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Oct 21 2020 57 mins 369

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Episode 616: Creepy Crawly
Oct 21 2020 65 mins  
Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. Feedback Mad Marv Catching up on my backlog and had to share this phrase that annoys a friend in my Toastmasters club. He can’t stand when people say “With no further ado…” because it is an unnecessary waste of air. The phrase could also be phrased “Without further delay.” http://thevirtualpresenter.com/delivery/if-you-say-without-further-adieu-you-really-should-consider-this/ What he likes to do when he hears people use the phrase is say to “With no further a doo-doo” under his breath. QotW: Given the current level of technology, what still impresses you? Technorama Chuck Kreg On This Day In History for October 21, 2020 This is the 295th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 71 days remaining in 2020. It was on this date in 1520, that João Álvares Fagundes discovered the islands of Saint Pierre and Miquelon, bestowing them their original name of “Islands of the 11,000 Virgins”. Also on October 21, 1520, Ferdinand Magellan discovered a strait now known as the Strait of Magellan. October 21, 1824, Portland cement is patented. Also today in 1879, Thomas Edison applied for a patent for his design for an incandescent light bulb. Also on October 21, 1940, The first edition of the Ernest Hemingway novel For Whom the Bell Tolls was published. It was also this date in 1959 that President Eisenhower approved the transfer of all US Army space-related activities to NASA, including most of the Army Ballistic Missile Agency. 37 years ago today, The metre is defined as the distance light travels in a vacuum in 1/299,792,458 of a second. On October 21, 2005, Images of the dwarf planet Eris were taken and subsequently used in documenting its discovery. Happy birthday goes out on this date to: Swiss mathematician and theorist, Nicolaus I Bernoulli, born on this date in 1687. Born October 21, 1833, Swedish chemist and engineer, invented dynamite and founded the Nobel Prize Alfred Nobel. Canadian-American physician and microbiologist, Oswald Avery, born on this date in 1877. American mathematician and author, Martin Gardner was born 106 years ago today. Born October 21, 1921, Dutch astronomer and academic Ingrid van Houten-Groeneveld. Also turning 80 today is South African-English keyboard player and producer Manfred Mann. American physicist and astronaut, Ronald McNair was born 70 years ago today. American actress and screenwriter, Carrie Fisher, born on this date in 1956. Also born on that same date in 1957, German physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate, Wolfgang Ketterle. Listener Birthdays 21 – Daniel Ebdrup Jensen (D. Ebdrup) 21 – Justin Diehl (nulloperations) 22 – Zach – zml2008 22 – Cassandra Therrien (Canada) 25 – Mad Marv – spelled “K – Y – L – E” but pronounced “Marv”. Hope that helps 25 – HMNSHLD 25 – BritOnTour (Jason) 25 – Scott (Minneapolis) And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for October 21, 2020 If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our website and look for the


Episode 615: The Fun Sized Podcast
Oct 07 2020 50 mins  
Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. Feedback What is an overused word or phrase that annoys you? Technorama Chuck Kreg On This Day In History for October 7, 2020 This is the 281st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 85 days remaining in 2020. It was on this date in 3761 BC, that The epoch reference date epoch (origin) of the modern Hebrew calendar. It was also this date in 1826 that The Granite Railway began operations as the first chartered railway in the U.S. The Helsinki Stock Exchange sees its first transaction on this date in 1912. It was on this date in 1919, that KLM, the flag carrier of the Netherlands, was founded. It is the oldest airline still operating under its original name. It was also this date in 1933 that Air France was inaugurated, after being formed by a merger of five French airlines. That same date in 1958, The U.S. manned space-flight project was renamed Project Mercury. It was also this date in 1959 that The Soviet probe Luna 3 transmits the first-ever photographs of the far side of the Moon. Also today in 1963, President Kennedy signed the ratification of the Partial Nuclear Test Ban Treaty. On October 7, 1996, Fox News Channel began broadcasting. October 7, 2002, The Space Shuttle Atlantis launches on STS-112 to continue assembly of the International Space Station. 12 years ago today, Asteroid 2008 TC3 impacted the Earth over Sudan, the first time an asteroid impact was detected prior to its entry into earth’s atmosphere. Happy birthday goes out on this date to: Danish physicist and philosopher, Nobel Prize laureate, Niels Bohr, born on this date in 1885. American computer scientist and academic, Henriette Avram was born 101 years ago today. Canadian director and producer, co-founded the IMAX Corporation, Graeme Ferguson, born on this date in 1929. South African archbishop and activist, Nobel Prize laureate, Desmond Tutu is 89 today. English chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate, Harry Kroto, born on this date in 1939. Also born on that same date in 1939, American computer scientist and author, John Hopcroft. Also turning 75 today is Scottish physicist and academic David Wallace. American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor, John Mellencamp, born on this date in 1951. Also turning 68 today is Russian colonel and politician, 4th President of Russia Vladimir Putin. Also born on that same date in 1955, American computer scientist and author, Ralph Johnson. Also turning 65 today is French-American cellist and educator Yo-Yo Ma. Also born on that same date in 1959, English businessman and producer, Simon Cowell. Also turning 43 today is French comics writer and illustrator Antoine Revoy. Listener Birthdays 9 – Itsuko Rumpke (sounds like IT SUE-Koe) 9 – Mario (New Jersey) 10 – Victor Cajiao 10 – Garrett Riffal 11 – Bruce Barr 13 – Jason Schwanz And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for October 7, 2020 If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our website and look for the Birthday Calendar link. chuckchat.com/birthday News



