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James Watt’s perfect engine, Notebook

James Watt’s perfect engine

When the great steam engineer James Watt died in 1819 his family turned the key in the door of his attic workshop, and it lay largely undisturbed, gathering dust for years.
Then a few historians of the Industrial Revolution gained special access. One was Watt’s biographer J P Muirhead who was deeply affected. He saw:

‘all [...]

By | Notebook | Wednesday, 23 March 2011 at 5:27 pm

And the New Statesman’s view on Libya is …, Eagle Eye

And the New Statesman’s view on Libya is …

I quote from the press release announcing the position taken by the New Statesman on the issue of the day, namely military intervention in Libya:
In an Editor’s Note, Jason Cowley argues that today’s politicians should heed the warnings of John Stuart Mill before embarking on another military adventure in a Muslim country.
“This week, once again, [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Wednesday, 23 March 2011 at 4:28 pm

Country Strong: Clip – I Wont Steal Your Career, Film

Country Strong: Clip – I Wont Steal Your Career

A drama centered on a rising country-music songwriter (Garrett Hedlund) who sparks with a fallen star (Gwyneth Paltrow).

By | Film | Wednesday, 23 March 2011 at 3:30 pm

Country Strong: Clip – Timing Is Everything, Film

Country Strong: Clip – Timing Is Everything

A drama centered on a rising country-music songwriter (Garrett Hedlund) who sparks with a fallen star (Gwyneth Paltrow).

By | Film | Wednesday, 23 March 2011 at 3:15 pm

English former Philippines head coach Simon McMenemy is on his way to Vietnam, Sport

English former Philippines head coach Simon McMenemy is on his way to Vietnam

When unknown Englishman Simon McMenemy was appointed Head Coach of the Philippines last year, a few eyebrows were raised. His previous job had been as Assistant Manager at Worthing FC and his only major managerial experience had come from a spell in charge of his hometown club, Haywards Heath.
At the time though there was barely [...]

By | Sport | Wednesday, 23 March 2011 at 3:14 pm

Limitless: Clip – A Wake Up Call, Film

Limitless: Clip – A Wake Up Call

Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro star in Limitless, a paranoia-fueled action thriller.

By | Film | Wednesday, 23 March 2011 at 1:30 pm

Online House Hunter: Budget boost for first-timers, Property

Online House Hunter: Budget boost for first-timers

Our Online House Hunter looks at the Budget proposal to help first-time buyers and the new-build market

By | Property | Wednesday, 23 March 2011 at 1:19 pm

The Eagle: Exclusive Interview with Tahar Rahim, Film

The Eagle: Exclusive Interview with Tahar Rahim

In 140 AD, two men – master and slave – venture beyond the edge of the known world on a dangerous and obsessive quest that will push them beyond the boundaries of loyalty and betrayal, friendship and hatred, deceit and heroism…

By | Film | Wednesday, 23 March 2011 at 12:04 pm

The Eagle: Exclusive interview with Channing Tatum, Film

The Eagle: Exclusive interview with Channing Tatum

In 140 AD, two men – master and slave – venture beyond the edge of the known world on a dangerous and obsessive quest that will push them beyond the boundaries of loyalty and betrayal, friendship and hatred, deceit and heroism…

By | Film | Wednesday, 23 March 2011 at 12:02 pm

World of weather, Notebook

World of weather

Daily weather update from i

By | Notebook | Wednesday, 23 March 2011 at 11:57 am

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