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Stories about the lives we've made


The iconic machines in MMW chart the evolution of the engineering technologies that surround us. From Stephenson's locomotive Rocket to the Apollo programme and space travel, from textile hand loom to Cray supercomputer, from John Harrison's wooden clock to atomic time - these are the inventions that transformed the world.

Apollo 10 command module, ... Greenwich Time Service, 19... Apple I home computer, 1976 Cray-1A supercomputer, c.1... FANUC control system and C... Mad Dog II, 1998
First prototype of the 'Cl...