By Randy Alfred
[b]365 days of innovations, discoveries, technological know-how, and expertise, from the editors of Wired Magazine[i].[/bi]
On January 30, Rubik utilized for a patent on his dice (1975). at the subsequent day, 17 years past, the 1st U.S. satellite tv for pc undergone the Van Allen radiation belt. On March 17, the plane "black box" made its maiden voyage (1953). And what approximately this present day? on a daily basis of the yr has a wealthy clinical and technological history simply ready to be exposed, and [i]Wired's top-flight science-trivia ebook MAD technology collects them chronologically, from New Year's Day to year's finish, exhibiting simply how pleasing, magnificent, strange, and proper technological know-how can be.
In 2010, Wired's well known "This Day in Tech" weblog peaked with greater than 700,000 web page perspectives every month, and one tale in 2008 drew greater than one million distinctive audience. This booklet will gather the main interesting anecdotes from the blog's run-one for every day of the year-and submit them in a package deal that might immediately entice hardcore techies and curious laypeople alike.
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