On this Day in History

On this Day in History in 295: 8th recorded perihelion passage of Halley’s Comet.
 
On this Day in History in 1702: Comet C/1702 H1 approaches within 0.0437 AUs of Earth.
 
On this Day in History in 1902: Marie & Pierre Curie isolate the radioactive element radium chloride.
 
On this Day in History in 1940: The First electron microscope was demonstrated by RCA.
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Fun Fact of the Day

Fun Fact of the Day:
 
The word “magnesium” comes from the name of the Greek region Magnesia, where compounds of this element occur naturally.
 
Milk of Magnesia, which works as a laxative and to treat indigestion, is a compound of magnesium, hydrogen and oxygen molecules.
 
Another home remedy owed to magnesium? Epsom salts, otherwise known as magnesium sulfate. The name “Epsom” comes from a spring in England where the salts occur naturally.

Word of the Day

Word of the Day: Skeuomorph
 
Definition: (n)
 
1) an object or feature that imitates the design of a similar artifact made from another mater
 
2) an element of a graphical user interface that mimics a physical object