Tag Archives: Silver Swan

The Mechanical Turk Chess-Player that shocked the world!

When we think of robots and artificial intelligence, it’s easy to think that it is a modern 21st century obsession or at least of 20th century science fiction such as Star Trek.  This is not entirely the case.  One of … Continue reading

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Barnard Castle and the Silver Swan at The Bowes Museum

Some of you may remember back in October I went on holiday to the north of England and made a number of popular posts on my trip into old mines, behind waterfalls and along Hadrians Wall amongst other places.  I … Continue reading

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The beautiful, magical Silver Swan Automaton at The Bowes Museum

Every now and then when you go travelling, you come across something out of the ordinary.  If you are very lucky, you might see something unique and quite amazing, the Silver Swan is such a sight. The Silver Swan Automaton … Continue reading

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