Musée des Arts et Métiers
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Paris isn't just pastries, paintings, and pretty architecture. Paris also has science and technology, and the Musée des Arts et Métiers exhibits a range of historical examples of technological innovation. The exhibits are organized into seven areas: scientific instruments, materials, mechanics, construction, energy, communication, and transportation. As with an introductory science or engineering course, each exhibit starts with some history then shows the evolution of the field. The final exhibit, transportation, is in an especially beautiful space.

 
 
 
 
Musée des Arts et Métiers
 
 
 
 
Musée des Arts et Métiers
 
 
 
 
Musée des Arts et Métiers
 
 
 
Early measurement instruments
 
 
 
 
Early measurement instruments
 
 
 
 
Early measurement instruments
 
 
 
Siemens transmission electron microscope 1973
 
 
 
 
Siemens transmission electron microscope 1973
 
 
 
 
Siemens transmission electron microscope 1973
 
 
 
IBM Stretch 7030, 1961
 
 
 
 
IBM Stretch 7030, 1961
 
 
 
 
IBM Stretch 7030, 1961
 
 
 
Cray-2 supercomputer, 1985  ++
 
When I studied computer science at university the Cray was the ultimate computer. Today, Paul's smartphone is more powerful and has more storage than this Cray.
 
 
 
 
Cray-2 supercomputer, 1985  ++
 
When I studied computer science at university the Cray was the ultimate computer. Today, Paul's smartphone is more powerful and has more storage than this Cray.
 
 
 
 
Cray-2 supercomputer, 1985  ++
 
When I studied computer science at university the Cray was the ultimate computer. Today, Paul's smartphone is more powerful and has more storage than this Cray.
 
 
 
Robot LAMA, Russian developed lunar vehicle
 
 
 
 
Robot LAMA, Russian developed lunar vehicle
 
 
 
 
Robot LAMA, Russian developed lunar vehicle
 
 
 
An old machine with lots of gears
 
 
 
 
An old machine with lots of gears
 
 
 
 
An old machine with lots of gears
 
 
 
An old machine
 
 
 
 
An old machine
 
 
 
 
An old machine
 
 
 
Early cameras
 
 
 
 
Early cameras
 
 
 
 
Early cameras
 
 
 
Sliced up Citroen
 
 
 
 
Sliced up Citroen
 
 
 
 
Sliced up Citroen
 
 
 
Cars and airplanes
 
 
 
 
Cars and airplanes
 
 
 
 
Cars and airplanes
 
 
 
Airplane with wheels on wings  ++
 
 
 
 
Airplane with wheels on wings  ++
 
 
 
 
Airplane with wheels on wings  ++
 
 
 
Early airplane
 
 
 
 
Early airplane
 
 
 
 
Early airplane