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The Museum of Unworkable Devices

The Museum of Unworkable Devices
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Timelines of History, Today in History, World History Notes on Continuously Variable Transmissions Continuously Variable Transmissions are transmissions that provide an uninterrupted range of speed ratios, unlike a normal transmission that provides only a few discrete ratios. Frictional Type The most common type of CVT is the frictional type, in which two bodies are brought into contact at points of varying distance from their axes of rotation, and allowing friction to transfer motion from one body to the other. Sometimes there is a third intermediary body, usually a wheel or belt. The simplest CVT seems to be the "disk and wheel" design, in which a wheel rides upon the surface of a rotating disk; the wheel may be slid along it's splined axle to contact the disk at different distances from it's center. Friction plays an important part in frictional CVT designs - the maximum torque transmissible by such a design is: Tmax = Cf × FN × Ro Power is lost in two ways: deformation of the components; and differential slip. More advanced designs used three bodies instead of two. Electrical Type

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13 more things that don't make sense Cookies on the New Scientist website close Our website uses cookies, which are small text files that are widely used in order to make websites work more effectively. To continue using our website and consent to the use of cookies, click away from this box or click 'Close' Find out about our cookies and how to change them Log in Your login is case sensitive I have forgotten my password close My New Scientist Look for Science Jobs 13 more things that don't make sense (Image: Loungepark / The Image Bank / Getty) Strive as we might to make sense of the world, there are mysteries that still confound us. Axis of evil Radiation left from the big bang is still glowing in the sky – in a mysterious and controversial pattern Dark flow Something unseeable and far bigger than anything in the known universe is hauling a group of galaxies towards it at inexplicable speed Eocene hothouse Tens of millions of years ago, the average temperature at the poles was 15 or 20 °C. Fly-by anomalies Hybrid life Morgellons disease • Index page Engineering ToolBox Ipe extensible drawing editor download Interesting Facts | From the most weird to inevitably true facts in a few words. Waterjet Web Reference: Info and resources for water jets. PowerPoint Templates, Backgrounds, Presentation, Plugins, Converters and more - DigitalOfficePro the best thing i learned today Asking Questions to Improve Learning | The Teaching Center | Washington University in St. Louis When you prepare for class, office hours, and help sessions, compose specific questions that you will ask your students (or that you anticipate they will ask you). Doing so will help you increase student participation and encourage active learning. The strategies below will also help you formulate questions for exams and paper assignments. Active learning extends beyond the classroom. General Strategies for Asking Questions When planning questions, keep in mind your course goals. Responding Effectively Wait for students to think and formulate responses. Why Ask “Open” Questions? 1. What is the most important idea that was generated in today’s discussion? 2. Could you elaborate on that point? 3. What are the values or beliefs that inform this argument? 4. How do you think that this issue is viewed by those with whom you disagree? 5. When does that principle apply? 6. How do you know that? 7. What do you think about the idea just presented by your classmate? 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.

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