Once Upon a Time?The Compass [Historical]

  title={Once Upon a Time?The Compass [Historical]},
  author={Massimo Guarnieri},
  journal={IEEE Industrial Electronics Magazine},
  • M. Guarnieri
  • Published 18 June 2014
  • History
  • IEEE Industrial Electronics Magazine
Some time ago, a short article about the magnetic compass was placed on the Internet by ?The Institute Alert? of the IEEE, which brought to my mind that the story of this small and simple device deserves our attention. 
Electricity in the Age of Enlightenment [Historical]
The author gives a review of the historical development of electricity during the Age of Enlightenment (1600-1800), including work from William Gilbert to Benjamin Franklin.
Negative Feedback, Amplifiers, Governors, and More [Historical]
The invention of the negative feedback amplifier by Harold S. Black (1898-1983) in 1928 is considered one of the great achievements in electronics. In fact, it is listed among the IEEE Milestones,
The Big Jump from the Legs of a Frog [Historical]
  • M. Guarnieri
  • Engineering
    IEEE Industrial Electronics Magazine
  • 2014
In recent years, we have witnessed growth in the importance of electrochemical storage for both stationary and mobile applications. With regard to the former, we have seen that the increasing
Reconsidering Leonardo [Historical]
  • M. Guarnieri
  • History, Art
    IEEE Industrial Electronics Magazine
  • 2019
The story goes that 500 years ago, on 2 May 1519, in the Clos Lucé manor house near the royal castle of Amboise, King Francis I of France was lovingly assisting an old man who was on his deathbed.
Power Electronics for Renewable Energy Systems, Transportation and Industrial Applications [Book News]
Industrial Wireless Sensor Networks: Applications, Protocols, and Standards is a valuable tool for students, practicing engineers, researchers, entrepreneurs and scientists working in the areas of sensor networks and devices, industrial computer and sensor networks, instrumentation, and electrical and computer engineering.
Correcting Current-Induced Magnetometer Errors on UAVs: An Online Model-Based Approach
An adaptive estimator is developed that can compensate for the current-induced magnetometer bias across all throttle settings and yaw angles and is able to handle rapid changes in throttle command, thanks to the inclusion of the bias model.
How to make sense: Sensory modification in grinder subculture
This doctoral research examines the Canadian and American grinder scenes to gain insight into the role of senses in understanding and responding to social problems. Grinders, a subset of biohackers,


Who Invented the Transformer? [Historical]
If we were to ask who invented the transformer, we would obtain different answers from different countries. The same would happen if we asked who conceived the internal combustion engine, the
Science and Civilization in China
In this second volume of Professor Needham's proposed eight-volume treatise on Chinese science and civilization, he describes in extensive and loving detail the philosophical background against which
Epistola Petri Peregrini de Maricourt ad Sygerum de Foucaucourt
  • Militem, de Magnete, 1269 (Transl.: Arnold Brother), McGraw, 1904, reprinted Whitefish, MT: Kessinger Publishing
  • 2010
Contribution To a New Translation of the Lun Heng
Epistola Petri Peregrini de Maricourt ad Sygerum de Foucaucourt, Militem, de Magnete, 1269 (Transl
  • 2010
De Subtilitate Libri 21
  • J. M. Forrester, Ed. Basilea: Sebastianum Henricpetri, 1547; Tempe, AZ: ACMRS Publications
  • 2013
Ole Immanuel Franksen), in H. C. Ørsted-A Man of the Two Cultures
  • Experimenta Circa Efficaciam Conflictus Electrici in Acum Magneticum
  • 1981
Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1863
    Experimenta Circa Efficaciam Conflictus Electrici in Acum Magneticum
    • Copenhagen 1821 (Transl.: Ole Immanuel Franksen), in H. C. Ørsted—A Man of the Two Cultures, Strandbergs Forlag, Birkerød, Denmark
    • 1981
    Who invented the transformer?” IEEE Ind
    • Electron. Mag., vol. 7, no. 4, pp. 56–59
    • 2013