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Hero of Alexandria is the inventor of the first steam engine, although he regarded it as an entertaining toy.
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The steam engine, perfected by the Scottish engineer James Watt, revolutionised technology.
The Ancient Greek scientist, Euclid of Alexandria, is often referred to as the 'father of geometry'.
What happens in a liquid during evaporation and boiling? What does its boiling point depend on?
The popular model of the American automobile factory was the first mass-produced car in the world.
This animation demonstrates how a turbojet engine works.
Machines converting the energy of flowing or falling water into useful forms of power were already in use in the Middle Ages.
Machines converting the energy of wind into useful forms of power were already in use in the Middle Ages.
The screw pump commonly attributed to Archimedes made irrigation much more effective
Archimedes was one of the most brilliant Greek scholars of ancient times, who made his mark with military inventions as well.
The German engineer Rudolf Diesel patented the diesel engine in 1893.
This animation demonstrates the type of engine most commonly used in cars.
Stirling engines are also known as external combustion engines. Unlike internal combustion engines (e.g. Otto-engine), here combustion takes place outside...
A two-stroke engine is a type of internal combustion engine with a cycle of only two (power) strokes.
A type of rotary engine of high efficiency
A type of steam locomotives used by British Railways were manufactured in the 1950s.
The first paddle steamer in Hungary entered service in 1846.
Robert Fulton American engineer created the first operational steam-powered ship.
The English engineer George Stephenson’s locomotive was built for a competition of locomotives in 1829.
Threshing machines are used for separating grains from straw.