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Human civilization has made enormous steps on the path of technological and scientific advances through history.

Deepest Ocean on Earth and the Only Man to Have Reached it

It was still almost a decade before man first set foot on the moon. But when Lieutenant Don Walsh traveled underwater for seven miles to reach the deepest ocean on Earth, he could never have imagined that his remarkable feat would never be repeated. In fact, no one has even tried. Now, 50 years on from his historic voyage to the bottom of the Mariana Trench the deepest ocean on [...]

By | 2017-10-30T09:00:05+00:00 April 13th, 2017|Categories: Historical Events, Science And Technology|Tags: , |0 Comments

First Dog in Space: Laika a One Way journey on 3 November 1957

When, on 4 October 1957, the Soviet Union successfully launched Sputnik 1 as the world's first artificial satellite, the western world took notice. It was a 22-inch diameter sphere, weighing 190.5 pounds, that circled the Earth once aver 1 hour 35 mins. The satellite had an elliptical orbit with an apogee of 947 km, and a perigee of 228 km. It carried two transmitters, broadcasting telegraphic impulses on frequencies [...]

By | 2017-10-30T10:56:56+00:00 February 11th, 2017|Categories: Historical Events, Science And Technology|Tags: , , |0 Comments

World War II: V1 and V2 First Rockets in History

The V weapons – the V1 and V2 – were used towards the end of World War Two with such an effect that the attacks on London became known as the second Blitz. The success of D-Day had speeded up the production of the V weapons and the first V1 was launched on June 13th, just one week after the Allied landings at Normandy. The V weapons were built [...]

By | 2017-10-30T17:21:57+00:00 January 7th, 2017|Categories: Science And Technology, World War II|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

The First Atomic Bombs: Hiroshima, Nagasaki

Atomic Bombs: By the summer of 1945, World War II had raged across several continents for six years, beginning when German forces invaded Poland in 1939. To a world grown weary of death and destruction, the surrender of Nazi Germany on May 8, 1945, was welcome news. Japan, however, vowed to fight to the very end. Their resolve was evident in the Battle of Okinawa: By the time it ended [...]

By | 2017-01-01T10:51:28+00:00 October 19th, 2016|Categories: Historical Events, Science And Technology, World War II|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Pripyat: Chernobyl’s Ghost Town

When one thinks of Chernobyl, vacation spot is certainly not the first thing to come to mind. However, more than two decades after the terrible reactor meltdown, tours of the contaminated towns surrounding the infamous reactor are gaining in popularity. On April 26, 1986, during a test to see how much power was needed to keep the No. 4 reactor operating in the event of a blackout, the Chernobyl Nuclear [...]

By | 2017-01-01T23:18:42+00:00 October 17th, 2016|Categories: Historical Events, Science And Technology|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Pythagoras – Greek Philosopher and Scientist

Pythagoras was a Greek mathematician known for formulating the Pythagorean Theorem. He was also a philosopher who taught that numbers were the essence of all things. Pythagoras associated numbers with virtues, colors, music and other qualities. He also believed that the human soul is immortal and after death, it moves into another living being, sometimes an animal. The Pythagorean Theorem Pythagoras believed the earth was round and that the sun, [...]

Josef Mengele: The Angel of Death

Josef Mengele (1911-1979) was a German doctor and Nazi War Criminal who escaped justice after World War Two. During the Second World War, Mengele worked at the infamous Auschwitz death camp, where he conducted twisted experiments on the Jewish inmates before sending them to their deaths. Nicknamed “the Angel of Death,” Josef Mengele escaped to South America after the war. In spite of a massive manhunt led by his victims, [...]

By | 2017-01-01T10:32:45+00:00 October 11th, 2016|Categories: Public Figures, Science And Technology, World War II|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Alfred Hitchcock: Master of Suspense

Filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock was nicknamed the "Master of Suspense" for employing a kind of psychological suspense in his films, producing a distinct viewer experience. Synopsis Born in London on August 13, 1899, Alfred Hitchcock worked for a short time in engineering before entering the film industry in 1920. He left for Hollywood in 1939, where his first American film, Rebecca, won an Academy Award for best picture. Hitchcock created more [...]

By | 2017-01-01T16:12:09+00:00 October 11th, 2016|Categories: Public Figures, Science And Technology|Tags: |0 Comments

Sir Alexander Fleming

Sir Alexander Fleming was born at Lochfield near Darvel in Ayrshire, Scotland on August 6th, 1881. He attended Louden Moor School, Darvel School, and Kilmarnock Academy before moving to London where he attended the Polytechnic. He spent four years in a shipping office before entering St. Mary's Medical School, London University. He qualified with distinction in 1906 and began research at St. Mary's under Sir Almroth Wright, a pioneer in [...]

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