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Animesh Chatterjee - Eating Electricity and Delivering India

This post was originally published as a guest post on the Electrifying the Country House project blog site. The original post, and the ECH Blog can be accessed… 949 more words

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HSTM Conference Registration Open

Registration is now open for the HSTM Network Ireland annual conference to be held at Dublin City University in Dublin, Ireland on 11 and 12 November. 67 more words

History Of Medicine

Graphing Athletics: The story of the marathon – update on the 2 hour barrier

The marathon event, is the longest running event held at the Olympic Games, where competitors race over a distance of 42.195 km (26.219 miles) on a set road course. 1,258 more words

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Captain George Moskovita and the R/V John N. Cobb

The Moskovita family has been kind enough to forward a package of pictures, newspapers clippings, and a couple of reports to us. We will be forwarding the material, especially the pictures, to the… 348 more words

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CFP: Edited volume on Science, Technology, and 20th-century Irish Literature

Submissions are welcomed for a volume focused on science, technology, and Irish literature of the revival and modernist period. The deadline for initial proposals is  234 more words

History Of Science

The march of stone, bronze and iron may be a useful yardstick

Maya achievements in art, writing, architeture, astronomy, and mathematics rivaled those of ancient Egypt or Classical Europe. Mathematicians invented the concept of zero and place-system numerals – discoveries that eluded Greece and Rome… This enabled them to reckon the solar year more accurately than the Julian calendar used by Europe until 1582; they refined the average length of a lunar month to within 24 seconds of the figure determined by atomic clocks, and their extraordinary calculation for the synodical period of Venus was out by a mere 14 seconds per year.

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John Nathan Cobb, the man, not the ship

We here at the blog have written a great deal about the R/V John N. Cobb, but it occurs to us that readers might be interested in the human being behind the boat. 734 more words

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