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A speck of dust in a vast space

On this day in 1908, Albert Einstein proposed his Theory of Quantum Light. Alongside Max Planck’s work on quanta of heat Einstein proposed one of the most shocking idea in twentieth century physics: we live in a quantum universe, one built … Continue reading

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3…2…1… We have lift off!

On this day in 1967, the Saturn V Space Rocket was the first unmanned rocket launched. The Saturn V was launched 13 times from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida with no loss of crew or payload. As of 2017, the Saturn V remains the … Continue reading

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A physicist is born

On this day in 1867, Marie Curie was born. Marie Curie was a physicist and chemist and a pioneer in the study of radiation. She and her husband, Pierre, discovered the elements polonium and radium. Together, they were awarded the Nobel … Continue reading

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Super Star

On this day in 1572, a supernova was observed in constellation known as Cassiopeia. A supernova is the explosion of a star. It is the largest explosion that takes place in space. Check out NASA’s website to find out more … Continue reading

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The Big Bang!

On this day in 2012, scientists detect evidence of light from the universe’s first stars, predicted to have formed 500 million years after the big bang.

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Wonderful Water

Water is made up of two elements, hydrogen and oxygen and its chemical formula is H2O. This means that each molecule of water is made up of two hydrogen atoms bonded to a single oxygen atom. The existence of water is essential for … Continue reading

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Let there be light

On this day in 1879, Thomas Edison perfected his carbonised cotton filament light bulb.

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How far is it?

On this day in 1959, the far side of Moon was seen for the 1st time, courtesy of USSR’s Luna 3 space probe.

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Lights… Camera… Action!

On this day in 1889, inventor Thomas Edison showed his first motion picture show.

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Just what the doctor ordered

On this day in 1846, anaesthetic ether was used for the first time in an operation- this was to extract a tooth from a patient. Since then, anaesthetic is widely used for a range of operations and surgeries around the … Continue reading

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