The story of the Sayville wireless telegraph station serves as a reminder that wireless technology, from its inception, involved a delicate negotiation between state security, secrecy, and citizen oversight.
Americans celebrated their Independence Day yesterday, and one of the popular items to have on the day is firecrackers. They might not be as big over here, but they do have a long and interesting history.
Albert Einstein and his equation E = mc2 are famously connected to the modern atomic age. But as nuclear historian Alex Wellerstein writes in this counterfactual account of history, the great physicist mattered than you'd think in the invention of the nuclear bomb.