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Space Invaders

The Space Invaders arcade game was created by Tomohiro Nishikado and originally published by Taito in 1978.

Steel Tec from Remco (1992)

In 1992, Remco released Steel Tec, a model construction system that offered junior engineers builds combining metal parts, such as brackets, strips, and plates, and polystyrene components that were inter-connected using metal screws.

Where’s the Fun From? – Teddy Bear

In this installment from his YouTube series, Where’s the Fun From?, Guest Contributor Tim Walsh discusses how Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt inspired the creation of everyone’s favorite stuffed animal and how it took a talented cartoonist, an entrepreneur, and his wife to make the “Teddy’s Bear” real.

The Friday Five: Jessica Brummer

Jessica Brummer is director of communications at The Durham Museum in Omaha, Nebraska. In this edition of The Friday Five, Jessica tells about the upcoming Hall of Heroes exhibit and how the long legacy of superheroes forges connections between generations.