Blog des Expos

Le blog des Expos est un espace de publication de billets sur l’histoire, les thèmes, les legs et les expériences des Expos. Ces textes sont écrits par le BIE ou par des contributeurs externes à l’organisation.

A to Z of Innovations at Expos: IMAX

A to Z of Innovations at Expos: IMAX

Among the many ways in which Expos have been at the forefront of innovations in public entertainment, the worldwide début of IMAX cinema at Expo 1970 Osaka is one of the most significant.

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A to Z of Innovations at Expos: Hydroelectricity

A to Z of Innovations at Expos: Hydroelectricity

Marking the centenary of the French Revolution and centred around the monumental Eiffel Tower, World Expo 1889 in Paris was a hotbed of ambitious ideas. One of these, though it received little attention at the time, was the concept of hydroelectricity, presented by French engineer Aristide Bergès.

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A to Z of Innovations at Expos: Gas engine

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From the mid 19th century, industrial advancements led to a race to develop higher performance engines in order to move beyond the practical constraints of coal-powered steam engines. At Expo 1867 Paris, much of the focus was on the gas engine, where a newcomer – the Otto-Langen atmospheric engine – drew praise for its innovative efficiency.

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A to Z of Innovations at Expos: Fax machine

A to Z of Innovations at Expos: Fax machine

Improvements in communications are often some of the most fascinating innovations showcased at World Expos, offering visitors a vision of a future where interactions across the world will be quicker and easier. This was the case as early as the first Expo – the Great Exhibition of 1851 in London – where an early version of the fax machine was on display.

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A to Z of Innovations at Expos: Electric Car

A to Z of Innovations at Expos: Electric Car

When thinking about an electric car, most people would cast their minds to a recent invention, with new electric-powered vehicles growing in popularity as fossil fuels are replaced with greener alternatives. Few would think that electric cars go back more than a century, with one model in particular by Lohner-Porsche being the centre of the show at World Expo 1900 in Paris.

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