Book review: The Invention of Fire by Bruce Holsinger

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Apr 222015
 

Fourteenth century poet John Gower was truly a man at the heart and soul of his turbulent times. A court official who knew London well and a good friend of Geoffrey Chaucer, he became closely associated with the nobility and even professed an acquaintance …
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Data Mining 200 Years of Patent Office Records To Reveal The Nature of Invention – MIT Technology Review

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Jun 172014
 

Data Mining 200 Years of Patent Office Records To Reveal The Nature of Invention
MIT Technology Review
There are work relies on data gathered by the US Patent Office, which uses an elaborate system of technology codes to classify the technologies responsible for an invention's novelty. Inventions that rely on a single technology have a single code. But

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Weird World of Wonders: Funny Inventions by Tony Robinson – review – The Guardian

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Apr 142013
 

Weird World of Wonders: Funny Inventions by Tony Robinson – review
The Guardian
Funny Inventions is shorter than the others in the series as it only costs £1, but it's still very funny. I didn't think this was quite as good as Robinson's history books from the same series, but it's still well worth getting! I can't wait for the

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Art review: ‘Extravagant Inventions: The Princely Furniture of the Roentgens … – NorthJersey.com

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Nov 112012
 

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Art review: 'Extravagant Inventions: The Princely Furniture of the Roentgens
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A dressing table's intricate designs inlaid in wood, right, and its dizzying array of drawers and doodads within, above, were customary features of work by the famed Roentgen family workshops of Germany. Left, a secretary cabinet made of pine, walnut,

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