Love is in the air! After all, February is the month to celebrate our closest unions, our friends, and for the attached or married, that special person that makes our hearts soar. While Valentine’s Day falls in February, there is no reason why science cannot fit right alongside romance. With so much emphasis on the mystery of love, it might comfort those with a less emotional or more intellectual bent to learn that science continues to study and illuminate the physiological side of chemistry and attraction. Besides, intelligence typically ranks high in desirable traits.
For those looking to improve their mental capacities, or even those who just love science, why not investigate the U.S. Space & Rocket Center located in Huntsville, Alabama? The special exhibit highlights the “101 Inventions that Changed the World.” Take advantage of the opportunity to not only expand your awareness, but of the power of scientific discovery in everyday life. The impact of how these scientific discoveries have changed the world around us makes for an epic story as life altering as any romantic ballad – or at least just as interesting.
The U.S. Space & Rocket Center website says of the exhibit, “From stone tools to the birth of the Internet, driven by necessity and accident we have shaped our own destiny through invention. These inventions act as historical punctuation points in the story of 101 Inventions That Changed The World, that explores not only the inventions themselves, but also suggests the reasoning behind their development and their subsequent effect on humankind.” This exhibit seeks to connect significant scientific discovery with the need for celebrating the hard work, belief in possibilities, and scientific method.
This list of the 101 discoveries allows visitors an opportunity to seek out the ones they would like to see, along with possibly learning about the manner and method of others. Some highlights from the list include:
- Electric Motor
- Integrated Circuit
- Incandescent Light Bulb
- Stone Tools
- Powered Airplane
- Artificial Satellite
In addition to the main showcase, the Center has installed a second exhibit spotlighting Huntsville’s contributions to the world of scientific discovery. “’101 Rocket City Inventions’ includes local patents that track the history of a cotton town turned Rocket City. The exhibition is designed to reflect Huntsville’s robust culture of invention and innovation for products, services and technologies.” With so much excellence steeped in Huntsville, Alabama, residents can be proud of their city in many ways.
The “101 Inventions that Changed the World” exhibit runs through March 15, 2015. Admission to the U.S. Space and Rocket Center admits spectators to the special exhibit. For more information about hours and ticket pricing, please visit the Center’s website.
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