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  • Gas Mantle


    Thu, October 30th 2014

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    "It was evident that it was much^ more economical to renounce the lighting power of the open flame" Carl Auer von Welsbach In 1807 Pall Mall in London became the first public street to be lit with coal gas, and other countries soon followed. Although gaslight was much cheaper than oil lamps or candles, it also produced smoke, bad smells, and lots of heat. These problems were resolved by an AMore.

  • Suntan Lotion


    Mon, October 27th 2014

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    "Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it ain't goin' away." Elvis Presley, singer When the legendary fashion designer Coco Chanel inadvertently developed a suntan during a Mediterranean cruise in the 1920s, tanned skin immediately became synonymous with beauty, fashion, and a healthy lifestyle. When the Popular Front won the 1936 French general elections and legislated for More.

  • Diesel Engine


    Thu, October 23rd 2014

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    "The fact that fat oils from vegetable sources can be used may seem insignificant today..." Rudolf Diesel, 1912 While it can be safely asserted that the Diesel engine was, indeed, invented by Paris-born inventor Rudolf Diesel (1858-1913), it is not the case that we can attribute to him the very first "diesel" engine. "Diesel engine" has for some time been the generic term used to describe any cMore.

  • Coaxial Cable


    Mon, October 20th 2014

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    "AT&T is proud to follow in the footsteps of Espenschied and Affel as we continue to drive innovation." Dave Belanger, chief scientist at AT&T Labs In the early 1920s it was clear to communications engineers that high-frequency transmission lines were paramountto the success of any further developments in communications, since ordinary wires and cables simply could not cope. Two engiMore.

  • Kraft Process


    Mon, October 20th 2014

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    "My head is full of [ideas] ...but they serve no purpose thereby must be put down on papery Camilo Jose Cela, writer The first modern paper was invented in 105 C.E. by a Chinese court official called Ts'ai Lun. He made sheets out of mulberry bark, rags, and hemp waste mixed with water. Paper continued to be made primarily of rags until the early nineteenth century, when mechanized papermakinMore.

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