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Invention of Hard Hat Hits 100-Year Anniversary

Women got the vote. Prohibition began. The National Football League was founded. And, the construction and mining industries were forever changed by the invention of an often overlooked but significant worker safety advancement – the hard hat. And, while perhaps not considered a great technological invention now, at the time the invention of the hard hat revolutionized and galvanized the businesses and the people behind American industrial boom.

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InSight Engineers Made a Martian Rock Garden

NASA’s InSight lander set its first science instrument on Mars but engineers here on Earth already saw it happen. Like NASA’s Curiosity rover, InSight has a full-scale working model at the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. This sister lander, aptly named ForeSight, lets the team test all operations before they happen on Mars.

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A Road Beneath the Waves

In a world first, Norway is planning to build a submerged, floating tunnel to allow road traffic to cross one of its deepest fjords, according to an article in The Telegraph.

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The Shirt on Your Back

I Was Recently Sent a Sample of a New Kind of Flannel Shirt. It Was Magnetic.

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