Film - 'Bluebird' - 'Across the Lake' - Coniston Water, Lake District
Welsh actor Anthony Hopkins steps into a replica of Bluebird to mark the launch of a BBC television drama about the death of speed king Donald Campbell. On location at Coniston Water in Cumbria, Hopkins takes the leading role as Donald Campbell in 'Across The Lake' which will be screened later in the year (1988). DOnald Campbell's body wasn't recovered after Bluebird crashed at more than 300mph in an attempt to break his own world record on the same lake on January 4th 1967, though his teddy bear mascot 'Mr Whoppit' (a replica is shown here) was found floating on the surface the next day.
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IBM 5110 and Omnibot 2000 robot
IBM 5110 and Omnibot 2000 robot, holding a packet of crisps, on display at the Computer History Museum, USA. The IBM (International Business Machines) 5110 was released in 1975 for $14, 000. It was marketed as a portable computer, and weighed 23 kilograms. The Tomy Omnibot 2000 was released in the early 1980s as a programmable toy robot. The museum's collection includes over 3000 artefacts from 1945 to 1990. Established in 1996, the museum preserves and returns to working order, computers that have had a significant historical impact. The museum is due to be relocated, becoming part of the NASA Research Park, California, USA, in 2005.
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Newton's cradle, artwork
Newton's cradle, artwork. This device consists of a number of steel balls suspended from a frame (not seen) in a horizontal line. Here, one ball on the end (left) has been pulled back and allowed to swing forward and downward under gravity. When it impacts the stationary line of balls, its momentum is transferred along the line, causing the ball on the opposite end to move upwards to a similar height. This sequence of impacts continues until all the initial energy has been lost to friction and sound. This apparatus, often used as a desk toy, demonstrates the conservation of momentum and energy.
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