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In which age was the steam engine a major development?
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How old was Henry ford when he contructed his first steam engine?
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What is an example of an invention from the industrial age?
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What were the major achievements in human history during the old stone age?
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How did the Industrial Revolution improve the early industrial age?
How did the steam engine propel?
The mechnical idea behind a Steam engine is very simple: Take a Tea Pot and seal it up. Conect an outlet pipe to a Cylinder with a Piston in it. Boil the water The steam will propel the Piston down the cylinder Conect the piston to a crank, say on a Locomotive wheel (Very Small Locomotive if we are using my tea pot) Create a valve system that will allow thew steam in when the piston is ready to push the crank and allow the steam out when the piston is ready to travel back to the start point. Bingo Bango the Steam age has arrived
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What actors and actresses appeared in Age of Steam - 2003?
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What was coal used widely for during the industrial age?
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What did George westinghouse do?
George Westinghouse was an American entrepreneur and engineer who invented the Railroad Car Air Brake. He was a pioneer of the electrical industry. In 1991, he recevied a patent the AIEE's Edison Medal for meritorious achievement in connection with the development of the alternating current system. At age 19 he received his first patent for a rotary steam engine.
How did the steam engine change society?
The first steam engine was invented by Thomas Newcome, he created a machine that could keep the power of compressed steam. it was used to pump water out of mines. James Watt created a better version. it was more efficient, practical, and it produced more power with little waste. it was used to pump water out of mines but later was adapted to drive machines. this solved the problem of powering the factory age. source: crossroads : a meeting of nations textbook
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What pressure do steam trains run at?
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According to Paul Baltes which age period dominates development?
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What is the most important invention in science history?
Historians generally agree that the invention of the steam engine set off what turned into the Industrial Revolution, and all progress since then has built on that. Without an industrial revolution there could not have been an information revolution, a computer age, and so forth. So I think a case could be made that the steam engine is the most important invention in history - even though it is now obsolete, and replaced by internal combustion engines, electric motors, etc. Steam turbines, however, are still very much in use, in electric generating plants, and they are a modified form of steam engine.
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How did the axial age contribute to the development of social philosophy?
What is the steam engine used for now?
Steam engines are still used in various places in Africa, in much the same way they have always been used. They are also used in several places of the world for tourism rides on heritage railways, to remind people of the age of steam. Examples are model railways and "the Hogwarts Express" in England and a picturesque ride which winds around the hill up to Darjeeling in India.