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S P Thompson and his Challenge to the Edison/Bell Telephone Patents

Silvanus Phillips Thompson (1851-1916) is perhaps best known as a professor of physics at the City and Guilds Technical College in Finsbury, London, and for his work as an electrical engineer and author. What is possibly less well known is... Continue Reading →

“Is it a boat? Is it a plane?”

Recently I was fortunate enough to attend a highly amusing and informative show aimed at children called ‘inventive science’. It was all about showing the next generation how ordinary household objects and a bit of ingenuity have created many of... Continue Reading →

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