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Semaphore spinning wheel, 1960s

Semaphore spinning wheel, 1960s

MIT Libraries. Movable Messages in Books: Spinning Wheels, Coded Disks, and Volvelles

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This small pocket-sized device shows the alphabet as it’s signaled using semaphore flags. Turn the dial, and look in the window by the sailor’s right foot to see the letter he’s signaling. (Turn the disk around, and you’ll see what the f...

The Mariner's Compass' rectifier as a spinning wheel in a book, 1756

The Mariner's Compass' rectifier as...

MIT Libraries. Movable Messages in Books: Spinning Wheels, Coded Disks, and Volvelles

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Andrew Wakely, a mathematician, first published The Mariner’s Compass Rectified in 1694. The book was extremely popular; dozens of editions were printed over the course of nearly a century. The “rectifier,” shown here, is used to “readil...

Charles Wheatstone's "The harmonic diagram" spinning wheel, 1824

Charles Wheatstone's "The harmonic ...

MIT Libraries. Movable Messages in Books: Spinning Wheels, Coded Disks, and Volvelles

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This device was used in the 19th century for teaching music theory, and was created by a notable inventor and physicist, Sir Charles Wheatstone (1802-1875). Among other things, the Harmonic Diagram could be used for transposing music fro...

Le Grand Guidon et tresor journalier des astres, 1680s

Le Grand Guidon et tresor journalie...

MIT Libraries. Movable Messages in Books: Spinning Wheels, Coded Disks, and Volvelles

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This double-sided volvelle is from Le Grand Guidon et Tresor Journalier des Astres, published in Rouen in 1680 by Jean Oursel. One side of the volvelle is a perpetual calendar; the other gives the phases of the moon and astrological info...

Pierre Galtier-Boissière spinning wheel in Procèdés et applications de la sématotechnie, 1883

Pierre Galtier-Boissière spinning w...

MIT Libraries. Movable Messages in Books: Spinning Wheels, Coded Disks, and Volvelles

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Pierre Galtier-Boissière wrote on a wide range of topics including alcoholism, gout, and language. This book on a new form of shorthand was supposed to make learning “fun,” and presumably this volvelle, with its unique design, supplied a...

The many spinning wheels in Le grand guidon et tresor journalier des astres, 1680?

The many spinning wheels in Le gran...

MIT Libraries. Movable Messages in Books: Spinning Wheels, Coded Disks, and Volvelles

Added 8 days ago | 00:00:19 | 127 views

This double-sided volvelle is from Le Grand Guidon et Tresor Journalier des Astres, published in Rouen in 1680 by Jean Oursel. One side of the volvelle is a perpetual calendar; the other gives the phases of the moon and astrological info...

Johannes Hevelius' spinning moon in Selenographia, 1647

Johannes Hevelius' spinning moon in...

MIT Libraries. Movable Messages in Books: Spinning Wheels, Coded Disks, and Volvelles

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Johannes Hevelius (1611-1687) published the first atlas of the moon, Selenographia, in 1647. The volvelle shown here could be used to determine the moon’s position relative to the stars that appeared around it. MIT’s copy is missing a st...

Wastewater Treatment of Black Liquor - with Charlene Ren

Wastewater Treatment of Black Liquo...

MIT Tata Center for Technology and Design

Added 2 months ago | 00:03:29 | 1452 views

Tata Fellow Charlene Ren is finding new ways of treating and re-using toxic wastewater from India's paper industry. This look inside a working paper mill in Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh reveals a pressing environmental need for solutions...

Finding Sources in 10.26

Finding Sources in 10.26

Video Tutorials

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This video is for students in 10.26. The full version of the module is located in the course MITx page.

Wulff Lecture: Hey, Atoms: What Have You Done for Me Lately? : The age of materials design and how it will change the energy world

Wulff Lecture: Hey, Atoms: What Hav...

DMSE Videos

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Speaker: Jeffrey C. Grossman, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering Nov. 18, 2014 Understanding, inventing, and engineering mechanisms and materials for energy production, energy storage, and energy transport are am...

Richard K. Lester — Nuclear Innovation for the 21st Century

Richard K. Lester — Nuclear Innovat...

Nuclear Science and Engineering

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Nuclear energy will be essential for achieving deep, rapid reductions in global greenhouse gas emissions. Today it produces almost two-thirds of all low-carbon electricity in the U.S. Nuclear power technology is highly reliable, easily s...

How a Systems-Based Approach Can Help You Lead and Manage More Effectively—No Matter What Your Industry

How a Systems-Based Approach Can He...

2014 SDM Conference

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High-tech and other innovative businesses function in an environment characterized by complexity, rapid change, and inherent uncertainty. Leaders and managers of such businesses therefore face particularly difficult challenges, including...

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