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Category Archives: History
What the necessity mothers: energy shortage and the development of copper smelting furnaces, 1900-1980
An old adage tells us that necessity is the mother of invention. But if necessity were the prime mover of invention, why, then, there are so many really nifty technologies – say, antigravity – that would be obviously useful, yet … Continue reading
Being old enough to dimly remember something about the late 1980s, I’ve always been fascinated by the history of the Cold War. I’ve been researching one aspect in particular: the development, deployment and (so far, with two noted exceptions) the non-use … Continue reading