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The mining industry provides the raw materials needed by almost everything else in our economy. But it doesn’t employ that many people – just 670,000 Americans. Instead, it’s focusing on intelligent mining operations. More and more jobs are being done by artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and robots. The British/Australian…
The Industrial Revolution was a time of great change. New strategies and technology for mining iron led to many advancements in manufacturing. But many other inventions changed the way people lived and worked. Important inventions such as the steam engine, the spinning jenny, and the telegraph had huge impacts of…
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Industrial Inventions Image Gallery
Video: Iron Workers Welding
Source: Library of Congress
Workers in a factory weld an iron ring.
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