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Happy Birthday, Charles F. Brush
Learn about the most famous inventions of Charles F. Brush, the American engineer who is known for his advancements in electric lighting and powering wind turbines.
Happy Birthday, Ludwig Boltzmann
Learn about the life and work of Ludwig Boltzmann, the nineteenth-century physicist who had a large role in the advancement of thermodynamics and statistical mechanics.
Happy Birthday, Robert Ledley
The first full-body CT scanner model can be found in the National Museum of American History, located in Washington, D.C. Read about the physicist who designed it here.
Happy Birthday, David Crosthwait
Fun fact: The original HVAC system for Rockefeller Center in New York City was designed by David Crosthwait, an engineer with 100+ patents.
Happy Birthday, Oliver Heaviside
At the age of 16, Oliver Heaviside’s formal education came to an end. However, he went on to discover the first coaxial cable, the modern Maxwell’s equations, and the Kennelly–Heaviside layer.
The Science Behind Plant-Based Foods
You have probably heard of almond milk, coconut milk, and oat milk. But are you familiar with potato milk? This milk substitute hit grocery shelves in Europe in early 2022.
A Novel Technique for Producing Ultrastrong 2D Polymers
A group of materials science researchers have developed a new polymerization technique for producing strong and lightweight 2D polymers (a creation that was thought to be impossible!)
Happy Birthday, Norbert Rillieux
Sugar has been around for centuries, but the revolution in sugar processing occurred less than 200 years ago. Learn about the life and work of the engineer behind this revolution.
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