Monthly Archives: September 2013

“A Visit to the Science and Art Museums”

  In 1932, the Trinidadian historian and writer, Cyril Lionel Robert (C.L.R.) James, then aged 31, visited the Science Museum in London. “I hadn’t intended to spend much time there”, he wrote. “I was on my way to the Victoria … Continue reading

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Wake up – tea’s up

    What a treat to be able to wake up in the morning to a ready-made cup of tea and to be grateful to a machine for producing it automatically. Many of the older generation will remember a machine … Continue reading

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Time and efficiency

  Last time I looked at how clocks and watches obtain and store their energy, but I thought it worth mentioning how carefully they use it. Some clocks are designed to have a surfeit of energy –  for instance turret … Continue reading

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