Baysdorfer brothers, Omaha’s very own fathers of invention, were behind the 1st automobile and airplane built in Nebraska

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Mar 202017
 

Editor’s note: This piece originally was published on Oct. 23, 2005, as part of David Harding’s “Everyday History” column in The World-Herald. The horseless carriage first appeared on Omaha streets when merchant Emil Brandeis paid the ungodly sum of $ 5,000 …
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Counting was an invention

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Mar 192017
 

A new book is just out and it seems to be one I have to get. I am waiting to get hold of an electronic version. Number concepts are a human invention?a tool, much like the wheel, developed and refined over millennia. Numbers allow us to grasp quantities …
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Gin and Tonic: The fascinating story behind the invention of the classic English cocktail

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Mar 182017
 

The gin and tonic might be the simplest cocktail to prepare, but it has a whole lot of history behind its invention. Alcoholics around the world swear by this humble alcoholic drink that doesn’t require fancy mixing skills to be prepared. All that goes …
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The Inventions Of Arthur Paul Pedrick – Hackaday

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Mar 172017
 

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The Inventions Of Arthur Paul Pedrick
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These huge and well-heeled organisations hold many patents, which they gather either through their staff putting in the hard work to make the inventions, or by acquisition of patents from other inventors. It is not often that a large quantity of

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