is the place that fuels the spark of genius.

-- "A new idea is delicate. It can be killed by a sneer or a yawn; it can be stabbed to death by a joke or worried to death by a frown on the right person's brow." -- Charles Brower

--> If you have been assiduously reading the information that the IASL has been providing, that: -->

-- 1. There is only one way for you do it, and that is by digging-in and doing it yourself, and maybe for you, this is the harder way? -- Now read how the Lemelson-MIT Program is coming to your rescue.

-- 2. After finding out this discouraging fact that -- on average, only about 2%, two out of one-hundred patantees will regain their initial patent costs; along comes the Lemeson-MIT Program to help get you ahead. -- "The Lemelson-MIT Awards for Invention and Innovation" --

-- 3. And - you probably thought that there is nobody to turn to in the neighborhood of where you live to honestly help you. -- Again, along comes the Lemelson-MIT Program to help you -- on-line.

-- "Success is a peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to do the best of which you are capable." - Coach John Wooden

-- -- The Lemelson-MIT Program for Invention and Innovation, whose mission is to inspire a new generation of American scientists, engineers, and entrepreneurs - can be logged-on by entering below: @ -->


-- "Market your business for free using social networking" -- "The best thing about social networking is that it's free. You aren't risking any money on using it to increase business. That means a trial-and-error approach isn't monetarily draining.

7 reasons not to mess with children A little girl was talking to her teacher about whales.

The teacher said it was physically impossible for a whale to swallow a human because even though it was a very large mammal its throat was very small.

The little girl stated that Jonah was swallowed by a whale.

Irritated, the teacher reiterated that a whale could not swallow a human; it was physically impossible.

The little girl said, "When I get to heaven I will ask Jonah".

The teacher asked, "What if Jonah went to hell?"

The little girl replied, "Then you ask him".

A Kindergarten teacher was observing her classroom of children while they were drawing. She would occasionally walk around to see each child's work.

As she got to one little girl who was working diligently, she asked what the drawing was.

The girl replied, "I'm drawing God."

The teacher paused and said, "But no one knows what God looks like."

Without missing a beat, or looking up from her drawing, the girl replied, "They will in a minute."

A Sunday school teacher was discussing the Ten Commandments with her five and six year olds.

After explaining the commandment to "honour" thy Father and thy Mother, she asked, "Is there a commandment that teaches us how to treat our brothers and sisters?"

Without missing a beat one little boy (the oldest of a family) answered, "Thou shall not kill."

One day a little girl was sitting and watching her mother do the dishes at the kitchen sink. She suddenly noticed that her mother had several strands of white hair sticking out in contrast on her brunette head.

She looked at her mother and inquisitively asked, "Why are some of your hairs white, Mom?"

Her mother replied, "Well, every time that you do something wrong and make me cry or unhappy, one of my hairs turns white."

The little girl thought about this revelation for a while and then said, "Momma, how come ALL of grandma's hairs are white?"

The children had all been photographed, and the teacher was trying to persuade them each to buy a copy of the group picture.

"Just think how nice it will be to look at it when you are all grown up and say, 'There's Jennifer, she's a lawyer,' or 'That's Michael, He's a doctor.'

A small voice at the back of the room rang out, "And there's the teacher, she's dead."

A teacher was giving a lesson on the circulation of the blood. Trying to make the matter clearer, she said, "Now, class, if I stood on my head, the blood, as you know, would run into it, and I would turn red in the face."

"Yes," the class said.

"Then why is it that while I am standing upright in the ordinary position the blood doesn't run into my feet?"

A little fellow shouted, "Cause your feet ain't empty."

The children were lined up in the cafeteria of a Catholic elementary school for lunch. At the head of the table was a large pile of apples. The nun made a note, and posted on the apple tray:

"Take only ONE . God is watching."

Moving further along the lunch line, at the other end of the table was a large pile of chocolate chip cookies.

A child had written a note, "Take all you want. God is watching the apples."