Slashdot Items Tagged "history"

Date / Time Story
Saturday July 22, 2017 @02:36PM Kickstarter Campaign Launched To Save NASA's Mission Control
Saturday July 15, 2017 @09:16PM Vintage SciFi Magazine 'Galaxy' Preserved Online - And Hopefully Also SoundCloud
Saturday July 15, 2017 @03:15PM Scrap Dealer Finds Apollo-Era NASA Computers In Dead Engineer's Basement
Sunday July 09, 2017 @12:14AM 48-Year-Old Multics Operating System Resurrected
Sunday July 02, 2017 @06:21PM New Research Explodes Myths About Ada Lovelace
Saturday June 17, 2017 @12:08PM Xerox Alto Designer, Co-Inventor Of Ethernet, Dies at 74
Monday June 12, 2017 @07:59PM Someone Built a Tool To Get Congress' Browser History
Wednesday June 07, 2017 @02:39PM Oldest Fossils of Homo Sapiens Found in Morocco, Altering History of Our Species
Sunday June 04, 2017 @04:23PM Jean Sammet, Co-Designer of COBOL, Dies at 89
Saturday June 03, 2017 @08:27PM ESR Shares A Forgotten 'Roots Of Open Source' Moment From 1984
Wednesday May 31, 2017 @01:30AM DNA From Ancient Egyptian Mummies Reveals Their Ancestry
Friday April 28, 2017 @06:45PM Computer Pioneer Harry Huskey Dies At Age 101
Friday April 21, 2017 @05:47PM Britain Set For First Coal-Free Day Since Industrial Revolution
Thursday April 20, 2017 @07:57AM Discovery May Help Decipher Ancient Inca String Code
Wednesday April 19, 2017 @04:10PM Ask Slashdot: What Are Good Books On Inventing, Innovating and Doing R&D?
Saturday April 15, 2017 @02:22PM RIP, Robert Taylor, The Innovator Who Shaped Modern Computing
Saturday April 15, 2017 @01:46AM Ask Slashdot: What Was Your First Home Computer?
Sunday April 09, 2017 @07:49PM Celebrating '21 Things We Miss About Old Computers'
Saturday April 08, 2017 @10:09PM Die-Hard Sysops Are Resurrecting BBS's From The 1980s
Tuesday March 28, 2017 @09:56PM World's Largest Dinosaur Footprints Discovered In Western Australia
Wednesday March 15, 2017 @01:11PM Google Tells Army of 'Quality Raters' To Flag Holocaust Denial
Tuesday March 14, 2017 @10:48AM This Is How the Number 3.14 Got the Name 'Pi'
Tuesday February 28, 2017 @06:04PM Why Your Boss Will Crush Your Innovative Ideas
Thursday February 23, 2017 @05:06PM Study Reveals Bot-On-Bot Editing Wars Raging On Wikipedia's Pages
Tuesday February 21, 2017 @05:14PM The Only Thing, Historically, That's Curbed Inequality: Catastrophe
Tuesday February 21, 2017 @04:59PM Cellphones As a Fifth-Order Elaboration of Maxwell's Theory
Friday February 10, 2017 @02:41PM Apple Fails To Remove 'Deleted' Safari Web Browser Histories From iCloud
Monday February 06, 2017 @04:47PM US Navy Decommissions the First Nuclear-Powered Aircraft Carrier
Tuesday January 31, 2017 @02:00AM Why An LSD High Lasts For So Long
Thursday January 26, 2017 @11:44PM Software Engineers Are the Heroes of New Computer History Museum Exhibit
Friday January 13, 2017 @09:35PM Moon Express Raises $20 Million In Series B-1, Fully Funds Trip To The Moon
Saturday December 31, 2016 @05:20PM Let's Raise A Glass To The Many Tech Pioneers Who Died In 2016
Saturday December 31, 2016 @12:13AM Can Learning Smalltalk Make You A Better Programmer?
Thursday December 29, 2016 @05:53PM Satellite Spots Massive Object Hidden Under the Frozen Wastes of Antarctica
Thursday December 22, 2016 @04:56PM Wikipedia Announces the Most Edited Articles of 2016
Saturday December 17, 2016 @04:28PM RIP Dr. Henry Heimlich, Inventor of the Heimlich Maneuver
Friday December 09, 2016 @11:48PM FBI Relents, Confirms Previously-Denied UFO Investigation
Wednesday December 07, 2016 @06:21PM Earth's Day Lengthens By Two Milliseconds a Century, Astronomers Find
Sunday December 04, 2016 @09:22PM Ask Slashdot: Have You Read 'The Art of Computer Programming'?