Episode 614: One ring shy of a three ring circus
Sep 30 2020 55 mins  
Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. Feedback What movie(s) is your comfort food? The ones you will watch time after time? Technorama Chuck Kreg On This Day In History for September 30, 2020 This is the 274th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 92 days remaining in 2020. It was on this date in 1791, that The first performance of Mozart’s opera The Magic Flute takes place two months before his death. That same date in 1882, Thomas Edison’s first commercial hydroelectric power plant (later known as Appleton Edison Light Company) began operation. On September 30, 1935, The Hoover Dam, astride the border between the U.S. states of Arizona and Nevada, was dedicated. It was on this date in 1939, that NBC broadcast the first televised American football game. 66 years ago today, The U.S. Navy submarine USS Nautilus was commissioned as the world’s first nuclear-powered vessel. It was on this date in 1965, that The Lockheed L-100, the civilian version of the C-130 Hercules, was introduced. Also today in 1967, The BBC Light Programme, Third Programme and Home Service were replaced with BBC Radio 2, 3 and 4 Respectively, BBC Radio 1 was also launched. On September 30, 1968, The Boeing 747 was rolled out and shown to the public for the first time. The AH-64 Apache makes its first flight. Eight years later, the first production model rolled out of the assembly line on this date in 1975. September 30, 1977, Because of NASA budget cuts and dwindling power reserves, the Apollo program’s ALSEP experiment packages left on the Moon are shut down. On September 30, 1980, Ethernet specifications were published by Xerox working with Intel and Digital Equipment Corporation. Happy birthday goes out on this date to: German astronomer and mathematician, Michael Maestlin, born on this date in 1550. John Rae, the Scottish physician and explorer was born 207 years ago today. American activist, co-founded Mother’s Day, Ann Jarvis was born 188 years ago today. American businessman, founded Wrigley Company, William Wrigley, Jr., born on this date in 1861. French-American physicist and chemist, Nobel Prize laureate, Jean Baptiste Perrin was born 150 years ago today. Born September 30, 1882, German physicist and academic Hans Geiger. English physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate, Nevill Francis Mott, born on this date in 1905. Arkady Ostashev, Russian engineer and educator was born on that same date in 1925. Also born on that same date in 1935, American singer and actor, Johnny Mathis. German-American biochemist and biophysicist, Nobel Prize laureate, Johann Deisenhofer, born on this date in 1943. English astronomer and academic, Richard Edwin Hills is 75 today. Also turning 65 today is German engineer, co-founded Sun Microsystems Andy Bechtolsheim. Also born on that same date in 1961, American actor, director, and producer, Eric Stoltz. And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for September 30, 2020 Listener birthdays: 1 – 10/1 = 101 & Stephen Wesche (From Saint Louis Missouri) (Pronounced Like the first part of the word “Wet” and the word “She”) 2 – Adam Rumpke 6 – John Duerholt (Jo Dho) If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our website and look for the


Episode 613: Some people call me the space cowboy
Sep 23 2020 59 mins  
Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. Feedback What would you do with a cardboard box? Technorama Chuck On This Day In History for September 23, 2020 This is the 267th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 99 days remaining in 2020. It was on this date in 1642, that The first commencement exercises occurred at Harvard College. That same date in 1806, Lewis and Clark returned to St. Louis after exploring the Pacific Northwest of the United States. 175 years ago today, The Knickerbockers Baseball Club, the first baseball team to play under the modern rules, was founded in New York. September 23, 1846, Astronomers Urbain Le Verrier, John Couch Adams and Johann Gottfried Galle collaborated on the discovery of Neptune. Also on September 23, 1889, Nintendo Koppai (Later Nintendo Company, Limited) was founded by Fusajiro Yamauchi to produce and market the playing card game Hanafuda. It was 109 years ago today that Pilot Earle Ovington made the first official airmail delivery in America under the authority of the United States Post Office Department. Roland Garros of France became the first to fly in an airplane across the Mediterranean (from St. Raphael in France to Bizerte, Tunisia) on this date in 1913. That same date in 2002, The first public version of the web browser Mozilla Firefox (“Phoenix 0.1”) was released. Happy birthday goes out on this date to: German astronomer and academic, Johann Franz Encke, born on this date in 1791. Hippolyte Fizeau, the French physicist and academic was born 201 years ago today. Born September 23, 1851, American mathematician and astronomer Ellen Hayes. German engineer and businessman, founded Robert Bosch GmbH, Robert Bosch was born 159 years ago today. Miron Merzhanov, Russian architect and engineer was born on that same date in 1895. Born September 23, 1902, Chinese mathematician and academic Su Buqing. Clifford Shull, the American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate was born 105 years ago today. American actor, singer, director, and producer, Mickey Rooney, born on this date in 1920. André Cassagnes, the French toy maker, created the Etch A Sketch was born 94 years ago today. American singer-songwriter, pianist, and actor, Ray Charles, born on this date in 1930. Also turning 77 today is Spanish singer-songwriter Julio Iglesias. American singer-songwriter and guitarist, Bruce Springsteen, born on this date in 1949. Also turning 63 today is American actress Rosalind Chao. American actor, singer, and voice artist, Jason Alexander, born on this date in 1959. Listener Birthdays 26 – Brett (from Wales) And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for September 23, 2020 If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our website and look for the Birthday Calendar link. News The search for life – from Venus to the outer solar system | Alien life | The Guardian Hacks & Strange Stories A 3.2 Billion Pixel Camera Takes A Picture Of Broccoli : NPR


