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The Keeling Curve, December 2014
Society: ACSMain Category: ChemicalSub Category: Frontiers of KnowledgeEra: 1950sDateCreated: 1950-1969Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of CaliforniaLa JollaState: CACountry: USAWebsite: https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/education/whatischemistry/landmarks/keeling-curve.htmlCreator: Keeling, Charles David

Charles David Keeling of Scripps Institution of Oceanography was the leading authority in establishing the global atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) record. In 1958, Keeling began measuring atmospheric CO2 con­centrations from Hawaii’s Mauna Loa Observatory. Using rigorous analytical procedures, he revealed new information about natural and man-caused carbon trends.

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Image Credit: Courtesy Wikicommons/Scrippsnews (CC BY-SA 4.0)Image Caption: The Keeling Curve, December 2014
Pratt & Whitney Wasp A, R-1300 (R-1340)
Society: ASMEMain Category: MechanicalEra: 1920-1929DateCreated: 1925New England Air MuseumWindsor LocksState: CTZip: 06096Country: USAWebsite: https://www.asme.org/about-asme/engineering-history/landmarks/260-pratt-whitney-r1340-wasp-radialCreator: Rentschler, Fredrick

Aircraft engines, considered unreliable during the first 20 years of aviation due to their need for liquid-cooling, heavy weight and other inconsistencies, were given a revolutionary boost with the development of Pratt & Whitney’s R-1340 Wasp Radial Engine in 1925.

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Image Credit: Courtesy Flickr/nostri-imago (CC BY 2.0)Image Caption: Pratt & Whitney Wasp A, R-1300 (R-1340)
Northern Pacific Rotary Snow Plow #2
Society: ASMEMain Category: MechanicalEra: 1880sDateCreated: 1887Lake Superior Railroad MuseumDuluthState: MNZip: 55802Country: USAWebsite: https://www.asme.org/about-asme/engineering-history/landmarks/257-northern-pacific-rotary-snow-plow-2

The oldest surviving rotary snowplow in the world

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Society: ASMEMain Category: MechanicalEra: 1940sDateCreated: 1947George Eastman HouseRochesterState: NYZip: 14607Country: USAWebsite: https://www.asme.org/about-asme/engineering-history/landmarks/258-george-eastman-house-technology-collectionCreator: Eastman, George

 

The oldest and most comprehensive collection of photographic and cinematic technology

In 1888, George Eastman created the Kodak camera, the first camera designed to use roll film. The camera's simplicity and user friendly mechanism revolutionized amateur snapshot photography and in 1892, he founded the Eastman Kodak Company, in Rochester, New York.

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Society: ASMEMain Category: MechanicalEra: 1880-1889DateCreated: 1879Grandhotel GiessbachGiessbachCountry: SwitzerlandWebsite: https://www.asme.org/about-asme/engineering-history/landmarks/259-funicular-giessbach, https://www.giessbach.ch/en/historical-funicular-railway.htmlCreator: Abt, Carl Roman

The first funicular to employ a single, two-rail track along its entire length, with a short passing track.

 

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Image Credit: Courtesy Flickr/Martin Abegglen (CC BY-SA 2.0)
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