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43,655.  He invented evolution, didn’t he, Charles Darwin?  (Darwin & Evolution & Invention)  Al Murray: The Pub Landlord: My Gaff, My Rules, Londons Playhouse Theatre

 

 

129,786.  For almost all of human history the dream of flying remained just that: a dream.  But we’re a strange creative species.  Over the ages the idea of human flight passed from one mind to another and eventually it would change the world.  But the story of how we took to the sky is full of extraordinary accidents and bizarre connections.  (Ideas & Flight & Aeroplane & Invention)  Jim Al-Khalili, Revolutions: The Ideas that Changed the World I: The Aeroplane, BBC 2019

 

129,787.  A story of ingenuity, of wonder, of revolutions.  (Ideas & Flight & Aeroplane & Invention)  ibid.

 

129,788.  At this very moment at least half a million people are flying … The invention of aeroplane has been a true revolution.  (Ideas & Flight & Aeroplane & Invention)  ibid.

 

129,789.  Aviation has shrunk the world.  (Ideas & Flight & Aeroplane & Invention)  ibid.

 

129,790.  The story of human flight is older than you might imagine.  (Ideas & Flight & Aeroplane & Invention)  ibid.

 

129,791.  Leonardo da Vinci: Instead of attaching the wings to the arms, they will be part of a machine that will have beating wings like a bird … He designed more than a dozen machines that flapped their wings.   (Ideas & Flight & Aeroplane & Invention & Artists: Da Vinci)  ibid.

 

129,792.  George Cayley: the same dream: to build a flying machine … In Scarborough Cayley’s dream would take flight … Cayley had created the first working glider.  (Ideas & Flight & Aeroplane & Invention)  ibid.

 

129,793.  Wilbur and Orville Wright: an obsession with mechanical flight.  (Ideas & Flight & Aeroplane & Invention)  ibid.

 

129,794.  Otto Lilienthal: The dream of a flying man was real at last even though the flight couldn’t be sustained … Lilienthal died knowing that sustained flight should be possible.  (Ideas & Flight & Aeroplane & Invention)  ibid.

 

129,795.  The Wright brothers managed to create an engine that was light enough to power their aeroplane … The world’s first powered flight took place at Kitty Hawk.  (Ideas & Flight & Aeroplane & Invention)  ibid.

 

129,796.  Frank Whittle: a completely new kind of engine … He came up with this: the jet engine.  (Ideas & Flight & Aeroplane & Invention & Jet)  ibid.

 

 

129,859.  It will take an unlikely alliance with a dangerous predator, devastating floods, a nineteenth century publicity stunt, an avalanche of horse manure, exploding cannons and a trip to the slaughterhouse to get the ultimate freedom machine – the car.  (Ideas & Car & Invention & Transportation & Engineering)  Jim Al-Khalili, Revolutions: The Ideas that Changed the World II: Car    

 

129,860.  Today around 1.2 billion automobiles transport us from place to place on some 32 billion kilometres of road.  (Ideas & Car & Invention & Transportation & Engineering)  ibid.  

 

129,861.  Dogs were humankind’s first engine.  (Ideas & Car & Invention & Transportation & Engineering)  ibid.  

 

129,862.  Horse-powered vehicles dominated transportation for the next five thousand years.  (Ideas & Car & Invention & Transportation & Engineering)  ibid.  

 

129,863.  Thomas Newcomen: An engine that harnessed a new type of power – steam.  (Ideas & Car & Invention & Transportation & Engineering & Steam)  ibid.  

 

129,864.  But building a piston that fits so precisely within a cylinder that could contain that steam under high pressure was really tricky for eighteenth century engineers.  (Ideas & Car & Invention & Transportation & Engineering & Steam)  ibid.  

 

129,865.  In 1886 German invention and engineer Karl Benz had his patent accepted for what is regarded as the world’s first automobile.  (Ideas & Car & Invention & Transportation & Engineering)  ibid.  

 

129,866.  A must-have play thing for the rich and famous.  (Ideas & Car & Invention & Transportation & Engineering)  ibid.  

 

129,867.  By 1900 one third of all cars were powered by electricity.  (Ideas & Car & Invention & Transportation & Engineering)  ibid.  

 

129,868.  Ford’s second revolution was to mass-produce the parts.  (Ideas & Car & Invention & Transportation & Engineering)  ibid.  

 

129,869.  The car has revolutionised almost every aspect of our lives and it’s reshaped our world.  (Ideas & Car & Invention & Transportation & Engineering)  ibid.  

 

 

129,936.  It’s a spirit which has carried us off the planet to new frontiers which one day may make us a multi-planetary species … To create a machine with the power to break free from Earth’s gravity and hurl us towards other worlds.  (Ideas & Rocket & Invention & Engineering)  Jim Al-Khalili, Revolutions III: Rocket      

 

129,937.  A rocket revolution is upon us with more companies building and launching their own rockets that at any other time in human history.  (Ideas & Rocket & Invention & Engineering)  ibid. 

