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Eureka

Chemistry Demonstrations: This Eureka Moment is brought to you by HMNS Volunteers
August 4, 2014 · Be The First To Comment

Editor’s note: Today’s post was written by Tom Szlucha, a volunteer docent here at the Museum. “EUREKA!” In his excitement, Archimedes runs down the street, naked and dripping wet from his bath. In this legend, he makes a discovery as he immerses himself in the bathtub and notices the water rise.  It is this observation […]

Darwin2009: An “Aha!” moment worth celebrating
January 14, 2009 · Be The First To Comment

Archimedes: the original “Aha!” moment.  photo credit: kimberlyfaye (away) Behind many momentous scientific discoveries there seems to have been what we call an “aha moment.” Consider Sir Isaac Newton and the apple which is said to have hit him, causing Newton to hit on the notion of gravity. Consider Archimedes in his bathtub and his “Eureka” […]



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