Progression of the Skyscraper

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Progression of the Skyscraper

Skyscrapers Inquiry Unit

Learn about the progression of the skyscraper from the late 1800's to today and how the invention of new materials and engineering designs forever changed skylines. Skyscrapers are not only iconic ima…

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Edison’s Complete System

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Edison’s Complete System

Electric Lighting Inquiry Unit

A key aspect of Edison's success comes from his foresight to create a research laboratory. He is the first inventor to develop such a lab for inventive work. Funding from the Edison Electric Light Com…

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Supertall Skyscrapers – A Historical View

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Supertall Skyscrapers – A Historical View

Skyscrapers Inquiry Unit

From the Empire State Building in New York City to the Kingdom Tower in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Josh Vogel of the Skyscraper Museum in New York City takes us on a journey of supertall skyscrapers. Part …

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Refrigerator Railcars and Its Role in History

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Refrigerator Railcars and Its Role in History

Refrigerated Rail Car Inquiry Unit

Explore a MDT refrigerator railcar at the Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum and become aware of the importance of this technological innovation. Witness how the refrigerator railcar provi…

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Days of Despatch

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Days of Despatch

Refrigerated Rail Car Inquiry Unit

Travel back in time to Despatch, NY, currently known as East Rochester, NY, and discover how the refrigerator railcar aided in the development and growth of an entire village. When Merchants Despat…

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A Pre-History of Radio (Part One)

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A Pre-History of Radio (Part One)

Radio Inquiry Unit

Join historian Alex Magoun on a journey through the history of radio technology from James Clark Maxwell’s theory of electromagnetism to Guglielmo Marconi's use of that theory in long-distance radio…

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