Episode 612: Some people call it a Slingblade
Sep 16 2020 65 mins  
Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. Feedback * Matt Baum – Binary license plate image * What new hobbies have you picked up this year and would you recommend them to others? * Technorama * Chuck On This Day In History for September 16, 2020 This is the 260th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 106 days remaining in 2020. * It was on this date in 1620, that Pilgrims set sail from England on the Mayflower. * It was 140 years ago today that The Cornell Daily Sun printed its first issue in Ithaca, New York. The Sun is the United States’ oldest, continuously-independent college daily. * September 16, 1908, The General Motors Corporation was founded. * On September 16, 1955, A Zulu-class submarine became the first to launch a ballistic missile. * TCN-9 Sydney is the first Australian television station to commence regular broadcasts on this date in 1956. * Also today in 1959, The first successful photocopier, the Xerox 914, was introduced in a demonstration on live television from New York City. * It was 59 years ago today that The United States National Hurricane Research Project dropped eight cylinders of silver iodide into the eyewall of Hurricane Esther. Wind speed reduces by 10%, giving rise to Project Stormfury. * Also today in 1961, Pakistan established its Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission with Abdus Salam as its head. * It was 45 years ago today that The first prototype of the Mikoyan MiG-31 interceptor made its maiden flight. * It was on this date in 1979, that Eight people escaped from East Germany to the west in a homemade hot air balloon. * September 16, 1979, The Sugarhill Gang were formed and Rapper’s Delight was released. * It was 33 years ago today that The Montreal Protocol is signed to protect the ozone layer from depletion. Happy birthday goes out on this date to: * French mathematician and theorist, Antoine Parent, born on this date in 1666. * Albrecht Kossel, German physician and biochemist, Nobel Prize laureate was born on that same date in 1853. * James Cash Penney, the American businessman and philanthropist, founded J. C. Penney was born 145 years ago today. * Jacob Schick, American-Canadian inventor and businessman, founded Schick Razors was born on that same date in 1877. * Hungarian-American physiologist and biochemist, Nobel Prize laureate, Albert Szent-Györgyi, born on this date in 1893. * Born September 16, 1898, American author and illustrator, co-created Curious George H. A. Rey. * Allen Funt, American director, producer, and screenwriter was born on that same date in 1914. * Born September 16, 1924, American actress Lauren Bacall. * American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer, B.B. King, born on this date in 1925. * Peter Falk, American actor was born on that same date in 1927. * Also born on that same date in 1942, American computer scientist and academic, Susan L. Graham. * American actor and environmental activist, Ed Begley Jr., born on this date in 1949. * Also born on that same date in 1956, American magician and actor, David Copperfield. Listener Birthdays: * 18 – Jeff Schultz (Gorbash) * 20 – Joel Harper (Rincewind) / Milwaukee WI * 20 – Joel Rickenbach [deceased] (host of the You’ve Got Geek Podcast) * 21 – Dean Jensen (Beaker1) * 22 – Matthew Tjarks (Jharks) And that’s the way it was,




Episode 611: The Day the Podcast Stood Still
Aug 19 2020 61 mins  
Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. Feedback QotW: What movie made you laugh the hardest? Technorama Chuck On This Day In History for August 19, 2020 This is the 232nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 134 days remaining in 2020. It was on this date in 1839, that The French government announced that Louis Daguerre’s photographic process is a gift “free to the world”. Also today in 1848, The New York Herald breaks the news to the East Coast of the United States of the gold rush in California (although the rush started in January). Also on August 19, 1909, The first automobile race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. On August 19, 1934, The first All-American Soap Box Derby was held in Dayton, Ohio. Also on August 19, 1940, First flight of the B-25 Mitchell medium bomber. It was also this date in 1960 in Moscow, Russia, Soviet Union, downed American U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers was sentenced to ten years imprisonment by the Soviet Union for espionage. It was on this date in 1960, that the Soviet Union launched the satellite Sputnik-2 with the dogs Belka and Strelka, 40 mice, two rats and a variety of plants. It was 56 years ago today, that Syncom 3, the first geostationary communication satellite, was launched. Happy birthday goes out on this date to: English astronomer and academic, John Flamsteed, born on this date in 1646. German chemist, Julius Lothar Meyer was born 190 years ago today. Orville Wright, American engineer and pilot, co-founded the Wright Company was born on that same date in 1871. Coco Chanel, the French fashion designer, founded the Chanel Company was born 137 years ago today. Born August 19, 1906, American inventor, invented the Fusor Philo Farnsworth. Gene Roddenberry, the American screenwriter and producer was born 99 years ago today. Born August 19, 1924, Canadian physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate Willard Boyle. English microbiologist and geneticist, David Hopwood is 87 today. Also born on that same date in 1938, American actress, Diana Muldaur. Chinese-American businessman and philanthropist, co-founded Computer Associates International, Charles Wang was born 76 years ago today. American lawyer and politician, 42nd President of the United States, Bill Clinton, born on this date in 1946. Also turning 74 today is American general and astronaut Charles Bolden. American actor and director, Jonathan Frakes, born on this date in 1952. Also turning 51 today is American actor, producer, and screenwriter Matthew Perry. Listener birthdays for August 19-25: 19 – Matt Rider (The Eagle Scout Geek ) 20 – Jedi_Kez (aka Brian From Winnipeg) 22 – Zoidberg [1967] 22 – Kyle Slingo 22 – AlchemyDragon 24 – Kira Fiore (Krazy Joe & Christine’s daughter) 25 – David “Grizzly” Smith from Grizzly’s Growls podcasts And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for August 19, 2020 If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our website and look for the Birthday Calendar link. News NASA Launched Laser Beams at the Moon – For the First Time,


Episode 610: No static, no static at all
Aug 12 2020 44 mins  
Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show.   Feedback * What should humanity’s goal be? * Technorama * Chuck * Kreg On This Day In History for August 12, 2020 This is the 225th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 141 days remaining in 2020. * It was on this date in 1492, that Christopher Columbus arrives in the Canary Islands on his first voyage to the New World. * Also today in 1851, Isaac Singer is granted a patent for his sewing machine.. * 155 years ago today, Joseph Lister, British surgeon and scientist, performed 1st antiseptic surgery. * Also on August 12, 1953, the Soviet atomic bomb project continued with the detonation of “RDS-6s” (Joe 4), the first Soviet thermonuclear bomb – the first testing of a real thermonuclear weapon (not test devices). * 60 years ago today, Echo 1A, NASA’s first successful communications satellite, was launched.. * On August 12, 1977, The first free flight of the Space Shuttle Enterprise. * Also today in 1981, The IBM Personal Computer was released. * It was also this date in 1990 that Sue, the largest and most complete Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton found to date, was discovered by Sue Hendrickson in South Dakota. Happy birthday goes out on this date to: * Jewish astronomer, astrologer, mathematician, rabbi and historian, Abraham Zacuto, born on this date in 1452. * Born August 12, 1856, American businessman and philanthropist Diamond Jim Brady. * Cecil B. DeMille, American director and producer was born on that same date in 1881. * Jean Cabannes, the French physicist and academic was born 135 years ago today. * Austrian physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate, Erwin Schrödinger, born on this date in 1887. * Joe Besser, American actor was born on that same date in 1907. * English-American astrophysicist and academic, Margaret Burbidge, born on this date in 1919. * Scottish publisher and activist co-founded the Guinness World Records, Norris McWhirter was born 95 years ago today. * American computer scientist and academic, Dorothy E. Denning, born on this date in 1945. * Also born on that same date in 1949, Scottish-English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer, Mark Knopfler. * American actor, director, and screenwriter, Jim Beaver, born on this date in 1950. Listener Birthdays (Aug 12-18) * 13 – Christine Fiore MegaPodTastic and Honey, You’ve *GOT* to See This! * 17 – Clive Jevons, Baeumenheim German, Kevin (SusietheGeek’s son and Geek in Training) And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for August 12, 2020 * If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our website and look for the Birthday Calendar link. News * Three men rescued from tiny island after writing ‘SOS’ in the sand – Geekologie * Stunning Image Gallery Documents Thrilling SpaceX Splashdown – First Splashdown of American Astronauts in 45 Years Shout out to the chat room


