Apollo Guidance Computer [1965 TV Program]

This 1965 MIT Science Reporter television program serves as a remarkable time capsule, capturing a pivotal moment in the history of space exploration and computer technology. Presented by MIT in association with WGBH-TV Boston and produced for NASA, the program provides an in-depth look at the Apollo guidance computer and navigation equipment, a technological marvel …

Atari was founded on June 27, 1972

On June 27, 1972, Atari Inc. was founded in Sunnyvale, California by American businessman and electrical engineer Nolan Bushnell (born February 5, 1943) and American electrical engineer Ted Dabney (May 2, 1937 – May 26, 2018). One the most recognized and celebrated brands in the world, the company is a pioneer in arcade games, home …

Advancing Organic Semiconductors through Computational Research

Organic semiconductors form the cornerstone of modern technologies, powering the screens we use in many of our digital devices. On top of this, they are also key materials in organic solar cells and medical biosensing devices, amongst other innovative applications. Dr. Seyhan Salman and her colleagues at Clark Atlanta University have been investigating organic semiconductors …

IBM.com and sun.com were registered on March 19, 1986

On March 19, 1986, IBM.com and sun.com domains were registered. These domains are the 11th and 12th oldest registered domains in history. Today’s (March 19) story of what happened this day in Science, Technology, Astronomy, and Space Exploration history.

Tim Berners-Lee made the first proposal for a World Wide Web on March 12, 1989

On March 12, 1989, the English computer scientist who invented the World Wide Web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee sent a document to his colleagues at CERN titled “Information Management: A Proposal”. This proposal concerned the management of general information about the particle accelerators and experiments at The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). In the proposal, …

Scientists are building digital twins of the ocean

Before the term “digital twin” was first used twenty years ago (see notes 1), engineers at NASA were already developing ground-based replicas of spacecraft infrastructure. Today’s manufacturers are also seeing double, taking advantage of digital duplicates to better understand and predict product performance. Now the European Union (EU) scientists are looking to apply the same …

Making a Positive Impact: How Tech is Helping Us Restore Our Planet

The intensive development of information technologies in the modern world affects almost all spheres of human life. In this regard, humanity is faced with the beginning of a new phase of its development – a global information society. Such change, in turn, provides for the implementation of certain transformations in the economic, social, political, legal, …

Digital technologies like SHARECITY can reduce food waste

Food waste has reached colossal proportions and the magnitude of the problem requires equally massive resources with the potential to supply sustainable answers. What better than the dynamic digital databases and advanced analytics we literally have access to “at our fingertips”. By Susan Langthorp

Math is sexy. Here’s why

Mathematics = Intelligence = Sexy ∴ Math = Sexy Mathematics has been an essential tool for human progress and development since the origins of humankind. It is truly amazing how math has become a fundamental piece behind almost everything we do in our daily lives, without most of us even noticing it. However, due to …