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Lemelson Center Studies in Invention and Innovation series

A history of color and commerce from haute couture to automobile showrooms to interior design.

The career of computer visionary Grace Murray Hopper, whose innovative work in programming laid the foundations for the user-friendliness of today’s personal computers that sparked the information age.

High Technology in Tysons Corner, 1945–2005

How government military contractors and high-tech firms transformed an unincorporated suburban crossroads into the center of the world’s Internet management and governance.

Scientific Authority and the Creation of Practical Electricity Before Edison

The development of electrical technologies that laid the foundation for Edison’s work: their invention, commercialization, and adoption.