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Watts Landing  | HIP 13977

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Medium
Station type:
Outpost (Mining)
Services:
Commodity Market, Outfitting, Repair, Refuel

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25 Mar 2017, 11:25pm
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Government:
Cooperative
Allegiance:
Independent
Minor faction:
HIP 13977 Collective

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James Watt


James Watt, FRS, FRSE (30 January 1736 (19 January 1736 OS) – 25 August 1819) was a Scottish inventor and mechanical engineer whose improvements to the Newcomen steam engine were fundamental to the changes brought by the Industrial Revolution in both his native Great Britain and the rest of the world.

While working as an instrument maker at the University of Glasgow, Watt became interested in the technology of steam engines. He realised that contemporary engine designs wasted a great deal of energy by repeatedly cooling and re-heating the cylinder. Watt introduced a design enhancement, the separate condenser, which avoided this waste of energy and radically improved the power, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness of steam engines. Eventually he adapted his engine to produce rotary motion, greatly broadening its use beyond pumping water.