Posts Tagged ‘today in science history’



First Man to Walk on the Moon, Neil Armstrong, Dies

 On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins came into orbit around the Moon.  Before long, the command module Columbia separated from the Lunar Module Eagle, and Aldrin and Armstrong headed for a historic achievement.  Soon, Neil Armstrong was taking mankind’s first steps onto the moon.  This transformed the engineer into a […]

Heinrich Rudolf Hertz Google Doodle Gets Wavy!

Today’s Google Doodle honors German Physicist Heinrich Rudolf Hertz who is probably best known for the unit of measurement that bears his name. Hertz’s experiments in electromagnetism paved the way for wireless communications, as he was the first scientist to prove the existence of electromagnetic waves. His early research served as an expansion of the theory of […]

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 […]