This Day in Science History-- In 1906 the Wright Brothers were issued a patent for a flying machine. The patent included the steering system and the wing design. They then showed the patents and designs to Thomas Selfridge, a member of the Aerial Experiment Association established by Alexander Graham Bell in 1907.

The Wright Brothers' Famous 1903 Flying Machine Patent Is Missing

This Day in Science History-- In 1906 the Wright Brothers were issued a patent for a flying machine. The patent included the steering system and the wing design. They then showed the patents and designs to Thomas Selfridge, a member of the Aerial Experiment Association established by Alexander Graham Bell in 1907.

Wilbur and Orville Wright launched a century of aviation when their plane, the Wright Flyer I, took flight on December 17, 1903.

Greatest Moments in Flight

Wilbur and Orville Wright launched a century of aviation when their plane, the Wright Flyer I, took flight on December 17, 1903.

Wright Brother's first flight, Dec. 17, 1903, Kitty Hawk, N.C. Orville Wright was the first person to successfully fly a heavier-than-air machine under complete control of the pilot. The flight covered 37 meter in 12 seconds, at a speed of 6.8 mph. Wilbur Wright is running alongside the plane, having just let go of the forward upright of the right wing. (Corbis)

Wright Brother's first flight, Dec. 17, 1903, Kitty Hawk, N.C. Orville Wright was the first person to successfully fly a heavier-than-air machine under complete control of the pilot. The flight covered 37 meter in 12 seconds, at a speed of 6.8 mph. Wilbur Wright is running alongside the plane, having just let go of the forward upright of the right wing. (Corbis)

The study’s conclusion recommends that companies work to close that perception gap between leadership and employees and also build both top-down and bottom-up cultures of innovation, examine innovation at every corporate level, “ignite innovation action,” and work tirelessly at continually improving communication. It adds four steps companies can take immediately. They h

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The study’s conclusion recommends that companies work to close that perception gap between leadership and employees and also build both top-down and bottom-up cultures of innovation, examine innovation at every corporate level, “ignite innovation action,” and work tirelessly at continually improving communication. It adds four steps companies can take immediately. They h

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