French Scientific Advancements
By: Diana Varela, Jaylyn Guzman, and Kevin Nunez
During the Industrial Revolution, the arithmetic machine was invented by the French. Blaise Pascal was a mathematician, psychist, inventor, writer, and Christian philosopher. In the early 17th century he had created this invention and called the Arithmetic Machine and later became known as the Pascaline.
During WWII, the French had discovered Francium. This element was discovered by Marguerite Perey, a physicist and a student of Marie Curie. In 1939, she had discovered this while she was researching the radioactive decay of actinium-227.
René Leduc invented the Ramjet in France, during WWI. René was a graduate of the Ecole Centrale Paris in France. He had published the principles of a ramjet in articles in the journal L'Aérophile from 1908 to 1913.
The french gave the classic look to the tanks. This was designed in 1915 with a basic look as shown in the picture below and no odour