eureka moment


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eureka moment

n
a moment at which a person realizes or solves something
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Lo and behold March 2013, and because of all the cuts that the whole of the country have had to suffer, a eureka moment for George Osborne.
Entrepreneur Mr Ajaz founded internet service provider Freeserve after experiencing a "eureka moment" when buying a computer from PC World - and nobody could tell him how to get on to the internet.
Here's a look at 10 inventions, and what their creators were doing when the eureka moment arrived.
BRITAIN'S horserace dope-testing process could be turned on its head in the next five years, as the sport's drug-busters at HFL build on a breakthrough - "a Eureka moment", according to chief executive David Hall - that seems certain to keep the team one step ahead of the dopers.
EUREKA MOMENT: A European Space Agency picture from Mars
While the European Space Agency was getting excited about their 'eureka moment', trust NASA to pour cold (Martian) water on our achievements.
"They had listened to 150 songs and were almost going to keep the one by the Dandy Warhols when they heard True Friends - the last song they listened to - and it was a Eureka moment for them.
The 1980 synthesis of chiral molecules called epoxides--participants in many reactions--was "a eureka moment," Sharpless says.
@meenabbrum: Eureka moment at community enterprise workshop - finance can be easy to understand.
Having had a Eureka moment more than three years ago, the board now actively seek sustainable solutions not only in the production of the beer, but in their pubs too.
I'VE had my first eureka moment in half a decade of blowing my cheeks out at muppets who think Big Brother's 'an interesting sociological experiment'.