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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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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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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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The Cathode Ray Tube

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.

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Crooke's tube: cathode rays

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.

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What is a vacuum?

Page explaining what a pressure vacuum is.

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Rijke Tube

The Rijke tube is an interesting example of an open cylinder resonator.

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Venturi tube Simulator

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.

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How Thermoses (Vacuum Flasks) Work

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

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