The Radiator

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Steam engine still in working order

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Snowmobile is a Canadian invention and tradition too…

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Hero of Alexandria

Hero of Alexandria (Greek: Ἥρων[1] ὁ Ἀλεξανδρεύς, Heron ho Alexandreus; also known as Heron of Alexandria; c. 10 AD – c. 70 AD) was a Greek mathematician and engineer who was active in his native city of Alexandria, Roman Egypt. Continue reading

James Gordon Bennett Jr.

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Aeolipile was the first Turbine

A Greek inventor by the name of Hero of Alexandria, described the toy Aeolipile that he build circa 75 CE. Continue reading

Count Gaston de Chasseloup-Laubat set the Land Speed Record

On December 18th 1898, French driving enthusiast Count Gaston de Chasseloup-Laubat set the Land Speed Record (world record) of 39.24 miles (62.78 kilo-meters) per hour on the 2-kilometre course at Acheres, France. Get this, it was with an electric vehicle.

A drawing of the Jeantaud that Count Gaston de Chasseloup-Laubat drove

Date:
      December 18th 1898
Name(s):
      Count Gaston de Chasseloup-Laubat
Occupation:
      French driving enthusiast
Location:
      Acheres, France
Record:
      39.24 miles
      (62.78 kilo-meters)


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