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Emile Berliner and the Birth of the Recording Industry

Emile Berliner, an innovative entrepreneur of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, invented the microphone, flat recording disc, and gramophone player. This online exhibit of Mr. Berliner draws from the Emile Berliner papers and sound recordings of the Library of Congress's Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division Industry. The collection consists of over 400 items from the...
Innovative Lives

The Innovative Lives Web Site is offered by the Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation and the Smithsonian Institution. "Innovative Lives counters commonly held stereotypes about inventors by featuring speakers with diverse backgrounds," such as Dr. Patricia Bath, an African-American woman who invented the Laserphaco Probe for the treatment of cataracts and...
Invent Now: Inventors Hall of Fame

The catch phrase of Invent Now, a non-profit organization sponsored by the United States Patent and Trademark Office, is: "fostering the inventive spirit in all of us." The website posts the Inventors Hall of Fame, featuring men and women responsible for the great technological advances that make human, social and economic progress possible." The annual selection includes inventors nominated by...
They Made America

Samuel Insull, Thomas Edison, Clarence Birdseye and numerous other innovators and inventors contributed mightily to the American spirit of invention during the past several centuries. This rather engrossing website, which was designed to complement the four-part television series on PBS, offers a glimpse into the lives of many of these innovators. Based on a book by editor and journalist Harold...