Friday November 18, 2016 @09:55PM Intel's 4004 Microprocessor Turns 45
Sunday November 13, 2016 @08:39PM 'Radioactive Boy Scout' Reportedly Passes Away At Age 39
Sunday November 13, 2016 @12:28AM Java's Open Sourcing Still Controversial Ten Years Later
Saturday November 12, 2016 @12:15AM Re-Discovering The 'Lost Civilization' of Dial-Up BBS's
Friday November 11, 2016 @09:02PM Uranium-Filled 'Lost Nuke' Missing Since 1950 May Have Been Found
Thursday November 10, 2016 @06:42PM November 14th Supermoon Will Be Biggest In 68 Years
Monday November 07, 2016 @09:16PM Slashdot Asks: Is It Time To Dump Time Zones In Favor of Coordinated Universal Time?
Sunday November 06, 2016 @10:02PM Gawker Pays $750,000 To That Guy Who Didn't Invent Email
Saturday October 29, 2016 @08:46PM Red Hat CEO: Linux Is Now The 'Default Choice' For The Cloud
Friday October 28, 2016 @10:43PM Archive.org Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary
Saturday October 08, 2016 @10:30PM After 22 Years, 386BSD Gets An Update
Tuesday October 04, 2016 @02:57AM Researchers Restore the First Recording of Computer-Generated Music
Sunday October 02, 2016 @11:44PM Vint Cerf Warns About the Perishability Of Human Knowledge
Saturday October 01, 2016 @04:54PM Fake Cellphone Emergency Alerts About Zombies and Nuclear Attacks Predicted
Sunday September 25, 2016 @07:03PM What Vint Cerf Would Do Differently
Monday September 19, 2016 @07:49PM NASA: Arctic Sea Ice 2nd-Lowest On Record
Sunday September 18, 2016 @01:15PM Emacs 25.1 Released With Tons Of New Features
Monday September 12, 2016 @07:56PM MIT Invented A Camera That Can Read Closed Books
Sunday September 11, 2016 @03:07AM DNA Confirms Cause of 1665 London's Great Plague
Thursday September 01, 2016 @04:15PM World's Oldest Fossils Found In Greenland
Sunday August 28, 2016 @03:06PM Welcome To 1986: Inside 'Halt And Catch Fire's' High-Tech Time Machine
Sunday August 28, 2016 @12:56AM RIP John Ellenby, Godfather of the Modern Laptop
Monday August 22, 2016 @07:31PM New Mexico Nuclear Accident Ranks Among the Costliest In US History
Saturday August 13, 2016 @06:55PM The Rise and Fall of the Gopher Protocol
Sunday August 07, 2016 @03:32PM Scientist Who Sparked 'A Revolution in Chemistry' Dies at 70
Saturday August 06, 2016 @07:45PM Ask Slashdot: What Should a Children's Computer Museum Look Like?
Saturday August 06, 2016 @02:54PM The World's First Web Site Celebrates 25 Years Online
Friday July 22, 2016 @04:04PM Apple: Pokemon Go Sets Record For Most Downloads In Its First Week
Thursday July 21, 2016 @06:33PM McDonald's 'Make Burger History' Site Hijacked With Offensive Burger Ideas
Monday July 18, 2016 @05:03PM Hacking Group 'OurMine' Claims Credit For Attack On Pokemon Go Servers
Monday July 11, 2016 @05:29PM PSA: Pokemon Go Has Full Access To Your Google Account Data
Sunday July 10, 2016 @11:20AM Is A Rational Nation Ruled By Science A Terrible Idea?
Friday July 08, 2016 @05:09PM George Takei Opposes Gay Sulu In 'Star Trek Beyond'
Tuesday July 05, 2016 @06:01AM Historic Route 66 To Feature Solar Road Technology
Wednesday June 29, 2016 @07:59PM Scientists Say The Asteroid That Killed The Dinosaurs Almost Wiped Us Out Too
Monday June 27, 2016 @04:17PM President Obama Should Pardon Edward Snowden Before Leaving Office
Friday June 24, 2016 @05:35AM BBC: UK Votes To Leave The European Union
Thursday June 23, 2016 @02:24AM Computer Simulations Point To the Source of Gravitational Waves
Monday June 13, 2016 @04:55PM FBI Director Comey: 'Highly Confident' Orlando Shooter Radicalized Through Internet
Tuesday June 07, 2016 @12:54AM Password Autocorrect Without Compromising Security
Thursday June 02, 2016 @01:20AM Bill Gates: AI Is The 'Holy Grail'
Friday May 27, 2016 @01:57AM Mars Is Coming Out Of An Ice Age
Sunday May 15, 2016 @06:35PM History Buffs Discover Inaccuracies In Battlefield 1 Trailer
Saturday May 14, 2016 @01:38PM Ask Slashdot: What Was The Greatest Era Of Innovation?
