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- What is it that triggers a spark of genius? For five year old
Albert Einstein, it might well have been this gift from his father.
A simple magnetic compass set the course for a life of great
Slice of Pi, Anyone? - The amazing number pi is the subject of
this letter, with a salute to Pi Day and a collection of interesting
facts and links that make a terrific treat for everyone. It's
science everyone can appreciate.
Of Rocket Boys
and Science Fairs - Coming
of age as Sputnik launched the future in a new direction, this
generation embraced the excitement of science and technology
like never before.
You Too Could Find
a Dinosaur - Enthusiastic
fossil hunters have often been the ones to make the big finds.
With so many bones and so few paleontologists, the next great
dinosaur discovered could be named for you.
of the Piccards - Three
generations of this family have pushed back the frontiers of
space and ocean depths. From the "first woman in space"
to the first non-stop balloon trip around the world, these are
the incredible Piccards.
Weathering Changes - From weather vanes to Doppler radar, come
with us on a tour of a National Weather Service office.
In the Heat of Invention - In 1925, the fastest, quietest car had no
gasoline engine. It was the pride of Howard Hughes and ran on
steam. The Doble brothers almost made steam a viable technology
CQD Titanic - Jack Phillips and Harold Bride are in a
race against time. They must find a ship close enough to respond
to their distress call before the rising waters reach the Marconi
Other Sites of Interest:
Telexplainer - High speed voice and network
technologies explained in simple terms.