Transactions of the Royal Scottish Society of Arts, Volume 7

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Vol. 1- includes the proceedings of the society.

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Page 388 - And the Lord said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language ; and this they begin to do : and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined T to do.
Page 227 - Men, my brothers, men the workers, ever reaping something new : That which they have done but earnest of the things that they shall do...
Page 171 - In order to show that the gases evolved at the positive and negative electrode always come off in the proportion of one volume of oxygen to two volumes of hydrogen, an apparatus proposed by Dr.
Page 221 - On sera sans doute charmé d'apprendre que l'auteur a trouvé le moyen de transmettre les signaux entre l'Angleterre et la Belgique , malgré l'obstacle de la mer. Son voyage se rattachait en partie à cette importante opération, qui mettrait l'Angleterre en rapport immédiat avec notre pays, la France, la Hollande, l'Allemagne et même la Russie.
Page 550 - ... represented as exceeding any hitherto tried. For the smaller class of steam-boilers the vertical form has many recommendations; but in all the vertical boilers hitherto devised there have been drawbacks of a serious kind. Thomson's patent boiler, of which a sectional view is shewn in fig. 11, combines all the good points of the vertical boilers hitherto in use, and has, in addition, its own special merits. The spherical or cylindrical generator, B, receives the full blast of the flames, which...
Page 413 - Vice-President of the Committee of Council on Education. SCIENTIFIC INSTRUCTION. — LOCAL AND CENTRAL SCHOLARSHIPS. My Lords consider the subject of scientific instruction with a view to its further encouragement and diffusion. 1. — They refer to the Science Directory of the Science and Art Department, and to the minute of the Education. Department of the 20th February, 1867, making additional grants for secular instruction to elementary schools. 2. — In order to assist the...
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Page 6 - In reference to the fracture of the 33-inch pipes laid through the emhankment, he remarked, that cast-iron, in the form of a pipe, would stand but little unequal pressure externally, although such a pipe would bear an enormous pressure, when equally distributed, whether applied externally, or internally, and most in the former case, as the metal would be under compression. A similar occurrence had taken place in some works of his own. In connection with the Liverpool Waterworks, he had made a service...
Page 170 - Equal volumes of all gases under similar conditions of temperature and pressure contain the same number of molecules.
Page 414 - In order to assist the artizan classes who may show an aptitude for scientific instruction, my Lords resolve to aid local efforts in founding Scholarships and Exhibitions. The Scholarship is intended to maintain the student while remaining at the elementary school, and the Exhibition to support him while pursuing his studies at some central institution where the instruction is of a high grade.

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