Science & Technology

Chicken’s Eyes and Other Nuggets of Scientific Discovery

Science and Technology columnist Nicole Doucette gives us an update on what has been happening in the field of science recently: Zircon Crystal is Oldest Recorded Piece of Earth A team of scientists, lead by University of Wisconsin geoscience professor John Valley, determined that a Zircon gem found in western Australia is about 4.4 billion …

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Nano-Miracles: A Brief History of the Transistor

  Origins As America recovered from World War II, the focus shifted back to non-combat related technologies (or so it seemed) and life returned to normal. For John Bardeen, Walter Brattain and William Shockley, life in postwar America would be anything but normal and their innovative genius would shape today’s electrically driven and fast paced …

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