Saturday May 07, 2016 @03:29PM Researchers Are Reconstructing Babbage's Analytical Engine
Wednesday May 04, 2016 @05:23PM 'Largest Recall In American History': Takata To Recall Nearly 70 Million Airbags
Tuesday May 03, 2016 @04:46PM Slashdot Asks: What Do You Think Is The Most Influential Gadget Of All Time?
Friday April 29, 2016 @09:53PM Bison To Become First National Mammal Of The US
Friday April 22, 2016 @05:14PM Earth Day: 175 Nations Sign Historic Paris Climate Deal
Thursday April 21, 2016 @05:45PM RIP Prince, A Legendary Musician With A Complicated Internet History
Wednesday April 20, 2016 @03:54PM US Treasury To Feature Harriet Tubman On $20 Bill
Wednesday March 30, 2016 @10:00AM Slaughter At The Bridge: Uncovering A Colossal Bronze Age Battle
Friday March 25, 2016 @09:03PM Is Old Tech Putting Banks Under Threat Of Extinction?
Friday March 25, 2016 @08:37PM Saturn's Moons and Rings May Be Younger Than The Dinosaurs
Tuesday March 22, 2016 @10:16AM The Irish Not of Celtic Origin?
Monday March 21, 2016 @05:35PM Scientists: What We're Doing To The Earth Has No Parallel In 66 Million Years
Monday March 21, 2016 @03:12PM Obama Lands In Cuba As First US President To Visit In Nearly A Century
Friday March 18, 2016 @11:35PM What Lies Beneath: The First Transatlantic Communications Cables
Wednesday March 16, 2016 @02:11PM How Far Have We Come With HTTPS? Google Turns On the Spotlight
Tuesday March 08, 2016 @05:22PM This Was America's Warmest Winter On Record
Saturday March 05, 2016 @03:06PM Join the Hunt For the Government's Oldest Computer
Tuesday February 23, 2016 @02:29PM Computer Engineer Wes Clark Dies at 88
Friday February 19, 2016 @10:43AM What Bell Labs Was Like C.1967
Wednesday February 17, 2016 @01:23PM Auschwitz Museum Releases Software To Rewrite Holocaust Nomenclature
Saturday February 13, 2016 @01:46AM Even Einstein Doubted His Gravitational Waves
Friday February 12, 2016 @07:50PM US Copyright Law Forces Wikimedia To Remove the Diary of Anne Frank
Friday February 05, 2016 @11:50AM Grandma's Phone, DSL, and the Copper They Share
Monday February 01, 2016 @02:51PM How To Build a TimesMachine
Friday January 29, 2016 @02:47PM Ancient Babylonians Figured Out Forerunner of Calculus
Thursday January 28, 2016 @01:26PM 30 Years Since The Challenger Disaster: Where Were You?
Saturday January 09, 2016 @11:28AM WW2 Hero Who Captured Enigma For Allies Has Died
Thursday January 07, 2016 @11:26AM The E6-B Flight Computer Is 75 Years Old, Still In Use
Friday December 25, 2015 @06:34PM Tour the Turn of the Century Electrotherapy Museum (Video)
Sunday December 13, 2015 @08:55PM Untangling the Tale of Ada Lovelace
Saturday December 12, 2015 @08:22PM How Much Is That Click, Clack Worth?
