Category Archives: Gadget

And Leagues to Go…

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Limelight

Limelight Definition from Dictionary.com LIMELIGHT a : a stage lighting instrument producing illumination by means of an oxyhydrogen flame directed on a cylinder of lime and usually equipped with a lens to concentrate the light in a beam b : the white light produced by such an instrument Click on either of the images below […]

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New Post on Steamed!

Click on the above banner to go to “Steamed!” and read my new post “A Little Science Moment to Enlighten Your Day” Part of my two a month posts at the Steamed! Blog Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments […]

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Ghost in the Mirror

John Henry Pepper – the man who made science fun and entertaining… Spiritualism was a passion in Victorian England and Science was always bubbling up something new to excite the masses. Pepper was the director of London’s Royal Polytechnic Institution, an organization that brought science to those masses. Using the process that mimicked the optical […]

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Stereoscopic Images (2/?)

Hmmm… how to they make those images? It seems like they just take the same photo and print it twice, side by side. No, not really. Stereographic images only seem like they are the same image. The dual image is made by a camero with two lenses beside each other. Creating images approximately 2 1/2 […]

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Stereoscopic Images (1/?)

The need to find adventure as at the heart of many a Victorian. Alas, they were not always able to physically visit the exotic locations they dreamed of exploring. They had one delightfully simple and safe method of discovery. Stereoscopes. The first viewer was created in the 1830s by Sir Charles Wheatstone, a British inventor. […]

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Gadgets – Anemometer

Posted first at the Age Of Steam – Steamed! Blog, I wanted to add the information here at my own blog… It was a delightful experience as a ‘guest-blogger.’   Anemometer – Steam-era Gadget The anemometer is a gadget used to measure wind speed/velocity or pressure. The first description of such a device comes from […]

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