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February 11, 2020

From ancient rock art to contemporary feminist art, South African artists have much to add to the global art collective, as well as celebrate ideas from numerous voices from this culturally complex land.

January 29, 2020

The International Space Station, to me, really shows that space should be a place of cooperation. When we talk about humans going to the Moon or landing on Mars, I think all of us in the space community see it as not a US effort, but an international...

January 28, 2020

The aforementioned Levine, alongside Hasbro designer Stan Weston, invented the G.I. Joe line of action figures — likely some of the earliest, if not the first, toys of that kind. Early G.I. Joe figurines featured changeable clothes, and initially cam...

January 15, 2020

At the time, Leonov was wearing a modified version of SK-1 called the Berkut spacesuit. According to Mann, “his air supply was strapped to him in a metal backpack with a relief valve that vented away heat, moisture, and carbon dioxide.” To deal with...

In 2015, Lloyd Matthews and Joan Rankin proposed that Stonehenge “was, in fact, a complex and significant prehistoric calendar.” First, they took a close look at its enclosure. “The circle is situated in such a way so that the sunrise positions of th...

January 15, 2020

The Maya Codex was found alongside other artifacts that were eventually verified as authentic, but, because it was recovered by looters under strange circumstances, experts thought it was a fake. Apparently, in 1966, a wealthy Mexican collector by th...

January 15, 2020

"Back in New Britain, Burritt had to begin a new life. He owned some property known as the 'Stone Store.' He remodeled the building for a school, turned the upper floor into an observatory, purchased a telescope and other apparatus and o...

January 15, 2020

Comprised of the Greek words helios (sun) and graphein (writing), heliography — or héliographie in French — means sunwriting. Niépce coined the term after he realized that Bitumen of Judea, a naturally occurring asphalt that hardens when exposed to l...

January 15, 2020

Vintage US Space Achievement Stamps 1960 —1975: A photo essay | Echo I | Project Mercury | US Space Walk | First Man on Moon | Space Achievement Decade | SpaceLab

November 15, 2019

The legendary mashup combines verses by the Wu-Tang Clan with Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon, and it is utterly, unequivocally, and unbelievably awesome. And while some purists will be appalled at the mere idea of tampering with perfectio...

October 15, 2019

To collect, preserve, interpret, and display the artifacts and history of the information age.

This is the mission statement of the American Computer & Robotics Museum (ACRM) located in Bozeman, Montana. Founded by Barbara and George Keremedjiev (1952...

October 15, 2019

As it turns out,  animatronics have a history that’s a story in and of itself, and it unofficially begins in 13th century Europe. Villard De Honnecourt (1225 — 1250) was a French architect who is best known for his sketchbook containing notes and obs...

October 15, 2019

Leonardo da Vinci (1452 — 1519) was a masterful artist and inventor, and it’s difficult to say which of his endeavors had the greatest impact on modern-day art and science. Certainly, his research has shaped current understandings of linear perspecti...

October 15, 2019

Once you swallow the pill, your natural body temperature will melt the casing and activate the tiny robot within, which will proceed to configure itself into whatever form is required for the successful completion of the procedure. Then, once the mis...

October 15, 2019

Although prototypes of various robots have existed for hundreds of years, the word robot is absent from all literary and scientific papers until the early part of the 20th century. That’s because it hadn’t been invented yet. This was changed by the m...

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