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The 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry Celebrates Li-Ion Battery Research

October 11, 2019

John Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham, and Akira Yoshino, winners of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, come from different places and researched lithium-ion batteries at different times.

Happy Birthday, Niels Bohr

October 7, 2019

Niels Bohr’s work in physics started in college, when he solved a surface tension problem for the Academy of Sciences. He went on to work in atomic structure and quantum mechanics.

Happy Birthday, Sir William Ramsay

October 2, 2019

Argon got its name, which means “lazy”, because it doesn’t react with other elements in air — or seem to do much of anything. The chemist behind this discovery went on to find the noble gases.

Happy Birthday, Adrien-Marie Legendre

September 18, 2019

From polynomials and functions to a moon crater and main belt asteroid, French mathematician Adrien-Marie Legendre has quite a few namesakes.

Zeiss, Abbe, and the Evolution of Microscopes and Optical Research

September 11, 2019

The story of Carl Zeiss and Ernst Abbe involves a picturesque town in Germany, compound microscopes, and a hammer and anvil. See for yourself with a glimpse into the history of optical research.

The Origin Story of the Sampling Theorem and Vladimir Kotelnikov

September 10, 2019

Less than a century ago, we didn’t have the theorem that is fundamental to our understanding of electronic communication today. Fortunately, Vladimir Kotelnikov entered the picture.

Happy Birthday, James Joseph Sylvester

September 3, 2019

Ever heard the word combiants? What about plagiograph, allotrius, or zetaic? The Shakespeare of mathematics, James Joseph Sylvester used his love of poetry to find new ways to describe theories.

A Look Back at Early Film Technology

August 29, 2019

Did you know that one of the most prominent filmmakers during the advent of cinema was Thomas Edison? Here, we discuss early film technology, instruments, and the people who used them.

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