Our new hall filled
with stories of amazing inventions, mysterious geniuses and little
How to Build a Thermonuclear
- By the end of WWII, it was possible
to build atomic bombs using fission (the splitting of atoms) that
could create explosions equal to several hundred tons of TNT.
Scientists suspected, however, that even more powerful weapons
could be built by forcing atoms together, an effect called fusion.
The United States tested the first of these mega-weapons in 1952
with a blast equal to 10.4 million tons of TNT. How are these
thermonuclear super bombs built?
Mystery of Quantum Physics (Part I ) &
(Part II) The mystery
at the heart of quantum physics strikes directly at our perception
of whether the universe and everything in it, including ourselves,
How to Build an Atomic
Bomb - With a few parts from a hardware store and some
know-how, it is possible to build a weapon of mass destruction.
Well, as long as you can find a few of pounds of plutonium on
Ebay to fuel it...
and the Universe (Part I) (Part II)
- It's been nearly a century since
Einstein changed the universe with his Special Theory of Relativity.
His ideas rocked the physics world and now we rank him alongside
such great luminaries as Aristotle and Newton. Who was this genius
and how did he come upon his revolutionary ideas?
Could Experimental Physics
Accidently End the World? - It's a scenario right
out of a bad science fiction movie: Scientists working in multi-billion
dollar facility tamper with the tools of creation and accidentally
make a tiny black hole. Then suddenly the world flattens out into
the shape of a giant freebie and then collapses in on itself.
the Father of Television?
- Ever hear of Vladimir K. Zworykin? How about
John Logie Baird? Or maybe you know the name of Paul Nipkow? If
not, how about Charles Francis Jenkins? No? Well surely you have
heard of Philo T. Farnsworth! Not him either? Well who are these
guys and can any of them take the credit of inventing the televsion?
the Lightbulb? -
Most people would say Thomas Edison did, but
are they right?
Lighting: Nikola Tesla (Part I) & (Part
He is a mysterious, almost forgotten, figure,
but his inventions in the areas of electrical motors, electrical
distribution, remote control, low and high frequency waves, radio,
radar and even death rays continue to have a major impact on science
and engineering today.
Lights - In Norse mythology the Valkyries would come galloping
across the night sky upon their horses equipped with helmets,
spears and armor that would glow and shimmer in the darkness.
These lights, colored red, blue, violet and green, would spread
in curtains from horizon to horizon, amazing the mortals below.
What is the true source of this amazing display?
Ever Happened to the Rocket Belt? - This
was invented forty years ago. How come I can't by one?
Ever Happened to the Monorail? - We see alot of these and
theme parks, but when will I be able to ride one to work?
An Author Before His Time?
- This 19th century author's novels predicted
submarines, flying machines, skyscrapers and even the moon landing
while at the same time inspiring some of the world's most important
scientists. How did he do it?
da Vinci: A Genius Before His Time - He was a scientist
before there was science, an inventor whose ideas outstripped
the technology of his time, and a famous artist who produced the
most valuable and recognized painting in the world. Just what
do we know about this celebrated Renaissance man of mystery?
Notebooks- They started out as ways for Leonardo
da Vinci to improve his art, but they became a record of his lifelong
fascination with nature and his genius for invention.
of Leonardo da Vinci - A
recent spate of books and articles have suggested that Leonardo
Da Vinci was the leader of a clandestine society and that he hid
secret codes and messages in his art work. Is this true? In addition
to his role in history as a famous painter, scientist and inventor,
was he also the keeper of some vast secret to be passed down through
Tombstones - Was there once a fleet of concrete
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