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NATIONAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND LEADERS AWARD EVENT

Meet the Engineer event attracts huge interest amongst Edinburgh schools more than two hundred Edinburgh pupils and their teachers attended a Primary Engineer event hosted by the National Museum of…

Christmas Leaders Award Scottish Engineering Leaders Award

25 DAYS OF INVENTORS: THE CHRISTMAS CRACKER & THE SELF POURING GRAVY

  Crackers In 1848, a British confectioner, Tom Smith, pioneered a new way to sell sweets. Inspired by the Parisian tradition of wrapping bon bons in twists of paper, Smith…

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25 DAYS OF INVENTORS: SATELLITES & SATELLITES WITH CONCAVE MIRRORS TO REFLECT THE SUN’S LIGHT BACK TO SCOTLAND

  Who invented satellites It all started with basketball-sized pack of technology known as Sputnik 1. The world’s first ever satellite was launched on October 4, 1957 by the Soviet…

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25 DAYS OF INVENTORS: THE TOILET & VIBRATE-A-SEAT

  Thomas Crapper “He started a business and created a legend” In 1861 Thomas Crapper started a plumbing and sanitary engineering business. He quickly gained a reputation for high quality…

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25 DAYS OF INVENTORS: FOOTBALL BOOTS & SWITCHY SOUL

  Football boots The first pair of football boots noted in history are those made for King Henry VIII of England, who ordered a pair from his Great Wardrobe in…

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25 DAYS OF INVENTORS: THE ALARM CLOCK & THE RUN AWAY CLOCK

  The alarm clock Alarm clock: The first alarm clock was created in ancient Greece, by Ctesibus, a Hellenistic engineer and inventor. He developed an elaborate system of dropping pebbles on…

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25 DAYS OF INVENTORS: FINGER PRINTS & THE HUNGRY NO MORE VENDING MACHINE

  Juan Vucetich In 1892, after studying Galton’s pattern types, Vucetich set up the world’s first fingerprint bureau.                        …

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25 DAYS OF INVENTORS: SLINKY & REACHER SHOES

  Slinky Richard James   In 1943, naval engineer Richard James was trying to develop a spring that would support and stabilize sensitive equipment on ships. When one of the…