Albert Einstein: Theoretical Physicist

Albert Einstein was born at Ulm, in Württemberg, Germany, on March 14, 1879. Six weeks later the family moved to Munich, where he, later on, began his schooling at the Luitpold Gymnasium. Later, they moved to Italy and Albert continued his education at Aarau, Switzerland and in 1896 Albert Einstein entered the Swiss Federal Polytechnic School in Zurich to be trained as a teacher in physics and mathematics. In 1901, [...]

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Galileo Galilei: Italian Astronomer

Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei provided a number of scientific insights that laid the foundation for future scientists. His investigation of the laws of motion and improvements on the telescope helped further the understanding of the world and universe around him. Both led him to question the current belief of the time, that all things revolved around the Earth. Galileo Inventions The Ancient Greek scientist, Aristotle, taught that heavier objects [...]

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Louis Pasteur: Biologist, Microbiologist and Chemist

Scientist Louis Pasteur came up with the food preparing process known as pasteurization; he also developed a vaccination for anthrax and rabies. Born on December 27, 1822, in Dole, France, Louis Pasteur discovered that microbes were responsible for souring alcohol and came up with the process of pasteurization, where bacteria is destroyed by heating beverages and then allowing them to cool. His work in germ theory also led him [...]

By | 2017-10-30T02:07:52+00:00 July 10th, 2017|Categories: Public Figures, Science And Technology|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Christie Tank Suspension System: World War II

The M1931 Christie tank was designed by J. Walter Christie, an American engineer who created some innovative tank designs. Christie invented the Christie suspension system, which allowed tanks to have a low center of gravity and a low silhouette and gave them the ability to move at high speeds. The Christie tank suspension system utilized a convertible drive. This means that the tracks could be removed when the tank was [...]

By | 2017-10-30T02:12:37+00:00 July 4th, 2017|Categories: World War II|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

HAARP Alaska: United States Air Force

HAARP Alaska is an auroral research program that superheats the ionosphere. From a distance, it looks like a parking lot filled with over-sized television antennae. In actuality it is the High-Frequency Active Auroral Research Program or HAARP, a government research facility focused on physical and electrical properties of the earth’s ionosphere. Set against the Alaskan forest, HAARP Alaska is, to certain conspiracy theorists, neither a research program nor TV antennae, [...]

By | 2017-10-30T02:13:29+00:00 July 2nd, 2017|Categories: Inventions, Science And Technology|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Samuel Morse: American Painter and Inventor

Samuel Morse was an American artist and inventor best remembered for his invention of the single-wire telegraph system and the co-inventor of Morse code. Samuel F. B. Morse was the first child of clergyman Jedidiah Morse and Elisabeth Finley Morse (Breese). His parents were committed to his education and instilling in him the Calvinist faith. After a mediocre showing at Phillips Academy, save for a strong interest in art, [...]

By | 2017-10-30T02:20:47+00:00 June 27th, 2017|Categories: Public Figures|Tags: , |0 Comments

Ada Lovelace: Mathematician, Computer Programmer

A gifted mathematician, Ada Lovelace is considered to have written instructions for the first computer program in the mid-1800s. The daughter of famed poet Lord Byron, Augusta Ada Byron, Countess of Lovelace—better known as "Ada Lovelace"—was born in London on December 10, 1815. Ada showed her gift for mathematics at an early age. She translated an article on an invention by Charles Babbage and added her own comments. Because [...]

By | 2017-10-30T02:21:12+00:00 June 26th, 2017|Categories: Public Figures|Tags: , |0 Comments

The Wright Brothers: First Airplane Flight

Wilbur and Orville Wright were American inventors and pioneers of aviation. In 1903 the Wright brothers achieved the first powered, sustained and controlled airplane flight; they surpassed their own milestone two years later when they built and flew the first fully practical airplane. Early Life Wilbur Wright was born on April 16, 1867, near Millville, Indiana. He was the middle child in a family of five children. His father, [...]

By | 2017-10-30T02:30:11+00:00 June 17th, 2017|Categories: Public Figures, Science And Technology|Tags: , , |0 Comments

The Story of the Refrigerator Throughout the Ages

Refrigeration is the process of creating cooling conditions by removing heat. It is mostly used to preserve food and other perishable items, preventing foodborne illnesses. It works because bacteria growth is slowed at lower temperatures. Methods for preserving food by cooling have been around for thousands of years, but the modern refrigerator is a recent invention. Today, the demand for refrigeration and air conditioning represent nearly 20 percent of [...]

By | 2017-10-30T02:32:29+00:00 June 15th, 2017|Categories: Science And Technology|Tags: , |0 Comments

Anders Celsius: History of the Celsius Scale

In 1742, Swedish astronomer, Anders Celsius invented the Celsius temperature scale, which was named after the inventor. Anders Celsius early became engaged in the general problem of weights and measures, including temperature measurements. Already as a student, he assisted the astronomy professor Erik Burman in meteorology observations. At that time there existed a large variety of thermometers with different scales. Perhaps he already at this stage realized the necessity [...]

By | 2017-10-30T02:34:53+00:00 June 12th, 2017|Categories: Inventions, Public Figures|Tags: , |0 Comments

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