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How It Works: 3D Printers

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How It Works: 3D Printers

How It Works: 3D Printers

3D printers are creating our future. You can make anything from small plastic toys to concrete homes and single printers have begun to replace traditional factory production lines. They can even create moving parts like wheels, chains, and gears. The …

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The Vision – Paving a Path for Sustainability

The Vision – Paving a Path for Sustainability

Every vehicle owner knows that if you own a car, you’re going to end up forking over some money here and there to get it repaired or serviced. You will eventually need to replace the battery, tires, windshield wipers, oil, …

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Leading a Sustainable Charge

Leading a Sustainable Charge

The hum of a chainsaw echoes in the distance while the rumble of trees crashing to the ground drown out the high-pitched “beep, beep, beep” of a truck backing up, ready to carry its next load to the lumber mill. …

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Meet Tony, Tour Guide Extraordinaire

Meet Tony, Tour Guide Extraordinaire

In part two of our two-part series, get to know our tour guide Tony.

Hometown: Pittsburgh

Current City: I grew up in, and still live in, Penn Hills

College/Major: Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Communications Media major, with a minor in …

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Meet Madie, Tour Guide Extraordinaire

Meet Madie, Tour Guide Extraordinaire

If you’ve been on an Inventionland tour recently, you’ve most likely met Madie. She leads the tours, gives fascinating facts about the sets, and always greets our guests with a smile on her face.  But who IS Madie? We asked …

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Manufacturing: From Past to Present

Manufacturing: From Past to Present

We don’t think a lot about where our things come from. We simply use our toothbrush or our computer or coffee mugs, rarely giving them a second thought.  Nor do most of us consider that hours and hours of work …

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The Louvre: A Journey Through Time

The Louvre: A Journey Through Time

There are certain places in this world where you simply feel history around you. Cobblestone roads, ancient architecture, old artwork, the smell of dust in the air – it’s almost like you’ve been transported back in time. One such place …

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Building the Pyramids of Giza

Building the Pyramids of Giza

It’s hard not to compare yourself to those who inspire you. In a world where it feels like everything has been done before, it’s difficult not to look back at the some of ‘The Greats’ with idolization. But, upon closer …

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2018 Day of Innovation

Inventionland is no stranger to hosting events inside our creative environment. This past month, our education division, Inventionland Institute, hosted their annual “Day of Innovation” where educators from across the state came to participate in a day of workshops, highlighting …

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A Colorful World

A Colorful World

We read newspapers, books, and magazines on a daily basis. We display pictures on our refrigerators, take notes in our notebooks, and even sketch out the occasional doodle on the side of our papers. We buy products made using ink, …

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