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How Thomas Edison Laid the Foundation for the Modern Lab (video)

This ACS video describes how Edison created the template for modern research and development labs everywhere.

by American Chemical Society

WASHINGTON, June 2, 2014 — Thomas Edison is hands-down one of the greatest inventors in history. He also had a love of chemistry that banished him to the basement as a kid. This week, the Reactions team went behind the scenes at the Thomas Edison National Historical Park to see how Edison’s love of chemistry fueled his world-changing inventions. Recently named a National Historic Chemical Landmark, the complex is home to more than 400,000 artifacts (which we definitely weren’t allowed to touch) and is considered the template for modern research-and-development labs everywhere.