Inventors and Inventions
Jony Ive - The British designer who made Apple cool again
Shaping the Digital Age and British Heritage.
***TOO LONG***Taking existing telegraph technology as his cue, Brit Alexander Graham Bell used his experience working with mute children to come up with the harmonic telegraph - a system that could transmit different tones across wire using multiple reeds. His 'germ of a great invention' was boos...
***TOO LONG***We know what you're thinking: it has to be American, surely? In fact the idea for the first programmable machine was dreamed up in 1812 by London-born boffin Charles Babbage, who dedicated his life to actually building the thing. Thanks to an unfortunate series of personal and finan...
***TOO LONG***There's nothing like a good war to stoke the fires of invention and WWII was brilliant at it. Alongside the bouncing bombs, ballistic missiles and corner-shot rifles, the jet engine stands tall (actually, flies high). Developed independently (obviously) by both the British and the G...
The Forerunner of Modern Digital Music and his Undeniable Legacy in British Heritage.
Contribution of James Lovelock and the Gaia Hypothesis to British Heritage.
Telegraph Pioneer and Harbinger of British Technological Heritage.
Contribution to British Heritage: Sir Charles Wheatstone - Electrical Resistance and Telegraphy.