Family run companies in the U.S. that have been around 100-plus years

Trimper’s Rides has been operating continuously for 122 summers on Ocean City’s famous Boardwalk.

It;s not uncommon for customers at Carl Heimerdinger’s family retail store for customers to bring in scissors for sharpening that were purchased there decades ago by a parent or grandparent.




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Dark-Fly: A Line of Fruit Fly Bred in the Dark for 57 Years (1,400 Generations)


What are these strange creatures capable of?

Talk about a long scientific experiment*. Japanese researchers have bred an unusual line of fruit fly called “Dark-fly” which has been kept in constant darkness for 57 years (1,400 generations). They’ve sequenced the Dark-fly’s genome and are now figuring out the genomic alterations linked to adaptation to living in the dark.

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An Explosion of Texting Among 18 to 34 Year Olds Pushes The Telephone Conversation Into a Serious Decline


Texting among 18 to 24 year olds has doubled.

Jane Beard and Jeffrey Davis didn’t realize how little they speak to their children by phone until they called AT&T to switch plans. The customer service agent was breathless. The Silver Spring couple had accumulated 28,700 unused minutes.


Perspectives On “Next Generation Learning” At Night With A Futurist

Perspectives On Next Generation Learning At Night With A Futurist


Monday’s Night with a Futurist offered perspectives on “Next Generation Learning” provided by Michael Cushman. To Cushman, the opportunity for improved learning and training derives from the historically static nature of education combined with the potential offered by the increased pace of technology development. While “our founding fathers were born with the same technology they died with,” current generations are faced with an environment that changes much more rapidly. Advances in the fields of wireless communications and virtual simulation promise a Copernican revolution in education methodology, which Cushman currently identifies as the key constraint in solving the world’s largest problems.

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