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Jul. 05, 2013

Benjamin Franklin’s Intellectual Revolution

Benjamin Franklin pushed innovations that set the groundwork for the political and intellectual revolution in America.

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Oct. 22, 2010

Dean Kamen

He's invented everything from an insulin pump to the Segway Transporter. He started the FIRST Robotics competitions for students. And now, he has his own television show.

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Aug. 10, 2012

Catching Up with Tom Swift a Century Later

A look back at the fictional boy inventor and his 100 year legacy.

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Mar. 01, 2013

Robert Langer, Father of Invention

The biotech pioneer has started two dozen companies, and has over 800 patents to his name.

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Jun. 24, 2011

Student Inventors Dream Up A Better Wheelchair

High school engineering students describe their award-winning invention.

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Michael Pollan Talks Plants and Food

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Meet The Balloonatics

\tIt's crunch time for the 'balloonatics' at Macy's Parade Studio. The balloons themselves, which are designed and fabricated in a warehouse in New Jersey, are getting their final checkup before the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. John Piper and Jim Artle take us around the studio and spill the secrets of inflation, explain how to calculate whether your balloon will float, and explain why the balloons look better after a little time in the sun.

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