#3 was penicillin! A shot in the arm from Elaine, Peyton, Tony, Milt, Mike, and Joani.
Some time after the tragedy of 9/11, I was in NYC. My wife and I walked around various sites and came upon this makeshift memorial to 9/11 at Ground Zero. The beams formed a cross and someone took it upon himself to make it a memorial.
I am not sure where this WTC Cross finally ended up. I do know my hometown managed to get one section of the steel girders for display at our fire station.
Greatest Inventions of All Time!
Recently I came across an article about the greatest inventions as determined by a large group of scientists, philosophers, educators, and other professions. Their task was to create a list of "the Greatest Inventions of All Time." Conveniently, the final list numbered fifty! so, I'm starting with #50 and working my way down to Numero Uno in December.
Fear not as I will offer you some hints as to what the invention was.
#2 - Winding Down. . .
Our next invention made it possible for at least eight of the top 50 inventions to be! It happened somewhere in the late 19th century.
#2 is the set of physical phenomena associated with the presence and motion of matter that has a property of electric charge. In early days, it was considered as being not related to magnetism. Later on, many experimental results and the development of Maxwell’s equations indicated that both #2 and magnetism are from a single phenomenon.
This Top Ten invention is at the heart of many modern technologies. It has been studied since antiquity, though progress in theoretical understanding remained slow until the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Even then, practical applications for it were few, and it would not be until the late nineteenth century that engineers were able to put it to industrial and residential use. The rapid expansion in this technology at this time transformed industry and society, becoming a driving force for the Second Industrial Revolution.
Hint: Menlo Park
First Maxim of Computers. . .
To err is human,
but to really screw things up
requires a computer!
Leaving You with a Laugh, I Hope. . .
"Pride Cometh. . ."
"Pride Cometh. . ."