Scientific Inventions and Discoveries as Seen through the Pages of Scientific American

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Eureka! A Look at Scientific Discoveries and Inventions as seen through the Pages of Scientific American
Science & Engineering Library
University of California, Santa Cruz
1997

Been there, done that.

We could have used that as the title of our exhibit.

It's all about where science has been and what it has done over the last 120 years or so. Science is everywhere we turn. These days it seems to be seeping into every aspect of our lives. Sometimes it feels like you need to know a computer programming language just to buy groceries at the store. But science has been a major part of people's lives for centuries. Every once in a while it's good to look back over our shoulders and see how things have changed and how they've stayed the same. Yes, we can laugh at the foibles of the past-they took themselves so seriously with their flying machines and room-sized computers-but remember that someday, perhaps not so far in the future, someone will be looking back at our "miracles of modern science", and they'll be laughing too.