Gavin Weightman— Working backwards from the ‘eureka moment’ offers an intriguing perspective: we find the bicycle an inspiration for the aeroplane, a talking automaton suggesting the telephone, early television dependent on discoveries made with a blowpipe and the microchip manufactured with a printing technique that dates from the nineteenth century.
Gavin Weightman— What have an old compass and a primitive battery got to do with the invention of the mobile phone? It’s a long story spanning more than two centuries and involves a cast of characters whose ingenuity and inquisitiveness first revealed, and then exploited, hidden forces that could be
The 93rd edition of the world’s premier cycling event, Le Tour de France, began last Saturday, July 1. Running until July 23, this year’s Tour will cover 20 stages (including a prologue) and more than 3,600 kilometers until, for the first time since 1999, a rider other than Lance Armstrong