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published by the Lemelson Center of the Smithsonian
Visit this collection of inventors' stories to see who came up with working robotic arms, the maser, laser cooling, and more.
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Restriction: © 2003 Smithsonian Institution
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Keywords: biography, invention, inventors, inventors
Record Creator: Metadata Instance Creation Date November 21, 2003 by Kyle Whipple
Record Updated: Aug 17, 2016 by Lyle Barbato
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Innovative Lives (Editor: Lemelson Center)
Date: 11/30/2005
Date Description: Innovative Lives

Innovative Lives, produced by the Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation (part of the Smithsonian Institution), presents stories of inventors, with special emphasis on women and minorities. The stories are compelling. One of the best, "Making Hearts Beat," tells the story of the determined inventor of the pacemaker and describes how he felt the first time he saw his invention take control of a dog's heartbeat. Another, "Women Inventors," presents the inventions of talented nineteenth century women who in many cases never received credit or royalties from their work, because the legal system so severely limited their rights.

Innovative Lives describes the inventors' childhoods, educations, and work experiences, which range from engineering research to elementary school teaching and fashion design. In addition to the stories of inventors themselves, photos and descriptions of the inventor's presentations in middle schools provide a nice connec

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Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation. Innovative Lives. Washington: Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation, 2003. https://invention.si.edu/tags/innovative-lives-program (accessed 22 May 2024).
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