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For exactly three months after his interview with Professor Henry, he continued to plod ahead, along both lines, until, on that memorable hot afternoon in June, 1875, the full TWANG of the clock-spring came over the wire, and the telephone was born.
Watson, who was at the lower end of the wire, in the basement, dropped the receiver and rushed with wild joy up three flights of stairs to tell the glad tidings to Bell.
As though the very stars in their courses were working for this young wizard with the talking wire, the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia opened its doors exactly two months after the telephone had learned to talk.
A wire had been strung from one end of the room to the other, and while Bell went to the transmitter, Dom Pedro took up the receiver and placed it to his ear.
He listened and learned what even he had not known before, that a solid metallic body could take up from the air all the countless varieties of vibrations produced by speech, and that these vibrations could be carried along a wire and reproduced exactly by a second metallic body.
Sir William Thomson and his wife ran back and forth between the two ends of the wire like a pair of delighted children.
Since the early 1990s, many researchers have made wires from ceramic materials, known as high-temperature superconductors, that carry electricity without resistance .
One of the main issues in fourdrinier forming is how to generate stock activity without sealing the sheet--pulling fiber into the wire so that the fiber mat impedes further drainage.
The time delay gives the material a chance to expand some before the bale is restricted by wires, easing the pressure and lessening the chances the bale will pop, he says.
Because cored wire treatment becomes more economical as the wire diameter is increased, these trials used nine mm (referred to as Mg 3 in Table 1) and 13 mm diameter (Mg 4 and 6) wires rather than the 5-6 mm varieties reportedly used in some foundries.
For reasons still not fully understood, Kapton wires sometimes explode under the routine stress of peacetime flight.
Yet in recent experiments, ultrathin zinc wires did just the opposite: They conducted normally when between superconductive electrodes but became superconductive when between normal electrodes.
While bales of most paper grades can be held together with five straps of wire, "I've seen telephone directories [baled] with 15 or 20 wires," he notes.