What Is the Flu? Influenza is a viral respiratory infection that causes symptoms similar to, but more severe than, the common cold. Flu symptoms can include sudden onset fever, cough, runny or stuffy nose and severe malaise (feeling unwell). The flu can also sometimes cause vomiting, diarrhea and nausea, (particularly in young children), but the […]
Isaac Newton: Early Life and Education Isaac Newton was born on January 4, 1643, in Woolsthorpe, Lincolnshire, England. The son of a farmer who died three months before he was born, Newton spent most of his early years with his maternal grandmother after his mother remarried. His education was interrupted by a failed attempt to […]
Video Game History
The Early Days Though video games are found today in homes worldwide, they actually got their start in the research labs of scientists. In 1952, for instance, British professor A.S. Douglas created OXO, also known as noughts and crosses or a tic-tac-toe, as part of his doctoral dissertation at the University of Cambridge. And in […]
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Lonnie Johnson: The Inventor Behind the Super Soaker
How many of us remember hot summer days, running around with a Super Soaker in hand? What you might not know is that your summer fun was all thanks to a nuclear engineer who also worked on the stealth bomber. His name is Lonnie Johnson, and he inadvertently gave the world the Super Soaker.