This is the last known photo of the Space Shuttle Challenger crew boarding the space shuttle on January 28, 1986. Tragedy would strike 73 seconds into launch as the shuttle’s O-ring on it’s right booster failed leading to the separation of the Solid Rocket Booster. Extreme aerodynamic forces then broke up the orbiter. The crewContinue reading “The Last Known Photo of the Space Shuttle Challenger Crew Boarding the Space Shuttle on January 28, 1986”
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14 Historical Photos That Show the Evolution of Television From the 1920s Through the 1980s
Despite its status as a device that defines the modern age, the television has its roots in the 19th century, when scientists found ways to transmit images and sound. Even the word “television,” combining Greek and Latin roots to mean “far-sight,” stems from the 1900 world’s fair. Perhaps more than any other medium, TV hasContinue reading “14 Historical Photos That Show the Evolution of Television From the 1920s Through the 1980s”
Cross Section of the Midship Section of the RMS Olympic, 1909
RMS Olympic was a British ocean liner and the lead ship of the White Star Line’s trio of Olympic-class liners. Unlike the other ships in the class, Olympic had a career spanning 24 years from 1911 to 1935. This included service as a troopship during the First World War, which gained her the nickname, OldContinue reading “Cross Section of the Midship Section of the RMS Olympic, 1909”
20 Vintage Photos of Iron Lungs for Polio Victims From Between the 1930s and 1950s
In the early 20th century, polio was one of the most feared diseases in industrialized countries, paralysing hundreds of thousands of children every year. A highly infectious disease, polio attacks the nervous system and can lead to paralysis, disability and even death. The symptoms – pain and weakness, fatigue and muscle loss – can strikeContinue reading “20 Vintage Photos of Iron Lungs for Polio Victims From Between the 1930s and 1950s”
Before iPhone, There Was Ericofon, aka Cobra Phone
The Ericofon is a one-piece plastic telephone created by the Ericsson Company of Sweden and marketed through the second half of the 20th century. It was the first commercially marketed telephone to incorporate the dial and handset into a single unit. Because of its styling and its influence on future telephone design, the Ericofon isContinue reading “Before iPhone, There Was Ericofon, aka Cobra Phone”
Can It Be Done? These Vintage Ideas From the 1930s That Seem to Have Been Implemented Today
That television newspaper + the car phone = the smartphone, right? And how about Skype for intramural television? All this is from Scoops magazine UK (1934/1935).
The Hidden Secrets of the Moai: The Famous Easter Island Heads Also Have Bodies Too!
Practically everyone has seen the iconic images of the Easter Island heads. What you may not have known is that those Easter Island heads actually have hidden buried bodies. Archaeologists have uncovered the bodies associated with the heads and found interesting discoveries that further our knowledge of the Easter Island civilization and how they createdContinue reading “The Hidden Secrets of the Moai: The Famous Easter Island Heads Also Have Bodies Too!”