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Contributions from the Museum of History and Technology: Science and Technology pt. 41: Tunnel Engineering—A Museum Treatment

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Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1964
Citation:
1964. Contributions from the Museum of History and Technology: Science and Technology pt. 41: Tunnel Engineering—A Museum Treatment. Bulletin of the United States National Museum, 240: 201-240, 44 figures.
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Contributions from the Museum of History and Technology: Science and Technology pt. 36: The Engineering Contributions of Wendel Bollman

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Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1964
Citation:
1964. Contributions from the Museum of History and Technology: Science and Technology pt. 36: The Engineering Contributions of Wendel Bollman. Bulletin of the United States National Museum, 240: 77-104, 24 figures.
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Barry Dunning, Rice University, "Engineering very-high-n wave packets"

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Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
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Video Title:
Barry Dunning, Rice University, "Engineering very-high-n wave packets"
Description:
Lecture I Part I Barry Dunning, Rice University, lecturing during ITAMP/B2 Institute Winter Graduate School on AMO Physics held at the B2 campus in Arizona January 4-12,2014
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106
Video Duration:
37 min 14 sec
Topic:
Astronomy
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Science & Technology
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Inka Engineering Symposium 4: Suspension Bridge Technology

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Creator:
National Museum of the American Indian
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Youtube videos
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2013-11-19T16:46:06.000Z
Video Title:
Inka Engineering Symposium 4: Suspension Bridge Technology
Description:
In Part 4 of Engineering the Inka Empire: A Symposium on Sustainability and Ancient Technologies, John Ochsendorf presents Engineering in the Andes: Indigenous Suspension Bridge Technology. The Inka Empire relied on an extensive network of roads and bridges to connect the various regions under Inka control. Though the Inka road system has been studied in some detail, scholars have largely neglected the role of bridges. These functional works enabled the expansion of the Inka Empire and often dictated the location of roads, tambos, and other Inka sites. The role of bridges in Andean history raises important questions and demands greater attention from historians of the built environment. Due to the detailed chronicles of the construction process, suspension bridges provide a unique opportunity for understanding the organization of construction in the Inka Empire. This presentation draws on primary source material from chroniclers' descriptions of the bridges to identify important Inka bridges, explore their origins, and pose questions for future research in Inka engineering. John Ochsendorf has been on the faculty at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology since 2002, and is the Class of 1942 Professor of Architecture and Civil and Environmental Engineering. He earned his Bachelor of Science in structural engineering and archaeology from Cornell University, where his undergraduate thesis carried out the first technical study of Andean suspension bridges. Ochsendorf earned a Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Princeton University and a PhD in structural engineering from the University of Cambridge. He is a founding partner of Ochsendorf DeJong and Block LLC, a consulting firm specializing in historical structures. He has won numerous awards for research in structural engineering and architecture, including a Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation, a Fulbright Pre-Doctoral Scholarship from the J. William Fulbright Foundation, a Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome, and a MacArthur Fellowship from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. This symposium was webcast on November 14, 2013 from the Rasmuson Theater at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C.
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1,578
Video Duration:
28 min 10 sec
Topic:
Native Americans;American Indians
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Education
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Inka Engineering Symposium 6: Road Construction Technologies

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National Museum of the American Indian
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2013-11-20T15:52:29.000Z
Video Title:
Inka Engineering Symposium 6: Road Construction Technologies
Description:
In Part 6 of Engineering the Inka Empire: A Symposium on Sustainability and Ancient Technologies, Christine Fiori and Cliff Schexnayder present Road Construction Technology in the High Cordillera. The engineers of the Inka Empire had a unique consciousness of nature, with construction skills founded in lessons learned from careful observation of the power of nature. The Inka Road demonstrates the superior Inka understanding of nature. Built without the use of iron, the wheel, or stock animals, it represents important milestones in the development of civil engineering knowledge. The road's creators understood the fundamental laws of nature and employed impressive engineering strategies in response to the challenges presented by the aggressive physical geography of western South America. The Inka Road, or Qhapaq Ñan, in scale alone is one of man's monumental engineering achievements. This engineering masterpiece rests on careful attention to the power of water, the energy expended by the users of the road (man and llama), and the energy required to construct the road. Keeping these concepts in mind, with the support of the University of Piura, Peru, and the assistance of Professor Luis Gerardo Chang Recavarren, the researchers investigated the construction techniques employed by the Inkas in the building of the road. Ground penetrating radar technology was employed to assess the subsurface structure of the road, slopes were measured, and grade and width were verified to understand the construction methods utilized. The investigation of the various methods to control water and erosion helped in developing an understanding of why the road has endured for centuries. Christine Fiori is the Associate Director of the Myers-Lawson School of Construction at Virginia Tech. She received her PhD in Civil Engineering with a concentration in Geotechnical Engineering from Drexel University in 1997. Her interest in ancient construction led to a National Science Foundation grant to explore the construction techniques of the Inka, specifically the Inka road throughout Peru. Fiori leads the Construction Engineering and Management program and also facilitates the service learning programs for the Myers-Lawson School of Construction. She has led diverse groups of student teams to Vietnam, Kenya, Belize, Haiti, and Guatemala to complete construction projects and community engagement programs. Currently her work is focused in Haiti and Belize. Cliff Schexnayder (Choctaw) is the Emeritus Eminent Scholar, Del E. Webb School of Construction, Arizona State University. He holds Civil Engineering BS and MS degrees from Georgia Institute of Technology and a PhD from Purdue University. Before entering academia he worked with major heavy/highway construction contractors as field engineer, estimator, and corporate Chief Engineer. In South America he has taught construction engineering at the Universidad de Piura and Ricardo Palma Universidad in Peru. Schexnayder is a member of the National Academy of Construction, the Academia Panamericana de Ingeniería, and is a Distinguished Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). He served as chairman of the ASCE's Construction Division and the Transportation Research Board's Construction Section. This symposium was webcast on November 14, 2013 from the Rasmuson Theater at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C.
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4,059
Video Duration:
37 min 16 sec
Topic:
Native Americans;American Indians
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Education
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F. Barry Dunning, "Atomic Engineering: Creation of Localized Very-high-n "Bohr-like" Wavepackets"

