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Happy Birthday, Emmy Noether

March 23, 2019

During a time when women were not welcome in STEM fields, Emmy Noether made many significant contributions to modern mathematics, including abstract algebra and an invariant theorem.

Happy Birthday, Sir William Henry Perkin

March 12, 2019

This chemist went from studying at the Royal College of Chemistry and researching malaria treatment to synthesizing the first synthetic dye and running a dye shop and manufacturing plant…

How Eddy Current Braking Technology Is Freeing Us from Friction

March 6, 2019

What moves must eventually stop. Unlike mechanical brakes, eddy current braking systems prevent damage when braking at high speeds. Hop on and learn more about eddy currents in this blog post.

Happy Birthday, Ida Noddack

February 25, 2019

Ida Noddack was one of the “element hunters” trying to fill the gaps in Dmitri Mendeleev’s periodic table. In the process, she codiscovered rhenium, but that’s not all she’s known for…

Happy Birthday, Ernst Mach

February 18, 2019

Mach bands, Mach numbers, Mach’s principle: Ernst Mach is an accomplished physicist of many namesake discoveries and contributions to science.

Happy Birthday, Dmitri Mendeleev

February 8, 2019

2019 marks the 150-year anniversary of Dmitri Mendeleev’s discovery of the periodic table of chemical elements. Learn more about the Russian chemist behind one of science’s most useful tools.

Happy Birthday, Berta Karlik

January 24, 2019

Berta Karlik helped discover the naturally occurring version of element 85, astatine. She was also the first woman to teach at the University of Vienna.

An Homage to Stephen Hawking

January 8, 2019

We reflect on Stephen Hawking’s life as well as his contributions to cosmology, including A Brief History of Time, black holes, zero-gravity flight, and beyond.