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Stories by Norman Smith

The Origins of the Water Turbine

How did the water wheel evolve into the water turbine, the machine that converts a head of water into shaft power and provides a fourth of the world's electricity?

January 1, 1980 — Norman Smith

Roman Hydraulic Technology

The achievements of the Romans in impounding, moving and delivering water on a large scale were not matched for 1,500 years. The aqueduct systems in particular embodied many remarkable feats of engineering...

May 1, 1978 — Norman Smith
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