In four generations, there’s never been a Hughes man in America that grew to adulthood with his father in his home. From the time the first one of us set foot here […]
In 1880, George Eastman developed a machine that could coat the dry photographic plates used in the sliver gelatin process. In plain English, that means he made it easier to make the […]
As long as we’ve been making computers, we’ve been trying to make them beat us at chess. That sounds like an odd thing to do with a computer out of all possible […]
Within the first few pages of the second to last chapter of the important book Whiplash: How to Survive Our Faster Future by MIT Media Lab director Joi Ito and Northeastern University’s Jeff […]
16 million Americans served during World War II from a country only about 40% as populous as we are today. About half of all working aged men went off to war between […]
Long, long ago, before the internet or television or electricity or even running water, the most complicated computer the world has ever known was already operating. It’s an incredibly old and incredibly […]
Once, I was the AUXO. That’s what people called me and that’s what I answered to. It’s one of the fun quirks of serving as a naval officer on a war ship. […]
It’s not close. Our women, American women, are better than yours. At least as far as international athletic competitions go they are. When the 2016 Olympic Summer Games in Rio concluded, American […]
Everyone likes a great challenge. And what could be more fun than one involving economic data. Let’s see how you do.
We took a look a look at the American economy over the last 50 years. What the data shows about our economy is surprising. What it tells us about ourselves is the real shock.