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Back in 1979, with sequels in 1994 and 1995, there was a wonderful TV series presented by James Burke called “Connections” that led viewers on a path to show how interconnected everything is in surprising ways. The show’s focus was on the history of science and invention. Each show started som
After graduating from college, I went to work for the DuPont Company at the Chambers Works, a plant built to make dyes following Germany’s embargo of those materials in World War I. If you have ever driven over the Delaware Memorial Bridge heading into New Jersey, then you’ve seen the Chambers Wo
An incredibly controversial, but immeasurably important Election Day is looming for us here in the U.S. Appropriately, within the last couple weeks, I happened to unpack a Ballot-Box patent model (below). This patent was granted to Willis L. Barnes, of Charlestown, Indiana, on October 15, 1878.
Do you yearn for the days when you could watch your snapshot appear magically before you, only moments after the exposure? Do you still have a Polaroid camera collecting dust? If so, you may be interested to learn about the Impossible Project.