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Happy Birthday, Robert Ledley

June 28, 2022

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

May 27, 2022

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

May 18, 2022

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

May 10, 2022

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

March 29, 2022

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

March 17, 2022

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.

Happy Birthday, Ralph Fowler

January 17, 2022

During his career, Ralph Fowler supervised 64 doctoral students at Cambridge University, 3 of whom would become Nobel laureates.

Happy Birthday, Joseph Petzval

January 6, 2022

In 1840, this Hungarian physicist introduced a lens design that could gather more than 20 times as much light as lenses used in earlier cameras.


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