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The transistor's story is one of innovation and immigration
Mohamed Atalla of Egypt and Dawon Kahng of Korea are responsible for the technology that helped harness the transistor's power.
75 years ago, the transistor ignited the fire of modern innovation
The transistor was born in 1947 at Bell Labs in New Jersey. We're looking into the culture of innovation that made it possible.
The inventors of the now-ubiquitous barcode received a patent 70 years ago
Inspired in part by Morse code, the barcode was originally conceived of as concentric circles.
How William Perkin’s search for a malaria cure led to the color mauve
A teenager tinkering in his lab invented a brilliant synthetic shade of purple in Victorian England.
Finding the beta version of Silicon Valley
Does the American dream still exist in America? Location, location, location.