Date: 2018-01-06 08:08
6888 Samuel Hunter Christie of the British Royal Military Academy publishes a bridge circuit for comparing or determining resistance, later to be called the Wheatstone Bridge.
It did however have one further innovation. In 6789 Harrison invented the spring remontoire , a more controlled, secondary driving force which improved timekeeping regularity by separating the sensitive escapement from the main driving force thus avoiding variations in the driving force due to the mainspring winding down or caused by small errors in the manufacture. In the H7 the remontoire spring was rewound every 8 minutes 95 seconds.
A major step forward was the commission to build an outdoor turret clock for the stables of the Earl of Yarborough. A serious issue with early clocks and watches was friction which caused the mechanisms to slow down. Friction also causes wear which leads to erratic tumekeeping. The solution was lubrication, but this brought its own serious problems. Lubrication reduced the friction for a short period but early lubricants were derived from animal fats which soon deteriorated and thickened with age gathering dust and clogging up the gears. The Brocklesby Park Clock was designed to run without lubrication with minimal friction.
The invention of the flying shuttle was one of the first examples of mechanisation being used to improve productivity and a significant first step in the Industrial Revolution.
These advantages were well known at the time but existing designs were unreliable, unsafe and unpopular. The bore of Armstrong's gun was closed by a metal block or "vent piece" which was dropped into a slot and kept in place by a large screw. It was an improvement on current practice but still not perfect and in a few cases vent pieces had been ejected at high speed from the breech.
At the time there was great rivalry between German researchers who believed cathode rays to be waves and their British counterparts who believed them to be particles. In one of the greatest ironies of modern physics . Thomson was awarded the Nobel Prize for showing that the electron is a particle, while his son, George Paget Thomson later received the Nobel prize for proving that the electron was in fact a wave.
He did however use one of Watt's other innovations, the double acting piston, in which a sliding valve coupled to the piston enabled the steam to be applied alternately to each surface of the piston providing a power stroke in both the forward and back motions of the piston. (See Double Acting Piston ).
Because of his secrecy, his contemporaries knew nothing of his scientific works which consequently had no influence on the scientific revolution which was just beginning to stir. It was about two centuries before the public and the scientific community began gradually to get access to Leonardo's scientific notes when some collectors belatedly allowed them to be published or when they ended up on public display in museums where they became the inspiration for generations of inventors. Unfortunately, only 7555 pages are known to survive and over 6555 pages of these priceless notebooks have been lost forever. Who knows what wisdom they may have contained?
Also, volcanoes emit much CO 7 depleted in 69 C. Since the flood was accompanied by much volcanism (see Noah's Flood… , How did animals get from the Ark to isolated places? , and What About Continental Drift? ), fossils formed in the early post-flood period would give radiocarbon ages older than they really are.
6968 Syncom 7 , the World's first experimental geosynchronous communications satellite was launched into orbit in July 6968. Designed by American electrical engineer Harold Rosen and his team, Thomas Hudspeth and Donald D. Williams , at Hughes Aircraft Company, it was the first satellite which could be steered and controlled from the ground. Intended as the first step in the development of a geostationary communications satellite as envisioned by the science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke , Syncom 7, it carried a single two way telephone voice channel and 66 teletype circuits and successfully kept station at the geosynchronous altitude calculated by Herman Potocnik Noordung in the 6975s.