Wyeth] Distances in space: the meaning of inconceivable [distances, measurement, parsec, space flight, jet-year, A. We are, at least, a collection of cells. Henry, pun-off] Pondering the significance of a new gadget [Jeff Hawkins, Handspring, Palm Pilot, Treo , cell phones, Dick Tracy, electronic communications, digital cameras, Internet, technological adaptation] Popular Mechanics and Jimmy Doolittle's first airplane [James H.
Cecilia] The most beautiful book.
Gann: pioneer and portrayer of American flight [Ernest K. Pierre Gassendi happened! Yeats, Stephen Crane A. Paul, MN] Cal Rodgers and the great Vin Fiz trans-America flight [Cal Calbraith Perry Rodgers, Vin Fiz, transportation, flight, Wright Brothers, Wright Model-B Flyer, record setting, William Randolph Hearst, cross-country flying] A walk through lower Manhattan in [New York City subway system, Lower Manhattan, Scribner's Magazine, clothing, fashions, dress, transportation, cable cars, electric trolleys, horse drawn fire fighting, architecture, skyscrapers, elevators] An inside look at the use of anesthesia in [anesthesia, anesthetic, ether, chloroform, the Columbian Magazine, medicine, sailing, sails, steam-powered ships, steamers] In which Etienne Jules Marey tries to copy the animals [E.
Kelley, General William H.
WordStar word processors, jets] I didn't have a choice -- or did I? Messerschmitt Michelson, charge on an electron, Planck's constant, League of Nations, Nobel Prize in physics] The screwdriver: archetype of subtle obviousness [screwdriver, obvious, screwheads, invention] Reflections upon the tyranny of twentieth-century time [time, clocks, rhythm of life, American industry, industrialization, Mick Jagger] Alexander W.
Brandon's, and my father's, old surveying book [Civil War, Alexander W. Thomas Aquinas, St. Albert the Great, economics, St. The last word in AD Wells, Ray Bradbury, The Lake House , The Time Traveler's Wife , determinism, free will, time paradoxes, the butterfly effect] Are we really happy when we're young and sad when we're old? Arts and Crafts: The perfect marriage of opposite [industrial arts, arts and crafts movement, crastsmanship, education, manufacturing] Revolution: rewriting all things, rewriting time itself [Fabre d'Eglantine, French Revolution, Saint Just, St.
Cooper, Fred Noonan conspiracy theories] Henry Selby Hele-Shaw, and the many faces of yesterday's engineer [Henry Selby Hele-Shaw, engineer, Tay Bridge disaster, engineering education, fluid mechanics, Hele-Shaw flow, viscosity, potential flow, boundary layer, clutch, early automobiles, Benz, clutch design, drag reduction, shark porpoise skin] Trucks, the important quiet cousins of our fancy automobiles [GMC CCKW ton truck, Carl Benz, Cugnot's steam dray, hauling goods, John Mack, Komatsu dump truck, wheelers] John Fitch, a steamboat builder surrunded by the early makers of America [John Fitch, early America, Thomas Paine, steamboat, jet propolusion, Benjamin Franklin, John Hall, James Rumsey, George Washington, iron bridges, 18th-century revolution] Proof and Belief: Are they related?
Augustine [Liszt, Petrarch, St. Miller, Aerostat, airplane, aeroplane] Who were the Irish long ago? Tambora killed 70, people and gave rise to the novel Frankenstein [volcanoes, Mt. Ruiz, Mt. Helens, Vesuvius, Joseph Smith, Mt.
Thomson, electron, neutron, proton, orbitals, Neils Bohr, teaching] Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin and the Golden Apples of the Sun [Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin, Ray Bradbury, Golden Apples of the Sun, spectroscopy, composition of the sun, iron, hydrogen, helium, Harlow Shapely, Arthur Eddington, astrophysics, Harvard, women] Last places on Earth -- a new way to look at things [last places on Earth, Niger, quality of life, Dongba language, pictographs, Aral Sea, environment, ecology, land management, dinosaur extinctions, meteor, Ludlow, CO, Swains Island, ham radio, Tofa language] Fighting the home-vido format wars: Who will win?
Coade's remarkable stones [Margaret Culbertson, artificial stone, Mrs. Ferry and the persistence of illumination [Ervin S. Ferry, Ferry-Porter Law of critical fusion, optics, ophthalmology, optometry, vision, persistence of sight, intrumentation, measurement, laboratory, Purdue University, Uppsala, engineering, automobile torpedo, Gyrodynamics, gyroscopic control, gyroscope, quantum mechanics] Revisiting the Commons in a rapidly changing world [ The Tragedy of the Commons, Crediton, Garrett Hardin, socialism, ownership, jefferson, Morrill Act, public education lending libraries, copyleft, copyright, Internet, Wikipedia] Prussian Blue and the House of Berger [Prussian Blue green, Thomas Lewis Berger, Louis Steinberger, lapis lazuli, Dippel, M.
