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  1. Bessie Coleman (4340 bytes)
    10: ...ause she was black and a woman. Coleman was the only non-white student at her French flight school, a...
    16: ...instantly. Wills also died. Neither was using a parachute.
  2. Textile (4228 bytes)
    74: *[[Balloon]]s, [[kite]]s, [[sail]]s, [[parachute]]s and other [[transport]] use. Early [[airplane]...
  3. Silk (8683 bytes)
    11: ...ire]] knew of and traded in silk, the secret was only to reach Europe around AD [[550]], via the [[Byz...
    25: ... outlast those made of ordinary silk — commonly lasting fifty years or more.
    27: ...ore, more comfortable to wear. Nowadays, it is mainly sought after for the highest-quality saris given...
    33: ..., ostensibly to discourage [[tobacco]] planting. Only the [[Shakers]] in Kentucky adopted the practice...
    40: http://www.islamonline.net/fatwa/english/FatwaDisplay.asp?hFatwaID=61...
  4. Timeline of invention (28171 bytes)
    84: * [[852]]: [[Parachute]]: [[Armen Firman]]
    110: * [[1510]]: [[Pocket watch]]: [[Peter Henlein]]
    155: * [[1785]]: [[Parachute]]: [[Jean Pierre Blanchard]]
    311: ...ormer]]: [[William Stanley (physicist)|William Stanley]]
    321: ... [[1888]]: [[Pneumatic tube tire]]: [[John Boyd Dunlop]]
  5. Sun (20830 bytes)
    135: [[Image:SunLayers.png|thumb|left|220px|Structure of the Sun]]
    147: The core is the only part of the Sun where an appreciable amount of h...
    162: ...space and its energy escapes the Sun entirely. Sunlight has a [[black-body]] spectrum that is charact...
    168: It is about 4,000 [[kelvin]]s. It is the only part of the Sun cool enough to support simple mo...
    181: ...produced by the nuclear reactions in the Sun was only one third of the number predicted by theory, a r...
  6. Aviation history (39698 bytes)
    17: ...to be made so as to accomplish that which we can only suggest. Yet there are sufficient proofs and exa...
    23: ...pg|thumb|300px|Sir [[George Cayley]]'s governable parachute]]
    53: ... occurred on [[July 2]], [[1900]]. It lasted for only 18 minutes, as LZ 1 was forced to land on the la...
    57: ...W) as he expected. Langley's assistant, Charles Manly, then reworked the design into a five-cylinder w...
    61: ...as "wing warping". Although this method was used only briefly during the history of aviation, it worke...
  7. List of inventors (14020 bytes)
    113: *[[Robert Heinlein]], (1907-1988), waterbed
    132: ...Gleb Kotelnikov]] - [[Russia]]n inventor of the [[parachute]].
    219: ...t Vrančić]] (1551-1617), [[Croatia]], [[parachute]]
  8. January 17 (12233 bytes)
    117: ...[[1617]] - [[Faust Vrancic]], Croatian inventor [[Parachute]] (b. [[1551]])
  9. Hot air balloon (8769 bytes)
    6: ...he wind, the passengers feel absolutely no wind, unless they rise or descend to a different altitude t...
    26: ...loon generally has a flap (often referred to as a parachute) of fabric that can be pulled open partially to r...
  10. Avalanche (25211 bytes)
    58: ... to occur, but deadly if it does). Stop or camp only in safe locations. Wear warm gear to delay hypo...
    65: ...nt of victims buried in the open are killed, and only 80 percent of the victims remaining on the surfa...
    68: * very rapidly from 92% within 15 minutes to only 30% after 35 minutes (victims die of [[suffocati...
    79: ...simple - an aprox. 10m long, red cord (similar to parachute cord) is attached to the persons belt. While skii...
    84: ... require specialized search equipment that might only be found near an organized sports area.
  11. Wildfire (23185 bytes)
    22: ...]s, and [[flash flood]]s are to be expected. Not only does this result in severe property damage for t...
    63: ...more resources are required. Hand tools are commonly used to construct firebreaks and remove fuels ar...
    65: ...ote, firefighters known as [[smokejumper]]s may [[parachute]] into site from fixed-wing [[aircraft]]. In add...
    73: ... very severe, large fires, this is sometimes the only possible action. Protecting houses is regarded ...
  12. 18th century inventions (2219 bytes)
    31: * [[1785]]: [[Parachute]]: [[Jean Pierre Blanchard]]
  13. Space Shuttle program (41074 bytes)
    1: ... featured an orange fuel tank, painted in primer only to conserve over 500kg in weight.]]
    4: ...ce Shuttle in the context of the ISS program, as only very small amounts of experimental material, har...
    20: ...ace Station and Shuttle continued on. Eventually only one of them could be saved, so it stood to reaso...
    25: ...oment was when NASA, in desperation to see their only remaining project saved, went to the Air Force f...
    27: ... (as did NASA), ''and'' land at the launch site (unlike NASA), the spacecraft would also require the a...
  14. Gliding (16947 bytes)
    12: ... Aviation]]). However, the ''sport'' of gliding only emerged after the [[World War I|First World War]...
    17: ...thus gaining [[potential energy]]. The most commonly used rising masses of air are [[thermal]]s (updr...
    19: ... by aircraft, and dynamic soaring is a technique only really useful to birds, notably to the [[albatro...
    23: ...rising higher. During winter the solar heat can only create weak thermals.
    27: ...ing works in any [[climate]] or weather, but can only be used in certain locations. Often a combinatio...
  15. Weather balloon (1752 bytes)
    1: ...sonde weather balloon just after launch. Notice a parachute in the center of the string and a small instrumen...

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