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History – Design Behind the Bike (1/5)

History – Design Behind the Bike (1/5)

The history of the bicycle from its origins to the bike as we now know it can be traced back to the 1800s. The impact of this machine on worldwide society is without doubt and this impact continues to grow. Well the design of the bike seemed fairly straightforward and simple over a hundred years …

History of Augmented Reality! And Also the Future

History of Augmented Reality! And Also the Future

AR. Also known as Augmented Reality is a technology that superimposes a computer-generated image on a user’s view of the real world, thus providing a composite view according to the dictionary. Although you may not know it, AR is everywhere. AR was used heavily in Pokémon GO, a game where Pokémon can be captured in …

Ryan Cordell on ‘What is digital history?’

Ryan Cordell on ‘What is digital history?’

Digital history means lots of different things. One of the things it means is just taking historical records and digitising them, scanning them, transcribing them, putting them into archives where students and researchers can get to them more easily. The other thing that it can mean is various kinds of analysis of those materials. So: …

10 Historical Predictions That Came True

10 Historical Predictions That Came True

Number 10 Existence of Atoms The existence of atoms was mathematically proven by Albert Einstein in 1905, but the fundamental theory itself traces its roots to Antiquity. At the time, however, it was more in the realm of philosophy since scientists lacked the knowledge and technology necessary for observation. In the 5th century BC, a …

A brief history of chess – Alex Gendler

A brief history of chess – Alex Gendler

The attacking infantry advances steadily, their elephants already having broken the defensive line. The king tries to retreat, but enemy cavalry flanks him from the rear. Escape is impossible. But this isn’t a real war– nor is it just a game. Over the roughly one-and-a-half millennia of its existence, chess has been known as a …