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Vintage 19th Century Washing Machine.

A Compressed-air washing machine (manufactured in the late 19th century) by Friedrich Wolter & Hans Echberg.
Image Credit: Photograph by Benjamin Healley.
Source: Museums Victoria, Copyright Museums Victoria / CC BY (Licensed as Attribution 4.0 International)
Source: Washing Machines Collection
CULTURE

Boats

This afternoon, we have been learning all about boats and their properties. We thought carefully about what materials might have be used.

What materials would you make your boat out of?

Boats

Car Invention

Many baseball fans look upon an umpire as a sort of necessary evil to the luxury of baseball, like the odor that follows an automobile. Christy Mathewson

Inventions

Spare Parts: Four Undocumented Teenagers, One Ugly Robot, and the Battle for the American Dream

Spare Parts: Four Undocumented Teenagers, One Ugly Robot, and the Battle for the American Dream by Joshua Davis

Synopsis: Four undocumented Mexican American students, two great teachers, one robot-building contest . 349 mots de plus

Scientists

How Companies Got Their Names 

Pepsi – Originally named « Brad’s Drink », after inventor Caleb Bradham, Pepsi-Cola got it’s name in 1898 from the word « Dyspepsia », which means indigestion, meant to represent Bradham’s belief that it was a healthy, digestion-aiding cola.

History

March 22nd

On this day in 1904, the first colour photo was published in the London Daily Illustrated Mirror (later the Daily Mirror), contributing to the evolving role of photography in journalism and media. 586 mots de plus

On This Day

The Greatest Invention

What was the greatest invention of the industrial revolution? Hans Rosling makes the case for the washing machine.

« Thank you, industrialization. Thank you, steel mill. 75 mots de plus

Economics