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Invention

The tragic tale of the telephone's real inventor, Antonio Meucci

This month, newspapers around the world including the South China Morning Post reported that a wax-covered cardboard disc with the voice of Alexander Graham Bell engraved on it had been recovered in the Smithsonian collections of early recordings.

Sunday, 19 May, 2013, 1:38am 1 comment

Alexander Graham Bell: more than Mr Telephone

We all know Alexander Graham Bell as the inventor of the telephone, but his remarkable inventiveness did not stop there. From his early 40s until his death, he researched an astounding range of subjects at his lakeside retreat in the scenic town of Baddeck in Cape Breton, Canada.

8 Oct 2012 - 2:33pm

An inventor with impact

Inventing smart cups for the blind, discovering a minor planet and having it named after him, receiving a full scholarship from Standard Chartered to study at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology at the age of just 16 - the achievements of Stark Chan Yik-hei have made many headlines.

20 Aug 2012 - 10:16am

The ultimate foot in mouth

If you've ever made a fool of yourself with a completely wrong prediction, don't worry: you're not alone.

These people all said something so spectacularly wrong they are still remembered for it.

28 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Inventive duo uncover evil plot

The Inventors

Alexander Gordon Smith and Jamie Webb

Published by Faber and Faber

ISBN 978 0 571 23310 6

Cat and Nate share a hobby: they love inventing.

They are geniuses when it comes to making weird and wonderful objects that sometimes do what they are supposed to and sometimes go disastrously wrong.

24 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Creativity on display

Arrow Chuen, 44, Director of a design house

Young Post: How did you set up your design house?

Chuen: After I completed Form Five, I worked as an assistant in a design firm. I worked on cosmetic showcases and shop windows during the daytime, and helped mount props on stage for concerts.

19 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Can two young inventors save the world from a mad genius?

The Inventors

By Alexander Gordon Smith and Jamie Webb

Published by Faber and Faber

ISBN 978 0 571 23310 6

Cat and Nate share a hobby: they love inventing. They are geniuses when it comes to making weird and wonderful objects that sometimes do what they are supposed to and sometimes go disastrously wrong.

16 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Think out of the box

Technology has developed rapidly over the past decades, making the world a more prosperous place. Along with the progress, our lives have changed.

In the 19th century, flying was thought to be impossible, but it became a reality in 1903, thanks to the Wright brothers.

27 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Inventors

Inventors devise new tools and processes to improve our lives and make them simpler.

Prehistoric inventors came up with the wheel, tools that make fire, looms for weaving cloth and many other valuable developments.

Modern creators work on new machines, new drugs, alternative ways to create power and other ways of simplifying our lives.

20 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Question of the week: What is the world's greatest invention?

Borromeo Li Ka-kit, 17

Shun Lee Catholic Secondary School

The automobile. Imagine if today's society were not equipped with cars, we would have to ride a horse to travel. Now we can easily go hundreds of miles by car. It marks the phenomenal development of the human race.

James Chim Wai-chiu, 17

Shun Lee Catholic Secondary School

8 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

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