Saturday, 29 October 2022
quote [ Miguel Bonnefoy tells in his new novel the life of Augustin Mouchot (1823-1912), an unknown scientist, a misunderstood genius, who invented the first solar-powered "machine" in the 19th century, which he named Octave. ]
They dug up this early eco-inventor (from coal-frenzied 19th century France no less) and turned it into a novel.
This is French radio running the interview, for more images of the inventions check extended. Thumb is nicked from an article in a Dubai paper.