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Retrospectacle: Silly Putty

It bounces and it breaks. It stretches even when you think it can’t stretch any more! It’s known as “the real solid liquid.” Can you name that substance? It’s Silly Putty, of course, and it came into existence because of a failed science experiment.

Edison’s Phonograph

"I produce a minor invention every month and a major one every six months." With over 1,000 patents ... more

Bill Remembers: Hurricane Andrew

At the time in 1986, it was the costliest natural disaster in U.S. history. Bill Kurtis reflects ... more

Etch-A-Sketch Arrival

It’s meant to mimic a mini TV set with two white knobs on a signature red plastic frame. The ... more
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