Initially inspired by the development of batteries, it covers technology in general and includes some interesting little known, or long forgotten, facts as well as a few myths about the development of technology, the science behind it, the context in which it occurred and the deeds of the many personalities, eccentrics and charlatans involved.
"Either you do the work or you get the credit" Yakov Zel'dovich - Russian Astrophysicist Fortunately it is not always true.
Background We think of a battery today as a source of portable power, but it is no exaggeration to say that the battery is one of the most important inventions in the history of mankind.
Volta's pile was at first a technical curiosity but this new electrochemical phenomenon very quickly opened the door to new branches of both physics and chemistry and a myriad of discoveries, inventions and applications.
Guys love their girlfriends but they can’t help hating a few annoying girlfriend habits.
Has your man ever sulked or walked away in a huff for no reason?
It is typically portrayed as having the head of a man, the body of a lion, and the wings of an eagle.
A sphinx can be male or female, but is always cunning and merciless.Polygamy as a doctrine was introduced into the LDS Church by Joseph Smith.The practice continued after Joseph’s death in 1844, and was publicly announced in 1852, five years after the Saints arrived in Utah.Some say that erosion patterns actually indicate the Sphinx was built hundreds, if not thousands, of years earlier.Others suggest that the oddly disproportionate head suggest that originally, the statue was not of a sphinx at all, but rather of a lion or perhaps even the dog god, Anubis.They did not have the benefit of cheap, off the shelf, mass produced batteries. Bronze is a relatively hard alloy of copper and tin, better suited for the purpose than the much softer copper enabling improved durability of the weapons and the ability to hold a cutting edge.