Category: Technology

Ada Lovelace: The first computer programmer

NASA to give away Apollo-era rocket to whoever can move it

6 Fascinating facts about quirky American inventors

Behind the scenes: Photos of the first moon landing on 50th anniversary

Nike: A brief history of the Swoosh

How the Apollo 7 mission nearly ended with a mutiny in space

October 28, 1793: Eli Whitney applies for patent on his cotton gin invention

The world’s first submarine was a total garbage fire of a creation, and yes, of course they still used it

You can now read Leonardo da Vinci’s private notebooks online

October 6, 1889: The first motion picture is revealed by Thomas Edison

According to this newspaper from 106 years ago, humans prefer to just ignore impending doom

How WWI helped invent the zipper

Robert Cornelius: The first man to take a selfie in 1839

They turned a cat into a phone for the sake of science

The blind baby crisis of the 1950s

Premies in showbiz: The twisted history of incubators in Coney Island freak shows

Stradivari violins’ brilliant clarity and the little ice age

Edison vs. Tesla: Who was the better inventor?

NASA confirms original moon walk footage may have been taped over

The incredible legacy of George Eastman

Before the telephone, Morse code relayed messages over long distances thanks to Samuel F.B. Morse

Evolution of safety coffins for people accidently buried alive

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