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"It is a miracle that one does not dissolve in one's bath like a lump of sugar"*...

A professor of physiotherapy, Dr. Curran Pope’s practice embraced “diseases of the mind and nervous system”, which he treated with both electro-therapy, and hydrotherapy in his own sanatorium in Louisville, Kentucky.   422 more words

Editing Cavendish: Maxwell and The Electrical Researches of Henry Cavendish

I’ve recently put the preprint on the arXiv of my conference presentation last September, on Maxwell’s edition of The Electrical Researches of Henry Cavendish.

Although, probably, Maxwell’s least significant contribution to science, I argue that we can learn a lot about his attitudes and preoccupations during the last five years of his life from the way he tackled this task.

History Of Science

Lord Kelvin (1824-1907)

British mathematical physicist and engineer William Thomson, who is better known as Lord Kelvin, was born in Belfast in 1824. Thomson is best known today for inventing the international system of absolute temperature, stated in units of kelvin, which bear his name. 253 more words

Electricity

Lord Kelvin in Watercolour

In December last year we were contacted by a distant relation of Professor Hugh Blackburn, professor of Mathematics at the University 1849-1879, who is in possession of a very charming and unusual image of Lord Kelvin. 100 more words

Archive Services (GUAS)

Australiana

Sponsorship

Savanna Energy provided Bronze Sponsorship toward the 2014 Western Rivers Cup for Indigenous Cricket. To show their appreciation for Savanna’s support, Don Goldade (blue shirt) was presented with a cricket bat painted with Savanna’s logo and Indigenous art. 371 more words

Savanna

What does science history teach us?

Now there’s a question to stop up and reflect upon, assuming of course that you have received instruction in the historical aspects of natural philosophy. Then again you may not have. 1,071 more words

Thermodynamics