Tuesday December 08, 2015 @09:07AM B-52s: The Plane That Refuses To Die
Tuesday November 24, 2015 @09:45AM Understanding the Antikythera Mechanism
Sunday November 15, 2015 @05:31PM The Intel 4004 Microprocessor Turns 44
Monday November 02, 2015 @01:59AM Celebrate the 200th Birthday of George Boole With Logic
Sunday October 18, 2015 @09:25PM "Father of the Space Shuttle" George Mueller Dies At 97
Friday October 16, 2015 @08:27PM Jefferson-Designed Chemistry Lab Discovered In UVA Rotunda
Tuesday October 13, 2015 @10:40AM How Analog Tide Predictors Changed Human History
Thursday October 08, 2015 @12:18PM The Mutant Genes Behind the Black Death
Saturday October 03, 2015 @07:52PM Apollo-Era Photos Now Up at NASA's Flickr Account, In High-Res
Tuesday September 29, 2015 @08:52AM John Harrison: Inventor and Longitude Hero
Thursday September 17, 2015 @09:47AM Finnish Diver Finds German WWII Submarine Near Estonia
Thursday September 17, 2015 @09:35AM New Analysis Concludes Nazis Weren't Close To the Bomb
Tuesday September 01, 2015 @12:24PM Carbon Dating Shows Koran May Predate Muhammad
Saturday August 29, 2015 @02:26PM Germany Wants Facebook To Obey Its Rules About Holocaust Denial
Sunday August 23, 2015 @03:51PM In Germany, a Message-in-a-Bottle Found 108 Years After Its Release
Tuesday August 18, 2015 @10:02AM Jason Scott of Textfiles.com Is Trying To Save a Huge Storage Room of Manuals
Tuesday July 28, 2015 @08:48AM Smithsonian Increases Goal For Spacesuit Crowdfunding Effort
Thursday June 18, 2015 @08:53AM Russian Official Calls For "International Investigation" of the Apollo Program
Monday May 04, 2015 @12:06AM How Silicon Valley Got That Way -- and Why It Will Continue To Rule
Saturday May 02, 2015 @10:04PM Bill Gates Owes His Career To Steven Spielberg's Dad; You May, Too
Thursday April 30, 2015 @01:32PM Submersible Photographs WW2 Japanese Sub's Long-Lost Airplane Hangar
Thursday April 30, 2015 @09:58AM How Google Searches Are Promoting Genocide Denial
Monday April 27, 2015 @12:34PM Liquid Mercury Found Under Mexican Pyramid
Monday April 20, 2015 @01:28AM Pull-Top Can Tabs, At 50, Reach Historic Archaeological Status
Saturday April 18, 2015 @11:07AM Turing Manuscript Sells For $1 Million
Tuesday April 14, 2015 @01:32PM Turkish Hackers Target Vatican Website After Pope's Genocide Comment
Friday April 10, 2015 @07:41PM Massive Lincoln Archive Goes Live On 150th Anniversary of His Assassination
Thursday March 05, 2015 @10:56AM Paul Allen Helps Find Sunken Japanese WWII Battleship Musashi Off Philippines
Tuesday February 24, 2015 @09:42AM Microsoft Translator Now Supports Yucatec Maya and Querétaro Otomi Language
Monday January 26, 2015 @05:38PM Plan C: The Cold War Plan Which Would Have Brought the US Under Martial Law
Sunday January 25, 2015 @04:47PM A Call That Made History, 100 Years Ago Today
Tuesday January 20, 2015 @10:23AM NJ Museum Revives TIROS Satellite Dish After 40 Years
Sunday January 18, 2015 @10:29AM Winston Churchill's Scientists
Sunday January 11, 2015 @04:50PM Fields Medal Winner Manjul Bhargava On the Pythagorean Theorem Controversy
Thursday January 01, 2015 @09:59AM Vast Nazi Facility Uncovered In Austria; Purported A-Bomb Development Site
Monday December 29, 2014 @01:52PM Belize's "Blue Hole" Reveals Clues To Maya's Demise
Wednesday December 24, 2014 @11:05PM How a Massachusetts Man Invented the Global Ice Market
Thursday December 18, 2014 @10:24AM Did Alcatraz Escapees Survive? Computer Program Says They Might Have
Friday November 28, 2014 @08:51PM New Analysis Pushes Back Possible Origin For Antikythera Mechanism
Friday November 28, 2014 @02:54AM Edsac Goes Live, At UK's National Museum of Computing
Monday November 17, 2014 @06:52PM Real Steampunk Computer Brought Back To Life
Friday October 31, 2014 @07:48PM Khrushchev's 1959 Visit To IBM
Friday October 31, 2014 @07:23PM Researchers Claim Metal "Patch" Found On Pacific Island Is From Amelia Earhart
Monday October 27, 2014 @01:39PM Century Old Antarctic Expedition Notebook Found Underneath Ice
Friday October 24, 2014 @08:26PM Peter Kuran:Visual Effects Artist and Atomic Bomb Archivist
Wednesday October 22, 2014 @02:18PM 6,000 Year Old Temple Unearthed In Ukraine
Wednesday October 22, 2014 @11:24AM Xerox Alto Source Code Released To Public
Friday October 17, 2014 @07:48PM New Music Discovered In Donkey Kong For Arcade
Tuesday October 14, 2014 @01:28PM How English Beat German As the Language of Science
Tuesday October 07, 2014 @09:23AM Maps Suggest Marco Polo May Have "Discovered" America
Thursday September 11, 2014 @02:54PM Hidden Archeology of Stonehenge Revealed In New Geophysical Map
Sunday September 07, 2014 @10:06AM New DNA Analysis On Old Blood Pegs Aaron Kosminski As Jack the Ripper
Saturday September 06, 2014 @01:17AM Bill Gates Wants To Remake the Way History Is Taught. Should We Let Him?
