Alexander the Great

Alexander III of Macedon (20/21 July 356 BC – 10/11 June 323 BC), commonly known as Alexander the Great (Greek: Ἀλέξανδρος ὁ Μέγας, Aléxandros ho Mégas Koine Greek: [a.lék.san.dros ho mé.gas]), was a king (basileus) of the Ancient Greek kingdom of Macedon and a member of the Argead dynasty. Continue reading

First National geologic survey

Undertaking of the project began in 1835, called Geological Survey of Great Britain, under the direction of Henry Thomas De la Beche, an economic geologist. Continue reading

First time scientists were attached to armed forces

Thats right, botanists, zoologists, geologists, geographers, and physicians were the kinds of scientists that accompanied the armies of Alexander the Great on his campaigns of military conquest beginning in 335 BCE. Continue reading

Anemometer for measuring air speed

Invented by English physicist Robert Hooke in 1644, his anemometer for measuring air speed device counted the turns of a horizontal bladed rotor exposed to the wind.
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3 Billion Year Old Fossil Oil Discovered

The findings of this 3 Billion Year Old Fossil Oil was published in the scientific journal "Nature" on October 28th, 1998. Continue reading

Clouds and Darkness will not stop Radarsat 1

The Canadian Space Agency launched Radarsat 1 on November 4th 1995 from NASA's western range facility in California, USA. Continue reading

Jacques Yves Cousteau

Jacques-Yves Cousteau AC (French: [ʒak iv kusto]; commonly known in English as Jacques Cousteau; 11 June 1910 – 25 June 1997) was a French naval officer, explorer, conservationist, filmmaker, innovator, scientist, photographer, author and researcher who studied the sea and all forms of life in water. Continue reading

SCUBA: Aqualung by Jacques Yves Cousteau and Emil Gagnan

Jacques Yves Cousteau and Emile Gagnan, French naval engineers and divers, developed the Aqualung, a self-contained underwater breathing apparatus (SCUBA). Continue reading

Map of Antarctica now in HD

Up until fall of 1997, the Antarctica maps had been very featureless, let alone, no one new what exactly was under that thick ice that covered it all. Continue reading