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  • September 14, 2020 Technology Lessons for Schools There’s a Keystone in every great invention. September usually means the end of summer and back to school for students. However, COVID-19 has introduced many challenges for the beginning of the academic calendar for school systems....
  • August 18, 2020 Cold Storage Extends Shelf Life There’s a Keystone in every great invention. As we hit the height of summer heat, with record breaking temperatures across the globe, it is easy to take for granted all of the creature comforts we have today....
  • July 20, 2020 Monorails, Many Components There’s a Keystone in every great invention. The term monorail is used to describe a transportation system in which a chair or carrier (car) is suspended from, or rides on, an overhead rail structure....
  • June 26, 2020 Sew Many Machines, Sew Little Time There’s a Keystone in every great invention. Sewing machines have helped revolutionize the textile industry several times over. Sewing machines have also had a significant social impact....
  • May 18, 2020 Supporting Frontline Workers There's a Keystone in every great invention. COVID-19 has affected all of us. But no group has been affected as much as essential front line workers. These workers have kept their communities functioning and moving forward during a very challenging time....
  • April 17, 2020 High-speed Cameras Catch the Action There’s a Keystone in every great invention. The Cornovirus pandemic has put what matters most into perspective – and our thoughts go out to those affected. The United States and the world sadly remain at a standstill from the health crisis....
  • March 13, 2020 Keeping Score of March Madness There’s a Keystone in every great invention. As the college basketball season is set to enter its yearly tournament, affectionately known as March Madness, lets take a look at the evolution of the devices that will ultimately display the crowned champion....
  • February 12, 2020 Happy and Healthy Hearts There’s a Keystone in every great invention. Legend states that Saint Valentine married Roman soldiers, in defiance of emperor Claudius II Gothicus, to spare the husbands from war....
  • January 15, 2020 Trending Smaller Medical Devices There’s a Keystone in every great invention.   Throughout the season of giving, we are reminded that one of the greatest gifts a person can receive is a clean bill of health....
  • December 19, 2019 Christmas and Video Games The holiday season brings family gatherings, cozy firesides, decadent meals, and a surplus of gift exchanges. While this time of year can get hectic, it also provides a chance for many to relax and enjoy some recreational activities....
  • November 21, 2019 Thanksgiving Gratitude for the Electric Stove Thanksgiving brings many warm memories of family, friends, and lots of delicious food. Home cooks pull out all the stops during this epic eating adventure, creating favorite dishes like stuffing, mashed potatoes, and apple pie, and filling the air with mouth watering scents....
  • October 25, 2019 Radar: From Wars to Baseball We’re perhaps most familiar with the use of radar guns by the police for catching speeders—a practice that started shortly after World War II and became increasingly common throughout the following decades....
  • September 22, 2019 Robots in History: Origins of Automation Though robots and automation are in use today in a wide variety of industries, robotics is still considered a futuristic idea. Many may be surprised to learn that the first electronic robots were built in 1948....
  • August 16, 2019 Measuring Electric Power: Invention of the Electricity Meter Without fail, August brings some of the hottest, sunniest days we see all year. While this may lead some to spend more time indoors to escape the blazing heat, all that sunshine certainly has its upside....
  • July 1, 2019 The Ice Maker: Origins of a Summer Staple The 4th of July is the harbinger of summer. With its approach come outdoor cookouts, barbeques, and a host of cold treats. Although people eat outside to enjoy the summer warmth, they often make sure to bring along ice to keep their food cool and drinks frosty....
  • June 18, 2019 A Father’s Day Gift: Self-Operating Lawn Mowers As we recently celebrated Father’s Day, we’re taking a closer look at a classic machine that many fathers are handy with: the lawn mower. How has the lawn mower evolved to the self-operating, robotic varieties we have today, which enable dads to sit back and relax? Their humble beginnings date all the way back to 1830, when English engineer Edwin Beard Budding created the cylinder mower....
  • May 15, 2019 Planting Season Revolutionized: The Introduction of Lawn Sprinklers There’s a Keystone in every great invention. Spring is finally here, and lawns and gardens across the countryare coming back to life. However, this fresh greeneryneed more than warmth and sunshine—many planting season growths require a dependable source of water for consistent irrigation....
  • April 17, 2019 Money Matters: Tax Day, Stocks, and How We Get Our Data There’s a Keystone in every great invention. Unless an extension was requested, you’re probably well aware of Tax Day, April 15th, the day when taxpayers submit individual income tax returns and pay their portion to the U....
  • March 27, 2019 Keeping Track of Time: Understanding Time Zones and Standard Time There’s a Keystone in every great invention. Daylight Saving Time (DST) recently began in the United States. We all "sprang forward," pushing our clocks forward by one hour....
  • February 18, 2019 Electronics in Music Production: Key Equipment and Components There’s a Keystone in every great invention. The 61st annual Grammy Awards Show recently broadcasted to millions and we thought we’d dive into some of the electronics involved in producing the music that we listen to and love....
  • January 15, 2019 The Invention and Story of Modern-Day Blenders There’s a Keystone in every great invention. Blenders appear in kitchens around the world, mixing, pureeing, and emulsify food into a wide range of delicious drinks, sauces, and more....
  • December 12, 2018 Guard Your Goods: The Development of Burglar Alarms There’s a Keystone in every great invention. The holidays are a beloved time of gift giving, cheer, and celebration, with family and friends traveling across the country to spend cherished time with loved ones....
  • November 16, 2018 Saving Thanksgiving: The Evolution of the Dishwasher There’s a Keystone in every great invention. As Thanksgiving approaches, we’re starting to look forward to the large meals with family and friends. One aspect that we don’t look forward to as much, however, is the aftermath of this beloved holiday....
  • September 25, 2018 Powering the Future of Self-Driving and Electric Cars There’s a Keystone in every great invention. The future of the automotive industry will inevitably move beyond internal combustion and even drivers themselves. The Electric Vehicle (EV) began its commercial life in 1997 with the Toyota Prius, the world’s first mass-produced hybrid (able to run on traditional gas or an internal battery)....
  • August 20, 2018 Bringing High-Tech Solutions to Beer Bottling There’s a Keystone in every great invention. Beer bottling has evolved a great deal since its early inception. In fact, it took several years after the first sales of sodas such as Coca Cola and beer such as Miller, which were originally sold only as fountain soda and draft beer, for beer to make it into a bottle....