Tuesday July 22, 2014 @08:27AM Heinz Zemanek Passes At 94
Thursday July 10, 2014 @05:13PM The Oatmeal Convinces Elon Musk To Donate $1 Million To Tesla Museum
Monday June 30, 2014 @01:11AM The Internet's Own Boy
Sunday June 29, 2014 @03:55PM EDSAC Diagrams Rediscovered
Friday June 13, 2014 @06:12PM The Profoundly Weird, Gender-Specific Roots of the Turing Test
Monday June 09, 2014 @05:33PM DNA Study: First Farmers Were Also Sailors
Monday June 09, 2014 @04:28PM Rising Sea Levels Uncover Japanese War Dead In Marshall Islands
Friday June 06, 2014 @09:28PM Tetris Turns 30
Friday March 21, 2014 @06:22PM Origins of Blarney Stone Revealed
Saturday March 08, 2014 @08:03PM The Brief Rise and Long Fall of Russia's Robot Tank
Friday March 07, 2014 @10:37PM How Tutankhamun's DNA Became a Battleground
Friday March 07, 2014 @08:57PM Einstein's Lost Model of the Universe Discovered 'Hiding In Plain Sight'
Tuesday February 18, 2014 @09:48AM Online Database Allows Scientists To Recreate Early Telescopes
Thursday February 13, 2014 @01:37PM Vikings' Secret Code Cracked
Sunday February 09, 2014 @12:26PM Britain's Eastern Coast Yields Oldest Human Footprints Outside Africa
Tuesday January 28, 2014 @01:27AM Bletchley Park's Bitter Dispute Over Its Future
Thursday January 16, 2014 @02:24PM Previously-Unseen Photos of Challenger Disaster Appear Online
Thursday December 26, 2013 @02:03PM The Archaeology of Beer
Tuesday December 17, 2013 @09:43AM First Hard Evidence for the Process of Cat Domestication
Tuesday December 10, 2013 @09:19AM Scientists Uncover 3,700-Year-Old Wine Cellar
Wednesday December 04, 2013 @08:29AM 1.5 Million Pages of Ancient Manuscripts Online
Monday December 02, 2013 @08:41PM Reverse Engineering the Technical and Artistic Genius of Painter Jan Vermeer
Thursday November 21, 2013 @11:38AM Building a (Virtual) Roman Emperor's Villa
Monday November 18, 2013 @06:23PM Ancient Egyptians Created "Meat Mummies" So Dead Could Continue To Eat
Thursday November 14, 2013 @11:27AM Britain's Conservatives Scrub Speeches from the Internet
Saturday November 02, 2013 @01:42PM Microspotting: Inside the Microsoft Archives
Friday October 25, 2013 @06:30PM The Internet Archive Switches To HTTPS Connections By Default
Thursday October 10, 2013 @01:57PM Most Cave Paintings Were Painted By Women, Says Penn State Researcher
Sunday October 06, 2013 @12:34PM Over 100 Missing Episodes of Doctor Who Located
Friday September 27, 2013 @06:40PM Declassified NSA Docs Shed Light On Cold War (And Modern) Operations
Friday September 20, 2013 @06:02PM USAF Almost Nuked North Carolina In 1961 – Declassified Document
Sunday August 25, 2013 @05:52PM Ostrich-Egg Globe Believed Oldest To Show New World
Thursday August 01, 2013 @04:38PM Queen's WWIII Speech Revealed