The industrial revolution forever altered the habits and thoughts of humankind. Using knowledge of natural sciences, engineers developed practical solutions to enhance every day life. Read on to see how the industrial revolution really did change everything.
The dust bowl of the 1930s lasted for eight long years and almost destroyed the agriculture scene in America. The 1931 and 1934 dust storms were the strongest reasons behind American scientists and authorities finally beginning to take dust storm science seriously.
Learn about the concept of glowing milky seas and how it has mystified sailors for the past many centuries. Know more about the latest findings on this aspect of the ocean mystery
The history of lighthouses can be traced back to Egyptian times. Before that the vegetation around dangerous headlands used to be set afire to warn sailors of nearby dangers. Lighthouses are built on rocky outcrops, Islands, and harbors and as a visual forewarning of hidden rocks and shallows.
The Tay Bridge Disaster occurred in1897 during a violent storm when part of the massive steel structure failed. This plunged 75 passengers on a train crossing the bridge into the Tay Estuary. Civil Engineer Thomas Bouch had been authorized by the British Parliament to design the ill-fated bridge.
The history of the Panama Canal is a dark one with around 80,000 deaths by the time the canal was completed. Discover a brief time line of events surrounding its building.
One of the oldest, most common, and most frequently misunderstood tattoos is that of the Nautical Star. With variations ranging from a simple 5-pointed, two dimensional star to a more complex three dimensional representation, the Nautical Star is associated with Polaris, the North Star.
Have you ever wondered how a wall clock can continue to operate for over a year with only one small battery as a power source? This and other applications of storage batteries were made possible by the pioneering research of one man.
The main principles and differences of classical and quantum mechanics are described in this article. A series of quantum explained phenomena are also described.
Which boils or freezes faster, salt or sugar water? Explore the answer here.