[sotd] Inventing Modern America [June 22, 2011]
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- Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2011 11:42:15 -0300
Site of the Day for Wednesday, June 22, 2011 Inventing Modern America: From the Microwave to the Mouse Today's site, an exhibit based on a publication from the Lemelson-MIT [Massachusetts Institute of Technology] Program, offers a look at some of the inventors whose work improved lives and helped forge the structure of modern life. Gentle Subscribers will discover a fascinating glimpse into the world of a selected group of these pioneering thinkers. "Inventing Modern America: From the Microwave to the Mouse celebrates the best of American ingenuity and inventiveness. In-depth profiles of ... inventors tell the often surprising stories of the creation of everyday objects, from Kevlar and the personal computer to the pacemaker. This site explores the life and work of five of these intriguing innovators." - from the website Designed to showcase the featured inventors by focusing on some of their outstanding characteristics, the exhibit offers biographical sketches, along with interview transcripts and video clips. From the know-how of Thomas Fogarty, creator of the surgical instrument, the balloon catheter, to the insight of Stephanie Kwolek, inventor of Kevlar, these brief introductions capture the spirit of a creative imagination harnessed to a scientific mind. In addition, the exhibit includes two interesting games -- "Which (Discovery) Came First?" and "Invention Connection". Cruise over to the site to explore the inventors and their inventions at: http://www.mit.edu/afs/athena/org/i/invent/www/ima/index.html A.M. Holm <amholm@xxxxxxxxxxx> Manage your subscription and view the List archives on the web at: <http://www.freelists.org/cgi-bin/webpage?webpage_id=sotd> and <http://www.freelists.org/archives/sotd> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ UNSUBSCRIBE by sending a blank email to sotd-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with unsubscribe in the Subject field.
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