The Harvard Computers were a group of women that were integral to the expansion of our knowledge of space and the stars. They were in charge of “repetitive drudgery” — measurement, photo examination, and star categorization — which led to the discovery of thousands of new stars. Chief among the computers was Williamina Flemming, a housemaid turned astronomer; she discovered white dwarf stars and sowed the seeds for the creation of the Harvard star classification in use today.
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The Lightyear O is a revolutionary electric car powered by the sun. Developed by a Dutch startup, the four-door sedan has over 50 square feet of solar panels on its roof and hood, generating up to 43 miles of energy a day. With production now underway in Finland, the car does come with a hefty price tag at $262,000, but the company hopes to introduce a more affordable version, the Lightyear 2, by 2025. Read full article here