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QUIZ Can you pair up the following eight amazing inventors with their inventions… FIVE INCREDIBLE MACHINES AMAZING MACHINES Some people say they're taking over the we just haven't noticed). Welcome to the amazing world of the machine 152 msafi ri COOL FOR KIDS H ave you ever wondered exactly what goes on inside a computer or under the hood of a car? The world we live in is absolutely full of machines. Many of them are simple enough ( a tin- opener, for instance) but some machines ( the plane you're sitting in, for example) are amazingly powerful and sophisticated things. We've sent people to the moon and satellites to distant planets; built radio telescopes so powerful they could pick up a TV programme from another solar system; and created robots and computers which can learn and make decisions in an eerily intuitive way. WILL OUR GRANDCHILDREN BE ROBOTS? A lot of people worry that machines are becoming so intelligent that sooner or later they'll take over the world – think Terminator or Wall- E will actually be able to improve themselves – meaning that they won't need humans any more. Some people even think that the human race and machines will eventually merge to produce a race of incredibly powerful cyborgs… 1 Charles Babbage 2 Ralph H. Baer 3 Karl Benz 4 Tim Berners- Lee 5 Lázló Biró 6 Charles Macintosh 7 Édouard Michelin 8 George Stephenson Anagram answers: 1) Playstation, 2) IBM Roadrunner, 3) Spacestation. Quiz: 1b, 2h, 3d, 4c, 5a, 6f, 7e, 8g DID YOU KNOW? that some of the most incredible machines are actually the oldest and most simple? A lot of people still prefer an abacus to a computer, and no one's ever managed to improve the basic design of a bicycle, for example, which is still offi cially the world's most effi cient form of self- propelled transport. planet ( or maybe they already have, and The Matrix, ( well, sort of…). Some people reckon that by the year 2029, the average home computer will have the same processing power as the human brain, and that by the year 2045, machines equipped with artifi cial intelligence ANAGRAMS Which 3 machines are hidden here? 1 Plain toasty 2 Bad inner rumor 3 Captain's toes 1 IBM ROAD RUNNER The world's most powerful computer, with a processing power of over a petafl op ( equivalent to about 10,000,000,000,000,000 pocket calculators). 2 X- 43 The world's fastest plane, built by NASA, with a top speed of almost mach 10 ( that's about 7000 miles an hour). The only drawback? It doesn't have room for pilots or passengers on board. 3 INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION Orbiting 190 miles above the surface of the earth, and now so big you can see it with the naked eye. 4 SQUARE KILOMETRE ARRAY Planned to be the world's largest radio telescope, with a square kilometre of receivers capable of mapping a billion galaxies and picking up TV broadcasts from nearby stars. 5 SONY PLAYSTATION The most successful games console of all time, with over a million sold worldwide. The bad news? They stopped making them in 2006. A ballpoint pen B computer C the internet D petrol- driven car E pneumatic tyre F raincoat G steam locomotive H videogame console