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Great Women You Should Know ... Helen Sharman, the first British astronaut and fifth youngest person in space

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Sir Barnes Wallis - designer of Halifax, Wellington & Lancaster bombers. Inventor of the 'bouncing bomb'. A man of vision who had to use that vision to help win a war. would like to see what he would invent or design now.

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Great British Inventions - The Telephone. The telephone was invented by British inventor Alexander Graham Bell and patented in 1876. Picture - Alexander Graham Bell speaking into an early telephone.

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from Mail Online

British female student awarded top prize by Nobel winners for solar-powered fridge invention

British Student Emily Cummins Invents Sustainable Solar-Powered Fridge. (Not necessarily a brand new idea, but a neat modern implementation that looks really cool.)

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Sir William Samuel Stephenson was a Canadian soldier, airman, businessman, inventor, spymaster, and the senior representative of British intelligence for the entire western hemisphere during World War II. He is best known by his wartime intelligence codename Intrepid. Many people consider him to be one of the real-life inspirations for James Bond. Ian Fleming himself once wrote, "James Bond is a highly romanticized version of a true spy. The real thing is ... William Stephenson."

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