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Hand-built bicycle tells a historical story of a colourful, Ontario teen
Oct 24, 2019
The Billings Estate National Historic Site is currently displaying a curious wooden bicycle. It was hand built in the late 1890s by a teenager named James Henry Blair, using materials scavenged off his father’s Gloucester farm. Artifacts at the Canada Science and Technology Museum give us a rare chance to explore the mindset of this young inventor as he puzzled through the process of how to build a bicycle with limited resources.
Junior inventors aim to make life easier in space
Ingenium - Canada's Museums of Science and Innovation
Oct 10, 2018
As we celebrate World Space Week 2018, kids from across Canada have been busy thinking up creative ideas about how to improve the human experience in space. Last year, Little Inventors — a U.K.-based organization — launched an initiative called Little Inventors: Inventions for Space, in partnership with the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and the Canadian Space Agency. Kids across Canada were challenged to dream up ideas to make life easier — and more fun — in