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New National Inventors Hall of Fame Exhibit Celebrates 10 Millionth U.S. Patent

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia – June 20, 2018 – United States patent history was made on June 19, when the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued U.S. Patent No. 10,000,000 for the invention “Coherent LADAR Using Intra-Pixel Quadrature Detection” by Joseph Marron.
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‘Visionary Veterans’ Exhibit Honors National Inventors Hall of Fame Inductees Who Served in WWI

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Oct. 31, 2017 – 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the United States entering World War I, also referred to as “The Great War” or “The War to End All Wars.” In recognition of this centennial, the National Inventors Hall of Fame® Museum announces a new exhibit — “Visionary Veterans: Honoring Inductees Who Served in World War I.”
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National Inventors Hall of Fame Exhibit Focuses on Trademarks, Authentic Consumer Products

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Oct. 24, 2017 – The sale of counterfeit products is a growing threat to businesses’ intellectual property rights, and consumers’ trust and safety. In 2013, the economic value of counterfeit and pirated products was estimated to be $1.13 trillion. By the year 2022, it is projected to reach $2.81 trillion.
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10 Places Every Member of Your Family Will Love

Family travel not only creates lasting memories, but it also offers the kind of flexibility that lets everyone have a great trip. When mom and dad need some alone time, grandma and grandpa can step in. And when little ones are having fun at a kids’ club, the grown-ups can bond over shared passions such as golf, museum- and gallery-hopping, or dining on local cuisine. Here are 10 places in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and Caribbean that the whole group will love...

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Museums and cultural attractions top many “must see” lists for visitors arriving in a new city, but admission fees that can top $25 a person can keep families and thrifty travelers away. Smithsonian magazine’s 14th annual Museum Day, however, makes museum-going a budget-friendly activity...

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5 Best Things to Do in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia

Old Town Alexandria is recognized as a nationally designated historic district. It dates back to 1749 and is the former home of President George Washington, making it the perfect place to visit for history enthusiasts...

From Tesla to Jobs: The Great Thinkers and Tinkerers Hall of Fame in Alexandria Museum

Family in for the 4th? Looking to avoid the DC crowds? Too hot for the Smithsonian Folklife Festival and not in the mood to seek refuge in the mall, least of all on the Mall? There is a gem of a museum right here in Port City that will appeal to the most beleaguered museum-going house guests, restless campers and free-range young-uns...

National Inventors Hall of Fame Exhibit Celebrates 10 Millionth U.S. Patent

United States patent history was made on June 19, when the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued U.S. Patent No. 10,000,000 for the invention “Coherent LADAR Using Intra-Pixel Quadrature Detection” by Joseph Marron...

Here’s an Idea: Visit the Inventors Hall of Fame

Forty-five years ago, while enjoying waffles for breakfast, track coach Bill Bowerman had an inspirational moment. Maybe putting a waffle-like pattern on the soles of running shoes would give them better traction. Bowerman became the co-founder of Nike shoes. The National Inventors Hall of Fame Museum, in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in Alexandria, Virginia, is full of such stories about inventors and their inventions...

Tired of the Smithsonian? These small, quirky D.C. museums are worth a visit

Washington is known for its museums. But venture beyond the Mall, which is home to four of the 20 most-visited museums in the world, and you’ll find plenty of smaller, quirkier institutions. Want to learn about great inventions, the history of horse racing in America or how drugs are smuggled across the border? You can, and it’s free...

25 Best Things to Do in Alexandria, Virginia

A popular weekend getaway from Washington, D.C., Alexandria, Virginia has a beautiful historic Old Town, vibrant parks, great museums and unique attractions. Go for a ride on the free King Street Trolley which will take you past several famous attractions. Best things to do in Alexandria, VA include the National Inventors Hall of Fame and Museum, the Athenaeum, and the George Washington Masonic National Memorial...