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1733 – Arkwright – bio

Richard Arkwright was born in Preston, England (near Liverpool) in 1733 and became known for his invention of the “water frame”, which was a spinning frame that used water power. He employed John Kay, a watchmaker to produce a spinning machine that Kay and Thomas Highs had been working on. They succeeded in developing a […]

Nanofilters for Water

Water nanofilters made from ceramic foam honeycombs have shown promise, but new research by a team at Stanford University uses cotton that has been dipped in carbon nanotubes, coated with silver and then electrified. New high-speed, low-cost water purifying nanofilter developed – [gizmag.com] As their name suggests, most existing water purifying filters clean the water […]