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Thanks to NASA

Keeping up with the whirlwind of politics can be exhausting, so let’s take a minute to step back and look at some lighter fare in the world of discovery, namely NASA and its many contributions to humankind. 378 mots de plus

A Braille Atlas For Visually Impaired - India Invents

India’s visually impaired population is over 50 lakhs. They now can study and learn India’s geography in detail rather than relying only on literature. Thanks to the efforts of NATMO and the initiative with a vision to make scientific information available to these souls in a cost-effective manner. 436 mots de plus

News

Exclusive Invention: The CurTain (an extremely rude talking curtain)

If you enjoyed being verbally insulted in your home, the CurTain is for you! Yes, this device has been decked out with the latest technology to ensure it hurls barbed criticisms at you as you stalk about your home – why would anyone want such a thing? 548 mots de plus

Humour

Colors Of Roman Clothing 

Indigo – The color Indigo was produced by using an expensive dye. Indigo dye held colors fast, and this rich color was worn by the wealthy, and should not be confused with the color blue, which was produced by using cheap blue dye obtained from plants, such as Woad. 43 mots de plus

History

Scientists Have Invented 'Rewritable' Paper

Even though we are living in a digital age where technology innovations and trends are inseparable part of people’s lives, still we all rely on paper and ink. 333 mots de plus

Oded Kariti

Jacques de Vaucanson

Did you know that Jacques de Vaucanson was born today in 1709? He was a French engineer known for his complex automata. An automaton is a machine, a kind of simple robot, that independently follows a set of programmed instructions. 396 mots de plus

Lunch Notes

Book review: The Hole Story of the Doughnut, by Pat Miller, illustrated by Vincent X. Kirsch

Miller, Pat. The Hole Story of the Doughnut. Illus. Vincent X. Kirsch. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016. unp. $17.99. ISBN: 978-0-544-31961-5. Gr. 2+. P7 Q8

In the year 1843, 13-year-old Hanson Gregory set sail as a cabin boy on board the Isaac Achorn. 149 mots de plus

Book Reviews