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Harrison Ford: A Genuine Hero

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One of my favorite actors, Harrison Ford described himself as a “schmuck” after he mistakenly landed his private plane on a taxiway at a John Wayne Airport in Orange County California airport last month. 159 more words

Two Lessons For "New Energy" Entrepreneurs From The Failures Of The Wright Brothers

Sometimes inventors of new game-changing technologies can make grave mistakes that could totally wipe out their business. I recently found an interesting article by Forbes… 669 more words

Book Reviews: A Wright Brothers Twofer

The Wright Brothers on Amazon.com

I was cruising along in this bio and unexpectedly slammed head-on into the epilogue–well before Wilbur died and all of the patent hassles with Glenn Curtiss, … 201 more words

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Kill Devil Hill

Of all the hills you can throw yourself down I guess this one isn’t so bad.

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February 11th National Inventors Day

National Inventors Day

Feb 11th, 2017 celebrates the inventor in all of us. Of course, some are more successful than others. Thomas Edison,

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Unboxing The Bizarre

Santos Dumont and the Origins of Aviation

The history of aviation is a fascinating one, spanning more than two thousand years starting from kites and tower jumping. Many hackers are also aviation fans, and the name of Alberto Santos Dumont may be familiar, but if not, here we talk about his role and accomplishments in the field. 1,010 more words

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Journey With Kileen to the Lighthouses of North Carolina

        I recently wrote an article on the Oregon Lighthouses so I thought I would do something on the Atlantic Ocean.  The problem is you could write a book if you started talking about the East Coast lighthouses so I decided to concentrate on one important area in North Carolina. 478 more words

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