The Man Who Invented The Telephone Was A Secret Speed Freak

On February 14th, 1876, Alexander Graham Bell got his name put in the history books when he beat fellow inventor Elisha Gray to the patent office with his new creation, the telephone. And while the telephone's importance to humanity is neat, it's not exactly Bell's most adrenaline-pumping idea. For that, you need… » 1/18/14 4:08pm 1/18/14 4:08pm

The World Was Awesome When Airships And Blimps Ruled The Skies

At the turn of the 20th century planes were still in their infancy, but people still wanted to get off the ground and go somewhere while doing it. That's when everybody got into blimps, and their rigid cousins, airships. And goddamn were they pretty. » 10/13/13 3:20pm 10/13/13 3:20pm

A 1944 Electromagnetic Radiation Poster Makes Learning Retro Chic

There are lots of interactions and fields around us all the time that we can't see. Like gravity. We can always count on gravity to be there when we trip and face plant. And we interact with all different frequencies on the spectrum of electromagnetic radiation every day, which is usually fine and sometimes deadly. And … » 8/04/13 1:31pm 8/04/13 1:31pm

Check Out These Beautiful Photos From The Apollo 11 Moon Mission

Yesterday was the 44th anniversary of the first time humans set foot upon the Moon, when the Lunar Module of Apollo 11 landed on July 20th, 1969. Astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin took plenty of stunning photos, and here are a few shots from angles you may not have seen before. » 7/21/13 1:00pm 7/21/13 1:00pm