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146 Years of Popular Science

This is what the universe looks like after 146 years of Popular Science 1872 – Issue one of Popular Science 1886 – Electromagnetic waves confirmed by
Heinrich Hertz 1895 – X-rays discovered by Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen 1898 – Polonium and radium discovered by
Marie and Pierre Curie 1903 – First flight by the Wright Brothers 1910 – White dwarf first confirmed 1911 – Atomic nucleus discovered 1915 – Gas masks invented 1917 – Flying car first concept 1928 – Penicillin, the world’s first antibiotic, discovered 1930 – Pluto observed by Clyde Tombaugh 1931 – Scientists make a volcano erupt (for fun) 1945 – First nuclear bomb detonated 1957 – Laika, the first dog in space 1960 – Deepest part of the ocean explored (35,797 feet) 1960 – Jane Goodall shows how primates use tools 1963 – Plate tectonics confirmed 1969 – First humans on the moon (Apollo 11) 1970 – Clean Air Act passed 1970s – 1980s – Vera Rubin shows how dark matter interacts with the universe 1977 – First whale fall discovered 1984 – First Macintosh computer 1993 – Discovery of first fossil embryo of
meat-eating dinosaur 1996 – Dolly the sheep is cloned 1998 – First part of international space station launched 2003 – Human Genome sequenced 2006 – Pluto downgraded to a “dwarf planet” 2009 – Astronaut Leland Melvin sneaks his dog into
his official NASA portrait 2015 – LIGO detects gravitational waves 2017 – Trappist-1 Solar System discovered
(including, maybe three future Earths?) What will the future hold? Subscribe to find out

10 thoughts on “146 Years of Popular Science

  1. 😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀 how about Popular Science 1932 Augustus Picard reaches the stratosphere LOL if my memory serves correctly LOL

  2. Scientists …Question (1). How does OUR Atmosphere lay alongside the Vacuum of Space…..
    ……|……..(2) How come the Coriolis effect has never been detected .
    (3) Gravity is just a Theory and has never been proven ….How does Water Bend around the Spinning Earth ?
    (4) Its a fact that 99% of all International Communication is done through Undersea Cables,Land Based Radio Masts and huge Balloons..-.and there are No photos of Satellites,
    (5) On the ISS the Astronauts have been drinking each other's P/SS for nearly 20 years , ….explain !

  3. I have a number of old issues of P.S. It was a fun hobby. Now trying to cancel my P.S. magazine subscription is my new hobby. They don't make it easy.

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