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The most important cameras of the last 135 years (Amateur Photographer) This may look out of place on a list of iconic cameras, but just as the Kodak Brownie was instrumental in the democratisation of photography in the early 20th century, so the iPhone drove its own, entirely digital revolution. Indeed it’s arguably the most important camera of this century so far. Where the Brownie allowed anyone to take photographs, the iPhone opened up the process to a hitherto unimagined…

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Re-Discovering Your Family

Re-Discovering Your Family (Facebook) As anyone can see, the vast majority of names on this list are still commonplace in St Vincent and the Grenadines today. The information is in a format which would enable Vincentians whose surname appears on the list to be able to search forward from 1829 to the present, hopefully, in order to discover, a little bit of their family history and the role their family may have played in the progression of the nation. For…

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How Many Inventors Does it Take To Invent a Light Bulb

How Many Inventors Does it Take To Invent a Light Bulb by Steven Dufresne Our story starts in 1761 with Ebenezer Kinnersley. In a letter to Benjamin Franklin he described experiments he did for testing if heat was produced by electricity. His power sources were electrostatically charged capacitors made with a case of bottles, or Leyden jars, batteries not having been invented yet. To get sufficient current to detect a change in temperature he needed to release all the stored…

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