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Columbus: A History of Innovation

As part of its Columbus 2020 Bicentennial coverage, The Columbus Dispatch took a look at the many scientific advancements that Columbus has inspired.

Among the most notable, the first Xerox machine, the first forced–air heating system which debuted at the Ohio Statehouse, mining machinery that increased speed and safety, computer animation that revolutionized the graphic and film industries; and the feline-leukemia vaccine.

The city also spawned several notable and legendary discoverers. Granville T. Woods, widely known as the black Edison, received 60 patents for electrical and other devices; the first female expedition to the South Pole was led by Ohio State University researcher; and, of course, Battelle Memorial Institute, an international research and development organization that is involved in energy, environment and material sciences, health and life sciences, national security and defense, and laboratory management.

Read more in the Columbus Dispatch.

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