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History of Electricity – Science of shocks

By |2019-05-26T06:12:40-07:00September 5th, 2017|Science|

History of electricity: A bolt of lightning in the sky Why did it take so long to control electricity? Like other inventions, electricity took thousands of years to develop. For centuries. scientists all over the world investigated first one idea and then another. At first, of course, they didn't even know what they [...]

Pliny the Elder – Roman literature and Pompeii

By |2019-03-22T08:33:04-07:00September 3rd, 2017|History, Literature, Romans|

Mt. Vesuvius Who was Pliny the Elder? Pliny the Elder was a very rich man from one of the most important families in the Roman Empire. He lived during the end of the Julio-Claudians and into the Flavian period, and he died in 79 AD. Roman ships and sailing More Roman literature All our Ancient Rome articles [...]

Medieval Islamic science

By |2018-04-24T08:21:20-07:00July 27th, 2017|Islam, Science|

Al Tusi's diagram of linear motion from circular motion In the Early Middle Ages, before the formation of the Islamic Empire, Buddhists ran the world's biggest universities. One was in India, at Nalanda. Another was in what is now Pakistan, at Taxila. In Egypt, the University of Alexandria was still an important center of learning, too. Most serious scholars went to [...]