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A History of the Calculator

A History of the Calculator

Unless you’re a maths wizard, you probably rely on a calculator to do your number – crunching, but do you know the history of this essential modern day tool? You probably guessed that the first calculator of any sort was the abacus, used to keep track of the cost of goods in ancient Greece. It […]

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The 100-Year-Old Light Bulb

By on June 6, 2012 in Calculators with 0 Comments
The 100-Year-Old Light Bulb

The world’s longest glowing light bilb in Fire Station 6, in Livermore, northern California The world’s oldest working light bulb is approaching its 112th birthday. On June 18th, the Guinness World Record-holding bulb will have been glowing in local fire stations in Livermore, California, for 112 years. Since 1901 the longest the bulb has been […]

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Culture By Numbers

Culture By Numbers

The soroban is a type of abacus from Japan which, deriving from the Chinese suanpan, emerged in the 17th century. The soroban survived the arrival of electronic calculators and is used widely in business today. In the last three decades or so, dual soroban-calculators, combining the two calculation tools, have been popular. The model above […]

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