Word of the Day, Website of the Day, Number to Know, This Day in History, Today's Featured Birthday and Daily Quote.

 



Morning Minutes: Jan. 8



Word of the Day, Website of the Day, Number to Know, This Day in History, Today's Featured Birthday and Daily Quote.



Word of the Day



Frugal fru-gal (adjective) Characterized by or reflecting economy in use of resources. - www.merriam-webster.com



Website of the Day



Physics.org: Your guide to physics on the web



http://www.physics.org



Run by the Physics in Society team at the Institue of Physics, this website aims to spark an interest in physics in visitors of all ages. Look up answers to your burning physics questions, play games or browse features such as "Cheers Physics" which explains the physics of beer.



Number to Know



1609: Year Galileo invented a version of the refracting telescope, which allowed him to observe stars and planets.



This Day in History



January 8, 1642: Galileo Galilei, called the "father of modern astrology," dies in Italy at age 77.



Today's Featured Birthday



Physicist Stephen Hawking (71)



Daily Quote



"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former." - Albert Einstein