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An automaton figure of a human being (Greek, andros-eidos, a man's likeness). One of the most famous of these machines is that by M. Vaucanson, called the flute-player. The chess-player by …

Electrical Engineer

Paul Finlon Tell us about your work---what do you do? I work in the Nuclear Medical Division of a large company that manufactures Nuclear Medical …

Electrical Engineer

What is this job like? A global positioning system that can pinpoint a car's location. Giant generators that can power entire cities. A new design for an airplane's electrical system. Electric…

Sheep

Ram or tup, the sire; ewe, the dam; lamb, the new-born sheep till it is weaned, when it is called a hogget; the tup-lamb being a “tup-hogget,” and the ewe-lamb a “ewe-hogg…

Electricity

(from the Greek elektron, amber). Thales (B.C. 600) observed that amber when rubbed attracted light substances, and this observation followed out has led to the present science of electrici…

Richard Burton: Black Sheep

Black SheepRichard BurtonFrom their folded mates they wander far, Their ways seem harsh and wild; They follow the beck of a baleful star, Their paths are dream-beguiled.Yet haply they sought…

Walt Whitman: I Sing the Body Electric

I Sing the Body ElectricPart 1I sing the body electric, The armies of those I love engirth me and I engirth them, They will not let me off till I go with them, respond to them, And discorrupt …

Christina Rossetti: A Dream

A DreamSonnetOnce in a dream (for once I dreamed of you) We stood together in an open field; Above our heads two swift-winged pigeons wheeled, Sporting at ease and courting full in view. W…

Christina Rossetti: A Dream

A DreamSonnetOnce in a dream (for once I dreamed of you) We stood together in an open field; Above our heads two swift-winged pigeons wheeled, Sporting at ease and courting full in view. W…

Amy Lowell: Dreams

DreamsI do not care to talk to you although Your speech evokes a thousand sympathies, And all my being's silent harmonies Wake trembling into music. When you go It is as if some sudden, dre…