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25 November 1915: thanks to Albert Einstein, everything becomes relative!

This week, we look back on the major discovery of the most famous scientist in history who, on the 25th of November 1915, presented his general theory of relativity to the Prussian Royal Academy of Science.   A FAR FROM ORDINARY STUDENT The famous Albert Einstein, who was born on the 14th of March 1879 in Ulm, was an astonishing personality. His scientific vocation was clear from an early age: he was barely five years old when he became fascinated by a compass, the functioning of which

2021.11.22
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21 November 1782: Jacques de Vaucanson, a mechanical genius

This week, we tell you the story of one of the fathers of mechanics and automata, a man still very much part of our everyday lives, both technologically and artistically...   AN EARLY CALLING Jacques de Vaucanson was born on the 24th of February 1709 in Grenoble into a large middle-class family. In spite of this, it was to overcome his loneliness that this glove-maker’s son revealed his exceptional mechanical abilities at a very early age. His mother took him every Sunday to visit

2021.11.15
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10 November 1810: George Jennings, the finest toilets available to everyone

This week marks the anniversary of the birth of a certain George Jennings. Although this name probably means nothing to you, we all owe a debt of gratitude to this English engineer, since he is none other than the inventor of… public flush toilets.    A MIND SWIRLING WITH IDEAS Josiah George Jennings was thus born on the 10th of November 1810 in Eling, Hampshire. The oldest of seven children, he started work upon the death of his father when he was only 14 and ended up joining

2021.11.08