Leonardo da Vinci was credited in 2004 with anticipating the car when a model of one of his drawings was hailed as the first self-propelling vehicle conceived. The wooden model, featured in an exhibition at Florence’s Science History Museum, is driven by springs. It is also the first projected vehicle with programmable steering. It took technicians 7 years to make it.
“It’s absolutely typical of Leonardo,” said Prof Carlo Pedretti, one of the world’s leading authorities on Leonardo (1452-1519). “He was always providing options with all his inventions.” Beside being one of the greatest artists of his day, Leonardo dreamed up a variety of extraordinary inventions.
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Mariam “Al-Astrolabiya” Al-Ijliya: Why she kicks ass
- She lived in the tenth century in Aleppo, Syria and was a famous scientist who designed and constructed astrolabes.
- Astrolabes were global positioning instruments that determine the position of the sun and planets, so they were used in the fields of astronomy, astrology and horoscopes. They were also used to tell time and for navigation by finding location by latitude and longitude. They were also used to find the Qibla, prayer times, and determine
I have billions of good ideas and no concept of how to take them to fruition. Fine and dandy.
What bugs me is that I later see these good ideas coming into reality at a minimum of five years after I was flat-out told that my concepts were impossible for one reason or another.
In my teen years, I dreamed up an animation program that any idiot could use [specifically, an idiot like me who has no freaking clue how to animate]Read more »