(Worldkings.org) Hans Lippershey, a German-born Dutch spectacle-maker, demonstrates the first refracting telescope, the forerunner of the modern optical telescope.
(Worldkings.org) In 1865, at the Austro-German Postal Conference held in Karlsruhe, Germany, Dr. Heinrich von Stephen put forward the idea of an "open post sheet" made of stiff paper or thin card, which could be used as a cheap form of written communication. However, Dr Stephen's idea of an officially produced postcard was not adopted.
WORLDKINGS - On This Day - September 29, 2018 - The convention establishing CERN (the European Organization for Nuclear Research) is signed in 1954
(Worldkings.org) The European Organization for Nuclear Research known as CERN is a European research organization that operates the largest particle physics laboratory in the world.
WORLDKINGS - Daily Highlights – September 28, 2018 - This must have device can save & protect all your photos & videos in one click
(Worldkings.org) PhotoStick is a very small USB drive that uses cutting edge technology to search your entire computer and finds all your photos and videos and store them in the USB with just one click. This amazing device works both with Mac & Windows computers.
WORLDKINGS - Daily Highlights – September 28, 2018 - LeFeet offers a modular approach to underwater scooters
(Worldkings.org) So-called "underwater scooters" have become a big thing on crowdfunding platforms, with recent examples including the Trident, WhiteShark MIX and AquaJet H2. One of the latest, the LeFeet S1, features a clever modular design.
WORLDKINGS - On This Day - September 28, 2018 - The third legal definition of the metre was adopted at the Paris General Conference in 1889
(Worldkings.org) In 1889, the third legal definition of the metre was adopted at the Paris General Conference.
(Worldkings.org) Easily incorporate exercise into your daily routine with the Cubii Pro Under Desk Elliptical.
(Worldkings.org) Self-balancing electric scooters may be a handy way of getting around, but the things can be kind of bulky when you want to carry or stow them. A German startup is now offering a solution to that problem, in the form of the folding UrmO.
(Worldkings.org) In 1937 the world famous Santa Claus School opened. You could get a B.S.C. (Bachelor of Santa Claus) degree at the school for $75. It was the first of it's kind and today is the oldest continuously-run Santa school in the world.
(Worldkings.org) What’s better than origami? How about origami you can sail the high seas in? With the Haven Kayak, the latest from Oru Kayak, you can — and with a buddy, no less!