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The Vacuum

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 Otto von Guericke Natura abhorret a vacuo.
Nature abhors a vacuum.
La nature a horreur du vide.
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A Short History of Vacuum  (McAllister Technical Services).
Vacuum Technology  by  Pr. Roy Schmaus  (formerly @ University of Alberta)
Drude model of Casimir effect  (Lamoreaux, Tang & al., 2012)
 
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 Aristotle 
 (384-322 BC)

A Short History of the Vacuum


(2011-08-20)   Horror Vacui
The  plenism  of Aristotle and its downfall.

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(2011-08-21)   Vacuum Tubes:  Electronics  before semiconductors.
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(2005-07-05)   Dirac's equation
How positrons were predicted before they were discovered.

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(2011-08-20)   The Quantum Vacuum
The Vacuum isn't Empty.

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