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  1. Cowboy — 2019-03-28 18:23:27
    …leans Picayune**, not referring to a man, but to a //race horse//. The word enters printed use in the U.S. at about the same time the great cattle drives were ending ~1870. N.American cattle herders called themselves **vacquero** a Spanish wor…
  2. Railway — 2019-02-19 15:36:10
    …ach days, a ticket from London to Manchester and back would have cost '''£3 10s''' but by 1851 the train fare for this same journey was only '''5s''' for a far quicker and more comfortable journey. {{image url="TrainMallard.jpg" class="right" …
  3. Stan Laurel — 2019-01-14 16:14:46
    … where he worked alongside [[Charlie_Chaplin|Charlie Chaplin]]. Chaplin and Laurel arrived in the United States on the same ship from Britain with the Karno troupe in 1916. Laurel worked briefly alongside Oliver Hardy in a silent film short *…
    …*The Lucky Dog** (1921). Around the same time he adopted the stage surname of Laurel. Laurel was offered $75 per week to star in two-reel comedies. After the ma…
  4. Electric Motor — 2018-10-10 01:15:13
    …d make the current reverse every time the wheel met the next magnet. That meant the wheel would keep rotating in the //same// direction for as long as the current keeps flowing. In 1832 he was appointed to the lecturing staff of the Adelaide …
  5. Antibiotics — 2018-08-25 00:36:50
    …rved colonies of the common** Staphylococcus aureus **bacteria that had been worn down or killed by mold growing on the same plate or petri dish. Fleming said: "When I woke up just after dawn on September 28, 1928, I certainly didn't plan to re…
  6. Atomic Clock — 2018-08-23 11:59:39
    …5" width="700" }} ::c:: == Atomic Clock == Essen based his clock on caesium because ~& 'An atom will always have the same transition frequency anywhere in the universe'. His clock was a 7 foot long horizontal apparatus with a source of caesi…
  7. Rubber — 2018-02-14 23:42:28
    …cing moulded articles into any desired shape for the purposes of being used in the manufacture of such articles, as the same may be applicable to'. But again Hancock got there first, in 1846 he had already patented his suggestion that his har…
  8. Antiseptic — 2017-10-22 20:52:56
    …s and wash their hands before and after operations with 5% carbolic acid solutions. Instruments were also washed in the same solution and assistants sprayed the solution in the operating theatre. == Little Organisms == As the "germ theory of d…
  9. Stereo — 2017-09-28 17:47:43
    … Realisation == Blumlein's binaural experiments began in early 1933, and the first **stereo** discs were cut later the same year. His system for cinematic use was completed by 1935. Blumlein made short test films ( "Trains At Hayes Station",…
  10. Horlicks — 2017-07-08 21:35:20
    …Ruardean, persuaded 24 year old William Horlick to return to America with him. James decided to join him in 1873. That same year, they started their own company (J&W Horlicks) to make a malted milk drink. They called their product 'Diastoid' a…
  11. Paralympic Games — 2017-06-21 14:32:08
    … == Paralympic Games == Since 1988, the Summer Paralympics have been held in conjunction with the Olympic Games in the same host city. This practice was adopted in 1992 for the **Winter Paralympics**, and became an official policy of the Inter…
    …IPC** following a June 19, 2001 agreement. The Games take place three weeks after the closing of the Olympics, in the same host city and using the same facilities. Cities bidding to host the Olympic Games must include the Paralympic Games in …
  12. Gravity — 2017-06-10 22:00:35
    …wn story, it was on seeing an apple fall in his orchard at some time during 1665 or 1666 that Newton conceived that the same force that acted on the apple also governed the motion of the Moon and planets. {{Image url="Apple_falling.gif" class="…
  13. Television — 2017-05-29 13:40:11
    …t primary colour; and three light sources at the receiving end, with a commutator to alternate their illumination. That same year he also demonstrated stereoscopic television. In 1932 he was the first to demonstrate ultra-short wave transmissio…
  14. Steam Engine — 2017-05-23 20:30:35
    …he world's first operational steam engine. '''Sir Samuel Morland''' also developed ideas for a steam engine during the same period and built a number of steam-engine pumps for King Louis XIV of France in the 1680s. ::c:: == Back in Britain == …
  15. Meccano — 2017-05-14 01:23:25
    … that if he could make separate, interchangeable parts that could be bolted together, any model could be built from the same components. {{Image url="Bigben.jpg" title="Big Ben Elizabeth tower" width="300" class="right" }} The key inventive s…
  16. Sport — 2016-06-23 13:22:23
    …tocracy stationed in India the game grew in complexity and in its parts. The game of snooker has pretty much stayed the same since == Bungee Jumping 1979 == {{Image url="Bungy_jump.jpg" class="right" width="120"}} Chris Baker of Bristol, Engla…
  17. Baking Powder — 2016-05-17 17:19:17
    …sing agent for making bread and pastries without the need for yeast. This formula for baking powder is essentially the same as is used in modern baking powders today. {{Image url="AlfredBirdPlaque.jpg" class="left" title="Alfred Bird Plaque" w…
  18. Pneumatic Tyre — 2016-05-12 16:10:13
    …ent == He patented this idea on 7 December **1888**, using the word 'pneumatic' for the first time [See below] , in the same year. A local firm, W. Edlin and Co, then agreed to manufacture frames to fit the new tyre; and when, in 1889, a well-k…
  19. Sinoatrial Node — 2016-05-10 15:25:38
    …bled the atrioventricular node as described by Sunao Tawara earlier that year. Further anatomical studies confirmed the same structure in other hearts, which they named the **sino‐auricular node.** The discovery of the sinus node or **SA** …
  20. Rotating Boat Lift — 2016-01-26 01:08:25
    …2.5 kilowatts (30.2 hp) to power ten hydraulic motors, which consume just 1.5 kilowatt-hours per half-turn, roughly the same as boiling 8 kettles.…

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