Photochrome of a glacier, Grindelwald, Switzerland, c. 1890. © Rijksmuseum

Discovery

Volume X, Number 2 | spring 2017

Miscellany

Members inducted into the U.S. National Inventors Hall of Fame in 2010 included Yvonne Brill, whose electrothermal hydrazine thruster keeps satellites in space orbit, as well as Arthur Fry and Steven Silver, who created sticky notes (Fry, the concept; Silver, the glue). “Note: It took one woman to invent a rocket thruster,” wrote a Washington Post reporter about the induction ceremony, “and two men to invent Post-its.”

The eternal mystery of the world is its comprehensibility.

—Albert Einstein, 1936

Lapham’sDaily

The World in Time

Eugene McCarraher

Lewis H. Lapham speaks with the author of The Enchantments of Mammon: How Capitalism Became the Religion of Modernity. More