Oak Ridge: The Town that Atomic Bomb was Born

"Little Boy" bomb dropped on Hiroshima, made with uranium-235 from Oak RidgeIn 1943, after graduating from Washington and Lee University, Bill Wilcox landed a coveted job as a government chemist and was sent to a city that didn’t exist. Oak Ridge, Tennessee, then known only as the Clinton Engineering Works, was conspicuously absent from any map. On 60,000 acres of farmland framed by the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, [...]

By | 2017-10-30T02:01:37+00:00 July 17th, 2017|Categories: Historical Events, Science And Technology|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

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, [...]

By | 2017-10-30T02:06:05+00:00 July 11th, 2017|Categories: Public Figures, Science And Technology|Tags: , , |0 Comments

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 [...]

By | 2017-10-30T02:06:58+00:00 July 11th, 2017|Categories: Public Figures, Science And Technology|Tags: , , |0 Comments

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

The First Woman in Space: Valentina Tereshkova

Ιn 1963, cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman to travel into space aboard Vostok 6. The first woman in space Valentina Tereshkova was born on March 6, 1937, in Bolshoye Maslennikovo, a village in western Russia. As a young woman, she worked in a textile mill and parachuted as a hobby. She was chosen to be trained as a cosmonaut in the USSR’s space program. On Jun 13, [...]

By | 2017-10-30T02:11:10+00:00 July 5th, 2017|Categories: Public Figures|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Kapustin Yar: Soviet Union’s Area 51

Kapustin Yar was the former Soviet Union’s most sensitive air base, even exceeding America’s Area 51 for the levels of secrecy that shrouded it. UFO Files claimed that it was to present never-before-seen footage of the base, reconnaissance photos and even a virtual tour of its hidden depths. Kapustin Yar was created as the site for the development of the Soviet Union’s space program after the end of World [...]

By | 2017-10-30T02:11:36+00:00 July 5th, 2017|Categories: Historical Mysteries, Science And Technology|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

Chicago Natural History Museum: Karl Schmidt

In September 1957, someone from the Lincoln Park Zoo brought a young 30-inch snake to the Chicago Natural History Museum. They asked for help identifying the snake. Famed herpetologist Karl P. Schmidt was working at the Chicago Natural History Museum at the time and agreed to take a look at the snake. Schmidt was a well-known snake expert, prestigious in his field, adept at identifying snakes and so successful [...]

By | 2017-10-30T02:18:33+00:00 June 29th, 2017|Categories: Public Figures|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

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