Stephen Wolfram of Mathematica and Wolfram Alpha fame had the chance to visit the archives of German polymath Gottfried Leibniz in Hanover. Despite being almost 300 years old, his papers are still in good condition and show some of the … Read More
Roman History Made Easy is a wonderful blog that brings you the little bits and pieces of Rome that you either forgot from your school days or never knew to begin with.
There seems to be a never-ending series of amusing and amazing stories featuring (or told by) physicist Richard Feynman. Like this one, Danny Hillis’ reminiscing about Feynman and his work on The Connection Machine .
If you grew up in the 1960s, you witnessed the assassination of the President, his brother and Martin Luther King all within a few years. The King assassination in particular spawned a number of riots in major cities, but surprisingly … Read More
Over on reddit they have a forum, or as they call it subreddit, called WhatsInThisThing?, that grew from a post someone made about a vault they found in their house and the efforts around getting into it to see what … Read More
If you’re old enough you might remember that the WWW was originally a side project at CERN, the European research center. The web has changed a lot in the intervening years and now CERN is restoring the first website as … Read More
He invented the telephone and his voice was the first to be transmitted by it yet what he sounded like was lost to history. Or at least it was. Bell spent a number of years trying to improve on the … Read More
The Apple II, which came out in 1977, was a significant update to the original Apple I. It included a power supply and integrated case, both of which the more hobbyist-oriented Apple I lacked. But one thing it lacked was … Read More