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Saving Old Movies

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Women wearing orange yoga pants and yellow sneakers

The Yoga Pant Problem

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Here Comes the Spray Man!

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Fizzy Water

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Concrete Solutions

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How to Mine an Asteroid

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Still image from Rethinking Ink animation

Rethinking Ink

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Before and after of laser tattoo removal

Rethinking Ink

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LZR Racer

Winning Skin

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Tim Cannon

Fast Forward

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Carl “Speed” Marvel in PBI vest

Tough Stuff

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Robert W. Gore demonstrating the expansion of ePTFE, ca. 1982.

Robert W. Gore

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Uma Chowdhry.

Uma Chowdhry

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Lead Balloon Contest

Up, Up, and Away

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Alan MacDiarmid

Trade Secret

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New York

Let There Be Light

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Reatha Clark King

For Love of the Lab

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Nano Pop

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Recherches Chimiques

Materials Matter

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Robert S. Langer.

Robert S. Langer

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Portrait of Leo Hendrik Baekeland, early 20th century. Photograph by Underwood & Underwood Studios, New York, NY. Williams Haynes Portrait Collection, the Institute Collections.

Leo Hendrik Baekeland

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Stephanie Kwolek at a polarizing microscope.

Stephanie L. Kwolek

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Henry Aaron Hill, ca. 1976–1977.

Henry Aaron Hill

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Operation Greenhouse

An Aging Army

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Kidney donation promotion

Do You Need That Kidney?

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trade secret document

Stealing Industry Secrets

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The French Connection

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Alex Wellerstein

Telling Secrets

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Foster Grant Sunglasses Ad

Plastic Town

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Baseball

Turf Wars

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Silly Putty

A Successful Failure

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Liquid-crystal displays, a fundamental element of much of today’s technology, found their first commercial use behind a bar.

A Cloudy Past

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When William Aspdin stumbled on the secret to modern concrete, it was the first and one of the few fortuitous steps in an unsteady life.

Hard-Headed Man

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Fiberglas was invented by accident at Corning Glass in the early 1930s. Fiberglas and its competitors helped insulate 1950s homes, with their open floor plans.

In the Pink

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Art Detectives

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The 17-jewel movement of a 1967 Omega Moon watch.

Making Gemstones

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Double Vision

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A show at the Corning Museum of Glass features professional glassmakers at their craft.

Hot Stuff

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Teflon 

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Cellophane Comes to Buffalo

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Asbestos

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Cropped image of La Bella Principessa

The Da Vinci Question

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Burning Rubber

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The Eighth Wonder of the World

Communicating Underwater

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Museo Territoriale Bassa Friulana

A Future Woven in Rayon

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Rhoplex advertisement painting over graffiti

Do-It-Yourself Paints

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An early advertisement for cellophane

Sealed with a Wrap

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Making Modernity exhibition at the Museum at CHF.

Images of Modernity

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The Art of Science

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