51 relations: A Biographical Dictionary of Civil Engineers, Act of Parliament, Albert Medal (Royal Society of Arts), Alfred Nobel, August Wilhelm von Hofmann, Ballistite, Baronet, Chambers Biographical Dictionary, Chemist, Chemistry, Cordite, Electricity, Encyclopædia Britannica, England, Explosive material, Flash point, Frederick Abel, Fuse (electrical), Government of the United Kingdom, Gunpowder, House of Lords, Imperial College London, Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, Institution of Electrical Engineers, Internal ballistics, James Dewar, Johann Leopold Abel, Knight Bachelor, London, Michael Faraday, Nitrocellulose, Nunhead Cemetery, Order of the Bath, Patent, Petroleum, Physicist, Rede Lecture, Royal Arsenal, Royal College of Chemistry, Royal Medal, Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, Royal Society, Royal Victorian Order, Scotland, Sir Andrew Noble, 1st Baronet, Smokeless powder, Steel, University of Cambridge, University of Westminster, Waltham Abbey Royal Gunpowder Mills, ..., War Department (United Kingdom). Expand index (1 more) » « Shrink index
A Biographical Dictionary of Civil Engineers in Great Britain and Ireland discusses the lives of the people who were concerned with building harbours and lighthouses, undertook fen drainage and improved river navigations, built canals, roads, bridges and early railways, and provided water supply facilities.
An Act of Parliament is a statute enacted as primary legislation by a national or sub-national parliament.
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The Albert Medal of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) was instituted in 1864 as a memorial to Prince Albert, who had been President of the Society for 18 years.
Alfred Bernhard Nobel (21 October 1833 – 10 December 1896) was a Swedish chemist, engineer, innovator, and armaments manufacturer.
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August Wilhelm von Hofmann (8 April 1818 – 5 May 1892) was a German chemist.
Ballistite is a smokeless propellant made from two high explosives, nitrocellulose and nitroglycerine.
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A baronet (or; abbreviated Bart or Bt) or the rare female equivalent, a baronetess (abbreviation Btss), is the holder of a baronetcy, an hereditary title awarded by the British Crown.
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Chambers Biographical Dictionary provides concise descriptions of over 18,000 notable figures from Britain and the rest of the world.
A chemist is a scientist trained in the study of chemistry.
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Chemistry is a branch of physical science that studies the composition, structure, properties and change of matter.
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Cordite is a family of smokeless propellants developed and produced in the United Kingdom since 1889 to replace gunpowder as a military propellant.
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Electricity is the set of physical phenomena associated with the presence and flow of electric charge.
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The Encyclopædia Britannica (Latin for "British Encyclopaedia"), published by Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., is a general knowledge English-language encyclopaedia.
England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom.
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An explosive material, also called an explosive, is a reactive substance that contains a great amount of potential energy that can produce an explosion if released suddenly, usually accompanied by the production of light, heat, sound, and pressure.
The flash point of a volatile material is the lowest temperature at which it can vaporise to form an ignitable mixture in air.
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Sir Frederick Augustus Abel, 1st Baronet KCB, FRS (17 July 1827 – 6 September 1902) was an English chemist.
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In electronics and electrical engineering, a fuse (from the French fusée, Italian fuso, "spindle") is a type of low resistance resistor that acts as a sacrificial device to provide overcurrent protection, of either the load or source circuit.
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Her Majesty's Government (HMG), commonly referred to as the British government, Welsh: Llywodraeth Ei Mawrhydi, is the central government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
Gunpowder, also known as black powder, is a chemical explosive—the earliest known.
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The House of Lords is the upper house of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.
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Imperial College London is a public research university, located in London, United Kingdom.
The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) is a major UK engineering institution whose activities encompass the whole materials cycle, from exploration and extraction, through characterisation, processing, forming, finishing and application, to product recycling and land reuse.
The Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE, pronounced I-double-E or I-E-E) was a British professional organisation of electronics, electrical, manufacturing, and Information Technology professionals, especially electrical engineers.
Internal ballistics (also interior ballistics), a subfield of ballistics, is the study of the propulsion of a projectile.
Sir James Dewar (20 September 1842 – 27 March 1923) was a Scottish chemist and physicist.
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Johann Leopold Abel (24 July 1795 - 1871) was a German pianist and composer.
The appointment of Knight Bachelor (Kt) is a part of the British honours system.
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London is the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom.
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Michael Faraday FRS (22 September 1791 – 25 August 1867) was an English scientist who contributed to the fields of electromagnetism and electrochemistry.
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Nitrocellulose (also: cellulose nitrate, flash paper, flash cotton, guncotton, flash string) is a highly flammable compound formed by nitrating cellulose through exposure to nitric acid or another powerful nitrating agent.
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Nunhead Cemetery is one of the Magnificent Seven cemeteries in London, England.
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The Most Honourable Order of the Bath (formerly the Most Honourable Military Order of the Bath) is a British order of chivalry founded by George I on 18 May 1725.
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A patent is a set of exclusive rights granted by a sovereign state to an inventor or assignee for a limited period of time in exchange for detailed public disclosure of an invention.
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Petroleum (L. petroleum, from early 15c. "petroleum, rock oil" (mid-14c. in Anglo-French), from Medieval Latin petroleum, from petra: "rock" + ''oleum'': "oil".) is a naturally occurring, yellow-to-black liquid found in geological formations beneath the Earth's surface, which is commonly refined into various types of fuels.
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A physicist is a scientist who specializes in physics research.
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The Sir Robert Rede's Lecturer is an annual appointment to give a public lecture, the Sir Robert Rede's Lecture (usually Rede Lecture) at the University of Cambridge.
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The Royal Arsenal, Woolwich carried out armaments manufacture, ammunition proofing, and explosives research for the British armed forces at a site on the south bank of the River Thames in Woolwich in south-east London, England.
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The Royal College of Chemistry (RCC) was a college originally based on Oxford Street in central London, England.
The Royal Medal, also known as The Queen's Medal, is a silver-gilt medal awarded each year by the Royal Society, two for "the most important contributions to the advancement of natural knowledge" and one for "distinguished contributions in the applied sciences" made within the Commonwealth of Nations.
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The Royal Military Academy (RMA) at Woolwich, in south-east London, was a British Army military academy for the training of commissioned officers of the Royal Artillery and Royal Engineers.
The President, Council, and Fellows of the Royal Society of London for Improving Natural Knowledge, commonly known as the Royal Society, is a learned society for science and is possibly the oldest such society still in existence.
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The Royal Victorian Order (Ordre royal de Victoria) is a dynastic order of knighthood recognising distinguished personal service to the monarch of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms or to members of the monarch's family, or to any viceroy of the monarch.
Scotland (Scots:; Alba) is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and covers the northern third of the island of Great Britain.
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Sir Andrew Noble, 1st Baronet (13 September 1831 – 22 October 1915) was a Scottish physicist noted for his work on ballistics and gunnery.
Smokeless powder is the name given to a number of propellants used in firearms and artillery that produce negligible smoke when fired, unlike the black powder they replaced.
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Steels are alloys of iron and other elements, primarily carbon, widely used in construction and other applications because of their high tensile strengths and low costs.
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The University of CambridgeThe corporate title of the university is The Chancellor, Masters, and Scholars of the University of Cambridge.
The University of Westminster is a public research university in London, United Kingdom.
The Royal Gunpowder Mills, Waltham Abbey, an Anchor Point of the European Route of Industrial Heritage, (ERIH), set in of parkland and containing 21 buildings of major historical importance, mixes history, science, and attractive surroundings.
The War Department was the United Kingdom government department responsible for the supply of equipment to the armed forces of the United Kingdom and the pursuance of military activity.
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