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A series of detailed web sites all about the telephone, the television
and the New York subway system from PBS. Includes a technology timeline
and a list of forgotten inventors of common items, like can openers,
blue jeans and frisbees.
Age: People, Computers and Technology
Photographs and basic information from the exhibition, "Information
Age: People, Information & Technology" in the Smithsonian's
National Museum of American History, which displays visually and interactively
how electrical information technology has changed our society over the
last 150 years.
Marshall Brain's HowStuffWorks
Want to know how PCs work? How cell phones work? How tornadoes work?
How light sticks work? HowStuffWorks is an internationally recognized
media company that acts as a leading provider of information on how
things work. Founded by Marshall Brain, HowStuffWorks offers in-depth
articles in 15 broad categories that explain the world from the inside
An attempt to provide accurate, referenced information on technological
innovation and related subjects in western Europe during the Middle
Ages, accessible by subject and by timeline. From Pauls J. Gans, Professor
of Chemistry, Laboratory for Theoretical and Computational Chemistry,
Department of Chemistry, New York University. References included.
and Discoveries: Technology
Links to detailed information about famous innovators and their technologies
from PBS. Includes a timeline of their technological discoveries.
Sensing, Thinking, Acting
The Tech Museum's online exhibit based on the traveling exhibit, "Robotics",
developed by the Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh, which introduces
the world of intelligent machines - how they work, who builds them,
and what they do. Includes a robotics timeline, from 1726-1978.
A long list of feature articles, almanac entries and more, from the
Fact Monster at the Learning Network.
of American Innovation: The National Medal of Technology
Enacted by Congress in 1980 and first awarded in 1985, the medal is
given annually for accomplishments in the innovation, development, commercialization,
and management of technology. Browse or search all of the medal winners
from 1985 forward, read about the current Laureates, click on three
panoramas - home, office, and hospital - to discover the profound change
innovation has brought to the world, and more, from the Tech Museum
of Innovation in San Jose, CA.
Brief timelines of some of the technologies you might find in your home,
including phonographs, telephones, refrigerators, tape recorders, televisions,
radios, computers, microwave ovens, tupperware and nylons. From PBS.
Covers some of America's technological innovations and inventions, from
Benjamin Franklin's lightning rod to the Hubble Space Telescope. From
The American Experience at pbs.org.
What causes Earthquakes? Why does my heart beat? What is an electron?
The questions and more are answered with online exhibits, links, and
activities and projects to help explain things. From the Tech Museum
of Innovation in San Jose, CA.
U.S. History for Kids: Technology 1900
Learn about early automobiles, how music videos got their start, what
it was like to be a telephone operator when the telephone was first
invented, what predictions for the next century were made in 1900, and
more, from The American Experience at PBS Kids.
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