First TV Image of Mars

First TV Image of Mars

November 2, 2012

A “real-time data translator” machine converted a Mariner 4 digital image data into numbers printed on strips of paper. Too anxious to wait for the official processed image, employees from the Telecommunications Section at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, attached these strips side by side to a display panel and hand colored the numbers like a […]

Crayola Crayon Chronology

Crayola Crayon Chronology

July 8, 2012

Crayola’s crayon chronology tracks their standard box, from its humble eight color beginnings in 1903 to the present day’s 120-count lineup. According to Crayola, of the original crayons the seventy-two colors from the official 1975 set, sixty-one survive. Source