Woodward, J. Hume and history being forgotten [The Mary D. Hume, Gold Beach, Oregon coast, ships, cargo boats, steamers, feral cat rescue, Rogue River jet boats, sea lions, fishing, seagulls, preservation and decay] Timbuktu: The romance and reality of a Renaissance intellectual center [Africa, Black, books, manuscripts, science, caravans, commerce, education] In which the Cairo's ghost rises from the Yazoo mud [Civil War, ship, steamboat, gunboat, war, anthropology, archaeology, war, army, navy, Union, Confederate, domestic technology, James Eads, St.
Vickers Vimy, flying the Atlantic, Turnabout, movie scripts, WW-I, torpedo boats, literature] The rise and demolition of New York's first skyscraper [Ditherington Flax Mill, Tower Building, Montgomery Schuyler, skyscrapers, Chicago, New York City, Flatiron Building, Monadnock Building, Bradford Gilbert, Daniel Burnham, architecture, Home Insurance Building, demolition, preservation] The Platonic "regular" solids: mathematics and divinty [Solid geometry, Platonic regular solids, Euclidean geometry, Johannas Kepler, cosmology, solar system, religion] It's moving day for a hundred thousand bees [honey bees, University of Houston campus, apiary, beekeeprs, environment, pollination, ecology, agriculture, insects, entymology] Music, creativity, and anarchy: accomplishment arising from the ground up [chamber music, anarchy, creativity, invention, organization, leadership, jazz, St.
Cecilia Chamber Music Society, jazzhouston. Andree, aeronaut, balloonist] Tracing recent history: computer memory over three decades [computer memory, RAM, storage, flash drives, floppy discs, CD-ROM, bytes, information, technology, secondary storage, technological evolution] In which we were saved from war because Kennedy remembered the past. Navy [military, US Navy, Robert Fulton, the second ironclads, sails, John Ericsson, steamboats, steamships, river boats, paddle wheels, screw propellers, technological change, gun, turrets, Monitor Demologos ] "Beam me up Scotty," The longed-for grail of teleportation [quantum teleportation, The Fly, Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle, science fiction] Jumping fences and inventing things: kissin' cousins [fences, potential barriers, quantum tunneling, physics, Berlin Wall, Maginot Line, Robert Frost, techni, invention, risk taking, Great Wall of China, Mending Wall, William Faulkner] Arturo Toscanini and David Sarnoff bring music off the mountaintop -- at some cost [RCA, Arturo Toscanini, David Sarnoff, radio orchestra, media figures, Igor Stravinsky, Aaron Copeland] Emerging from the muddle of war to invent the modern steam vessel [steamships, steamboat, steam engine vessels, US Navy, military, frigate, cruiser, Madawaska Wampanoag , John Ericsson, Monitor , B.
Well, what can really be called recording? Wells, Plato] On being reminded of the forgotten foundations, right under our feet [architecture, Frank Tavares, archaeology, archaeologists, anthropology, Jerusalem, Winchester, Repeating, Arms, factory, layers of history] Making ethanol from cellulose [moonshine, grain alcohol, ethanol, corn, cellulose, fiber, Energy, Independence and Security Act, cellulosic ethanol] A photo, older than we thought, rewrites history [Henry Bright, Josiah Wedgwood, James Watt, Sir Humphrey Davy, photography, Henry Fox Talbot, solar, prints, Southeby's, camera obscuras, photogenic, drawings, the Lunar Society] Gettysburg, a political turning point..
Bell and Men of Mathematics [E. Simplot [J. Simplot, potato, onion, French fries, frozen French fries, dehydrated food, frozen food, McDonald's, Micron Technology, Idaho, freezer] Isaac Newton's other life as Master of the Royal Mint [Isaac Newton, coinage, money, Royal Mint, physics, mathematics, ruthlessness, Peter Ackroyd, science, alchemy, metallurgy] The Magnetometer: A fine old technology still with us [Lee Lawyer Fluxgate, magnetometer, magentic field, compass, needle, Victor Vacquier, plate tectonics, antisubmarine, lost H-bomb] The Invention of the American Paperboy during the Great Depression.
His Excellency forthwith proposed to put a pecuniary drag upon the wheels of this auriferous machine that was running away with the bodies and wits of the population. When a bee is well laden, it makes a straight flight for home. And if he be not learnedly able to shew him the whole circumstance thereof, he will spoyle him of his money, either of his best garment, if it be worth any money, and haue him to the bowsing-ken: which is, to some typling house next adjoyninge, and layth there to gage the best thing that he hath for twenty pence or two shillings: this man obeyeth for feare of beatinge. Corrao and John Erixson, December On drug awareness day today like every day I miss my son Patrick who I lost through addiction. Boz Boorer has been Morrissey's co-writer, guitarist and musical director for the best part of three decades. Anything left over would be set aside for the next time a similar project came along in which the budget was not sufficient to pay all those involved what they are worth.
Ball Hughes speaks from an old book on perspective [artists, sculptors, sculpture, E. Auburn Cemetery, pyrographics, woodburning, bas relief book, printing, steel plate engraving, perspective] Swaying wooden roller coasters [roller coaster, Rattler, sway, skyscraper, airplane wing, danger, serenity, amusement parks] When cotton was king in Texas [textiles, fabric, fibers, commerce, Texas, worldwide markets, boll weevil, pesticides, fire ants, agriculture, Civil War, slavery, sharecroppers, sea, island, cotton] Things we know are false, but one of them is true.
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