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Comment on Pottery in Antiquity by tejas

Good post Rae. The fact that pottery making was not invented in one location was discovered by multiple societies, independent of one another suggests that the people were familiar with the technology long before it was shaped into the art of making co…

To Infinity and Beyond – A History of technology which enabled us to look beyond the skies (Revised Edition)

Telescope is a simple device which makes far away things appear closer. It gives the observers a new perspective about the universe by enabling them to look deep into the skies and unveil the secrets of the cosmos. Through this device, Galileo argued that Ptolemy’s geocentric model for the universe was wrong and that Copernicus …

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Cardwell, “Galileo” (Father of the Scientific Method)

Galileo Galilei, a polymath, the father of modern science, and the father of observational astronomy, transformed the course of scientific development and technology. His scientific methods were based on a belief that the laws of nature have an underlying mathematical nature, but their simplicity is hidden from our casual observations behind the complexities caused by …

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“The Medieval Machine: The Industrial Revolution of the Middle Ages”~by Jean Gimpel | Chapter 1 Sumary

During the Middle Ages, there was a revolution in the use of machines in Europe. Their applications in industries were expanded. This expansion of technology was one of the main factors which led to the dominance of the Western hemisphere over the rest of the world. Most common was the Mill, which converted the force …

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WHY TECHNOLOGY MATTERS BY DAVID E. NYE – A SUMMARY

There are many aspects of our life that we take for granted, especially things that are pre-existing or seem everlasting. We fail to recognize that everything that surrounds us has a  history. Everything from church bells to Carolina rice has a past which involves a long process of adjustment during which the invention is improved …

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