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Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
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Youtube videos
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2011-04-20T19:11:47.000Z
Video Title:
F. Barry Dunning, "Atomic Engineering: Creation of Localized Very-high-n "Bohr-like" Wavepackets"
Description:
"tomic Engineering: Creation of Localized Very-high-n "Bohr-like" Wavepackets", a talk given by Barry Dinning (Rice University) at the Institute for Theoretical, Atomic and Molecular and Optical Physics, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge Massachusetts, September 23, 2009 ITAMP Engineering Rydberg Interactions in Atoms, Molecules and Plasmas: A Collaborative Workshop A partnership program with the Max-Planck Institut fur Physik Komplexer Systeme-Dresden (MPIPKS) Organized by Matthias Weidemüller, Georg Raithel, and Hossein Sadeghpour © Harvard University and Barry Dunning. The text and images on ITAMP's YouTube channel are intended for public access and educational use. This material is owned or held by the President and Fellows of Harvard College. It is being provided solely for the purpose of teaching or individual research or enrichment. Any other use, including commercial reuse, mounting on other systems, or other forms of redistribution requires permission. ITAMP is supported through grants by the National Science Foundation Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s).
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170
Video Duration:
33 min 59 sec
Topic:
Astronomy
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Science & Technology
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A History of Pop-up and Movable Books: 700 Years of Paper Engineering (2010) - Ellen G. K. Rubin

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Smithsonian Libraries
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2012-06-22T16:29:32.000Z
Video Title:
A History of Pop-up and Movable Books: 700 Years of Paper Engineering (2010) - Ellen G. K. Rubin
Description:
Ellen G. K. Rubin discovered pop-up and movable books when she began reading them to her sons over 25 years ago. Today, she has more than 6,500 books and thousands of uncataloged movable ephemera. While at Yale Medical School's Physican Associate program in 1987, she attended the Sterling Library's exhibition on the history of movable books. It was there that she learned about the scholarly dimensions of her passion. Ellen now lectures and writes about her books, conducts workshops, and curates exhibitions. In 2000, she co-curated Brooklyn Pops Up! The History and Art of the Movable Book at the Brooklyn Public Library. She is a charter member of the Movable Book Society and writes for their newsletter and is a member of the Grolier Club. Ellen hosts her website, The Pop-Up Lady. to disseminate information on the subject.
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1,097
Video Duration:
52 min 21 sec
Topic:
Library science
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Science & Technology
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Museum of History and Technology, Civil Engineering Hall

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Subject:
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)
Physical description:
6.5X9.5
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
Undated
Summary:
Completed cases for Civil Engineering exhibits removed from their storage case and in preparation for final installation.
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Record Unit 285, National Museum of History and Technology, Office of the Director, Photographs, 1920s-1970s, Smithsonian Institution Archives
Topic:
Civil engineering
Local number:
SIA RU000285 [SIA2010-3382]
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The American journal of science

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Physical description:
v. : ill., maps ; 23 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Date:
1880
1880-
Notes:
Publisher varies: Kline Geology Laboratory, Yale University <1985- >
Applied science & technology index 0003-6986
Chemical abstracts 0009-2258
Coal abstracts 0309-4979
Computer & control abstracts 0036-8113 Jan. 1972-
Electrical & electronics abstracts 0036-8105 Jan. 1972-
Energy information abstracts 0147-6521
Energy research abstracts 0160-3604
Engineering index annual (1968) 0360-8557
Engineering index bioengineering abstracts 0736-6213
Engineering index energy abstracts 0093-8408
Engineering index monthly (1984) 0742-1974
Environment abstracts 0093-3287
Excerpta medica
GeoRef 0197-7482
International aerospace abstracts 0020-5842
Physics abstracts. Science abstracts. Series A 0036-8091 Jan. 1972-
Topic:
Science
Call number:
Q1 .A512
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The Quarterly journal of science

