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Series Length:1 Season, 18 Episodes
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Milestones in Science & Engineering brings viewers informative and fascinating documentaries on human history.

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  • Otto von Guericke developed the barometer, an instrument for measuring air pressure, and used it for weather forecasts. The experiments carried out by von Guericke were based on his ability to produce for the first time a sphere without air ? a vacuum.

  • Gutenberg took a text and dissected it into its components: into letters, punctuation marks and frequently recurring combinations of letters, so-called ligatures. These were combined as single characters into words, lines and pages.

  • Berners-Lee worked at CERN, now the European Organization for Nuclear Research. He wanted not only to interconnect documents on a computer, but also to link documents on several computers to different places. And this idea led to the World Wide Web.

  • Until the beginning of the modern age around 1500 many people were unable to do even elementary sums. The man who was to change all this, by making the art of arithmetic understandable to the common people, was Adam Ries.

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