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Brief History of Thermometers

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To appreciate the history of thermometers, we must begin with thermoscopes. Discussion of thermometers on wikis often starts with Philo Mechanicus, a Greek engineer who noted the expansion and contraction of air as the temperature rose and fell. In the 1500s, European scientists took this observation and created thermoscopes from it. These relatively simple devices […]

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