Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen joins the LFHCfS (Luxuriant Facial Hair Club for Scientists)

Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen (1845-1923) has joined the Historical Honorary Members of the Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists. Known as the “Father of Radiology”, he discovered and investigated X-Rays while experimenting with vacuum tubes in 1895.  He named them "X-Rays" because they were an unknown form of radiation and he refused to patent his discovery. […]

Pornography: cause & effect (technical)

Yes, non-engineers of the world, engineers do both seek and find excitement in their work. Patchen Barss has researched and written a book — called The Erotic Engine — about how passion drove technological innovation to greater heights. Barss says: Pornography built the hidden infrastructure of the Internet. Without pornography, cable television and the VCR […]