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The Complex Legacy Of World War I’s Women Scientists

The Complex Legacy Of World War I’s Women Scientists

During World War I, far away from the lines of battle, the UK was faced with a different crisis. As thousands of khaki-clad “Tommies” shipped off to the front, the British economy teetered on the cusp of grinding to a halt. With the men gone, the task of keeping the…

1918’s 48-Phonograph Sound System Was Way Ahead Of Its Time

1918’s 48-Phonograph Sound System Was Way Ahead Of Its Time

Before the rise of synchronised sound in the late 1920s, cinema owners tried all kinds of different ways to get words and music into the movie-going experience. They brought in enormous orchestras, they built gigantic sound effects machines, and they even tried putting voice actors behind the screen who would…