Modern treatise on geography

The Italian architect and mathematician Leon Battista Alberti wrote the modern treatise on geography circa 1440. Continue reading

DNA: Deoxyribonucleic Acid Discovered by a Canadian

In 1944, at the Rockefeller Institute, New York City, NY, USA, a Canadian born Bacteriologist by the name of Oswald Theodore Avery discovered evidence that DNA was in fact genetic material. Continue reading

Christopher Columbus saved by an eclipse

In 1503 during his fourth voyage to the New World, Christopher Columbus and his men were stranded for months on the island of Santo Domingo (now Hispaniola, divided between Haiti and the Dominican Republic) due to the shipped being disabled by shipworms. Continue reading

Kenichi Fukui, first Asian to receive Nobel Prize in Chemistry

First Asian presented the Nobel Prize in Chemistry was in 1981
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Plum Cultivation used in Medicinal Preparations

Several places have been cultivating plumes about 2000 years ago, places like the Andean Highlands (now Peru) and Caucasus area between the Black and Caspian seas, just to name two. Continue reading

The Radiator

Wilhelm Maybach, a designer in 1897, Germany, design a radiator Continue reading

IMAX Film … A Canadian Production

At the Expo ’70 World Fair held in Osaka, Japan, The IMAX technology was unveiled. Continue reading

Rotary-wing flying vehicle called Da Vinci 3, Flys

We all know Leonardo da Vinci, first conceived of a rotary-wing flying vehicle in the 15th century, called Da Vinci 3, which was to use human power to fly… As far as we know it was only on paper and never been built. well that was until… Continue reading

Transistor portable television

The Sony Corporation, a consumer electronics firm founded in Tokyo, Japan, in 1946 by Masaru Ibuka and Akio Morita, introduced in 1960, an All-transistor portable television was a small set with an 8-inch screen (20cm)
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Steam engine still in working order

Smethwick Engine, built in 1779, is a steam engine still in working order. Continue reading