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Wikipedia claims that, while color printing was known even in the earliest printed works, it was various Chromoxylography processes developed in the 1800's that first made color printing practical enough to be commonplace. In the 19th century a number of different methods of color printing, using woodcut (technically Chromoxylography) and other ...
People used paints from the very ancient time. When first books appeared, people quickly accustomed to paint the pages and make colorful images. In the Middle Ages the majority of books published had colorful images in them. The state symbols, coats of arms, military banners and religious icons were also colorful. With the invention of printing press the ...
My understanding is that the Dutch used the Klewang cutlass against the indigenous population in the war in Aceh at least into the 1930's . I believe the Klewang was specifically designed by the Dutch to combat the guerilla warfare tactics of the locals in this nasty jungle campaign.
I am Greek, so I know something about such things. Greek Fire was an early form of napalm that was used as a naval weapon because it could burn on and in water.
The issue that brought about the breakup of A T & T was that it controlled 1) regional telecommunications, 2) long distance telecommunications, and 3) telecom equipment (Western Electric, Bell Labs), etc. under one roof. That allowed one company to control "too much" of the whole sector. Regulators gave A T& T the choice of divesting either the ...
Wikipedia and Timeline provide a hint of the many discoveries that Bell Labs was working on during the breakup. A partial list of answers includes optical routers, signaling, lasers, HDTV, optical digital processors and the like.
J. Robert Oppenheimer's biographer Ray Monk thinks that Heisenberg played no such role (perhaps he "did" in convenient-to-some retrospect). See also here.
We know several things about him. First, Heisenberg was notoriously "incompetent," insofar as there were major gaps in his understanding of atomic physics. Second, he recognized this fact, and went to his old professor, Niels Bohr, to ask questions to clear up things that he was unsure of in his own mind. (This visit was the subject of a play.) Third, we ...
No, he did not. He very much wanted Germany to win the war. For example he was very excited about the offensive in Ardennes. He met with Neils Bohr in attempt to gain more information about his work, which was described by Bohr himself. The source of this information is the Neils Bohr's biography by Daniel Danin http://reeed.ru/lib/books/nils_bor/
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