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The Evolution of the Telephone

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The Evolution of the Telephone

The Evolution of the Telephone

The year is 1876. Two men are working on developing what would become the world’s first telephone. Both are headed to the patent office, racing against the clock to be the first to register their invention. Elisha Gray is a …

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The Evolution of Cameras

The Evolution of Cameras

It wasn’t that long ago that having access to cameras was a luxury. Nowadays, anybody with a smartphone can take at least passible pictures with ease. But even when we still had to rely on Kodak to commemorate our vacations, …

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Invention Spotlight: Winter Wear

Invention Spotlight: Winter Wear

If you’re all bundled up and prepared to face the elements, thank an inventor. Modern winter wear is far evolved beyond what our predecessors wore (handmade bear hide coat, anyone?). It’s because of the innovations of a few that so …

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Inspiring Inventors and Inventions

Inspiring Inventors and Inventions

An invention is a two-way street. The person behind the invention is inspired to create something meaningful and useful, and we are inspired by their dedication and their stories. If you’re in need of a quick pick-me-up, here are the …

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Invention Spotlight: Holiday Inventions

Invention Spotlight: Holiday Inventions

The holidays are upon us, and that means breaking out the lights, meticulously wrapping presents and addressing endless greeting cards to our friends and family. Of course, these staples of spreading holiday cheer weren’t always around. From yule logs to …

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Evolution of Navigation Systems

Evolution of Navigation Systems

We don’t know about anyone else, but we (almost daily) thank the heavens for GPS. It may not cross your mind until you’re using it, but think about the kind of freedom that little app gives you. In the days …

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Common Misconceptions About Einstein

Common Misconceptions About Einstein

If you’re ever stuck in a particularly competitive game of Pictionary, it wouldn’t be hard to win a round if you drew his name. Though he was born in the 19th century, he’s one of those historical figures who continues …

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Invention Spotlight: S’mores

Invention Spotlight: S’mores

It’s the taste of summer sleepaway camps, synonymous with the sound of a crackling warm campfire and the roaring laughter of close friends and family. Heck, it’s so desirable you may have even made one in the microwave once or …

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Invention Spotlight: Fall Inventions

Invention Spotlight: Fall Inventions

Sipping on a cup of warm tea, feeling the cool wind softly brushing against your skin, hearing the crunch of freshly fallen leaves against your feet, and looking around to find that the world has been reshaped into bright tones …

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Eureka! 5 Accidental Inventions

Eureka! 5 Accidental Inventions

Something we’ve all heard growing up is that accidents happen. If the words are uttered by a parent, usually the accident deals with putting mud in something we shouldn’t have or gluing our fingers together.  And all accidents provide learning …

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