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"Increasing the water pressure" in the old pipes in the Palace of Knossos

I agree with David here, it is probably a problem in translation or in the understanding of the author in Greek, which I don’t speak. It should probably read “The fitted pipes allowed for a ...
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"Increasing the water pressure" in the old pipes in the Palace of Knossos

It looks like a translation ambiguity. Having well-fitting pipe joints allows the use of higher pressure. Also, there is always flow reduction as a result of joints, having good joints reduces the ...
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"Increasing the water pressure" in the old pipes in the Palace of Knossos

No. Nothing about that increases water pressure. It is possible that the resulting joints had less pressure drop than whatever alternative existed for joining pipes, but making pipes smaller makes ...
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Did anyone ever make training wheels for the original Segway personal transporter device?

The whole point of the Segway is that it dynamically vritualizes training wheels: it self-rights. There is a failure mode for Segway operators, where the operator amplifies the training-wheel effect, ...
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Did anyone ever make training wheels for the original Segway personal transporter device?

From an engineering standpoint, the "tilt-limiting" wheels would impose operating restrictions that would reduce the "fun-factor" of these devices by limiting the acceleration. ...
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Examining the structure of old buildings

Your question specifically asks for a deduction. There's an important distinction between deduction and inference. Probably there isn't enough info from a walk-through to make a conclusive deduction ...
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When was the phrase "lumped thermal capacitance" first coined?

Putting in a self-answer although I'm not entirely satisfied with it: The use of the word "lumped" to describe thermal systems in this way was introduced by Bickley (1941, Lond. Edinb. ...
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