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For example, a question about the invention of gliders/aircraft by George Cayley, or a question about the development of high pressure steam by Watt et al.

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  • $\begingroup$ I recall something about engineering being off topic when this site was in definition but that is not a concrete fact. $\endgroup$ Commented Oct 29, 2014 at 20:32
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    $\begingroup$ I could clarify by posting a couple of questions on the above topics? $\endgroup$
    – winwaed
    Commented Oct 29, 2014 at 21:21
  • $\begingroup$ That’s the preferred way to go. This way we can get a much better idea of the issue. $\endgroup$
    – Wrzlprmft
    Commented Oct 29, 2014 at 22:49
  • $\begingroup$ Will do in the next hour or so... $\endgroup$
    – winwaed
    Commented Oct 29, 2014 at 23:42

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I would say yes; however, with a caveat - that these clearly demonstrate and focus on an application of scientific and/or mathematical principles for these inventions to work.

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    $\begingroup$ So my examples would be on topic, but "Yet another mouse trap" would not. Seems fair enough. $\endgroup$
    – winwaed
    Commented Oct 29, 2014 at 20:44
  • $\begingroup$ Indeed - gliders require knowledge of aerodynamics amongst other things - which is a physics principle being applied $\endgroup$
    – user22
    Commented Oct 29, 2014 at 20:46

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