There is a very distinct smell when the climate is hot and it suddenly rains. That smell which is thought of to cause nausea and stomach ache in some oriental countries; Philippines, to name one. It is called geosmin. Often a soft smell which is pleasing to many people, a fresh muddy smell that is [...]
Astronomers have determined that an asteroid, which they named Apophis after the Ancient Egyptian god of chaos, will pass through Earth on April 13, 2029 (a Friday!). This will be the largest and closest heavenly body that will pass Earth, it will pass between man-made satellites and the Earth, with the size of about 450 [...]
The first computer programmer is Ada Lovelace, born in the year 1815, daughter of the poet Lord Byron. At a young age she took interest on Charles Babbage’s Analytical Engine, who is considered the father of computer. But unlike today’s programming languages that can create websites, desktop applications, and your favorite PlayStation games, the first [...]
The origins of the term computer is very straight to the point. Before the term was used to describe a machine that computes, it was first used to call a person who does mathematical computation. This was way back in the 17th century, the period where poets, philosophers, mathematicians, and scientists really flourished.