Thomas Edison's lengthy to-do list called for phonographic clocks and…

Thomas Edison may not be everyone's favorite inventor, but it's hard to argue that he wasn't always working, trying to figure out what the next engineering innovations would be. These excerpts from a 1888 to-do list offer some insight into Edison's ideas for the next big thing. » 6/03/12 10:15am 6/03/12 10:15am

100-Year-Old Inventor of the Taser Goes to Space, Makes Movie

The Tom Swift adventure novels have been optioned by former Nickelodeon executive Albie Hecht for a new Web, TV and film franchise. Tom Swift has been zooming around the universe and building retro-gadgets in nearly 100 books for roughly a century. What's taken Hollywood so long to pay attention? » 11/27/07 2:00pm 11/27/07 2:00pm