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Motivating Wisdom From Will Smith. Read the Actor's Inspiring Quotes

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 10.01.2015 | Entertainment
Jeryl Brunner

Last week, Will Smith turned 47. The actor, who has said, "I have a great time with my life and I wanna share it," seems wise beyond his years. Just read what he has imparted during his lifetime.

Gustave Whitehead's Last Best Hope

Carroll F. Gray | Posted 06.22.2015 | Books
Carroll F. Gray

Now that I've had a chance to read her book, I can say with certainty that Gustave Whitehead: First in Flight contains no new and compelling evidence that Whitehead ever flew.

Wilbur and Orville Wright Meet Tom Hanks: NatGeo, Pay Attention -- This Is How It's Done

Carroll F. Gray | Posted 06.08.2015 | Entertainment
Carroll F. Gray

When the National Geographic Society channel, NatGeo, announced that the American Genius series would include Wright vs. Curtiss (the original title), it created a buzz amongst the aeronautically-minded.

NatGeo's 'Wright Brothers vs Curtiss' How Bad Was It? -- Part II

Carroll F. Gray | Posted 06.05.2015 | Entertainment
Carroll F. Gray

The bias of NatGeo's "Wright Brothers vs Curtiss" is plainly evident in its 70 second opening. The following description, in parentheses, of what appeared onscreen is this writer's, the narration and dialogue, in bold, are verbatim from the broadcast.

NatGeo's "Wright Brothers vs Curtiss" How Bad Was It ?

Carroll F. Gray | Posted 06.04.2015 | Entertainment
Carroll F. Gray

The National Geographic Channel's Wright Brothers vs Curtiss (also referred to by NatGeo as "Wright vs Curtiss") aired this evening (June 1st), and it was -- amazingly -- worse than the trailers and episode clips led us to believe.

NatGeo Loses Its Compass

Carroll F. Gray | Posted 06.01.2015 | Entertainment
Carroll F. Gray

The National Geographic Channel is known for high-quality nature shows, nonfiction programs and factual documentaries, including those with a focus on history. Some 74 percent of all households in the US with televisions have NatGeo available for viewing.

Get Your Lab Coat: 3 Innovation Tips From a World Bank Science Expert

Harry Red | Posted 05.29.2015 | Business
Harry Red

Four hundred years. And scientists are still at it. Chasing odd questions. Trying things that might not work. Driven by curiosity, not short-term profit. Plenty they can teach us entrepreneurs about innovation.

From Bicycles to Spaceships (VIDEO)

XPRIZE | Posted 05.20.2015 | Technology

Burt Rutan, the legendary aerospace engineer and designer of the Ansari XPRIZE-winning SpaceShipOne, explains how the achievement a couple of bicycle shop owners (Orville and Wilbur Wright) inspired the most significant individuals in the first century of aerospace.

Jane's Points Finger at Editor

Carroll F. Gray | Posted 06.22.2015 | Science
Carroll F. Gray

Earlier this month, IHS/Jane's Information Group (owner and publisher of Jane's All The World's Aircraft) disowned the notorious editorial written in March 2013 by the Editor of Jane's, Paul Jackson, which proclaimed that Gustave Whitehead had made the "First Flight," some two years before Wilbur and Orville Wright's epic flights.

Editor/Aviation Historian Fails to Fly

Carroll F. Gray | Posted 03.28.2015 | Science
Carroll F. Gray

Once again, the Whitehead Affair is heating to full boil. In 2013 Paul Jackson, the editor of the aerospace industry guidebook, proclaimed Gustave Whitehead as being the first human to fly some two years prior to the first flights of Wilbur and Orville Wright.

My First Flight With the Wright Brothers Was Terrible

Oren Mendez | Posted 10.26.2014 | Comedy
Oren Mendez

Another awful thing about this whole flight was the food. I know you shouldn't expect too much from airline food, but this was abysmal. Wilbur's girlfriend at the time made some soup, which was not a good choice for an open air flight.

The Regenerative Economy and the Pragmatism of Woo-Woo

Mark Chasan | Posted 05.05.2014 | Impact
Mark Chasan

It is not hard to imagine a world that is "better." But, what does "better" mean? By "better," I mean an abundant, well and enlightened world that enhances life -- a world where love, compassion, generosity, equitability and the creation of beauty are the pursuit of humankind.

States Brawl Over First Flight Bragging Rights

AP | BRUCE SMITH | Posted 12.24.2013 | Politics

Ohio and North Carolina are drawing a line on the tarmac in the debate over who was the first to fly. Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signed a law ...

That's Entertainment... or Is It News? Or Does It Even Matter?

Michael Rosenblum | Posted 08.05.2013 | Media
Michael Rosenblum

We have long been sliding toward this merging of exciting entertainment as opposed to boring news and journalism and soon we will not be able to tell the difference, or even care that there is one.

David Freeman

Were We Wrong About The Wright Brothers? | David Freeman | Posted 09.11.2013 | Science

Did history get the Wright brothers all wrong? As every American schoolchild is taught, Wilbur and Orville Wright made the world's first airplane f...

LOOK: Happy Birthday Wright Flyer!

Posted 12.17.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Up in the sky? It's a bird? It's a plane! Thanks to the Wright Brothers, there are planes in the sky. One-hundred nine years ago today, ...

Gingrich On Energy: Left Doesn't 'Believe The Wright Brothers Invented Flying'

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 03.15.2012 | Politics

Place Newt Gingrich in office, and he vows to get gas prices down to $2.50 a gallon. Place a liberal in office, and Gingrich vows that energy progress...

Happy Aerospace Holidays: Wright Brothers Day

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 02.05.2012 | College
Zoe P. Strassfield

If even one person who reads this comes away aware of the historical significance of December 17th, then I will consider myself successful in writing this.

"Leaving on a Jet Plane"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

My bag was packed. I was ready to go. For the first time I was flying solo. I was leaving on a jet plane, and though I knew when I'd be back again, oh, baby, I hated to go.

Dumb Luck: Top 7 'Historical Tweets' From Inventors (PHOTOS, POLL)

Alec McNayr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Alec McNayr

Whether scientist or tinkerer, academic or technologist, the greatest inventors of all time had one thing in common--they divulged their innermost tho...

Wright Brothers VIDEO: Vintage Footage Of Wright Brothers' Flight

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Wired has found some vintage video footage of the Wright Brothers' first filmed flight. (UPDATE: The Director of the Discovery of Flight Foundation wr...

Wright's 1909 Statue of Liberty flights celebrated

NewYorkology | NewYorkology | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Officials from the Wright Family Foundation and the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum were in New York on Wednesday to mark an upcomi...

The Nudist, The Chemist and Artist Ethan Murrow

Kimberly Brooks | Posted 02.15.2012 | Arts
Kimberly Brooks

As an artist, I consider art on a sort of spectrum in my mind by the manner in which it is rendered. I picture two opposing ends: one a chemist, who ...