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  1. Rubber — 2019-08-10 12:09:55
    …le" and kept the masticating process a secret for 10 years. The advantages of the Hancock rubber masticator caught the interest of **Charles Macintosh** (1766-1843), who in 1823 had patented a process for waterproofing fabrics with naphtha-treated…
  2. IVF — 2018-08-08 09:39:25
    …Steptoe and Edwards worked in the field of reproductive health before their collaboration in 1966, they were especially interested in problems of human fertility. Edwards had developed a way to fertilise human eggs within the laboratory and Steptoe…
  3. Jet Engine — 2018-05-28 18:47:28
    …design, the ""Heinkel HeS 3"". Whittle's efforts would have been far more advanced had the Air Ministry taken a greater interest in the design. {{Image url="Whittle_monument_wm.jpg" class="right" width="120" title="Sir Frank Whittle monument in Glo…
  4. English Language — 2018-01-26 21:45:55
    …he British Isles. Following World War II, the growing economic and cultural influence of the United States, the global interests in movies and Pop music from Britain and the USA all accelerated the spread of the language. == Fragmenting == As the…
  5. Plastic — 2018-01-25 10:47:21
    …es patented in **1856** ||{{{toc}}}||{{amazon type="book" items="0887307329" }}|| == Celluloid called Parkesine == His interest in the newly formed [[rubber]] industry led to the invention of a new material which he called '''Parkesine'''. Parkesi…
    …th="300" title="Blue plaque on the old Birmingham Science Museum" }}Parkes introduced his new material to great public interest at the '''1862''' **Great International Exhibition** in London and was awarded a prize medal. He established The **Park…
  6. CT Scan — 2017-08-30 00:04:03
    … He perfected the **C**omputed **A**xial **T**omography scanner, CAT scan for short. He worked for **EMI** and became interested in computers. In 1958, he helped design the first commercially available all-transistor computer made in Great Britai…
  7. Hovercraft — 2017-08-24 11:29:22
    …lty said it was a plane and not a boat, the Royal Air Force said it was a boat and not a plane, the Army were plain not interested." ^^ //Quote from Cockerell.// == Family == The Cockerells were a talented family from [[Cambridgeshire]]. The sons…
    …ears Christopher's senior and also a bookbinder, was a celebrated and innovative designer of marbled papers. Despite an interest in the arts, Christopher read Engineering at Peterhouse, Cambridge. After Cambridge he worked for the Radio Research co…
    …ary: the Admiralty said it was a plane not a boat; the RAF said it was a boat not a plane; and the Army were "plain not interested". The irony is that it has been the Marines who have taken the hovercraft most seriously, with over 100 giant craft …
  8. Vaccination — 2017-07-09 10:30:27
    …hat Jenner has saved more than 528 million lives. {{Image url="Jennerstatue.jpg" class="right" width="200" }} == Other Interests == He was elected '''Fellow of the Royal Society''' in 1788, following a careful study combining observation, experim…
  9. Radio — 2017-07-05 10:54:29
    …f Bedford. In Italy he was able to transmit signals over a hill, a distance of approximately 1.5 miles. Finding little interest or appreciation for his work in Italy, Marconi traveled to London in early **1896** at the age of 21, accompanied by hi…
  10. Telegraph — 2017-07-05 10:51:03
    …the dial. >>{{amazon type="book" items="1145411770" }}>> The device was a modern wonder at the time. He attempted to interest the Admiralty in this device but after the Napoleonic wars there was little enthusiasm. ::cl:: === Charles Wheatstone …
  11. YMCA — 2017-06-21 14:24:38
    …|| || Net Ball / Basket Ball || Volley Ball || Dr. James Naismith devised the indoor game of Basketball with 13 rules. Interestingly rule 3 states: ^^3. A player cannot run with the ball. The player must throw it from the spot on which he catches…
  12. Underground Railway — 2017-06-21 14:16:27
    …ovation == {{Image url="TubeSteamTrain.jpg" class="left" title="Underground Steam Train" width="500" }} One of the more interesting railway innovations was devised in the 1860's; an **'underground railway'** system, or the **'Tube'** as it is known…
  13. Gravity — 2017-06-10 22:00:35
    …y a falling apple in 1665. Isaac Newton was born in 1642 in a manor house in [[Lincolnshire]], [[England]]. He was not interested in the family farm, so he was sent to Cambridge University to study. ||{{{toc}}}||{{adsense}}|| Isaac (1642 - 1727) …
  14. Electric Generator — 2017-05-25 11:18:24
    … shop in London. He read every book that he bound, and decided that one day he would write a book of his own. He became interested in the concept of energy, specifically force. Because of his early reading and experiments with the idea of force, he…
  15. Police — 2017-05-22 22:57:53
    …ly members of the public who are paid to give full-time attention to duties which are incumbent on every citizen in the interests of community welfare and existence. ~1) Police should always direct their action strictly towards their functions and …
  16. Match — 2017-05-18 18:53:27
    ….jpg" class="left" title="Safety match" width="200" }} Walker was born in Stockton-on-Tees in 1781. He developed a keen interest in finding a means of creating fire easily. Several chemical mixtures were already known which would ignite, but with a…
  17. Telephone — 2017-05-16 10:26:05
    …w the tongue, lips, and throat were positioned to make speech sounds. Graham, or "Aleck", as his family called him, was interested in working with the deaf throughout his life. He only attended school for five years; from the time he was 10 until …
  18. Potato Crisp — 2016-08-02 23:43:06
    …Oracle" width="320" }} Dr. Kitchiner lived at 43 Warren Street, Camden [[London]] [[England]]. He was a man of eclectic interests, music, optics and spectacles and improving **telescopes**. He wrote books on all his interests in plain enthusiastic …
  19. National Trust — 2016-06-23 16:14:23
    …Hunter and Rawnsley agreed on the name **'National Trust'** to protect open spaces and endangered buildings of historic interest.…
  20. Tank — 2016-05-16 11:27:53
    … track** system for vehicles that was **patented in 1904**. This was demonstrated to the British Army. Due to a lack of interest he sold the patent to Holt & Co. (predecessor to Caterpillar Inc.) in America. H. G. Wells, in his short story **The …
  21. Pay Toilet — 2016-05-10 16:55:15
    …"**spend a penny**". Born in Cheltenham, [[Gloucestershire]], [[England]]. He trained as a watchmaker but later became interested in conjuring. Maskelyne became a member of **The Magic Circle** and, like **Harry Houdini**, used his skills to dispe…
    …ural powers. {{Image url="MaskelyneToiletLock.jpg" class="right" title="Maskelyne Toilet Lock" width="100" }} == Other Interests == The Maskelyne was the first typewriter to be manufactured in Britain. It was produced by the Maskelyne British Type…

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