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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Inventions like the sail provided a leap in the technology of the day allowing for further exploration. Projection screens can also be walked on in the exhibit on Thursday January 30, 2014. Discovery Place unveils a new exhibition Sunday: 101 inventions that changed the world. Inventions range from the discovery of fire and stone tools to modern day use of GPS.
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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Necessity, the Mother of Invention (left) and Alexander Graham Bell (right background) wander through the exhibit on Thursday January 30, 2014. Discovery Place unveils a new exhibition Sunday: 101 inventions that changed the world. Inventions range from the discovery of fire and stone tools to modern day use of GPS.
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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Chase Law (right foreground), director of development at Discovery Place, tries out an interactive state in the Inventor's Den on Thursday January 30, 2014. Discovery Place unveils a new exhibition Sunday: 101 inventions that changed the world. Inventions range from the discovery of fire and stone tools to modern day use of GPS.
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    Caemron Ausman, 8, came to work with her mother Mary Beth Ausman Thursday. the pair look at the list of 101 Inventions before they go into the exhibit on Thursday January 30, 2014. Discovery Place unveils a new exhibition Sunday: 101 inventions that changed the world. Inventions range from the discovery of fire and stone tools to modern day use of GPS.
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    Alexander Graham Bell stands in the 101 Inventions exhibit just as his fellow inventor Thomas Alva Edison's invention, the incandescent light bulb, is projected on the screens on Thursday January 30, 2014. Discovery Place unveils a new exhibition Sunday: 101 inventions that changed the world. Inventions range from the discovery of fire and stone tools to modern day use of GPS.
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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Thomas Alva Edison and Necessity, the Mother of Invention, roamed the 101 Inventions exhibit Thursday January 30, 2014. Discovery Place unveils a new exhibition Sunday: 101 inventions that changed the world. Inventions range from the discovery of fire and stone tools to modern day use of GPS.
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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Alexander Graham Bell and other "inventors" wandered the 101 Inventions exhibit on Thursday January 30, 2014. Discovery Place unveils a new exhibition Sunday: 101 inventions that changed the world. Inventions range from the discovery of fire and stone tools to modern day use of GPS.
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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Inventions like circuit boards, the phonograph, and the typewriter are on display and can be used at the 101 Inventions exhibit. Discovery Place unveils a new exhibition Sunday: 101 inventions that changed the world. Inventions range from the discovery of fire and stone tools to modern day use of GPS.
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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Catherine Horne, president and CEO of Discovery Place walked through the 101 Inventions exhibit on Thursday January 30, 2014. Discovery Place unveils a new exhibition Sunday: 101 inventions that changed the world. Inventions range from the discovery of fire and stone tools to modern day use of GPS.
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