February 26, 2019
- Ninety-nine percent of the U.S. population lives under light-polluted skies. In December of 2017, 1,400 square miles in Idaho were designated as America’s first “International Dark Sky Reserve” – one of only 13 places in the world where open space and restrictions on artificial light preserve the natural appearance of the sky.
SOURCE: Washington Post, 1/27/19
- The Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer, or ENIAC, was the first programmable digital computer in the United States and was first put to work for practical purposes on December 10, 1945. It weighed more than 30 tons and included 17,468 vacuum tubes.
SOURCE: New York Times, 2/17/19