Posts Tagged ‘science history’



The History Of Sewing Machines

  Sewing Machines   You can trace the origins of sewing all the way back to Central Asia to approximately the year 45,000 BCE. Before sewing, people used strips of furs or animal skins to tie their clothes together, but harsh weather in colder regions caused a search for a better way to keep clothing […]

5 Amazing Life Lessons from the One & Only, Albert Einstein!!

  Albert Einstein has long been considered a genius by the masses. He was a theoretical physicist, philosopher, author, and is perhaps the most influential scientists to ever live. In honor of this science icon and to say ‘Happy Birthday Einstein,” we thought we’d share one of our favorite archived e-news articles from March 2013!  […]

December 2013 E-News: The Curious Evolution of Holiday Lights!

Christmas lights are the most recognizable sign of the season. These lights warm up the coldest of December nights – giving a nostalgic glow to our homes & communities. Even though we are so familiar with these traditional holiday lights, there is a bit of background science that you may not know.

November E-News: Native American Science!

In November, we celebrate change – in more ways than one! We’re already halfway through the fall season, and we still see and feel many changes: it begins to get just a little bit colder, almost every leaf has fallen to the ground, and everyone is anticipating the first snowfall. One thing that never changes […]

The End of an Era: Discovery Draws Eyes to Sky for Final Flight!

Space Shuttle Discovery has launched into its next era. The retired shuttle landed safely at Washington-Dulles International Airport Tuesday, where it will remain until it is moved to the Smithsonian’s Udvar-Hazy Center Thursday. Eyes around the world watched as the retired spacecraft, riding atop a 747, flew low over the Capitol and surrounding areas. According to NASA, Discovery completed […]

St. Patrick’s Day: Celebrating Irish Scientists & Inventors

Ask most people what they think are Ireland’s greatest contributions to the world and they would probably come up with suggestions such as great music, great writers and great food. It’s unlikely that scientists would be high on the list, but Ireland has given us many great inventors, innovators & scientists. Their work covers a […]

New Elements Fl & Lv Headed For The Periodic Table!

Earlier in the year, there were a great deal of new elements discovered by a team of Russian physicists and American chemists.  Of those elements, 113, 115, 117, and 118 are still needing names; elements 114 and 116 are going to be called Flerovium and Livermorium, according to the teams that discovered them.  It’s up to the […]

Honoring The Two-Time Nobel Prize Winner Marie Curie On Her 144th Birthday!

  To honor one of the most enduringly inspiring scientists ever to grace a lab, France and Poland declared 2011 to be the Year of Marie Curie. Now, Google joins the welcome pageant of prominent tributes. The California company’s search-engine home page on Nov. 7 celebrates the 144th anniversary of Madame Curie’s birth with a pastel-colored “Google […]

Inside the heart of the volcano for the first time!

For the first time in history scientists have descended 650 feet into the magma chamber of a volcano. These incredible images show one explorer gently lowering himself into the heart of the dormant Thrihnukagigur volcano in Iceland.  When it last erupted 3000 years ago, superheated molten rock from the depths of the Earth’s crust spewed […]