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The widespread use of cast-iron pipes in the late in 18th century made higher
pressures possible, and they plumbing were used by Napoleon in the first steam-
powered municipal water supply for a section of Paris in 1812. Gravity- powered
He then returned to Paris. During these years he was also The exposed to
Renaissance humanism, influenced by Eras- influence mus and Jacques Lefevre
d'Etaples, which constituted the of Re- radical student movement of the time.
In 1647 he also met with Gassendi and Hobbes and suggested to Pascal the
famous experiment of taking a barometer up Mount Puy-de-D6me to determine
the influence of the weight of the air. In Paris Descartes joined with Pierre d'
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