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The Famous Ancient Chinese Inventions of Zhang Heng – Ancient Origins


Ancient Origins

The Famous Ancient Chinese Inventions of Zhang Heng
Ancient Origins
He was well-versed in the fields of mechanics and gears, and applied his extensive knowledge in several of his ancient Chinese inventions, such as the world's first water-powered armillary sphere to represent astronomical observations, and the world's

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Mistaking Africa: Curiosities and Inventions of the American Mind

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For many Americans the mention of Africa immediately conjures up images of safaris, ferocious animals, strangely dressed “tribesmen,” and impenetrable jungles. Although the occasional newspaper headline mentions genocide, AIDS, malaria, or civil war in Africa, the collective American consciousness still carries strong mental images of Africa that are reflected in advertising, movies, amusement parks, cartoons, and many other corners of society. Few think to question these perceptions or how t

Welcome to the future with these innovative inventions – CNET


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Welcome to the future with these innovative inventions
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The James Dyson Award competition is open to design engineering college students and recent graduates in 23 countries, and honors imaginative design solutions to global problems. Ryan Mario Yasin (uh, that's not him in the photo) won the UK contest for …
Expandable kids' clothing wins James Dyson Award for best student invention in the UKDezeen
Petit Pli – Clothes that grow with your child. – James Dyson AwardJames Dyson Award
Origami-inspired clothing range that grows with your child wins Dyson awardThe Guardian

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1001 Inventions and Awesome Facts from Muslim Civilization: Official Children’s Companion to the 1001 Inventions Exhibition (National Geographic Kids)

  • We often think that people from a thousand years ago were living in the Dark Ages.
  • People living in the Muslim world saw what the Egyptians, Chinese, Indians, Greek, and Romans had discovered
  • Inventors created marvels like the elephant water clock
  • Architects built huge domes larger than anywhere else on earth
  • This book takes the wining formula of facts, photos, and fun, and applies
We often think that people from a thousand years ago were living in the Dark Ages. But from the 7th century onward in Muslim civilization there were amazing advances and inventions that still influence our everyday lives. People living in the Muslim world saw what the Egyptians, Chinese, Indians, Greek, and Romans had discovered and spent the next one thousand years adding new developments and ideas. Inventors created marvels like the elephant water clock, explorers drew detailed maps of the wor

Review: ‘Fifty Inventions’ Falls Short of Its Ambitions – The New York … – New York Times


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Review: 'Fifty Inventions' Falls Short of Its Ambitions – The New York …
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Tim Harford's Undercover Economist persona has been dissecting the economics of everyday life for over a decade. His efforts, initially through a column that …
Tim Harford's bite-sized "Fifty Inventions That Shaped the Modern …Boing Boing

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My Inventions: The Autobiography of Nikola Tesla

An Unabridged Edition with All 6 Chapters to include: My Early Life - How Tesla Conceived the Rotary Magnetic Field - The Discovery of the Tesla Coil & Transformer