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this week in science

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August 15, 2008 · Be The First To Comment

In case you were wondering about notable science events that occured the week following August 15… photo credit: kathycsus Is there intelligent life out there? On August 15 of 1977, The Big Ear, a radio telescope that acts as part of the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence (SETI) picked up a signal from deep space. The characteristics […]

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July 25, 2008 · Be The First To Comment

In case you were wondering about notable science events that occured the week following July 25… On July 25, 1909, Louis Bleriot made the first airplane flight across a body of water, crossing the English Channel in 37 minutes. The Wright brothers had invented the plane only six years before. Bleriot is also credited with inventing […]

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July 11, 2008 · Be The First To Comment

In case you were wondering about notable science events that occurred the week of July 11th… On July 11th, 1811, the Italian scientist Amedeo Avogadro published his theory on the molecular content of gases, also known as Avogadro’s law. His theory states that “Equal volumes of ideal or perfect gases, at the same temperature and […]

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June 13, 2008 · Be The First To Comment

In case you were wondering about notable science events that happened the week of June 13th… This round is on the house! On June 14th of 1789 the Reverend Elijah Craig used his distillery to age corn whiskey in charred oak barrels, successfully making Bourbon. Reverend Craig named the new liquor after his home county, […]



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