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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.
A description of the relevant work of a number of scientists who are famous for work relating to gases or vacuums.
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 ...
Until recently, most TVs relied on a device known as the cathode ray tube, or CRT, to display pictures. This site has a good explanation of how CRTs work.
An interactive demonstration of the Crooke's tube experiment, with a brief, but accurate explanation. This is great for revision, or for teaching if you do not have access to the real apparatus.
Video telling the story of a man who was accidentally exposed to a vacuum.
The Rijke tube is an interesting example of an open cylinder resonator.
Page explaining what a pressure vacuum is.
A mini program that uses a Venturi tube to show the effect of the Bernoulli equation. A simple yet very informative site which clearly shows Bernoulli's principle in action.
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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