Episode 609: Argon, you’re out of your element!
Aug 05 2020 59 mins  
Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. Feedback Email from David Kloepmken What movie plot hole ruined the entire experience for you? Technorama Chuck Kreg On This Day In History for August 5, 2020 This is the 218th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 148 days remaining in 2020 It was on this date in 1583, that Sir Humphrey Gilbert established the first English colony in North America, at what is now St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. That same date in 1620, The Mayflower departs from Southampton, England, carrying would-be settlers, on its first attempt to reach North America; it is forced to dock in Dartmouth when its companion ship, the Speedwell, springs a leak.. 204 years ago today, The British Admiralty dismisses Francis Ronalds’s new invention of the first working electric telegraph as “wholly unnecessary”, preferring to continue using the semaphore. Also on August 5, 1858, Cyrus West Field and others completed the first transatlantic telegraph cable after several unsuccessful attempts. It will operate for less than a month. 136 years ago today, The cornerstone for the Statue of Liberty is laid on Bedloe’s Island (now Liberty Island) in New York Harbor. On August 5, 1888, Bertha Benz drove from Mannheim to Pforzheim and back in the first long distance automobile trip, commemorated as the Bertha Benz Memorial Route since 2008. August 5, 1914, In Cleveland, Ohio, the first electric traffic light was installed. It was on this date in 1926, that Harry Houdini performed his greatest feat, spending 91 minutes underwater in a sealed tank before escaping. It was 63 years ago today, that American Bandstand, a show dedicated to the teenage “baby-boomers” by playing the songs and showing popular dances of the time, debuted on the ABC television network. 58 years ago today, Nelson Mandela was jailed. He would not be released until 1990. That same date in 1973, Mars 6 was launched from the USSR. Happy birthday goes out on this date to: Norwegian mathematician and theorist, Niels Henrik Abel, born on this date in 1802. Joseph Merrick, English man with severe deformities was born on that same date in 1862. Carl Harries, the German chemist and academic was born 154 years ago today. Born August 5, 1872, Brazilian physician, bacteriologist, and epidemiologist, founded the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation Oswaldo Cruz. American actor, director, and screenwriter, John Huston was born 114 years ago today. American pilot, engineer, and astronaut, Neil Armstrong, born on this date in 1930. Also turning 86 today is Swedish engineer and theorist Karl Johan Åström. Brian G. Marsden, English-American astronomer and academic was born on that same date in 1937. American actress, Loni Anderson is 75 today. African-American physicist, Shirley Ann Jackson, born on this date in 1946. Also born on that same date in 1947, American astrophysicist and academic, France A. Córdova. And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for August 5, 2020 Listener birthdays (Aug 5-11) 6 – Julie Tomasi 8 – Philippa Ballantine 9 – Matt Coe (WoWaddict) [1991] 9 – Julia Posz – (Technorama Promo) 10 – Sam Martin 11 – Steve Wozniak 11 – David Brewer (Tyrion The Imp) If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar,


Episode 608: Dilithium Healing Crystals
Jul 22 2020 58 mins  
Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. Feedback What is your favorite TV or movie car? Technorama Chuck Kreg On This Day In History for July 22, 2020 This is the 204th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 162 days remaining in 2020. It was on this date in 1598, that William Shakespeare’s play, The Merchant of Venice, is entered on the Stationers’ Register. By decree of Queen Elizabeth, the Stationers’ Register licensed printed works, giving the Crown tight control over all published material. It was also this date in 1793 that Alexander Mackenzie reached the Pacific Ocean becoming the first recorded human to complete a transcontinental crossing of North America. It was on this date in 1933, that Aviator Wiley Post returns to Floyd Bennett Field in New York City, completing the first solo flight around the world in seven days, 18 hours and 49 minutes. It was 58 years ago today, that the Mariner 1 spacecraft flew erratically several minutes after launch and had to be destroyed. Happy birthday goes out on this date to: German-Russian physicist and academic, Georg Wilhelm Richmann, born on this date in 1711. French mathematician and engineer, Gaspard de Prony was born 265 years ago today. Friedrich Bessel, German mathematician and astronomer was born on that same date in 1784. German physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate, Gustav Ludwig Hertz, born on this date in 1887. American mathematician, Geraldine Claudette Darden is 84 today. Also turning 80 today is Canadian-American game show host and producer Alex Trebek. Also born on that same date in 1941, American singer-songwriter and producer, George Clinton. Also turning 77 today is American singer-songwriter and actor Bobby Sherman. English singer-songwriter and keyboard player, Rick Davies is 76 today. Also turning 74 today is American actor, director, and producer Danny Glover. American singer-songwriter and drummer, Don Henley, born on this date in 1947. Also turning 65 today is American actor Willem Dafoe. American singer-songwriter and producer, Keith Sweat is 59 today. Also born on that same date in 1964, American actor, producer, and screenwriter, David Spade. Also turning 48 today is Canadian actor, director, and producer Colin Ferguson. Also born on that same date in 1992, American singer and actress, Selena Gomez. And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for July 22, 2020 If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our website and look for the Birthday Calendar link. News Scientists unlocked the secret of how these ultrablack fish absorb light | Ars Technica Solar Orbiter returns first data, snaps closest pictures of the Sun Man Collects $95 Million Jackpot Dressed as Darth Vader to Hide Identity



