Elon Musk, father of the Tesla electric car, honors the Tesla who revolutionized electric power transmission. His donation will help create a science center showcasing Nikola Tesla's many inventions.
Hobbyists and do-it-yourselfers were 'makers' long before the term was coined. What's new today is the combination of networking, open-source knowledge transfer, crowdfunding, and relatively cheap machines such as 3-D printers.
I worry that in an era of stressed resources for schools and increased emphasis on uniform academic testing, field trips might fall victim to slashed budgets and school reform. As I saw, they can spark critical thinking better than conventional classroom instruction.
As a baby, the elephant named Topsy was beloved by 19th-century circus audiences. But as an adult she would suffer a horrible fate at the hands of Thomas Edison.
'Big Data' impacts how we work, elect our presidents, and play tennis. It also affects the way we're watched.
Getting more American drivers into electric vehicles carries both environmental and national security benefits. But to get Americans to really buy EVs, the Obama administration needs to learn from the past and plan better today.