eureka moment


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eureka moment

A moment or instance at which a sudden, revelatory idea, realization, or solution to a problem comes to mind. We'd been working on the problem in the lab for weeks, but the eureka moment came to me when I was out gardening!
See also: moment
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WITH Scots famous around the world for inventions, you'd imagine we'd have more than our fair share of eureka moments.
This was the 'Eureka moment', and while Hall recognises these are early days, he cannot disguise the sense of excitement at HFL, where the direct focus for WADA is directed at the Beijing and London Olympics but with spin-offs for racing through complementary work made possible by Levy Board grants.
Let's hope this truly proves to be a 'eureka moment' and the people of the world can afford a collective glance towards the heavens rather than over their shoulder.
He said it was a Eureka moment and told the owner of the house she needed to sit down - before he broke the news.
It was created as the result of a 'eureka moment' experienced by Zoe Phayre-Mudge.
The account of Newton's eureka moment, which led to his famous theory of gravity, forms part of William Stukeley's 1752 biography of the great scientist.
Anyway, I got myself in such a frenzy over this damn ad that I couldn't contain myself when thar eureka moment came.
"When I saw those curves for iron acquisition in men and women, I really had a eureka moment," he says, noting that men build up iron stores steadily, while women don't start accumulating iron until menopause.
Bez Pitcher was at work at at her studio at Earlswood Lakes Craft Centre with her business, That Eureka Moment, when she had a call from her husband, Harvey, to say their home in Queenswood Road, Moseley, Birmingham, had been hit.
I came up with the idea after a eureka moment in the bath.
"It was a eureka moment - it came from nowhere," said Diane.
But for one mother, it also led to an eureka moment so great that she quit her job and began marketing a solution to the mess that toddlers can make.
Dave Jarvis, 50, whose daughter Leanne sang Lorraine Ellison's Stay With Me on the BBC1 show last month, was giving his normal Tannoy message when he had his "eureka moment".
However, the spirit of Archimedes' eureka moment is still very much alive as 9% of Welsh owners and managers claim to produce their best business brainwaves in the bath.
I NOW finally realise what a 'Eureka moment' feels like.