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Ancient Inventions That Seem Modern

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We imagine that ancient technologies are totally alien from our modern technology.  However, it turns out that a lot of our relatively modern technology is actually quite ancient. Here are eight examples of ancient inventions. Steam Engine  The steam engine was first invented by Heron Alexandrinus in 1st Century Greece.  Until 1577 it was forgotten […]

Water: Earth’s Most Common Liquid

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Water is a huge part of the Earth.  It’s so huge that we’re called the Blue Planet.  It has the power to create, sustain or destroy life on the planet. Yet what do we really know about it? 10 Interesting Water Facts It’s all the same –  There is the same quantity of water on […]

Cellphones: The Science of Communication

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Cellphones are a necessary part of our daily lives now.  In fact, they’re so necessary that the term FOMO, or fear of missing out, has become an understood phenomenon in only three years.  Here are ten fun facts about cellphones. 10 Fun Facts about Cellphones Computing power – Cellphones have more computer power than the […]

SPOTLIGHT: Stephen Hawking and Black holes

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Just over one year after the death of Stephen Hawking, scientists have officially photographed a black hole for the first time this April.  In 1963 Stephen Hawking was diagnosed with ALS, and was told he had two years to live. Despite that, Stephen Hawking made a huge impact on science over five decades.  One of […]