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Did you know that our system of wind speed measurement has roots in seafaring history? Understanding wind speed was critical for sailors. Check out this video from the Little Shop of Physics ...Read more Brought to you by CMMAP
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1/31 Explorer 1, the first U.S. satellite to orbit the Earth, was launched on this date in 1958 Details
2/1 Werner Heisenberg, a German physicist, died on this date in 1976 Details
2/8 Dmitri Mendeleev, a Russian chemist who created the periodic table of elements, was born on this date in 1834