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Society: History: By_Topic: Science: Engineering_and_Technology


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Air Force Technology
Timelines through 1970s.

Alex den Ouden
Books, articles and consultancy on industrial archaeology and the history of technology, engineering and metallurgy. Text in Dutch and English.

The Astronomical Clock at Hampton Court Palace
Written by the author of the original guide book, and including many details and fascinating facts and discoveries omitted from the guide book.

Building Big
A companion to the PBS series, the site explores the engineering principles, design challenges, and stories behind some of the most remarkable achievements in the history of building.

The Dead Media Project
Database of notes written and researched by mailing members pertaining to various forms of media and communications devices throughout history.

Early Stages of Soviet and American Radio Broadcasting
Article explores early radio broadcasting efforts by the United States and the Soviet Union.

Echo Virtual Library
Database of pages about the history of science, technology, sociology, computers and medicine.

The Engines of Our Ingenuity
Radio program that tells the story of how our culture is formed by human creativity. Features transcripts for every episode heard since the show's inception in 1988.

ExpoMuseum
An online museum dedicated to world's fair history, architecture, and memorabilia.

Gizmohighway
Technology guide looking at the past, present and future of technology and gadgets.

Glass Works
The history of glassmaking in Canada. Descriptions and photographs range from a First Nations spear point to laboratory equipment.

Greatest Engineering Achievements of the Twentieth Century
Includes timelines and historical essays of the top 20.

History of Chinese Invention and Discovery
Chart of inventions and discoveries, with comparisons with their Western equivalents.

The History of Japanese Calculators
Describes the development of calculating machines beginning with an adaptation of the Chinese abacus called the soroban. Page includes background of developers and photos of early prototypes.

History of Mechanical Calculators
Covers the history of modern day adding devices from 1885 with the "Marconi Box" with rubber bands and wires to electrical motor driven machines of the 1940's. Discusses styles of computing throughout this period.

History of Refrigeration
Summary with links to related articles.

History of Science and Technology in Islam
Describes Arabic original inventions and improvements in chemical processes and mechanical engineering

History of the IBM Typewriter
Timeline with images of each model

Hook Norton Brewery Steam Engine
Possibly the last working steam engine in the world. Is used to power the brewery in a town in the UK. Page gives short history, specifications and tasks accomplished by this antique machinery.

Inventions! Patents at NC State University
Patents developed by faculty at the university. Organized by departments.

It'll Never Work!
Negative comments about new scientific and technological ideas.

Knight's American Mechanical Dictionary - 1881
Features snapshot images from a late 19th century book of terms for mechanical devices. Illustrates the state of technology during that era. Includes photos and searchable index. Most links are in DjVu format.

Lumber, Logging and Paper
An illustrated history of logging and sawmills in the US provided by Ed Sanders.

Mark Twain and Technology
An exploration of the technology Twain refers to in his novel, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court. site was constructed as part of a Summer Institute at Carnegie Mellon University.

Medieval Technology Pages
Medieval technology and various inventions and developments involving everyday life in the Middle Ages.

Old scientific Instruments
Includes photos of astrolabes, , protractors, drawing tools, and book covers that were created from the 15th to 18th centuries. Includes general specifications of each item within a table chart.

Pam Mack's History of Technology Links
Collection of links categorised by subject.

Pile Drivers
History, pictures and videos of pile drivers, collected by Max Hollemans.

Recording Technology History
Discusses early people and items used to make early audio and video devices from the first record players to digital television. Includes additional resource links.

Selected Resources: History of Science and Technology
Collection of links categorised by subject. Provided by the University of Minnesota.

South Western Electricity Historical Society (SWEHC)
Group is interested in electricity history and industrial archeology with particular reference to the supply, generation and distribution of electricity in the southwest area of England.

The Steam Engine Library
Online texts of historical documents relating to the history of the steam engine.

Steam Engines
The events and the men who led to the steam engine invention, with animations, diagrams and pictures.

ThinkQuest - The Evolution of Communication
Traces the development of verbal and non-verbal communication through human history, from prehistoric cave drawings to satellite broadcast.

ThinkQuest: Greatest Inventions Timeline
Covers a number of popular inventions through history from the 15th to the 20th century.

Time Warp
Digital archive of 20th century technology.

Today in Technology History
A single event from this date in the history of technology. Published weekdays, from the Center for the Study of Technology and Society.

Totalizator History
The history of the invention of the world's first automatic totalizator in 1913 and its subsequent development. Mechanical computing on a commercial scale.

A Walk Through Time
An illustrated history of timekeeping from ancient times to the present, by NIST

Westinghouse Heritage
A timeline that shows the inventions created by the company over the years like the light bulb and household appliances. Included are information about the founder, George Westinghouse, and world events during those periods. Requires Quicktime plugin.

Wolfgang von Kempelen's Speaking Machine and its Successors
A description of various methods of producing synthetic speech experimented with between 1770 and 1970. Includes auditory illustrations.

A World Of Communication
All about the history, status, and future of communications technology.

World's Fairs and Expositions
Resources on the world's fairs held from 1876 to 1916 focusing on how they shaped American culture by presenting idealized visions of the past and future that often ignored minority viewpoints.



Henry VIII Stamped Out Industrial Revolution
Article in the Telegraph reporting that archaeologists have found evidence that Cistercian monks in Yorkshire were developing a prototype blast furnace when they were evicted by the king in 1538. (June 21, 2002)

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