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Susan B. Anthony- Champion of Women’s Right to Vote

Susan B. Anthony paved the way for what would eventually become the 19th Amendment to the constitution.  She was human-rights activist and was heavily involved in the woman’s suffrage movement.  Very outspoken and a true leader, Susan was a champion of women’s right to vote, even though she was harshly ridiculed.  She serves as a […]

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Electric Guitar Extraordinaire- The Story of Les Paul

If you love music, you owe Les Paul a debt of gratitude.  He has had an incredible influence on musical instruments, style, recording and playback that dates back to the 1930’s.  His innovations have had a revolutionary effect on every type of recorded music we hear.  He is best known for inventing the Gibson Les […]

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Acoustics and Seat Cushions- The story of Wallace Sabine

By day, he was a mild-mannered professor of physics.  By night, he was the midnight phantom of a Harvard lecture hall.  But today, because of his unusual experiments with ordinary seat cushions, Wallace Clement Sabine is known as the father of architectural acoustics. Wallace Sabine was the physicist credited with the modern science of architectural […]

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Inventor and Futurist -The Story of Raymond Kurzweil

Raymond Kurzweil is an American inventor and futurist who touched the lives of many.  His life’s work includes the modern synthesizer and a reading machine for the blind, but his influence goes far beyond.  He has been a pioneer in text-to-speech synthesis, synthesizers, speech recognition, and virtual reality.  In addition, he is an accomplished author, […]

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