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MAKING THE MODERN WORLD
Stories about the lives we've made

Icon:Technology

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.

Randall and Boot's magnetr... Rolls-Royce Merlin engine,... V2 rocket, 1945 Fused sand from atomic bom... Bowl from Hiroshima, c.1945 Pilot ACE (Automatic Compu...
Rover gas turbine car JET ... Early British transistor, ... The Rolls-Royce Flying Bed... Short SC 1 aircraft, 1957 Ampex VR1000A video record... Concorde wind tunnel model...