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Natural World Realm Season Two

The Marvels of Radium

Estimated read time 5 min read

A fresh announcement just made to the Academy of Sciences in Paris by Monsieur Curie, co-discoverer with his wife of the most extraordinary of all chemical elements, radium, brings the wonderful properties of that substance once more to public attention. Radium, whose existence as an independent element was finally demonstrated last year, presents about the greatest puzzle with which science has to deal.

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France Maps Season One

Turgot’s Map – 1739 Detailed Aerial View

Estimated read time 2 min read

Plan of Paris, known as Turgot’s Map – 1739 Michel-Étienne Turgot (1690-1751), at the head of the Parisian municipality as provost of merchants, decided to commission a new plan of […]

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Architecture France Introduction Season One

Atmospheric Electricity

Estimated read time 1 min read

Atmospheric electricity was generated by the Tour Eiffel by working jointly with the Trocadero towers and the basilica in Montmartre – the highest point in Paris. The Palais du Trocadero […]