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Mark Wolverton

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Mark Wolverton is a frequent contributor to Invention & Technology magazine and the author of A Life in Twilight: The Final Years of J. Robert Oppenheimer (St. Martin's, 2008), Mark Wolverton

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From a few notes scribbled on a notepad, Ralph Baer invented a new industry

Many scientists heralded the invention of the laser five decades ago as a "solution in search of a problem"—but today it is used in most parts of our daily lives

Sporting its sophisticated wing sail—more aircraft wing than traditional sail—USA-17 blew the competition out of the water in the recent America's Cup race

Four decades ago, two physicists at Bell Laboratories stumbled upon a means of capturing light and turning it into data with a small piece of silicon, an invention that would revolutionize our daily lives

William Charles Ocker knew there were times when a pilot couldn’t trust his senses

It was North America’s first defense against a Soviet attack, and life on it was the Cold War at its coldest.

How the Deep Space Network receives radio broadcasts from the edge of the Solar System

THE VACUUM TUBE HAS BEEN OBSOLETE FOR DECADES—AND IT’S HERE TO STAY

HOW THE X-15 BECAME THE MOST VALUABLE AND SUCCESSFUL RESEARCH PLANE EVER BUILT