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Winter 2009

Volume 23, Issue 4


Since our nation’s founding, politicians have debated how far the federal government should go in supporting large infrastructure projects
German gunsmiths in Colonial America invented a gun that changed the course of history
Henry Ford’s innovative design suited the nation to a T

Eighty years ago, a brilliant French inventor stakes—and lost—his considerable fortune on developing ocean thermal energy, but his dream of harnessing unlimited energy from the sea still lives today

You could owe your life to a handful of scientists who are battling one of the greatest dangers in aviation—the accumulation of small amounts of ice on aircraft

Object Lessons

The invention of the intermodal shipping container revolutionized the international transportation of goods


Editor’s Letter

Object Lessons

Patents: A Man of Considerable Mechanical Genius

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