Mad Science by Randy Alfred
Einstein's Fridge, Dewar's Flask, Mach's Speed, and 362 Other Inventions and Discoveries that Made Our World

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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.


About Randy Alfred

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Randy Alfred is Editor of "This Day in Tech." He joined as a copy editor in 2007. He also worked as senior news writer at Paul Allen's Tech TV cable channel. He lives in San Francisco.
Published November 13, 2012 by Little, Brown and Company. 373 pages
Genres: Computers & Technology, Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment, Science & Math, History, Children's Books. Non-fiction

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This is not a text to be read in one sitting since there is no continuity from page to page, but one can imagine how useful those pages could be as a calendar in a classroom, where each day’s entry could spark a lively discussion of the science behind the discovery.

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A few years later, Felix Hoffman invented aspirin on March 6, 1899, according to Alfred.

Nov 25 2012 | Read Full Review of Mad Science: Einstein's Fridg...

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