During the 2nd century BC, Hero demonstrated the principle of a reaction turbine, but could not realize any useful work. Despite the scientific revolution followed by the industrial revolution, James Watt, while attempting to build a steam turbine, came to the conclusion that it could not be built given the state of contemporary technology.


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