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"Birdmen: The Wright Brothers, Glenn Curtiss, And The Battle To Control The Skies"

Birdmen: The Wright Brothers, Glenn Curtiss, And The Battle To Control The Skies by Lawrence Goldstone, 2014

This book examines the early period of aviation from its beginnings through World War I.  618 more words

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Ohio 1948

5/2/1948

The Adelaide Chronicle

Death Of Orville Wright

NEW YORK.— Mr. Orville Wright, co-inventor with his brother Wilbur of the aeroplane, died at Dayton, Ohio, on Friday night at the age of 76. 269 more words

Death

When pigs fly

I find this statement utterly funny. And yet, extremely challenging.

The image of a pig flying evokes that of a certain, uncertainty. It’s quite hard to imagine a pig flying…at all. 129 more words

Encouragement

Bremont Limited Edition Wright Flyer - Reserve Today!

Bremont is honoured to announce the unveiling of the Limited Edition Bremont Wright Flyer on the 23rd July 2014 at the Science Museum in London. The new timepiece will feature some of the original fabric used on the 1903 Wright Flyer aircraft. Just as significantly,

Watches

Outer Banks, NC: Pelicans and Wright Brothers

The drive to North Carolina’s Outer Banks can be awful. Visit when I did, midday Saturday on muggy July afternoon, and you just might consider bashing your brains out on the steering wheel once and for all. 1,027 more words

Beach

Technology precedes understanding

Engineering was the key. The Wright brothers functioned as engineers, not as scientists. Science, the drive to understand the ultimate principles at work in the universe, had little to do with the invention of the airplane.

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Fragments

"Mad" or Passionate?

The Daily Post posed this question today: “A mad scientist friend offers you a chip that would allow you to know what the people you’re talking to are thinking. 193 more words