Genius at Work

A genius at work conjures up a professor with notebook standing over a Bunsen burner, a musician/composer furiously scribbling notes across a parchment, or an artist covered in paint agonizing over a brushstroke.  I sometimes forget about the engineers; that is until I visited London’s Kew Bridge Steam Museum. Kew Bridge was constructed in theContinue reading “Genius at Work”

Interest in the Future

Thomas Edison (1847-1931) held 1,093 U.S. patents in his name, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera and the most famous of all – electric light bulb.  Thirty years after his birth, another famous inventor, engineer and businessman came along – Charles Franklin Kettering (1876-1958).  He held 186 patents.  Although he does not have theContinue reading “Interest in the Future”