Archive for inventions

Nazi Weapon: Mosquitoes?

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on 27 January 2014 by delclem

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This is almost surreal: “Mosquitoes as weapons? It was nearly a real-life threat during World War II, new research suggests.” >full text & photo (c) HUFF POST, 2014

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Tesla’s birthday

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on 10 July 2012 by delclem

Today would be the 156th birthday of NIKOLA TESLA (1856-1953), Austro-Hungarian / Serbian / Croatian / American genius of electrical engineering, the epitome of a mad professor born into a multi-ethnic territory…

The Long History of the Espresso Machine

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on 29 June 2012 by delclem

“For many coffee drinkers, espresso is coffee. It is the purest distillation of the coffee bean, the literal essence of a bean. In another sense, it is also the first instant coffee. Before espresso, it could take up to five minutes –five minutes!– for a cup of coffee to brew. But what exactly is espresso and how did it come to dominate our morning routines? Although many people are familiar with espresso these days thanks to the Starbucksification of the world, there is often still some confusion over what it actually is – largely due to “espresso roasts” available on supermarket shelves everywhere. First, and most importantly, espresso is not a roasting method. It is neither a bean nor a blend. It is a method of preparation.” >read more (c) Smithsonian.com, 2012

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on 23 March 2012 by delclem

The rocket pioneer & Nazi collaborator Wernher von Braun would turn 100 today.

Hedy Lamarr: inventor & movie star

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on 30 November 2011 by delclem


The Austrian-born American diva Hedy Lamarr “was feted for her beauty — but she also had a talent for inventions, including elements of today’s GPS.”

Article by Peter Conradi (c) THE SUNDAY TIMES, 2011

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Zagreb´s greatest inventor

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on 23 November 2011 by delclem

was a product of Habsburg Central Europe himself,
with Polish-Dutch and other roots…

Article (c) wieninternational.at, 2011