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Book review: The Fantastic Ferris Wheel: The Story of Inventor George Ferris, by Betsy Harvey Kraft, illustrated by Steven Salerno

Kraft, Betsy Harvey. The Fantastic Ferris Wheel: The Story of Inventor George Ferris. Illus. Steven Salerno. Holt/Christy Ottaviano, 2015. $17.99. 40p. 9781627790727. Ages 5-8. P8Q8… 167 more words

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Ads in History: 1926 Bayer Aspirin

It has long been called the “wonder drug.” No brand name has been so closely tied to the drug aspirin as Bayer, as demonstrated by this… 371 more words


Mailbag: Modern High-Throughput Genomics Versus Race Realism

It is time for another entry in the mailbag series where I answer feedback email from readers and others. If you want to send me a question, comment or any other kind of feedback, please do so using the… 3,019 more words


Wright Brothers vs American Airlines: Who to be.

The thought of something teached to my class a few months ago just stroke me. We had to read a paper on innovations and rates of adoptions; and it made a point that made my blood boil. 265 more words


Awesome Women of Tech - Hedy Lamarr

Once called the “most beautiful woman in the world”, Hedy Lamarr was a star of the silver screen through the 1940s and 50s. She has over 30 acting credits to her name as well as two producer credits. 259 more words


Post Spark Walk

So how many people went to the Spark Walk……..A LOT. When I say I couldn’t find a parking spot I mean I ended up way out at the Prime Osbourne and had to ride the tram to Hemming Park, then it took 10 min to get through the crowd to get to the street to walk down to see everyone’s booths. 181 more words


Spark Walk and One Spark

For the last three years Jacksonville has been one of the destinations for this fabulous event showcasing inventors, creators, and entrepreneurs of Jacksonville and surrounding areas as well. 140 more words