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History of Steam Engines
In 1698, Thomas Savery invented the steam engine. It produced an up-and-down movement and was used for pumping water out of mines, but it had problems with boiler explosions. By 1783, James Watt had built a much safer steam engine which could produce rotary motions. In time, these engines became very powerful and were used to drive all kinds of machines during the industrial revolution.



The Story of Wind Power
How wind turbines work?
The 5000 year history of wind technology.
Hydroelectric Generator
Lab Project to create electricity using a hydroelectric generator

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