The first working railway steam engine was built by Richard Trevithick in 1803. Called the Pennydarren, Trevithick's invention was powerful enough to pull 10 tons of iron, five wagons and 70 passengers on a 9-mile journey that took 4 hours and 5 minutes.
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Steam power works on the principle that heating water to the point of vaporization causes a build-up of pressure, because the vaporized water takes up more space than liquid water. Gases, liquids and solids are all held together by different molecular forces.
Steam is produced by a boiler in the engine, which is then sent into a cylinder that contains a piston onto which the steam puts pressure until it moves and in turn moves the machinery attached to it. Once the piston has moved its full cycle, a valve opens releasing the...
One method for steaming milk is warming it in a pan on the stove over very low heat. The key is to stir the milk so that it doesn’t scorch or form a skin. Once it foams, it’s steamed as well. Another is to pour milk in a microwave-safe jar, shake the jar until the foam ...
Steam dryers are conventional clothes dryers that incorporate steam into the drying cycle. These machines do not use steam to dry clothes, but instead use it to more effectively clean clothing.
Spanish inventor and miner Jeronimo de Ayanz is thought to have patented the first steam engine in 1606. It was built to drain flooded mines so that miners could safely work.