The Chinese Emperor’s New Clothes

Ying Yan Compestine’s book is a variation of the traditional Emperor’s New clothes.  Emperor Ming Da is only 9 but he knows his ministers are corrupt.  To obtain the money to help his people he convinces his ministers that what seems to be burlap bags, is really magic New Year’s …

Ada Lovelace, Poet of Science

200 years ago, the daughter of Lord and Lady Byron, Ada Lovelace, wrote the first computer program – before there was electricity or a computer to make it work. Working with Thomas Babbage on what they called the Analytical Engine, she wrote a step-by-step for how Bernoulli numbers could be …