Since I Was Born

The world's spinning fast. Sometimes I forget about how much science and technology have progressed in my lifetime. Here are some advances to help remind me.

Since I was born…

I wish I could remember…

Will they or won't they?

Here are promising avenues of research. Will these discoveries turn out to be golden or just fool's gold?

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Mars 3 landed on Mars in 1973 but died after 15 seconds.
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Reliable temperature records began in 1880.
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Prion = infectious protein.
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My Apple IIc had a 1MHz CPU, a 320kB floppy disk, and a 9“ monochrome monitor.
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Exoplanet = extrasolar planet.
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Dial-up internet service @ 56kbps until 1999, then broadband thru cable. See Trends in Computing for performance history.
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My website received 100 visits in the first 3 months; 1,000 in the first 10; 10,000 in the first 22.
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By 2012 we had accumulated 90-100 linear feet of paper books.
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  • by Rik Blok