Archive for March, 2018

American Inventions – Kevlar

Technological advances come in all forms. Especially with weapons and defense. Out of respect for recent tragedies Hancock International College decided to omit certain American Inventions from our list but this defensive invention has saved countless lives. Americans and our ESL students are safer for it because our protectors are protected. Today we’ll learn about how Kevlar was invented. Amazingwomeninhistory.com…

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American Inventions – Compact Disk

Since sound recording was first invented there has been a desire to continually improve the quality in which recordings are stored. Our ESL students mostly have online streaming services which are completely digital, but the one medium that truly changed everything was the Compact Disk or CD. Hancock International College is full of staff and faculty that grew up with…

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American Inventions – LED Lighting

Many of us at Hancock International College would guess that LED lighting was a relatively new invention. The recent introduction of LED bulbs as energy efficient lights would be the basis for that guess, however, LED lights have existed far longer than we imagined. Our ESL students recognize the acronym LED relative to flat screen TVs but many didn’t realize…

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American Inventions – First Laser

Lasers are amazing! Most of us at Hancock International College don’t exactly know why. This means most of our ESL students probably don’t either. This invention one of the top technological achievements of 20th century. It has changed Medicine, Science, Manufacturing, Measurements and Telecommunications. There’s no way to cover all the information but here’s the story of the invention of…

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American Inventions – Magnetic Stripe Card

Last week our exploration of American Inventions taught our ESL students how Credit Cards came to be. Since everyone at Hancock International College either has a Credit or Debit card we all have noticed businesses have switched most transactions from the original swipe of the card with the magnetic strip to inserting the computer chip. So today we’re learning about…

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American Inventions – Integrated Circuit

Computers, Cell phones, Modems… all things computer makes American and Global business possible. We rely on this technology at Hancock International College. ESL students who study in America are only able to communicate so easily with Americans because of this technology… but what made it possible? Our next invention…the Integrated Circuit. Keranews.org says, “Texas Instruments is celebrating the North Texas…

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American Inventions – Disposable Diaper

Some American inventions are basically reinventions of an existing item. Many of our ESL students are parents as well as some of us here at Hancock International College and, like many commonly used items, we sometimes take for granted the ease of use provided by disposable items. Americans are beginning to reuse items that were once more commonly disposable like…

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American Inventions – Credit Card

In America cash is exponentially becoming a thing of the past. With the use of Credit Cards skyrocketing and all the benefits companies offer in their use not one person at Hancock International College lives without a Credit Card. Our ESL students often times are sponsored by parents and loved ones and they are able to access money from their…

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American Inventions – Microwave

ESL students like their food hot! Lucky for them Hancock International College has a Microwave and a Toaster Oven. Though they are two very different ways of heating up food one stands out for its spectacular, almost magical results. The Microwave made waves across the nation and the world so today we’ll look at how it came to be. Women-inventors.com…

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American Inventions – Chocolate Chip Cookies

It’s a warm tasty tradition among American families to bake a batch of Chocolate Chip cookies. Hancock International College likes to provide an assortment of cookies at all our parties and the ESL students usually go for what they know first…and that’s Chocolate Chip! We don’t really think about many of our everyday delicacies and where they came from but…

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