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Title Mad science : Einstein's fridge, Dewar's flask, Mach's speed, and 362 other inventions and discoveries that made our world / edited by Randy Alfred ; from the WIRED blog, This Day in Tech, founded by Tony Long.
Published New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2012.
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Edition First edition.
Description 390 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
Content Type text
Format volume
Note Includes index.
Summary "365 days of inventions, discoveries, science, and technology, from the editors of Wired Magazine. On January 30, Rubik applied for a patent on his cube (1975). On the next day, 17 years earlier, the first U.S. Satellite passed through the Van Allen radiation belt. On March 17, the airplane "black box" made its maiden voyage (1953). And what about today? Every day of the year has a rich scientific and technological heritage just waiting to be uncovered, and Wired's top-flight science-trivia book MAD SCIENCE collects them chronologically, from New Year's Day to year's end, showing just how entertaining, wonderful, bizarre, and relevant science can be. In 2010, Wired's popular "This Day in Tech" blog peaked with more than 700,000 page views each month, and one story in 2008 drew more than a million unique viewers. This book will collect the most intriguing anecdotes from the blog's run-one for each day of the year-and publish them in a package that will instantly appeal to hardcore techies and curious laypeople alike. "-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Science -- Miscellanea.
Science -- Blogs.
Related Names Alfred, Randy.
ISBN 9780316208192 (hardback)
0316208191 (hardback)
OCLC number 776523510