This was the first fully-automatic calculating machine. British computing pioneer Charles Babbage (1791-1871) first conceived the idea of an advanced calculating machine to calculate and print mathematical tables in 1812. This machine, conceived by B
The camera that captured the first millisecond of a nuclear bomb blast
These are photographs of the first few milliseconds of nuclear explosions. They lead scientists to several new discoveries as to how nuclear bombs worked. But how do you capture the first millisecond of a nuclear bomb? With several rapatronic cameras, a Kerr cell, and a little physics.
Amazing Marble Canyon fossil site | CBC
A new fossil site considered equal in importance to the famed Burgess Shale of B.C.'s Yoho National Park has been discovered in nearby Kootenay National Park.
Doubled Superior Caval Vein
Volume Rendering of a contrast enhanced thoracic CT. Doubled superior caval vein: the left sided superior caval vein is not contrasted since the contrast agent has been injected into the right arm. This is a stereogram (crossview technique). Rendering done with a Carestream workstation.
Professor Edgerton's Atomic Camera
During the early days of atomic bomb experiments in the 1940s, nuclear weapons scientists had some difficulty studying the growth of nuclear fireballs in test detonations. These fireballs expanded so rapidly that even the best cameras of that time were unable to capture anything more than a blurry, over-exposed frame for the first several seconds […]