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Boggin's Dad

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  1. Something rings a bell about a mission into Scandinavia involving a source of heavy water, I think it was something to do with preventing Germany using it in the development of nuclear weapons. I also recently read a book about the search for superheavy element, and there was a dismantling of Japanese research facilities in the aftermath of World War 2

    I am going with deuterium or tritium oxide aka Heavy Water

  2. On 12/31/2020 at 2:53 PM, MartyBartfast said:

    It was Harrison who produced the first Marine chronometer, not sure of his first name but James rings a bell.
    I don't know what the prize was but it was a LOT of money.


    A ding to you MartyBartFast


    It was John Harrison, The prize was £20000, quite a lot of money today, let alone in the mid 1700s


    This is memorialised by the Show of Hands tune, here played at Abbotsbury in Dorset


    Over to you

  3. Timing is everything!


    On that subject timing is essential for navigation, we use it on our GPS receivers to accuracy of feet.


    In the past there were many shipwrecks due to the inability to calculate longitude. Who was the man who designed/invented the first seaworthy clock that could accurately keep time in the varying temperature and sea condition? Bonus points if you can tell me the value of the prize he won



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