On January 30, Rubik applied for a patent on his cube (1975). On the next day, 17 years earlier, the first U.S. Satellite passed through the Van Allen radiation belt. On March 17, the airplane "black box" made its maiden voyage (1953). And what about today? Every day of the year has a rich scientific and technological heritage just waiting to be uncovered, and Wired's top-flight science-trivia book MAD SCIENCE collects them chronologically, from New Year's Day to year's end, showing just how entertaining, wonderful, bizarre, and relevant science can be.In 2010, Wired's wildly popular "This Day in Tech" blog peaked with more than 700,000 page views each month, and one story in 2008 drew more than a million viewers. This book features some of the most intriguing anecdotes and highlights of the blog. This book will certainly satisfy your “inner” geek or serve as a great gift for any budding mad scientist in your family.
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