Adam Hart-Davis explores the history of the technology of Christmas. Read more
Adam Hart-Davis explores the history of the technology of Christmas.
Huge advances in military technology would later fuel the race to the moon.
Charles Darwin is an international celebrity, but Gregor Mendel holds the key to heredity.
Royal Physician William Harvey demonstrates that blood circulates around the body.
Albert Einstein develops a theory of relativity with some help from his shaving mirror.
1650: Coffee, Cosmology and the Civil War
The first coffeehouse opens in Oxford and signals the beginning of a new age of reason.
1923 - Traffic Lights and Frozen Food
The story of the man who made us all stop for a moment of peace at traffic lights.
The internal combustion engine, hailed as the answer to pollution in London, is born.
The light bulb and the first moving pictures appeared.