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E=mc²

On this day in 1905, Albert Einstein’s theory of E=mc² was first published.

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Total Eclipse

Today the Earth will witness a total solar eclipse. The total solar eclipse of June 8, 1918 crossed the United States from Washington State to Florida. This path is roughly similar to the August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse and was the last time … Continue reading

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The last eclipse

On this day in 1999, a total solar eclipse took place, lasting 2 minutes and 23 seconds. The next total solar eclipse is due to take place on 21st August 2017!

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Prescription for Fleming

On this day in 1881, Biologist Alexander Fleming was born. Fleming is best known for discovering the enzyme lysozyme, also known as Penicillin. Penicillin V potassium is an antibiotic used to treat certain infections caused by bacteria such as pneumonia, scarlet … Continue reading

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The phone is ringing…

The answer to Wednesday’s question of what was the first telephone conversation? was… “Mr. Watson–come here–I want to see you.”

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Dial Tone

On this day in 1922, Scottish born inventor Alexander Graham Bell died. Although also having American and Canadian heritage, Bell is best known for inventing the first practical telephone. QUESTION TIME- What was the first conversation on the telephone? Post … Continue reading

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Steaming ahead!

On this day in 1814, British engineer George Stephenson introduced his first steam locomotive engine.

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Did you know?

Did you know that Earth is the only planet that has liquid water on its surface?

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Already invented?

On this day in 1892, the US Patent Office declared that it was Joseph Swan rather than Thomas Edison, invented the electric light carbon for the incandescent lamp.

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Summer Solstice

At only a few times during the year, an event takes places known as the Solstice. This happens in Summer and Autumn, marking the longest and shortest amount of sunlight. Today is the Summer Solstice, marking the longest day of … Continue reading

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