She was also the first woman to win a Nobel prize, not once but twice!! In 1903 she won the Nobel prize for physics and in 1911 the Nobel prize in chemistry.
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I love this clip 🙂
It shows some of the early history of electronic music making, with the innovative Leon Theremin demonstrating one of the first mass-produced electronic music devices, producing music by hand-capacity effect on the machine.
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I was also surprised to see that he also invented interlacing in television and video.. hmm a bit of a sore point for people involved with digital video 😛 interlacing can create a sort of stuttering effect when rendered using the wrong field order and can also lead to a reduction in quality when transcoded as progressive video.
Anyway enough geekyness from me!
Did you know that Croydon Road in south London was made from German steel helmets? Take a look at the Gaumont Graphic Newsreel clip below (click the picture)
Unemployed Men “Sold” at auction in Boston – 1921
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A sight that recalled slave days, the man and dog pictured were sold together for $5