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Radio

While attempts at radio-like transmissions began in the 1830 Guglielmo Marconi successfully transmitted and received what would come to be…

Started by Captain

18 Apr 27
Reply by P. Aloysius Regnad

Air Conditioning & Ice Making

Willis Carrier invented modern electric air conditioning in 1902.  Dr. John Gorrie  Invented mechanical cooling in 1842.

Started by Captain

3 Dec 27, 2020
Reply by P. Aloysius Regnad

Bacteriophages

https://www.motherjones.com/environment/2018/05/the-best-viral-news-youll-ever-read-antibiotic-resistance-phage-therapy-bacteriophage-virus

Started by Captain

1 Dec 24, 2020
Reply by Captain

Mauser 1896 "Broomhandle"

C96 history Quick ID page Sweeping History of the Broomhandle The Mauser C96 aka 1896 aka "Broomhandle" was the first successful automa…

Started by Captain

8 Dec 15, 2020
Reply by P. Aloysius Regnad

Mannlicher pistols.

      I may as well bring up the handguns designed by Ferdinand Mannlicher, as well.  The first was the M1894.       This gun was unusual…

Started by P. Aloysius Regnad

1 Oct 30, 2020
Reply by P. Aloysius Regnad

Stainless Steel {1872}

Stainless Steel History While a stainless steel alloy was patented in 1872 it was not commercialized until being 'invented again' in 1912.…

Started by Captain

5 Oct 30, 2020
Reply by P. Aloysius Regnad

Bergmann automatic pistols (and a bit more).

      Bergmann pistols were another attempt to bring semi-auto firearms into existence in the 1890s.  (The other best known types were the…

Started by P. Aloysius Regnad

0 Oct 30, 2020

"Action at a Distance"

What "Action at a Distance" means "In physics, action at a distance is the concept that an object can be moved, changed, or otherwise affe…

Started by Captain

7 May 1, 2018
Reply by P. Aloysius Regnad

Stirling Engine {1816}

Stirling Engine History Stirling engine refers to a family of usually sealed cousins to steam engines.  Basically pistons are moved by t…

Started by Captain

3 Jan 10, 2018
Reply by Captain

The Wood Gasifier

Something everyone here seems to know something about to some extent. To the best of my knowledge many, (myself included) have little to no…

Started by The Specialist

0 Jan 4, 2018

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