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Wright Flyer III Wright Flyer III
Dayton, OH
The 1905 Wright Flyer III, built by Wilbur (1867-1912) and Orville (1871-1948) Wright, was the world's first airplane capable of sustained, maneuverable flight. Similar in design…
Wyman-Gordon 50,000-ton Hydraulic Forging Press Wyman-Gordon 50,000-ton Hydraulic Forging Press
Worcester, MA
This hydraulic closed-die press, among the largest fabrication tools in the world, has had a profound influence in America's leading role in commercial aircraft, military aircraft…
Xerography Xerography
Columbus, OH
The convenient dry-copying process for printed pages is among the truly revolutionary inventions of the century. In 1937 Chester Carlson, a New York patent attorney, developed the…
Zhaozhou (or Anji) Bridge Zhaozhou (or Anji) Bridge
Zhaoxian, Hebei
Ancient Chinese literature refers to the Zhaozhou Bridge as a "crescent moon rising from the clouds" or a "rainbow in the sky."  Throughout its history, it has been known as the…
Tunnel Zion Mt. Carmel Tunnel and Highway
Hurricane, UT
With the dawn of the automobile age at the beginning of the Twentieth Century, the entire nation started to demand better roads. In the 1910s, motorists and businessmen in Utah…
Zuiderzee Enclosure Dam Zuiderzee Enclosure Dam
Zaandam, North Holland
The first Zuiderzee Enclosure Dam ran from North Holland to the island of Wieringen, successfully barring the sea for over 50 years and protecting a large area north of Amsterdam…

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