What is it about technology and eponymous "laws"? In between discovering the electron and putting 50 million transistors on an integrated circuit, engineers and their predecessors have poured out a torrent of mathematical observations, pithy pronouncements, and even a few enduring self-fulfilling prophecies. Some are sublime, and a lot more are silly.
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Used to be, when we said the walls had ears, it meant there were microphones hidden in them. Now, when we say the walls have eyes, will it mean they have radar? Maybe so, at least in your car. Vayyar Imaging, a firm based in Tel Aviv, says it has a radar chip that can form a three-dimensional view of what’s going on inside a car as well as outside of it.
It was under the grand portico of Exeter’s Guild Hall, a 16-century edifice supported by four granite Italianate columns, that the dreams of the British Ladies Football Club (BLFC) came to an end. Tired, hungry, longing for home, the players had reached the end of the line. A match at Newton Abbott days earlier had failed to attract a crowd.