Tag Archive: History

Could the flux capacitor from Back to the Future really work?

‘You built a time machine out of a DeLorean?' The words of soon-to-be time traveller Marty McFly to eccentric scientist Emmett Brown in Back to the Future only began to touch upon the complex issues involved.

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How does this plane circle the globe without refuelling?

We've all heard of planes without pilots. But planes without petrol? If it sounds like an environmentalist's dream, that's probably because that's just how it started. But this year, that dream might start setting records.

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Michelangelo gets the LED treatment

Can a change to LED lighting really make a difference to a classic work of art? The Vatican's Sistine Chapel is one of the most important tourist art hubs in the world, drawing over 4 million visitors per year.

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Turning Gas Pipes into Guns

On 3 December 1962, a sulphur-laden fog brought traffic in London to a standstill and sent hospital admissions skyrocketing throughout the country. London. After years in which coal and coke fires had been the staple source of heat in most households, the days of burning coke, were almost over.From 1968, coal couldn't be burnt in city areas.

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