invented apparatus

artilleryvoodoo  asked:

Did Nikola Tesla believe that energy/elecrticity could be tapped from the air?

Yes he did. So Tesla was the first scientist to discover cosmic radiation, or “cosmic rays.” Not Victor Hess, like the internet will tell you. Tesla was 15 or 16 years ahead of Hess. He also understood them far better than Hess, and even our scientists today. But to answer your question, Tesla discovered that these cosmic rays shower down on us 24/7, and that they ionize the air, setting free many charges of ions and electrons. He invented and patented an apparatus that captures these charges in a condenser which was made to discharge through the circuit of his motor. He hoped to build a machine on a large scale but we all know he got blackballed by corporate interests. The important thing about Tesla’s invention is that this source of energy is unlimited–coming from our sun and all the stars in the universe, and could be tapped into anywhere on earth, night or day.

Thanks for the question! Hope I helped.

Verena Holmes (1889-1964) was an English engineer and inventor, the first woman elected to the Institution of Mechanical engineers. She also co-founded the Women’s Engineering Society in 1919, and advocated for more inclusion of the female gender in a traditionally male-dominated profession.

She specialized in several types of engines, such as locomotive, diesel, and internal combustion. While working for Research Engineers Ltd., she patented several inventions, such as an apparatus used for treating tuberculosis. During World War II, she worked on naval weaponry and trained women for munitions work.

Using a Soxhlet extractor to get out my highly fluorescent product from the tarry reaction mixture. The raw reaction product is placed in the upper part of the extractor in a paper thimble and it is continuously washed with fresh solvent (in this case acetone) till the extracted solution is fluorescent. The solution flows down to the flask at the bottom where it boils and gets back on the paper thimble. The extracted compound is concentrated in the bottom flask and at the end everything what I need from this mixture will be in that flask what already emits a very-very bright blue light under UV(:

Soxhlet extractor is a piece of laboratory apparatus invented in 1879 by Franz von Soxhlet. It was originally designed for the extraction of a lipid from a solid material. Typically, a Soxhlet extraction is used when the desired compound has a limited solubility in a solvent, and the impurity is insoluble in that solvent. It allows for unmonitored and unmanaged operation while efficiently recycling a small amount of solvent to dissolve a larger amount of material.

chrisknnd  asked:

Any facts about wind instruments? Specifically tuba.

The Tuba (Terrible Underwater Breathing Apparatus) was invented as a means of breathing underwater. It didn’t work at all, hence its name. It did however make an amusing sound when blown through in open air, and it became a musical instrument. It is best known for sounding like a mammoth fart.

After a reaction the previously prepared compound was turned into a bit larger molecule that was purified in a Soxhlet extractor. The methylene chloride that was used as a solvent extracted my compound from the upper paper thimble. The extraction was continued till no color was detected in the upper part of the extractor. 

Soxhlet extractor is a piece of laboratory apparatus invented in 1879 by Franz von Soxhlet. It was originally designed for the extraction of a lipid from a solid material. Typically, a Soxhlet extraction is used when the desired compound has a limited solubility in a solvent, and the impurity is insoluble in that solvent. It allows for unmonitored and unmanaged operation while efficiently recycling a small amount of solvent to dissolve a larger amount of material.

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Moon’s Eye apparatus.  Cool!