Tag: Technology

Magellan Global Positioning System Test Components

The Magellan Systems Corporation produced some of the earliest handheld GPS units for civilian use.  In 1986 its engineers began experimenting with electronic mockups of a unit.  Displayed here is the earliest “breadboard” and keyboard used to test circuitry and components at Magellan.

International Spy Museum Mechanical Dragonfly

At the International Spy Museum located in Washington D.C. there are many interesting things that can be found.  Here is a graphic depicting a mechanical dragonfly that could be used to listen to conversations or take photos without being detected.

International Spy Museum Micro Camera

At the International Spy Museum located in Washington D.C. there are many interesting things that can be found.  Here is a graphic depicting a micro camera.

The Viking Lander at the Smithsonian

The Smithsonian Museum of Air and Space located in Washington D.C. is the host to many free exhibits that are the culmination of different major events throughout history for both flight and space travel.  The Viking Lander shown here is one of those exhibits.  The Viking Lander is best known for being the first U.S. …

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International Spy Museum Army Cipher Device

At the International Spy Museum located in Washington D.C. there are many interesting things that can be found.  Here is a graphic depicting an Army cipher device.

International Spy Museum Hidden Shoe Compartment

At the International Spy Museum located in Washington D.C. there are many interesting things that can be found.  Here is a graphic depicting a hidden compartment in the heal of a shoe.

Grandma Telephone

Technology Will be the Death of Us

Hi, George. This is Richard, next door. I’ve a confession to make. I’ve been riddled with guilt for a few months and have been trying to get up the courage to tell you face-to-face. At least I’m telling you in this text. I can’t live with myself a minute longer without your knowing about this. …

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Useful Inventions

1. Wash your hands and then use the water for your next flush. 2. Traffic lights in Ukraine. 3. This water fountain allows the water to flow down so dogs can drink too. 4. A mountain finder device in Switzerland. 5. An accessibility mat on the beach for strollers and wheelchairs. 6. This pill bottle …

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