Led by physicist Robert Noyce, Fairchild Semiconductor began as a start-up company whose radical innovations would help make the United States a leader in both space exploration and the personal computer revolution, changing the way the world works, plays, and communicates. Noyce's invention of the microchip ultimately re-shaped the future.
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The life of the president who saw himself as the heroic defender of the "shining city on a hill." Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
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In 1897, Arctic explorer Robert Peary caused a sensation when he returned from Greenland with five Eskimos.
"The Wizard of Menlo Park," Inventor Thomas Edison, built the first practical light bulb and revolutionized the world.
The most daring and innovative accomplishment at the turn of the 20th century.
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The Alaskan Highway stands today as one of the boldest homeland security initiatives ever undertaken.