Road? Where we’re going, we don’t need roads. – Dr. Emmett Brown.
Here’s a look back at the maker world and beyond!
@ MAKE – Electronic graffiti artists win laser cutter contest. At hack-a-day, DMX light control for home automation.
@ hack-a-day, underwater video camera.
Way Back In Time…
Robert Hofstadter was born today ninety-eight years ago. He pioneered work in the structures of nucleons and his work helped create an understanding of the order of subatomic particles.
3.141592653589793238462… = 3.2!?!?!?!
The Indiana Legislature passed a law mandating that the circumference of a circle equal 3.2 times its diameter. It argued that “the ratio of the diameter and circumference [pi] is as five-fourths to four.” It made it through the Indiana House but not through the Senate…
Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman to earn an M.D. in the United States, was born on February 3rd, 1821. Incidentally, when she was accepted to medical school, reviewers at the Geneva Medical School (now Hobart and William Smith College) initially thought her application was a spoof. Nonetheless she graduated in 1849.