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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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9/28 Edwin Hubble, an American astronomer, died on this date in 1953 Details
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