Episode 607: We are taking Control….Alt and Delete
Jul 15 2020 58 mins  
Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. Feedback Leon Email QotW: Which functional world would you live in? Technorama Chuck On This Day In History for July 15, 2020 This is the 197th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 169 days remaining in 2020. It was on this date in 1741, that Aleksei Chirikov sighted land in Southeast Alaska. He sends men ashore in a longboat, making them the first Europeans to visit Alaska. Also today in 1799, The Rosetta Stone was found in the Egyptian village of Rosetta by French Captain Pierre-François Bouchard during Napoleon’s Egyptian Campaign. July 15, 1806, United States Army Lieutenant Zebulon Pike begins an expedition from Fort Bellefontaine near St. Louis, Missouri, to explore the west. Also today in 1910, In his book Clinical Psychiatry, Emil Kraepelin gives a name to Alzheimer’s disease, naming it after his colleague Alois Alzheimer. It was on this date in 1916, that In Seattle, Washington, William Boeing and George Conrad Westervelt incorporated Pacific Aero Products (later renamed Boeing). 66 years ago today, First flight of the Boeing 367 -80, prototype for both the Boeing 707 and C-135 series. It was 65 years ago that Eighteen Nobel laureates signed the Mainau Declaration against nuclear weapons, later co-signed by thirty-four others. That same date in 1975, the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project featured the dual launch of an Apollo spacecraft and a Soyuz spacecraft on the first joint Soviet-United States human-crewed flight. It was both the last launch of an Apollo spacecraft, and the Saturn family of rockets. July 15, 2003, AOL Time Warner disbands Netscape. The Mozilla Foundation is established on the same day. It was also this date in 2006 that Twitter, later one of the largest social media platforms in the world, was launched. Happy birthday goes out on this date to: Austrian-German mathematician and theorist, Wilhelm Wirtinger, born on this date in 1865. Jean-Baptiste Charcot, the French physician and explorer was born 153 years ago today. Born July 15, 1906, English-German engineer Rudolf Uhlenhaut. Robert Bruce Merrifield, the American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate was born 99 years ago today. American physicist and mathematician, Nobel Prize laureate, Leon M. Lederman, born on this date in 1922. Also turning 90 today is American mathematician and computer scientist Stephen Smale. Also born on that same date in 1950, Greek-American journalist and publisher (The Huffington Post), Arianna Huffington. Indian theoretical physicist and string theorist, Ashoke Sen, born on this date in 1956. Listener Birthdays (July 15-21) 18 – Lord Doomicus 18 – Nikolai from Dancing With Elephants If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our website and look for the Birthday Calendar link. And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for July 15, 2020 News Vintage ‘Super Mario Bros.’ Video Game Sells for $114,000 | Hollywood Reporter How to See a Comet That Won’t Be Visible for 6,000 Years


Episode 606: If you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the precipitate
Jul 08 2020 62 mins  
Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. Feedback If you could hang with any fictional/non-fictional character through your quarantine, who would it be and why? Technorama Chuck On This Day In History for July 8, 2020 This is the 190th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 176 days remaining in 2020. It was on this date in 1497, that Vasco da Gama set sail on the first direct European voyage to India. July 8, 1853, The Perry Expedition arrived in Edo Bay with a treaty requesting trade. 141 years ago today, Sailing ship USS Jeannette departed San Francisco carrying an ill-fated expedition to the North Pole. It was on this date in 1889, that The first issue of The Wall Street Journal was published. Also today in 1932, The Dow Jones Industrial Average reached its lowest level of the Great Depression, closing at 41.22. 73 years ago today, Reports were broadcast that a UFO crash landed in Roswell, New Mexico in what became known as the Roswell UFO incident. On July 8, 1948, The United States Air Force accepted its first female recruits into a program called Women in the Air Force (WAF). July 8, 1960, Francis Gary Powers is charged with espionage resulting from his flight over the Soviet Union. Also on July 8, 2011, Space Shuttle Atlantis was launched in the final mission of the U.S. Space Shuttle program. Happy birthday goes out on this date to: French mathematician and academic, Christian Kramp, born on this date in 1760. Francis Leopold McClintock, the Irish admiral and explorer was born 201 years ago today. Born July 8, 1830, American lawyer and politician, 6th United States Assistant Secretary of State Frederick W. Seward. American chemist and pharmacist, inventor of Coca-Cola, John Pemberton was born 189 years ago today. German general and businessman, founded the Zeppelin Airship Company, Ferdinand von Zeppelin, born on this date in 1838. American soldier, chemist, and businessman, founded Eli Lilly and Company, Eli Lilly was born 182 years ago today. John D. Rockefeller, the American businessman and philanthropist, founded the Standard Oil Company was born 181 years ago today. Russian physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate, Pyotr Kapitsa, born on this date in 1894. Igor Tamm, Russian physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate was born on that same date in 1895. Born July 8, 1904, French mathematician and academic Henri Cartan. Russian engineer and astronaut, Vitaly Sevastyanov was born 85 years ago today. Also born on that same date in 1949, Austrian-American chef, restaurateur and entrepreneur, Wolfgang Puck. American actor and musician, Kevin Bacon, born on this date in 1958. Listener Birthdays (July 8-14) 8 – Trampas Whiteman (aka Dragonhelm) 8 – Mark Lee (aka geekdad72) Stardate -351519.09 8 – Alan Ralph (a.k.a. MonTemplar) 8 – Kim Eaddy – Kreg’s Wife 10 – KHD a.k.a. The Devin 11 – Steven Truax (rednecktech) 12 – Shadowbird712 of Shadowbird Studios (http://shadowbirdsrandomcrap.blogspot.com/) (Sorry for the cheap plug, y’all) 12 – François Pominville nickname: Bookaroo (Year: 11110110001, Canada) 13 – Ben Ragunton of TGGeeks And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for July 8, 2020 If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our website and look for the


