Episode 739: Technorama is an inside job

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Episode 738: No Joke

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Episode 737: Catacoustics

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Episode 736: Neutrons Cannot Drive Electric Cars

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On This Day In History for March 13, 2024

This is the 73rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 293 days remaining in 2024.

  • It was on this date in 1639, that Harvard College was named after clergyman John Harvard.
  • It was 243 years ago today that William Herschel discovered Uranus.
  • 162 years ago today, The Act Prohibiting the Return of Slaves was passed by the United States Congress, effectively annulling the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 and setting the stage for the Emancipation Proclamation.
  • Also on March 13, 1930, The news of the discovery of Pluto was announced by Lowell Observatory.
  • It was 55 years ago today that Apollo 9 returned safely to Earth after testing the Lunar Module.
  • The Seikan Tunnel, the longest tunnel in the world with an undersea segment, opened between Aomori and Hakodate, Japan. on this date in 1988
  • It was also this date in 2020 that President Donald Trump declared the COVID-19 pandemic to be a national emergency in the United States.

Happy birthday goes out on this date to:

  • American astronomer and mathematician, Percival Lowell, born on this date in 1855.
  • John Hasbrouck Van Vleck, American physicist and mathematician, Nobel Prize laureate was born on that same date in 1899.
  • American chemist and Women’s Army Corps officer, Myrtle Bachelder was born 116 years ago today.
  • L. Ron Hubbard, American author was born on that same date in 1911.
  • Born March 13, 1916, American engineer and academic Jacque Fresco.
  • Ralph J. Roberts, the American businessman, co-founded Comcast was born 104 years ago today.
  • Al Jaffee, American cartoonist was born on that same date in 1921.
  • American singer-songwriter and pianist, Neil Sedaka is 85 today.
  • Also born on that same date in 1942,  American computer scientist and engineer, Dave Cutler.
  • Also turning 79 today is Russian mathematician and academic Anatoly Fomenko.

Listener Birthdays

  • 13 – Johanna Gonzalez a.k.a. MightyJo
  • 14 – Pi Day (3/14)
  • 16 – Michelle Lopez a.k.a. CntrySigns
  • 18 – Gregory Lemon @ GregoryLemon.com
  • 19 – JT Shea of The Gigcast and JT Ukes at 40
  • 19 – Michael R. Mennenga

And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for March 13, 2024

  • If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our website and look for the Birthday Calendar link.

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Geek Library

  1. Pi Solar Camera – Astronomy with the Raspberry Pi
  2. The Oldest Unsolved Problem in Math
  3. What’s inside a .EXE File?
  4. Why do hurricane lanterns look like that?
  5. The First Transistors
  6. Netscape it’s rise, fall, and eventual revenge
  7. The Rise of Unix. The Seeds of its Fall.
  8. Why people thought steel houses were a good idea
  9. The Forgotten Era: What Really Happened AFTER the Dinosaurs Went Extinct ? Earth History Documentary
  10. America’s Ice Age Explained | How the Earth Was Made (S2, E12) | Full Episode | History
  11. The Grand Canyon Explained | How the Earth Was Made (S2, E1) | Full Documentary | History
  12. 6 Years STRANDED On Desolate Pacific Island
  13. New York’s Lost Domino Sugar Refinery

Question of the week

  • What movie would be the most improved if you add “vs Predator” to the title?

Patreon Topic this week

  • ChatGPT/AI and podcasting

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Episode 735: Going on a Voyage

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Episode 734: Heart Flush

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Episode 734: Heart Flush

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Episode 733: Playing with the Speed of Light

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Episode 732: Quantum Whiplash

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Episode 731: Brought to you by Steamboat Willie

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