Posts Tagged 'history'

Before Netscape – Forgotten Web Browsers

According to ArsTechnica –

Mosaic was soon spun into Netscape, but it was not the first browser. A map assembled by the Museum offers a sense of the global scope of the early project. What’s striking about these early applications is that they had already worked out many of the features we associate with later browsers. Here is a tour of World Wide Web viewing applications, before they became famous.

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Saving Languages From Extinction [video]

‘Elixir of Immortality’ Found In 2,000-Year-Old Chinese Tomb

According to Gizmodo –

A yellowish liquid found in a bronze pot dating back some 2,000 years is not wine, as Chinese archaeologists initially thought. It’s actually an “elixir of immortality” concocted during ancient times.

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2000 Year-old Roman Bathhouse Still In Use In Algeria

According to BBC News Magazine –

Roman ruins are rarely boisterous places, full of noise, laughter and life. But Edward Lewis stumbled across one that is – a place to have a daily wash, and to enjoy the companionship of friends, just as it was for the Romans who built it.

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2018, in 5 Minutes [video]

The Year In Photos – 2018

From NBC News –

In 2018, the nation bid farewell to two Republican giants. Deadly fires scorched California, and Hurricane Michael seemed to come out of nowhere. An American actress became a British princess, and a shooting at a Florida school seemed painfully familiar. Migrants dreaming of Europe braved the Mediterranean, and migrants fleeing Central America flocked to the U.S. border.

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50 Years Ago Man First Visited The Moon

From Scientific American –

At first Bill Anders thought it was no big deal. He and his Apollo 8 crewmates, Frank Borman and Jim Lovell, were on their fourth orbit of the moon, passing over the far side, farther from home than any human beings had ever been, when they happened to see the Earth beginning to peek out over the lunar horizon. It was December 24, 1968.

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