As the world renews its fascination with exploring the Moon, India achieves what no other nation has done before: successfully landing on the lunar south pole.
Born this day in 1877, Garrett Morgan was the mind behind several inventions that still play a role in our daily lives. However, as a Black man living in the USA during the turn of the 19th century, he faced considerable racism and discrimination throughout his life.
When Alexander Graham Bell first presented his telephone to audiences in the late 1800s, he made an interesting proposition. Bell suggested that this “talking telegraph” (the telephone) might be used for something other than transmitting and receiving messages. He suggested this invention could one day be used for something far more important – fun.
On the anniversary of James Watt’s birth, volunteer Nick Gudde examines Watt’s impact on business and buttons. Recent research has added to our understanding of Watt’s life and work, find out more via our Open For All blog series.
Today we installed a sculpture called Habitation in the museum. Jack Monaghan explains more in this blog post.