The Devil’s Rig – Wind Power and the Birth of the Industrial Age

August 6, 2012

Fascinating video – well worth the 8 minutes. Anybody that knows where I can see the rest of this production let me know.

Video Description:

Michael Mosley explains how Holland became an empire in the 17th century. He shows what role Simon Stevin and mathematics were playing to make Ansterdam one of the most cosmopolitan cities with the first central bank and the first stock exchange on the planat.

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16 Responses to “The Devil’s Rig – Wind Power and the Birth of the Industrial Age”

  1. mrsircharles Says:

    What you’re looking for is actually the second video I posted, Peter.

  2. rayduray Says:

    CNET is currently streaming live coverage of the Curiosity Mars Landing:

    http://news.cnet.com/8301-11386_3-57486458-76/watch-nasas-live-coverage-of-mars-rover-landing/

  3. rayduray Says:

    NASA TV link for Curiosity Mars Landing:

    http://news.cnet.com/8301-11386_3-57486458-76/watch-nasas-live-coverage-of-mars-rover-landing/

    (This is probably a better choice than the CNET link. It’s working much better for me.)

  4. otter17 Says:

    The religious tolerance in the Netherlands for some time helped attract great thinkers as well.

    Cool vid.


  5. [...] Fascinating video – well worth the 8 minutes. Anybody that knows where I can see the rest of this production let me know. Video Description: Michael Mosley explains how Holland became an empi…  [...]

  6. Martin Lack Says:

    Anyone able to de-bunk the following document, as submitted to the UK government (on behalf of the the Global Wonky Policy Foundation [GWPF]) by economics Professor Gordon Hughes:

    http://thegwpf.us4.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=c920274f2a364603849bbb505&id=d4b3c581cb&e=c1a146df99

    Interesting list of people on the GWPF’s advisory council (why have I never noticed this before?), reads like a who’s who of climate change denial…
    Professor David Henderson (Chairman)
    Adrian Berry (Viscount Camrose)
    Sir Samuel Brittan
    Sir Ian Byatt
    Professor Robert Carter
    Professor Vincent Courtillot
    Professor Freeman Dyson
    Christian Gerondeau
    Dr Indur Goklany
    Professor William Happer
    Professor Terence Kealey
    Professor Anthony Kelly
    Professor Deepak Lal
    Professor Richard Lindzen
    Professor Ross McKitrick
    Professor Robert Mendelsohn
    Professor Sir Alan Peacock
    Professor Ian Plimer
    Professor B P Radhakrishna
    Professor Paul Reiter
    Dr Matt Ridley
    Sir Alan Rudge
    Professor Philip Stott
    Professor Richard Tol
    Dr David Whitehouse

  7. patricklinsley Says:

    Something to read too when you get done watching that.

    Wind powered factories: history (and future) of industrial windmills

    http://www.lowtechmagazine.com/2009/10/history-of-industrial-windmills.html

    Dunno about the efficacy of trying to revive the traditional windmill using high tech components and research, but it would be fascinating to see especially if they looked like old school windmills. Windbaggers and Nimbots need not apply!


  8. [...] Fascinating video – well worth the 8 minutes. Video Description: Michael Mosley explains how Holland became an empi…  [...]


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