Foucault pendulum is a simple device introduced in 1851 to confirm that the earth rotated
The Gunners opened the season with a 3-1 home defeat
Wingsuits allow the wearer to both fall downwards and move across the sky at speeds up to 226mph
30 people were injured and 21 arrested
In a two-decade career, Mr Robert has scaled the Eiffel Tower and New York’s Empire State Building
Building will be four times size of original and stand next to copies of Eiffel Tower and Pyramids other world landmarks
'I injected my friends and family'
François Hollande, the man who wooed the French with the promise to be a "normal" president, has decided to depart from rules and conventions in the name of normality.
The reinvention of classics.
From the Arc de Triomphe being crushed to the Eiffel Tower being struck with lightning or knocked over by a sandwich, here are the top ten films that feature Paris being destroyed.
They are pushy, rude and tiresomely chic. And soon the city's inhabitants will all be heading for the beach or the countryside.
When the Eiffel Tower was completed in 1889, it was originally – like the London Eye – intended to be a temporary installation, the entrance to the Exposition Universalle in the French capital. Once the magnificently tapering structure was complete, it quickly became the biggest draw in Paris. Plans to dismantle it were overturned, and for the next 41 years it was the highest structure in the world (until superseded by the Chrysler Building in New York).
The Segway was hailed before its launch as a green transport solution of the future. One such believer in the emission-free scooter-cum-skateboard was a former Yorkshire miner turned multimillionaire philanthropist called Jimi Heselden, who last year bought the American firm which invented the self-righting two-wheeler. But in what appears to have been a freak accident, Mr Heselden has been found dead after apparently plunging 30ft over the side of a cliff while riding one of the machines he hoped would revolutionise the way we travel.
More than 2,000 tourists were cleared from the Eiffel Tower and surrounding areas last night after a series of bomb threats. One of the French capital's largest metro interchanges, at Saint-Michel near Notre Dame cathedral, was also cleared after a warning call to authorities.
The widow of the underwater explorer, Jacques Cousteau, wants the French government to mark the centenary of his birth by helping to refloat his celebrated ship, the Calypso.
A lone thief has stolen five paintings worth a total of £430 million in an overnight raid on a Paris art museum.