Episode 605: Interstellar Turnpike
Jun 24 2020 52 mins  
Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. Feedback Q: What’s one show everyone should give a go? Technorama Chuck On This Day In History for June 24, 2020 This is the 176th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 190 days remaining in 2020. It was on this date in 109, that Roman emperor Trajan inaugurated the Aqua Traiana, an aqueduct that channels water from Lake Bracciano, 40 kilometres (25 miles) northwest of Rome. June 24, 1374, A sudden outbreak of St. John’s Dance causes people in the streets of Aachen, Germany, to experience hallucinations and begin to jump and twitch uncontrollably until they collapse from exhaustion. Also today in 1497, John Cabot lands in North America at Newfoundland leading the first European exploration of the region since the Vikings. June 24, 1604, Samuel de Champlain discovers the mouth of the Saint John River, site of Reversing Falls and the present-day city of Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada. That same date in 1717, The Premier Grand Lodge of England is founded in London, the first Masonic Grand Lodge in the world (now the United Grand Lodge of England). Also today in 1916, Mary Pickford became the first female film star to sign a million-dollar contract. It was on this date in 1918, that First airmail service in Canada from Montreal to Toronto. It was 82 years ago today, that Pieces of a meteorite landed near Chicora, Pennsylvania. The meteorite is estimated to have weighed 450 metric tons when it hit the Earth’s atmosphere and exploded. It was on this date in 1947, that Kenneth Arnold makes the first widely reported UFO sighting near Mount Rainier, Washington. On June 24, 1949, The first television western, Hopalong Cassidy, starring William Boyd, aired on NBC. That same date in 1981, The Humber Bridge opened to traffic, connecting Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. It remained the world’s longest bridge span for 17 years. On June 24, 2012, Death of Lonesome George, the last known individual of Chelonoidis nigra abingdonii, a subspecies of the Galápagos tortoise. Happy birthday goes out on this date to: French chemist and businessman, founded DuPont, Éleuthère Irénée du Pont, born on this date in 1771. American inventor, Thomas Blanchard was born 232 years ago today. Born June 24, 1852, German bacteriologist and academic Friedrich Loeffler. American mathematician and academic (g. 1960), Oswald Veblen is 140 today. Victor Francis Hess, the Austrian-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate was born 137 years ago today. American businessman, co-founded The Walt Disney Company, Roy O. Disney was born 127 years ago today. Wilhelm Cauer, German mathematician and engineer was born on that same date in 1900. William Penney, the Baron Penney, English mathematician and physicist was born 111 years ago today. Argentinian physicist and academic, Ernesto Sabato, born on this date in 1911. Fred Hoyle, English astronomer and author was born on that same date in 1915. Born June 24, 1917, English cryptanalyst and numismatist Joan Clarke. Al Molinaro, the American actor was born 101 years ago today. Born June 24, 1924, Scottish astronomer and academic Archie Roy. Martin Lewis Perl, the American physicist and engineer, Nobel Prize laureate was born 93 years ago today. Also turning 91 today is American astronomer Carolyn S. Shoemaker. English-American drummer, Mick Fleetwood, born on this date in 1942. American colonel,


Episode 604: Class Objects
Jun 10 2020 62 mins  
Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show.   Feedback Mike Wills Audio Feedback http://www.spaceweatherwoman.com/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkXjdDQ-db0xz8f4PKgKsag Question of the week: Which fictional characters would you pick to help you in a fight? Technorama Chuck Kreg On This Day In History for June 10, 2020 This is the 162nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 204 days remaining in 2020. It was on this date in 671, that Emperor Tenji of Japan introduced a water clock (clepsydra) called Rokoku. The instrument, which measures time and indicates hours, is placed in the capital of Ōtsu. 85 years ago today, Dr. Robert Smith took his last drink, and Alcoholics Anonymous was founded in Akron, Ohio, United States, by him and Bill Wilson. June 10, 1944, In baseball, 15 -year-old Joe Nuxhall of the Cincinnati Reds became the youngest player ever in a major-league game. On June 10, 1947, Saab produced its first automobile. Also today in 2002, The first direct electronic communication experiment between the nervous systems of two humans was carried out by Kevin Warwick in the United Kingdom. June 10, 2003, The Spirit rover is launched, beginning NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover mission. Happy birthday goes out on this date to: Persian mathematician and astronomer, Abu al-Wafa’ Buzjani, born on this date in 940. Carl Gustaf Ekeberg, Swedish physician and explorer was born on that same date in 1716. American entrepreneur, founded Dunkin’ Donuts, William Rosenberg, born on this date in 1916. Also turning 99 today is Duke of Edinburgh Prince Philip. Friedrich L. Bauer, German mathematician, computer scientist, and academic was born on that same date in 1924. American astrophysicist and academic, Eugene Parker is 93 today. Also turning 91 today is American general, pilot, and astronaut James McDivitt. French mathematician and academic, Pierre Cartier, born on this date in 1932. Augie Auer, American-New Zealand meteorologist was born on that same date in 1940. Also turning 55 today is German computer scientist and academic Susanne Albers. Listener Birthdays (June 10-16) 10 Tim (from Australia) 10 Weber (BTW June 10 – AA was founded 1935) 15 Miss Eliza Sea from Wingin’ It 3D 16 Joe Edmisson 16 Jason from The Angry Geek And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for June 10, 2020 If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our website and look for the Birthday Calendar link. News SpaceX rings in Falcon 9’s 10th anniversary with a rocket reusability first Hubble Deep Space Quest Makes Surprising Find in the Early Universe Hacks & Strange Stories Back to the Future fan builds working ‘hoverboard’ that can hit speeds of 50mph Shout out to the chat room Watch us live every Sunday night at 9:30PM ET on Facebo...




