Christiaan Huygens

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  • How Did Leonardo Da Vinci Influence The Renaissance

    spring drive clock was the first machine to standardize time throughout the world, and it set a basis to make times and dates.The spring drive clock was a small, useful item in households, and was used as a pocket clock.The spring driven clock was the first clock invented, and it was a small and portable clock. One of the most famous inventors named Galileo made many improvements on clocks. Galileo during the early 1600’s created a weight that was suspended from a point in which the weight swings back and force, due to gravity (Wallace).The pendulum was an advancement to the clock, and improved the sppring driven clock. Due to Galileo’s death, the pendulum was never invented, so Christiaan finished the invention the pendulum.Galileo was the first to experiment with the pendulum clock, and Christiaan Huygens finished his work,building the first pendulum clock, which was able to count minutes, and seconds.. Another inventor, by the name of Bürgi invented the cross-beat or double-verge escapement, be using several experiments using a combination of weight and spring-driven clock. His final product was a spring-driven clock for a lord called Rudolf II in 1604, it had dials for hours, minutes, and seconds. After the pendulum’s invention, many other inventors wanted to improve on the first clocks, like the spring and weight driven clock. The shift of the many different kinds of clocks went from weight-driven, which was used in the Middle Ages, then spring-driven, and a steady…

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  • Cassini Orbiter Research Paper

    largest gap between Saturn’s rings. The gap was called the “Cassini Division”. The other part of the orbiter called the Huygens was named after Christiaan Huygens. He was a Dutch astronomer who found the Titan (Saturn’s largest moon) in 1655. The purpose of the Huygens was to parachute off of the Cassini orbiter and go explore and send information about the Titan to all of the space agencies. This long-lasting orbiter has had 3 overall missions/extensions. The first extension is…

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  • Saturn Research Paper

    Saturn By: Natalie James Saturn is one of the farthest planets from the sun, being the sixth. After being first spotted in 1610 by Galileo Galilei, Saturn was named after the Roman god of wealth and agriculture, Saturnus. The most common nickname for this gas giant is “The Ringed Planet”, for the large rings surrounding it that Saturn is famed for. Originally the Italian astronomer, Galileo Galilei, thought that Saturn was triple bodied, but in 1658 Dutch astronomer, Christiaan Huygens, using a…

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  • Essay On Titan

    Titan was discovered by Dutch scientist Christiaan Huygens in 1665. Huygens was born in 1629 to a wealthy Dutch family. As a boy Huygens showed great promise in mathematics and in 1645 enrolled the University of Leiden. After discovering the law of refraction, Huygens developed a new telescope and began to study Saturn’s rings in 1655. Ten years later he discovered a large object on Saturn’s outer ring, which he dubbed Titan. Though Huygens died in 1695 his legacy endures as Titan stands as a…

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  • Galileo Accomplishments

    Galileo was an astronomer, physicist, and philosopher who played a big role in the scientific revolution of the seventeenth century. And also created an improved telescope to study the stars. One of his achievements was discovering four new “stars” orbiting Jupiter and the phases of Venus. In 1609 he built his first telescope improving the Dutch telescope, and made other observations about the moon’s surface other stars in the Milky Way. The four new moons were called Callisto, Europa,…

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  • Importance Of Telescope

    satellites; Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto. [4] In addition, Galileo presented the first primal mapping of the major stars of Earth's galaxy, the Milky Way. Based on brightness only, he mapped the largest stars into seven concentric circles which he called "magnitudes." Also, Galileo reached to the conclusion by observing the changing phases of our closest Planet, Venus, which was noticed to go through a sequence of phases similar to the Moon which supports the idea that the Earth isn’t the…

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  • The Golden Age Of Animation

    leaves off a tree.” While not like a typical flipbook this bowl can be seen as one of the earliest form of animation because like the bowl it was found that many early animations were long series of images that depicted movement that were drawn on stone or other objects. One being some type of depiction of a wrestling match “From the tomb of the Nomarch Chnum-Hotep, Beni Hassan, Middle Kingdom (19th BCE), Egypt.” The next step in animation would be the Magic Lantern believed to be developed…

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  • Revolution Steam Engine

    Newcommen used the same design of Savery but reengineered the pumps so that it would be able to use less energy for the same amount of work. This modification to Savery’s design did not require excessive amounts of heat, thus making it able to withstand greater depths. Being the first engine of its kind, it was named the Atmospheric Steam-Engine and provided ground breaking success in the field. The Newcomen steam engine was a conglomerate of advancements made by previous engineers who had…

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  • Importance Of Time Management And Accountability

    day and season into different periods in order to regulate work or ritual, so the lengths of the time periods varied greatly from place to place and from one culture to another. Each pre historical civilizations came up with their own methods of unraveling the mystery of time. Oil Lamps where used by the Chinese about 4,000 BCE, were using oil for heating and lighting by 2,000 BCE. Sometime in the 14th century it became possible to make sandglasses. Originally, sandglasses were used as a…

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