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Letter From Aviation History - November 2009

Published: September 02, 2009 at 1:04 pm
The November 2009 Aviation History Letter From Aviation History laments the current state of U.S. space exploration and commends designer Burt Rutan for inaugurating a new era of privately sponsored suborbital trips.

So Long, Pontiac

Jamie Kitman | Published: July 29, 2009 at 12:16 pm
General Motors pulls the plug on Pontiac, the original American muscle car.

Green Ben - Benjamin Franklin and Ecosystems

Steven Johnson | Published: June 04, 2009 at 3:25 pm
Benjamin Franklin was the first to recognize that man and the environment depended on each other for survival.

The Fens: England Below Sea Level

Jim Hargan | Published: April 05, 2007 at 4:29 pm
England's Fens, like the Louisiana Delta, formed over the last 10 millennia as rivers dumped sediment onto a sinking plain, forming wide marshes and creating a unique landscape and lifestyle.

Isambard Kingdom Brunel: British Engineer

Published: June 12, 2006 at 8:17 pm
British industry could fuel the British empire when engineers like Isambard Brunel connected the modern world.

Roger Bacon

Published: June 12, 2006 at 8:15 pm
A scholar-monk who envisioned an Academy of Science, Roger Bacon's ideas were far ahead of his time and ran counter to the Church's doctrine.By Dianna L. Dodson

Benjamin Franklin: America's Inventor

Published: June 12, 2006 at 8:13 pm
Born 300 years ago, Benjamin Franklin remains perhaps the most inquisitive, creative and prodigious inventor, innovator and thinker ever born on American soil. But which of Franklin's many 'inventions' was actually his most important? A scientist offers a somewhat surprising answer.

John Logie Baird: Forgotten Pioneer of Television

Published: June 12, 2006 at 8:08 pm
John Logie Baird was one of several inventors in Europe and the U.S. in a neck-and-neck race to claim the title of 'first' to develop the technology to transmit and receive moving pictures, television.

Edmund Halley: Scientific Giant

Published: June 12, 2006 at 7:59 pm
Edmund Halley, best known for his 17th century prediction of the 76-year frequency of the cosmos' most famous comet, made scientific contributions far beyond astronomy.

Isambard Kingdom Brunel's Atmospheric Railway

Published: June 12, 2006 at 7:59 pm
Take a ride on Isambard Kingdom Brunel's short-lived Atmospheric Railway and learn why it failed.

Isambard Kingdom Brunel and the Great Western Railway

Published: June 12, 2006 at 7:59 pm
Isambard Brunel's railway was among his greatest engineering successes and established him as one of Victorian Britain's brightest lights--one that continue to shine and inspire today.
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