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A Short History of Vacuum Terminology and Technology

A description of the relevant work of a number of scientists who are famous for work relating to gases or vacuums.

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What is a vacuum?

Page explaining what a pressure vacuum is.

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Bell Jar

Fun demonstration of air pressure with shaving foam and a vacuum pump.

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How Vacuum Cleaners Work

In its 100-year history, the electric vacuum cleaner has become an indispensable home appliance for most people, and it's obvious why. This site goes through the basic science behind the humble ...

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Man in a near total vacuum

Video telling the story of a man who was accidentally exposed to a vacuum.

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Amazing Marshmallows - Physics to go

An experiment from our Physics To Go series about air pressure. All you need is marshmallows, wine bottle, vacuum wine saver pump and stopper.

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Vacuum Tubes

The conduction of electricity in thin gases in vacuum tubes was the key to the discovery of the electron in 1897.Description of the discovery of Cathode rays.

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GCSE Physics: Pressure

An introduction to pressure which discusses various everyday applications and the relationship between pressure and surface area.

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How Thermoses (Vacuum Flasks) Work

An excellent description of how Thermoses (Vacuum Flasks) work using heat transfer principles. From HowStuffWorks.com. An extremely good, informative site.

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Why do ion engines need a vacuum to work?

A brief explanation why ion engines need a vacuum

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