The now well-known theory was used to explain a tiny discrepancy between Newtonian equations of Mercury's orbit versus observed data.
In which we are introduced to a hero called Dalibor Farny from the Czech Republic who is hand-crafting giant Nixie Tubes.
This all seems so simple if you gloss over the underlying mechanisms, but it becomes a lot more convoluted as you delve deeper into the morass.
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Analog had its own Super Bowl of sorts with ISSCC in San Francisco and an annual gathering of tech gurus in the South Bay. Veteran commentator Steve Ohr gives us the play-by-play.