 

129,938.  This is the story of humanity’s greatest adventure.  And our grandest dreams.  And who knows what effect this will have on society.  (Ideas & Rocket & Invention & Engineering)  ibid.  

 

129,939.  If the gunpowder is confined into a tiny place, the gas that’s released provides thrust that pushes the bamboo shoots in this case in the opposite direction.  And this is the principle of the rocket: a force in one direction producing a force in the other direction.  (Ideas & Rocket & Invention & Engineering & Explosion)  ibid.      

 

129,940.  His name Jules Verne, and his stories the grandest adventures imaginable.  (Ideas & Rocket & Invention & Engineering)  ibid.      

 

129,941.  A way to turn fiction into fact, and his name was Konstantin Tsiolkovsky … A young man with the time and the ability to carefully work through the possibility of space flight using first principles and the laws of physics.  (Ideas & Rocket & Invention & Engineering)  ibid.      

 

129,942.  That speed turns out to be very large indeed:7.8 kilometres per second or 17,210 miles per hour.  (Ideas & Rocket & Invention & Engineering)  ibid.      

 

129,943.  His passion for building rockets was ignited: he would become America’s greatest rocket pioneer and his name was Robert Goddard.   (Ideas & Rocket & Invention & Engineering)  ibid.      

 

129,944.  March 16 1926: Humanity’s [Goddard’s] first liquid-fuelled rocket makes it from the Earth into the sky.  (Ideas & Rocket & Invention & Engineering)  ibid.      

 

129,945.  In 1930 a young engineer joins a Berlin science club – the Society for Space Travel – His name is Wernher Magnus Maximilian Freiherr von Braun.  (Ideas & Rocket & Invention & Engineering)  ibid.      

 

129,946.  1944: A pump that can make the magic twenty-five tons of thrust possible for the rocket now called the V-2.  (Ideas & Rocket & Invention & Engineering)  ibid.

 

129,947.  Each superpower soon realised the potential for rockets to deliver their new weapons of mass destruction.  (Ideas & Rocket & Invention & Engineering)  ibid.   

 

129,948.  Sergei Korolev got a remarkable promotion: from political prisoner to Colonel in the Red Army.  The reason is simple: Korolev is a brilliant rocket scientist.  (Ideas & Rocket & Invention & Engineering)    ibid.  

 

129,949.  Korolev drew up plans for a massive new rocket known as the R7.  It will be the world’s first multi-stage design.  (Ideas & Rocket & Invention & Engineering)  ibid.

 

129,950.  A new surge in rocket development: no expense was too great.  (Ideas & Rocket & Invention & Engineering)  ibid.

 

129,951.  This idea – to use hydrogen to power rockets - was as profound a breakthrough – as a discovery of other worlds beyond Earth.  (Ideas & Rocket & Invention & Engineering)  ibid.

 

129,952.  Rockets need a new revolution.  (Ideas & Rocket & Invention & Engineering)  ibid.

 

 

130,097.  Today nearly two thirds of humanity use a smartphone.  It connects billions of people in a way that’s not been possible before.  I always say that the smartphone is one of the most transformative technologies ever invented and we’ve only just got going.  (Ideas & Mobile Phone & Invention & Engineering)  Jim Al-Khalili, Revolutions: The Ideas that Changed the World IV, Smartphone          

 

130,098.  The telephone’s invention was one of the great milestones in the history of technology.  (Ideas & Mobile Phone & Invention & Engineering)  ibid.

 

130,099.  It would take Marconi to see what use these waves could be put to.  (Ideas & Mobile Phone & Invention & Engineering)  ibid.          

 

130,100.  SIGSALY was the world’s first encrypted wireless telephone … SIGSALY was never cracked.  (Ideas & Mobile Phone & Invention & Engineering)  ibid.  

 

130,101.  ‘[Jack] Kilby’s innovated [integrated circuit] really changed the world.’  (Ideas & Mobile Phone & Invention & Engineering)  ibid.  scientist  

 

 

130,268.  Since the dawn of humankind we’ve looked to the stars and wondered, what’s up there?  What lies beyond this small blue planet we call home?  If only, our ancestors thought, there was a way to bring the night sky closer, to really see the stars.  Just how humanity managed to do that is quite a tale.  It would take crystals forged inside the Earth, a plant that grows by the sea, a change alignment of two small pieces of glass, a property boom in New York, and an accident of chemistry and light, to create the device that would reveal the heavens in all their glory: the telescope.  (Idea & Telescope & Invention & Engineering & Space)  Jim Al-Khalili, Revolutions: The Ideas that Changed the World V: Telescope

 

130,269.  Giant telescopes are being built all over the world which scientists hope will answer some of the oldest and most profound questions humans have ever asked.  (Idea & Telescope & Invention & Engineering & Space & Question)  ibid.  

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