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300 Year-Old Wishlist For Science

According to Kottke.org –

17th-century scientist Robert Boyle, one of the world’s first chemists and creator of Boyle’s Law, wrote out a list of problems he hoped could be solved through science. Since the list was written more than 300 years ago, almost everything on it has been discovered, invented, or otherwise figured out in some fashion. Here are several of the items from Boyle’s list (in bold) and the corresponding scientific advances that have followed:

Read the details HERE.

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How The Band-Aid Was Invented [video]

85,000 British Newsreels Added To YouTube

MailOnline reports –

Nestled among horrific footage of the Hindenburg crash and a woman imprisoned in an underground room are bizarre, forgotten pieces of history – including a 10-stone toddler. Now newsreel archive British Pathé has opened these vaults to the public, uploading all 85,000 of its films to Youtube as a gift to the public. The firm was an iconic part of British life from 1896 to 1976, when for some the dramatic black-and-white reports aired in cinemas would be their only source of news. General manager Alastair White described the films as a ‘treasure trove’ and said: ‘Whether you’re looking for coverage of the Royal Family, the Titanic, the destruction of the Hindenburg, or quirky stories about British pastimes, it’ll be there on our channel. You can lose yourself for hours.’

Continue reading HERE

British Pathe’ YouTube channel HERE

WrightsWright brothers first flight video – 1903

 

Get ’em Before They’re Gone – Tent Stored In Shoes

sibling-shoe-sAccording to DesignBoom –

‘walking shelter’ is a mobile habitat that pops out of a pair of sneakers. conceived by design collective sibling, the sneakers accommodate a fully-functioning tent, stored compactly in integrated, netted pockets within the sides of the shoe. the shelter expands out from the back of the footwear and fits around the human body, forming a billowing capsule that encloses the user in tented material. the adapted habitat relies on the human frame as a supporting structure, an alternative to nomadic or urban living.

See the future HERE

 

Easy Inter – The Screw-In Coffin [video]


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