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  • February 18, 2015 Artificial Hearts: Life-Saving Medical Devices There’s a keystone in every great invention. Each year, Valentine’s Day reminds people to look inside themselves and truly cherish those who are close them. The main image invoked by this holiday is the heart shape, based on the human heart—considered the most vital organ in the body....
  • February 5, 2015 Thermostats: Keeping you Warm for Nearly Two Centuries There’s a keystone in every great invention. Now that February is here, the winter season is in full swing. Many people throughout the world are feeling the effects of winter’s inclement weather—transportation delays, office and school closings, and increased chance of sickness are just some of the issues associated with the season....
  • January 23, 2015 The Rechargeable Storage Battery There’s a keystone in every great invention. The impact of modern technology is undeniable. Regardless of what part of the world you inhabit, on any given day you’re going to see a plethora of electronic devices....
  • January 14, 2015 The Blu-ray Format Reinvents High Definition Storage There’s a keystone in every great invention. The use of digital technology has become increasingly prevalent since the late 1940s. As technology grew, so did the need for additional means to store digital information....
  • December 31, 2014 Game On! The Creation of the Video Game Console There’s a keystone in every great invention. Electronic entertainment comes in many forms, but few media can match the global popularity of video game consoles. These interactive machines engage users by offering boundless diversity; there are several genres of games to choose from, and each game has unique environments to explore and challenges to overcome....
  • December 15, 2014 The Integration of Cash Registers and Credit Cards There’s a keystone in every great invention. December is here again, and Christmas is right around the corner—the biggest time of year for shopping. Countless consumers will be filling stores to buy holiday gifts for their family and friends all month long....
  • November 30, 2014 Microwaves: The Instant Cooks of Our Generation There’s a keystone in every great invention. Many people feel that modern households are incomplete without a microwave oven, and that view is hard to disagree with. Microwaves are ideal for reheating foods independently from conventional ovens; when you’re really hungry, stove top reheating can seem to take an eternity....
  • November 17, 2014 What Would We Do Without Refrigerators? There’s a keystone in every great invention. Refrigerators are undoubtedly among the most significant inventions of the 20th century. The advent of the refrigerator had huge implications on food storage; the appliance’s inventive design stopped the development of bacteria and helped keep foods fresher for a longer period of time....
  • October 31, 2014 Keys to Manufacturing: Reflections on MFG Day There’s a keystone in every great invention. Manufacturing (MFG) Day month has come again, an occasion that gives manufacturing professionals across diverse industries the chance to discuss their challenges and successes—both past and present—with others....
  • October 15, 2014 Oktoberfest and the Pasteurization Process There’s a keystone in every great invention. It might be hard to believe that October is nearly over. Generally, the arrival of October sparks three different thoughts: the fall is coming into full swing; Halloween is right around the corner; and the annual Oktoberfest celebration is back! First held in 1810, Oktoberfest is the largest fair in the world....