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K-12
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Artifacts
Date Posted:
3/28/2016
Before 1954, so-called portable radio receivers used vacuum tubes to receive and amplify signals. The large batteries needed to power most tubes made radios large and heavy. Receivers built with subminiature tubes existed but were expensive. The invention of transistors in 1947 allowed engineers
Grade Range:
K-12
Resource Type(s):
Artifacts
Date Posted:
3/28/2016
Motorola produced the DynaTAC cell phone in 1984 after more than a decade of work in cellular research and technology. The Motorola DynaTAC (an abbreviation of Dynamic Adaptive Total Area Coverage) was the first commercially available portable handheld cell phone. The phone was a 9-inches tall, w
Grade Range:
K-12
Resource Type(s):
Artifacts
Date Posted:
3/28/2016
John H. Irwin received patent number 35,158 on May 6, 1862, of this design of a coil oil lamp. Irwin’s lamp was designed for coal oils and other similar hydrocarbons (such as kerosene) which volatilized at low temperatures and required an excess of oxygen to support illumination. The excess of
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Reference Materials
Date Posted:
3/10/2016
The Museum’s Textile Collection contains over four thousand patent models. The collection includes many examples of carding machines, spinning machines, knitting machines, rope making machines, looms, baskets, carpets, fabrics, and sewing machines. Even the simple clothespin is well represented
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Reference Materials
Date Posted:
3/9/2016
Object Project examines how the interplay of people, innovative things, and social change have shaped life as we know it. 
Grade Range:
8-12
Resource Type(s):
Interactives & Media
Date Posted:
3/1/2016
Companies often face complex ethical business dilemmas. Explore out six fictional scenarios to see how you would respond to a challenging business situation.
Grade Range:
8-12
Resource Type(s):
Interactives & Media
Date Posted:
3/1/2016
While there are many successful paths to launch a new product, there are also a few ways to fail. As the owner of a popular American candy company, you will need to make careful choices to help your product succeed in the Chinese market.
Grade Range:
8-12
Resource Type(s):
Interactives & Media
Date Posted:
3/1/2016
How do you bring an innovation to market? Explore four historic case studies to learn how real entrepreneurs moved from an initial idea to a final product.
Grade Range:
8-12
Resource Type(s):
Interactives & Media
Date Posted:
3/1/2016
As the owner of a new cat food company, you will need to make tough choices to manage the triple bottom line: the balance between people, profit, and planet that will make your business a success.
Grade Range:
3-12
Resource Type(s):
Interactives & Media
Date Posted:
3/1/2016
Do you have what it takes to be a farmer? Climb into the cab of a tractor, pick a crop, and make informed decisions about how to manage your farm.
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