Calculus and a Calculator

Calculus and a Calculator

Earlier this 12 months, [Dan Maloney] went inside mechanical calculators. Being the sensible kind, [Dan] jumped proper into the Pascaline invented by Blaise Pascal. It couldn’t multiply or divide. He then went into the arithmometer, which is arguably the primary commercially profitable mechanical calculator with 4 features. That was round 1821 or so. But [Dan] […]

The First Superhero Movie Ever Is More Than 100 Years Old

The First Superhero Movie Ever Is More Than 100 Years Old

Judex (left) catches a trip.Image: Public area. The first actual movie based mostly on a Marvel/DC character was 1966’s Batman: The Movie, starring Adam West’s campy model of the Caped Crusader. In the ‘40s and ‘50s, Batman, Superman, Captain Marvel (now often called Shazam), and Captain America all had weekly, live-action serials proven in theaters, […]

Spy Tech: How an Apollo Capsule Landed in Michigan after a Layover in the USSR

Spy Tech: How an Apollo Capsule Landed in Michigan after a Layover in the us

There’s an Apollo module on show in Michigan and its cold-war backstory is much more fascinating than its house program origins. Everyone who visits the Van Andel Museum Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan is certain to see the Apollo Command Module flanking the entrance entrance. Right now it’s getting used as a special sort of capsule: […]

Skull of Crushed Pompeii Victim Found ‘Intact’

Skull of Crushed Pompeii Victim Found ‘Intact’

The cranium of the Pompeii sufferer.Image: Pompeii Archaeological Park Last month, archaeologists in Italy discovered the skeletal stays of a Pompeii resident who apparently had his head crushed by a giant rock while fleeing the eruption some 2,000 years in the past. The sufferer’s cranium has now been recovered, and its surprisingly pristine situation suggests […]

This 4,000-year-old recipe has had a long time to stew

This four,000-year-old recipe has had a very long time to stew

Sure, the recipe for hotdog fried rice your mother handed alongside to you will have been introduced over from Ireland by your grandfather however, tasty as it’s, it could possibly’t come near touching the lineage of a four,000-year-old stew recipe scrawled onto an historical cuneiform pill that dates again to the heyday of Babylon. No, […]

Learn about the roots of the modern computing with the BBC’s free archive

Learn concerning the roots of the trendy computing with the BBC’s free archive

The Computer Literacy Project archive provides full applications and pre-made clips for these with much less time on their arms. From an early ’80s have a look at 20th-century automation, to the ’90s perspective on the expansion of computer systems in society, the BBC’s archive of a number of hundred traditional documentaries is now free […]

Watch this cutting-edge presentation on world population

Watch this cutting-edge presentation on world inhabitants

The late, nice Hans Rosling presents entertaining global population info right here, however equally outstanding is the 3D graphics package deal he makes use of in his lecture. Using state-of-the-art 3D graphics and the timing of a humorist, world-famous statistician Professor Hans Rosling presents a spectacular portrait of our quickly altering world. With seven billion […]

The Anonymous Project curates strange and mundane vintage slides

The Anonymous Project curates unusual and mundane classic slides

The Anonymous Project buys batches of previous beginner slides, normally with with little or no provenance, then scans essentially the most fascinating ones for a long-running artwork challenge. The anonymity invitations the viewer to make up their very own story concerning the circumstances and context. Via their site: From the interval of the early 1950s, […]

Update: Faces of Auschwitz website is now live

Update: Faces of Auschwitz web site is now dwell

A while back, I wrote about Faces of Auschwitz: a web site devoted to telling the tales of the prisoners of the Auschwitz focus camp. It’s a ardour mission I’ve been collaborating on with picture colorist extraordinaire Marina Amaral, the Auschwitz Memorial & Museum and an incredible crew of lecturers, videographers and different specialists. For […]

Archivist in a Backpack project empowers local efforts to preserve history

Archivist in a Backpack challenge empowers native efforts to protect historical past

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is utilizing a grant to create kits for novice archivists to make use of in underserved communities. Dubbed Archivist in a Backpack, the kits truly vary in dimension and scope, from backpacks loaded with recording gear and guides to rolling suitcases with flatbed scanners. Via Hyperallergic: “There’s this […]