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  • 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....
  • September 30, 2014 How WWI led to the creation of Air Traffic Control There’s a keystone in every great invention. 2014 marks the 100-year anniversary of World War I, a tremendously heated conflict that claimed millions of lives worldwide. As we look back at the so-called “Great War,” it’s hard not to focus on the destruction that was caused....
  • September 15, 2014 WWI and the growth of Stainless Steel There’s a keystone in every great invention. Stainless steel is used in a wide variety of applications due to its superior resistance to stains, rust, and corrosion. Metallurgists began investigating its benefits as early as the 1800s, but stainless steel didn’t truly rise to prominence until World War I....
  • August 31, 2014 Red Light, Green Light, 1, 2, 3: The History and Effectiveness of Traffic Lights There’s a keystone in every great invention. Sometimes the most important, life-saving uses of technology are those that we never even think about. Perhaps that’s because they work so well, yet are so common—we never have to think about life without them....
  • August 14, 2014 Live Life in the Fast Lane Thanks to an Electronic Toll Collection System   Are you one of the approximately 24 million drivers who zips through toll booths every day using your E-ZPass? (FYI: More than 880,000 drivers traveled through Delaware’s three toll plazas  alone over the July 4th weekend!) If so, you know that E-ZPass systems and others like it across the country save time and money....
  • July 31, 2014 The Printed Circuit Board: Its Long Journey and History Printed Circuit Boards (aka: PCBs) are used in almost all electronics today. They’re found in devices ranging from cell phones, security alarms, dishwashers, and radios -- to ultra-sophisticated radar and computer systems....
  • July 1, 2014 How Will You Celebrate the Fourth of July? It’s the day – and weekend – for parades, barbecues, picnics and fireworks. Maybe you’ll gather your family clan together for a reunion, or maybe you’ll grab the sunblock and hit the beach....
  • June 11, 2014 If Only Betsy Ross Had a Sewing Machine before Flag Day In May 1776 three representatives from a secret committee of the Continental Congress showed up at Betsy Ross’ upholstery shop. Betsy was able to hand sew the newly-designed flag for a new nation in advance of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in July....