Renaissance architect, Filippo Brunelleschi of Florence, Italy first applied principle building techniques of classical Roman architecture to Gothic form by adding a dome to the unfinished Florence Cathedral, Santa Maria del Fiore. Continue reading
Archaeologists discover houses in the village of Zawi Chenui, south-eastern Anatolia along the Turkish-Iranian border dating back to 9000 BCE. Continue reading
Inhabitants of the Mesopotamian city of Ur, Iraq began constructing two-storey mud brick townhomes in 2025 BCE. Continue reading
Leon Battista Alberti (Italian: [leˈom batˈtista alˈbɛrti]; February 18, 1404 – April 25, 1472) was an Italian humanist author, artist, architect, poet, priest, linguist, philosopher and cryptographer; he epitomised the Renaissance Man. Continue reading
At the 1880 Mannheim Industrial Exhibition at Mannheim, Germany, Siemens and Halske Company installed an electric elevator, which transported passengers to the top of an observation tower. Continue reading
The Italian Renaissance master Leon Battista Alberti, published in 1485, a treatise on the theory of architecture called De reaedificatoria (On the Art of Building). Continue reading
The Italian Humanist polymath Leon Battista Alberti published the concept for Angled Fortifications to protect against bombardment. Continue reading
Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci (Italian: [leoˈnardo di ˌsɛr ˈpjɛːro da (v)ˈvintʃi] ( listen); 15 April 1452 – 2 May 1519), more commonly Leonardo da Vinci or simply Leonardo, was an Italian polymath whose areas of interest included invention, painting, sculpting, architecture, science, music, mathematics, engineering, literature, anatomy, geology, astronomy, botany, writing, history, and cartography. Continue reading
Leonardo da Vinci apparently designed cooling system for buildings. In fact it started with a noblewoman Isabella d’Este, whose home was in Mantua, Italy, where Leonardo da Vinci was a guest in 1500. The cool air, was created by a paddlewheel in an enclosed water-filled chamber, which was blown into the room by a bellows.
- Leonardo da Vinci – Wikipedia
Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci (Italian: [leoˈnardo di ˌsɛr ˈpjɛːro da (v)ˈvintʃi] ( listen); 15 April 1452 – 2 May 1519), more commonly Leonardo da Vinci or simply Leonardo, was an Italian polymath whose areas of interest included invention, painting, sculpting, architecture, science, music, mathematics, engineering, literature, anatomy, geology, astronomy, botany, writing, history, and cartography.
- Science and inventions of Leonardo da Vinci – Wikipedia
Leonardo da Vinci (1452–1519) was an Italian polymath, regarded as the epitome of the “Renaissance Man”, displaying skills in numerous diverse areas of study.
- Leonardo Da Vinci’s To Do List (Circa 1490) | TAG Mechanical …
Our To-Do-lists are pretty dull and are so self centered….. The movers and shakers have different priorities and thought process.
- Evaporative Cooling: History of Technology – azevap
We have all experienced the evaporative cooling effect that occurs after exiting a swimming pool on a hot sunny day.
- Evaporative Cooling History – Evaporative Coolers | CULER – Energy … (via the Wayback Machine)
Evaporative cooling has existed as long as the Earth has had water on its surface, whether as oceans, lakes, ponds or streams. It is no accident that prehistoric animals and primitive humans sought out water sources, especially in hot environments, because they needed it to survive.
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