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  • Description of a Pot Still

    A pot still is a type of still used in distilling spirits such as whisky or brandy. Heat is applied directly to the pot containing the wash (for whisky) or wine (for brandy).

  • Description of an Alembic

    The complete distilling apparatus consists of three parts: the “cucurbit” (Arabic ḳarʿa, Greek βίκος), the still pot containing the liquid to be distilled, which is heated by a flame; the “head” or “cap” (Arabic anbiḳ, Greek ἄμβιξ) which fits over the mouth of the cucurbit to receive the vapors, with an attached downward-sloping “tube” (Greek σωλήν), leading to the “receiver”...

  • Continuous Kalman Filter Scheduling for Situation Awareness in the Cockpit

    Ongoing research in Cognitive Engineering proposes to model an ideal pilot as an optimal state estimator. Control theory tackled the problem of optimally scheduling the allocation of sensors to track multiple correlated targets, using results from operations research. Combining the findings of both disciplines could help with providing a quantitative indicator for best-case performance of the flight crew as a...


History

  • History of the Alembic

    Dioscorides’ ambix (described in his De materia medica) is a helmet-shaped lid for gathering condensed mercury. For Athenaeus (~ 225 C.E.) it is a bottle or flask. For later chemists it denotes various parts of crude distillation devices.


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