February 14th, 1835 – The Quorum of the Twelve

The original Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, in the Latter Day Saint movement, were formed in Kirtland, Ohio on February 14th, 1835.

Positronic Love

There was a sculptor of Ancient Greece by the name of Pygmalion who created a statue of a woman so beautiful and so lifelike that he fell at once in love, and pined away for desire of that which he could not possess. Daily he kissed the statue, and begged her to life, to breath, […]

A Plethora of Valentines

The celebration of Saint Valentine’s Day officially began in 496 when the Roman Catholic Pope Gelasius I declared it a feast day. In Rome the day originally was designated for the celebration of Lupercalia, a three day pastoral festival (February 13-15) where the celebrants strove to both eliminate evil spirits and increase fertility. When choosing holy days, Christians were known to place them close to pagan festivals in an attempt to ease Christianity into Roman life and to displace the original event. The Roman Catholic Church may have given the day its modern name, but the romantic nature of the festival remains to this day.

February 13th, 1880 – The Edison Effect

Thermionic emission is the thermally induced flow of charge carriers from a surface or over a potential-energy barrier. The effect was rediscovered by Thomas Edison on February 13th, 1880, while trying to discover the reason for breakage of lamp filaments and uneven blackening (darkest near the positive terminal of the filament) of the bulbs in […]

Symposium Session – Hobby vs. Business

Hobby vs. Business Presented by Nivi-Nichole Hicks Everyone’s here for their own reasons, but it’s time to be clear on what does it mean to be a “Professional” and a hobbyist.

“Steampunk Hands Around the World” Event Enters Its Third Year

Ofeibea Loveless recently talked to Kevin Steil, aka the Airship Ambassador, about his annual “Steampunk Hands Around the World” event, which celebrates steampunk worldwide during month of February.

February 12th, 1894 – Anarchist Bombs Paris

Émile Henry was a French anarchist, who on February 12th, 1894 detonated a bomb at the Café Terminus in the Parisian Gare Saint-Lazare killing one person and wounding twenty. Though his activity in the Anarchist movement was limited, he garnered much attention as a result of his crimes and of his age. He was also […]

Symposium Session – Androids, Automatons, and Robots, Oh My!

Androids, Automatons, and Robots, Oh My! Presented by Brett King & Claude McDonald Come learn about how to build your own automaton, no experience required!

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