Jacob Perkins (9 July 1766 – 30 July 1849) was an American inventor, mechanical engineer and physicist. Continue reading
Palace of Westminster, Houses of Parliament in London, England was the first building with a patented cooling system installed in 1834. Continue reading
Suger's family origins are unknown. Several times in his writings he suggests that his was a humble background, though this may just be a topos or convention of autobiographical writing. Continue reading
Abbey of St-Denis in Paris, France was built in the Gothic style as founded by King Dagobert I in 7th Century and rebuilt by Abbot Suger in 1144. Continue reading
Bibliotheque Sainte-Genevieve was the first iron-frame building built in Paris, France between 1843 to 1850 by architect Henri Labrouste. 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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Francois Coignet embedded wrought-iron, I-beams, into the concrete of the roof and the floors of a house he built in Paris, France, in 1862. Continue reading
The World Financial Center in Shanghai, China, on its planned completion date in 2001, was to be 1,507 feet (460 meters) high. Continue reading