Posts with the tag "United Kingdom"
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When the modern-day update of Sherlock Holmes aired on the BBC, audiences in the UK freaked over it so much that even before the last in the 3-episode season aired, the show had already been picked up by. Although already big in television Anglophile communities, Sherlock will inflict many more Americans with the same addiction soon after PBS airs the first episode.
Crazy contraptions. Zany reactions. A totally pointless denouement.The mechanical complexity and circuitous reactions in a Rube Goldberg machine have always captured the tinkerer’s imagination. So as big fans of tinkerers, contraptions, and circuitousness, we at Handshake decided to bring you the top five videos of Rube Goldberg machines.
Plan 28: Project to build Charles Babbage’s Analytical Engine — The greatest invention that never was — AKA the Steampunk’s Wetdream
If life were fair, Charles Babbage’s name should be held high in the pantheon of inventors. Before Thomas Edison was even born the British mathematician had released a paper detailing the schematics for a machine that could have dramatically changed the world — the computer. But Babbage’s machine — powered by steam and programmed by punch cards — was never completed.