Episode 602: Comet me, bro
May 27 2020 54 mins  
Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. Feedback Email from Fuffy Frog Voice mail from John Miller Jr Question of the week: What’s one question you hate being asked Chuck Kreg Technorama On This Day In History for May 27, 2020 This is the 148th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 218 days remaining in 2020. It was on this date in 1927, that The Ford Motor Company ceased manufacture of the Ford Model T and began to retool plants to make the Ford Model A. It was 90 years ago today that The 1,046 feet (319 m) Chrysler Building in New York City, the tallest man-made structure at the time, opened to the public. Also today in 1933, The Walt Disney Company released the cartoon Three Little Pigs, with its hit song “Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?”. May 27, 1937, In California, the Golden Gate Bridge opens to pedestrian traffic, creating a vital link between San Francisco and Marin County, California. It was also this date in 1958 that First flight of the McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II. Happy birthday goes out on this date to: American businessman and philanthropist, Cornelius Vanderbilt, born on this date in 1794. Born May 27, 1857, German chemist Theodor Curtius. William Stanier, English engineer was born on that same date in 1876. English physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate, John Cockcroft, born on this date in 1897. David Crosthwait, the American engineer, inventor and writer was born 122 years ago today. American actor, Vincent Price was born 109 years ago today. Born May 27, 1922, English actor Christopher Lee. Also born on that same date in 1967, American actor, Eddie McClintock. Also turning 51 today is American computer scientist and engineer Craig Federighi. Listener birthdays (May 27-June 2) 27 – Tonya from Dancing With Elephants 28 – Chris Martens, Host of The Jesus Geeks, Z Net Central, and Producer of On The Edge Of Darkness 30 – Petri Lopia 1 – Selganor 2 – Anthony Gartner (Enigmavb) And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for May 27, 2020 If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our website and look for the Birthday Calendar link. News We May Be Entering a Deep Solar Minimum as the Sun Goes Unusually Quiet SpaceX Crew Dragon reaches launch pad for historic NASA astronaut launch | Space No, NASA didn’t find evidence of a parallel universe where time runs backward – CNET This Bionic Eye Is Better Than a Real One, Scientists Say Shout out to the chat room Watch us live every Sunday night at 9:30PM ET on Facebook. Go to Join our page and get notified automatically. Join us on the live chat! Thank you Patrons! This show is brought to you by… YOU! Thank you to our Patrons who enable us to keep the show running and bring you special episodes.


Episode 601: It’s all downhill from here
May 20 2020 59 mins  
Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. Feedback * Technorama * Chuck * Kreg * Jorge sent us this which we talked about a long time ago * James May and his full-size Lego house nobody wants | Daily Mail Online * Follow up * James May’s LEGO House Officially Demolished – TechEBlog On This Day In History for May 20, 2020 This is the 141st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 225 days remaining in 2020. * It was on this date in 1570, that Cartographer Abraham Ortelius issued Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, the first modern atlas. * Also on May 20, 1609, Shakespeare’s sonnets were first published in London, perhaps illicitly, by the publisher Thomas Thorpe.. * 158 years ago today, U.S. President Abraham Lincoln signed the Homestead Act into law, opening 84 million acres of public land to settlers.. * Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis receive a U.S. patent for blue jeans with copper rivets. on this date in 1873. * That same date in 1875, Signing of the Metre Convention by 17 nations leading to the establishment of the International System of Units. * On May 20, 1883, Krakatoa began to erupt; the volcano exploded three months later, killing more than 36,000 people. * Also today in 1891, The first public display of Thomas Edison’s prototype kinetoscope. * May 20, 1932, Amelia Earhart takes off from Newfoundland to begin the world’s first solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean by a female pilot, landing in Ireland the next day. * 56 years ago today, Discovery of the cosmic microwave background radiation by Robert Woodrow Wilson and Arno Penzias. * Also today in 1983, First publications of the discovery of the HIV virus that causes AIDS in the journal Science by Luc Montagnier. * That same date in 2019, The International System of Units redefined the base units, making the international prototype of the kilogram obsolete. Happy birthday goes out on this date to: * American businessman and politician, co-founded Wells Fargo and American Express, William Fargo, born on this date in 1818. * Born May 20, 1851, German-American inventor, invented the Gramophone record Emile Berliner. * German chemist, zymologist, and academic, Nobel Prize laureate, Eduard Buchner, born on this date in 1860. * Born May 20, 1879, German chemist Hans Meerwein. * English engineer, designed the Supermarine Spitfire and Supermarine S.6B, R. J. Mitchell, born on this date in 1895. * James Stewart, the American actor was born 112 years ago today. * Born May 20, 1925, Russian engineer, designed the Tupolev Tu-144 Alexei Tupolev. * Joe Cocker, English singer-songwriter was born on that same date in 1944. * Also born on that same date in 1946, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress, Cher. * Also turning 71 today is Canadian actor,


Episode 600: The Big Six Oh OH
May 13 2020 59 mins  
Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. Feedback Question: What is the Podcast that you have been subscribed to the longest? (No, the answer doesn’t have to be us) Chuck’s answers Kreg’s answers Technorama answers Episode 600 Post After 600 Regular Technorama Shows, 400… – Technorama Podcast Amy Bowen VM Mike Wills VM On This Day In History for May 13, 2020 This is the 134th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 232 days remaining in 2020. It was on this date in 1787, that Captain Arthur Phillip left Portsmouth, England, with eleven ships full of convicts (the “First Fleet”) to establish a penal colony in Australia. It was 159 years ago today, that The Great Comet of 1861 was discovered by John Tebbutt of Windsor, New South Wales, Australia. It was also this date in 1880 that In Menlo Park, New Jersey, Thomas Edison performed the first test of his electric railway. On May 13, 1958, Ben Carlin became the first (and only) person to circumnavigate the world by amphibious vehicle, having travelled over 17,000 kilometres (11,000 mi) by sea and 62,000 kilometres (39,000 mi) by land during a ten-year journey. It was on this date in 1995, that Alison Hargreaves, a 33 -year-old British mother, became the first woman to conquer Everest without oxygen or the help of sherpas. Happy birthday goes out on this date to: French mathematician, astronomer, and geophysicist, Alexis Clairaut, born on this date in 1713. Born May 13, 1857, Indian-English physician and mathematician, Nobel Prize laureate Ronald Ross. Inge Lehmann, Danish seismologist and geophysicist was born on that same date in 1888. Spanish mathematician, academic, and astronomer, Antonia Ferrín Moreiras was born 106 years ago today. Born May 13, 1922, American actress and singer Bea Arthur. Trevor Baylis, the English inventor, invented the wind-up radio was born 83 years ago today. Ritchie Valens, American singer-songwriter and guitarist was born on that same date in 1941. American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer, Stevie Wonder is 70 today. American electrical engineer, Ruth A. David, born on this date in 1953. American comedian and talk show host, Stephen Colbert is 56 today. And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for May 13, 2020 Listener Birthdays (May 13-22) 14 – JPCJ 22 – Tim Elliott If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our website and look for the Birthday Calendar link. News How the Ballpoint Pen Changed Handwriting – The Atlantic We Might Hav...



