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The Women Behind the Wright Brothers

The Wright Brothers could not have invented the airplane without the involvement of two key women in their family.

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Making History Live Again With 3D Technology

Making History Live Again With 3D Technology

One of the essential qualities of 3D technology that I most love is its versatility. We’ve already found a multitude of uses for it. And with all the creative people on the planet, we will continue to find more unique, whimsical, pioneering ways to exercise it. 3D technology really is a blank sheet, a flashpoint from which we can conceive of projects as spectacular as the tools themselves. Best of all, just as paint and canvas have not met their limit, I don’t think 3D will either. That’s a status that many new, openly available technologies and toys can’t claim, as so many are meant for specific uses. But 3D is meant simply to inspire.

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Rebuilding Computer History: First Parts of the EDSAC Replica Unveiled

Rebuilding Computer History: First Parts of the EDSAC Replica Unveiled

The EDSAC Replica project aims to rebuild an authentic replica of the original Cambridge University EDSAC machine. The project began in 2011, and they have now unveiled the first working parts of the restored machine.

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New Steampunk Book from MAKE and O’Reilly: Vintage Tomorrows

New Steampunk Book from MAKE and O’Reilly: Vintage Tomorrows

In Vintage Tomorrows, a new book from MAKE and O’Reilly Media, Intel’s resident futurist Brian David Johnson joins James H. Carrott in a globe-spanning journey to dig beyond definitions and into the heart of the growing Steampunk subculture. Through interviews with experts such as Margaret Atwood, China Miéville, William Gibson, Cory Doctorow, Bruce Sterling, and James Gleick, this book looks into steampunk’s vision of old-world craftsmen making beautiful hand-tooled gadgets, and what it means for our age of disposable technology.

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