Quarterly journal of science, and annals of mining, metallurgy, engineering, industrial arts, manufactures, and technologyJournal of science
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Physical description:
16 v. : ill., plates (part col.), ports., maps ; 22 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Date:
1864
1879
1864-1879]
Notes:
Title from caption.
Topic:
Science
Call number:
Q1.J8X
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Barry Dunning, Rice University, "Engineering near-circular high-n states"

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Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
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Youtube videos
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Barry Dunning, Rice University, "Engineering near-circular high-n states"
Description:
Lecture II Part II Barry Dunning, Rice University, lecturing during ITAMP/B2 Institute Winter Graduate School on AMO Physics held at the B2 campus in Arizona January 4-12,2014
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33
Video Duration:
18 min 1 sec
Topic:
Astronomy
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Science & Technology
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Barry Dunning, Rice University, "Engineering near-circular high-n states"

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Video Title:
Barry Dunning, Rice University, "Engineering near-circular high-n states"
Description:
Lecture II Part I Barry Dunning, Rice University, lecturing during ITAMP/B2 Institute Winter Graduate School on AMO Physics held at the B2 campus in Arizona January 4-12,2014
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39
Video Duration:
37 min 14 sec
Topic:
Astronomy
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Science & Technology
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Barry Dunning, Rice University, "Engineering very-high-n wave packets"

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2014-02-13T18:25:13.000Z
Video Title:
Barry Dunning, Rice University, "Engineering very-high-n wave packets"
Description:
Lecture I Part II Barry Dunning, Rice University, lecturing during ITAMP/B2 Institute Winter Graduate School on AMO Physics held at the B2 campus in Arizona January 4-12,2014
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63
Video Duration:
23 min 48 sec
Topic:
Astronomy
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Science & Technology
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Museum of History and Technology, Civil Engineering Hall

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Subject:
Fisher, James
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)
Physical description:
6.5X9.5
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
Undated
Summary:
Museum aide James Fisher. Ceilings in a few engineering halls were omitted to permit visitors to see ducts, conduits, pipes, values, mixing chambers and other mechanical equipment of a modern building. This image shows a portion of the Tunneling Section of the Civil Engineering Hall, showing installation of wooden and steel bracing structures for soft earth. The exhibits for these were prepared in advance of the completion of the building.
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Record Unit 285, National Museum of History and Technology, Office of the Director, Photographs, 1920s-1970s, Smithsonian Institution Archives
Topic:
Civil engineering
Local number:
SIA RU000285 [SIA2010-3380]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Science conspectus / Society of Arts of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Author:
Litchfield, Isaac W
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Society of Arts
Physical description:
6 v. : ill., maps (1 folded), diagrs. ; 26 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Date:
1910
1916
1910-1916
Notes:
Editor: 1910-1916, I. W. Litchfield.
Summary:
Includes lists of members of the society.
Topic:
Science
Call number:
Q1 .S38
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries

Museum of History and Technology, Hall of Physical Sciences

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Subject:
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)
Physical description:
6.5X9.5
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
Undated
Cite as:
Record Unit 285, National Museum of History and Technology, Office of the Director, Photographs, 1920s-1970s, Smithsonian Institution Archives
Topic:
Physical sciences
Local number:
SIA RU000285 [SIA2010-2931]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Museum of History and Technology, Hall of Physical Sciences

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Subject:
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)
Physical description:
7.5X9.5
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
Undated
Cite as:
Record Unit 285, National Museum of History and Technology, Office of the Director, Photographs, 1920s-1970s, Smithsonian Institution Archives
Topic:
Physical sciences
Local number:
SIA RU000285 [SIA2010-2932]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Museum of History and Technology, Hall of Physical Sciences

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Subject:
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)
Physical description:
7.5X9.5
Culture:
Chemistry
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
Undated
Summary:
Chemistry Laboratory of about 1790
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Record Unit 285, National Museum of History and Technology, Office of the Director, Photographs, 1920s-1970s, Smithsonian Institution Archives
Topic:
Physical sciences
Local number:
SIA RU000285 [SIA2010-2934]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Museum of History and Technology, Hall of Physical Sciences

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Subject:
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)
Physical description:
7.5X9.5
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
4/1974
Summary:
Pike Shop Lounge
Cite as:
Record Unit 285, National Museum of History and Technology, Office of the Director, Photographs, 1920s-1970s, Smithsonian Institution Archives
Topic:
Physical sciences
Local number:
SIA RU000285 [SIA2010-2935]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Museum of History and Technology, Hall of Physical Sciences

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Subject:
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)
Physical description:
7.5X9.5
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
Undated
Cite as:
Record Unit 285, National Museum of History and Technology, Office of the Director, Photographs, 1920s-1970s, Smithsonian Institution Archives
Topic:
Physical sciences
Local number:
SIA RU000285 [SIA2010-2937]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

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