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  1. Airport — 2017-12-29 20:44:50
    …ort.jpg" class="right" title="Southampton, the first 'Air Port'" width="350" }} In 1910 Edwin Moon took off in his Moonbeam II aircraft in **air fields** near Southampton. During World War I, Southampton became a major post for military aircra…
  2. Steel — 2017-06-28 14:56:51
    …-shaped tools, allowing oxygen to combine slowly remove carbon. {{Image url="EiffelTower.jpg" class="left" title="Steel beams made Eiffel Tower possible" width="300" }} It was then worked with a forge hammer by the puddler before being rolled i…
  3. Steam Engine — 2017-05-23 20:30:35
    …1712 that demonstrated the first operational and practical industrial engine. Together, Newcomen and Savery developed a beam engine that worked on the atmospheric, or vacuum, principle. The first industrial applications of the vacuum engines we…
    …re in the pumping of water from deep mineshafts. In mineshaft pumps the reciprocating beam was connected to an operating rod that descended the shaft to a pump chamber. The oscillations of the operating rod a…
    …ia sun and planet gears—to provide rotary power. In early steam engines the piston is usually connected to a balanced beam, rather than directly to a connecting rod, and these engines are therefore known as beam engines. Boulton soon realise…
  4. Split the Atom — 2017-05-20 11:31:05
    …laboratory controlled splitting of the atom happened in **1932** when John Cockcroft and Ernest Walton focused a proton beam onto lithium and bust its nucleus. The era of **nuclear physics** was born. It was the first nuclear transmutation of…
  5. Guillotine — 2016-07-28 13:29:34
    …e Halifax Gibbet == The Halifax Gibbet was a menacing wooden structure made of two wooden uprights, with an horizontal beam and braces, standing 15ft tall. The cutting blade was axe shaped weighing 7lb 12 oz, attached to the bottom of a massiv…

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