Episode 599: Number One
May 06 2020 55 mins  
Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. Feedback * What movie could have been much shorter if the main characters just used a little common sense? (no fair saying ‘all of them’) * Chuck’s answers * Technorama answers * Kreg’s answers On This Day In History for May 6, 2020 This is the 127th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 239 days remaining in 2020. * It was on this date in 1835, that James Gordon Bennett, Sr. published the first issue of the New York Herald. * 131 years ago today, The Eiffel Tower was officially opened to the public at the Universal Exposition in Paris. * The German zeppelin Hindenburg catches fire and is destroyed within a minute while attempting to dock at Lakehurst, New Jersey. Thirty-six people were killed on this date in 1937. * That same date in 1940, John Steinbeck was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his novel The Grapes of Wrath. * Also today in 1941, The first flight of the Republic P-47 Thunderbolt. * That same date in 1941, At California’s March Field, Bob Hope performed his first USO show. * Also on May 6, 1949, EDSAC, the first practical electronic digital stored-program computer, ran its first operation.. Happy birthday goes out on this date to: * French mathematician and academic, Jean Nicolas Pierre Hachette, born on this date in 1769. * German engineer and author, Max Eyth was born 184 years ago today. * Born May 6, 1848, English chemist and academic Henry Edward Armstrong. * Austrian neurologist and psychoanalyst, Sigmund Freud, born on this date in 1856. * Born May 6, 1872, Dutch mathematician, physicist, and astronomer Willem de Sitter. * Júlio César de Mello e Souza, the Brazilian mathematician and author was born 125 years ago today. * Born May 6, 1896, Swedish physicist and academic Rolf Maximilian Sievert. * French mathematician and academic, André Weil, born on this date in 1906. * Born May 6, 1915, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter Orson Welles. * American physicist and astronomer, Robert H. Dicke was born 104 years ago today. * American singer-songwriter and guitarist, Bob Seger, born on this date in 1945. * Also born on that same date in 1961, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter, George Clooney. Listener Birthdays May 6-12 * 6 – Amber Pace (not really a listener, but a mother and a wife of listeners) * 6 – Bill Barbour * 6 – Steve Bickle * 8 – Curtis Parish * 12 – Amanda Huggenkiss And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for May 6, 2020 * If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our website and look for the Birthday Calendar link. News * This star survived a close call with a black hole. Eventually, it will become a planet – CNN * SpaceX to test Starlink “sun visor” to reduce brightness – SpaceNews.com * Zoom on the farm: How to meet goats over the internet | WOODTV.


Episode 598: Dos Equis
Apr 29 2020 56 mins  
Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. Feedback You’re tired from the human race, so you decide to help an advanced alien civilization destroy the Earth – What tips would you give them? Technorama answers Chuck’s answers Kreg’s answers On This Day In History for April 29, 2020 This is the 120th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 246 days remaining in 2020. It was on this date in 1770, that James Cook arrived in Australia at Botany Bay, which he names. On April 29, 1834, Charles Darwin during the second survey voyage of HMS Beagle, ascended the Bell mountain, Cerro La Campana on 17 August 1834, his visit being commemorated by a memorial plaque.. It was 156 years ago today, that Theta Xi fraternity was founded at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the only fraternity to be founded during the American Civil War.. It was on this date in 1953, that The first U.S. experimental 3D television broadcast showed an episode of Space Patrol on Los Angeles ABC affiliate KECA-TV. 55 years ago today, Pakistan’s Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO) successfully launched its seventh rocket in its Rehber series. Also on April 29, 1986, American and European spy satellites captured the ruins of the 4th Reactor at the Chernobyl Power Plant. Happy birthday goes out on this date to: French mathematician, physicist, and engineer, Henri Poincaré, born on this date in 1854. Forest Ray Moulton, the American astronomer and academic was born 148 years ago today. Born April 29, 1893, American chemist and astronomer, Nobel Prize laureate Harold Urey. Marietta Blau, the Austrian physicist and academic was born 126 years ago today. American pianist, composer, and bandleader, Duke Ellington, born on this date in 1899. Henry H. Barschall, German-American physicist and academic was born on that same date in 1915. Also turning 74 today is Polish astronomer Aleksander Wolszczan. Also born on that same date in 1954, American comedian, actor, and producer, Jerry Seinfeld. American actress, Kate Mulgrew is 65 today. Also turning 64 today is American physicist and philosopher Karen Barad. American actress, Eve Plumb is 62 today. Listener birthdays this week (April 29-May 5) April 29 – Shepherd Thom from outside of the known universe April 29 – Timothy Karre April 30 – Julio Diaz (JulioTijuana) May 3 – Keao Wright May 3 – Leon May 5 – Joe Mieczkowski host of Onthepodcast And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for April 29, 2020 If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our website and look for the Birthday Calendar link. Remember When This Abandoned Computer Store Is a Time Capsule of Early 2000s Tech – VICE Here’s an unprecedented look at Apollo 13’s damaged service module | Ars Technica


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