A show on the Science Channel called How We Invented the World
showed skyscrapers. The inspiration for the design was a woman
placing a heavy book on a bird cage. William LeBaron Jenny is credited
with designing the first one. Article here:
Otis, the elevator brake inventor, got his idea from
a buggy spring according to the show.
It's neat how unrelated things come together.
Using Opera's mail client: http://www.opera.com/mail/
Maxim developed and installed the first electric lights in a New York
City building (the Equitable Life Building (New York City) at 120
Broadway) in the late 1870s. However, he was involved in several
lengthy patent disputes with Thomas Edison over his claims to the
lightbulb. One of these actions regarded the incandescent bulb, for
which Maxim claimed that Edison was credited by means of his better
understanding of patenting law (though in England Joseph Wilson Swan had
already obtained the first patent in 1878). Maxim claimed that an
employee of his had falsely patented the invention under his own name,
and that Edison proved the employee's claim to be false, knowing that
patent law would mean the invention would become public property,
allowing Edison to manufacture the lightbulb without crediting Maxim as
the true inventor.
On Thu, 26 May 2016 19:27:08 -0500, "Dean Hoffman"
Very interesting. Thanks.
If you have Itunes, you can buy that 44 minutes episode and 3 others
for $3 each, or the google summary says, you can buy all 4, Season 1
for $12, but on the page itself it seems to be saying that's HD, which
I guess is even better.
I uninstalled Itunes because it was so big, I never used it, and they
were constantly sending updates just as big.
Is there anyway to play an Itunes selection without Itunes?
From the Discovery channel you can buy How We Invented the World:
Planes, DVD. Covers the history of the invention and refinement of the
airplane $59.95 for 43 minutes. That's almost a dollar and a half a
minute!! Grade Level 9 - 12 But nothing is too good for our
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