from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Joule, James Prescott 1818-1889. British physicist who established the mechanical theory of heat and discovered the first law of thermodynamics.


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  • I agree with you that Joule is an urban workhouse - the type of background building that provides the backbone.

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  • The answer to that question may soon be "Joule" - a roomy EV concept that made its way to the Paris Auto Show all the way from Cape Town.


  • Like the Broadway Building several blocks to the south, Joule is an urban workhorse, supplying the uses and density the neighborhood needs, so I’m inclined to cut it some slack on its lack of high design.

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  • He also worked with Lord Kelvin to develop the absolute scale of temperature, made observations on magnetostriction, and found the relationship between the flow of current through a resistance and the heat dissipated, now called Joule's law.

    Joule, James Prescott

  • Windell Oskay of Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories joins me to teach you how to make a super clever little circuit called the Joule Thief!

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  • The Joule has been the darling of the Paris Auto Show, and it's easy to see why.


  • HEAT OR WORK -- W. -- The Joule is the work done or heat generated by

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  • Personally, I thought the Joule was a nice stand and, while a ...

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  • WANTED: Joule iPad Stand - The Joule is a solid aluminum unibody stand, made from similar manufacturing processes as the iPad itself, says Gizmodo.

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  • The research builds on findings discussed in a 2009 Science paper (Jia et al.), where Meunier and Sumpter helped demonstrate a process that cleans graphene edges by running a current through the material in a process known as Joule heating. - latest science and technology news stories


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