The Profile of Joseph Fourier

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Joseph Fourier was born in 1768 and was a French mathematician and physicist. He was best known for initiating the investigation of the Fourier series that later developed into harmonic analysis and Fourier analysis. The application of these series was also used for heat transfer and vibration problems.  Another significant achievement of … Read more

The Profile of Antoine Lavoisier

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Antoine Lavoisier was a French chemist known for the 18th-century chemical revolution. He had a huge influence on the history of chemistry as welal as the history of biology. He is most noted for discovering the role of oxygen in combustion. Additionally, Antoine named oxygen and hydrogen while opposing the phlogiston theory. … Read more

Nintendo Game Boy: Through The Years

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Game Boy was one of the biggest innovations in the ’80s and altered the way people play the game. Though it came out on July 31, 1989, a decade after the first handheld game system was introduced, it was remarkably popular due to its durability, cheaper cost, incredible portability, low battery consumption … Read more

What is the Caduceus of Hermes?

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You have probably heard about it in medical school, but not really know the story behind it, let alone the symbolism it holds. The Caduceus is rather controversial than a symbolic one. Some argue it is the right symbol to use in medical emblems, whereas other people argue that it has no … Read more

What is the Rod of Asclepius?

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You may have already come across this in medical school, perhaps during your science subject wherein it was always associated with the universal medical symbol. It is a rod with a snake coiled around it. But what about its history? And who is Asclepius, by the way? In this article, we will … Read more

The Profile of Leonhard Euler

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Leonhard Euler was a Swiss astronomer, physicist engineer, and mathematician. Lauded for being one of the greatest mathematicians in history, Euler throughout his lifetime worked and introduced several important concepts mostly related to mathematics. He is also known for his work in fluid dynamics, mechanics, astronomy, optics and music theory, etc.  According … Read more

1984: When Apple’s Macintosh Said Hello

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Over three decades ago, Apple changed the face of the technology industry after it released the Macintosh, the world’s first commercial personal computer, in 1984. Known for many other innovations, the company and its creative team yearned to have a computer meant to be used by “normal individuals in the street” and … Read more

Windows 1.0: The Landmark OS

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If you look at the operating system of the computer or laptops in offices, schools, or homes, there’s a high chance you’ll see using iconic Microsoft Windows. It’s no surprise as it holds about 70% of the market share, leaving their closest rivals for a combined 20%. It all began within Windows … Read more