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Saturday, April 17, 2021 - 00:00

Did Bell steal the most valuable patent ever issued, or were the two inventors on different tracks?

Tuesday, February 09, 2021 - 00:00

Perseverance may be NASA's most sophisticated rover yet, but it's only the latest episode in a long history of innovation and experimentation on the Red Planet. 

Tuesday, February 09, 2021 - 00:00

Dubbed the Gossamer Albatross, Paul MacCready's engineering marvel revolutionized aeronautics when it became the first human-powered aircraft to cross the English Channel. 

Tuesday, February 02, 2021 - 00:00

Vintage NASA photography has never been more popular. But, unlike the missions they depict, authentication of these prints is not an exact science.

Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 00:00

A veteran editor discovered CBS VideoTape # 1  the oldest entertainment videotape in existence  when looking for a recording of the legendary Edsel Show.

Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 00:00
Friday, November 13, 2020 - 00:00

The competition was intense, and the victor turned out to be a small, virtually unknown firm. The results changed entertainment forever.

Thursday, October 08, 2020 - 00:00

The hunt for a rare sundial by an obscure inventor helps highlight what makes these ancient timepieces so timelessly engrossing 

Monday, October 05, 2020 - 00:00

By venturing directly into the eyes of hurricanes, dare-devil meteorologists have made tracking and forecasting nature’s deadliest storms much easier.

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 00:00

REGINALD FESSENDEN BROUGHT VOICE TO THE AIRWAVES—ONLY TO LOSE CONTROL OF HIS INVENTION

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