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29 Topic Pages Found in Technology & Engineering and starting with the letter W
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Wagner, Otto, 1841-1918

Otto Wagner was unquestionably the father and leader of the Viennese school of architecture that produced Adolf Loos, Josef Hoffmann, Josef Olbrich,

Wallis, Barnes, 1887-1979

British aeronautical engineer who designed the airship R-100, and during World War II perfected the ‘bouncing bombs’ used by the Royal Air Force

Wankel, Felix, 1902-1988

German engineer who developed by 1956 the rotary engine that bears his name. Wankel was born in Luhran. In 1927 he became a partner in an engineering


Fighting ship armed and crewed for war. The supremacy of the battleship at the beginning of the 20th century was rivalled during World War I by the

Open Washington Monument (Washington, D.C.)
Washington Monument (Washington, D.C.)

obelisk-shaped tower, 555 ft 51/9 in. (169.3 m) high, located on a 106-acre (43-hectare) site at the west end of the Mall, Washington, D.C.; dedicated


mechanical energy derived from falling or flowing water, e.g., rivers, streams, and the overflow of dams. The wooden water wheel , long utilized for

Open Water-supply

process or activity by which water is provided for some use, e.g., to a home, factory, or business. The term may also refer to the supply of water

Watt, James, 1736-1819

Scottish engineer who developed the steam engine in the 1760s, making Thomas Newcomen 's engine vastly more efficient by cooling steam in a condenser

Watts, George Frederick, 1817-1904

English painter and sculptor. Influenced by the Venetian masters, he painted biblical and classical subjects, but his fame was based largely on his

Weather forecasting

Prediction of changes in the weather . The forecast is based on several different types of information from several sources. Weather stations are