Benjamin Franklin’s Intellectual Revolution
Benjamin Franklin pushed innovations that set the groundwork for the political and intellectual revolution in America.
Playing the Ol’ Armonica
Benjamin Franklin invented an instrument that takes musical glasses to a whole new level.
The evolution of safe and vault lock technology is on view in midtown Manhattan.
Rube Goldberg Mashup
July 4th isn’t just Independence Day—it’s the anniversary of Rube Goldberg’s birthday.
Benjamin Franklin: America’s First Social Networker?
Benjamin Franklin was instrumental in founding the American Philosophical Society, which drove his goal toward improving collective, “useful knowledge.”
The nuts and bolts of designing, building and living in a 140-square-foot home.
How to Be a Better Boss, the Power of Peer Pressure, and More
A roundup science stories or studies that blow our mind, tickle our funny bone, or generally strike our fancy.
Paper Tale: The Life Of An Origami Artist
Robert J. Lang helped take origami to the next level, developing computer software to create increasingly complex designs with applications ranging from art to engineering.
Looking Back, and Up, at a Seattle Icon
The Space Needle was built in 1962, but it still serves as a symbol of “the future.”
Rolling Out Bamboo Bicycles
Valid Cycles makes handcrafted bamboo bikes in Woodinville, Washington.