Inventions : A to Z
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Around 1750, the first glue patent
was issued in Britain for a glue made from fish.
Scotch Tape oe cellophane tape was
invented in 1930 by banjo playing 3M engineer Richard Drew.
The concept of an aerosol originated
as early as 1790.
Aibo - the robotic pet.
In 1973, the General Motors research
team invented the first car safety air bags that were first offered in
the 1973 model Chevrolet as an option
George Westinghouse invented air
brakes in 1868.
The history behind balloons, blimps,
dirigibles and zeppelins.
Learn the hsitory behind agriculture
innovations, tractors, cotton gins, reapers, plows, plant patents and more.
The history of automotive air bags.
Willis Carrier brought us the comfort
zone with air conditioning.
Wilbur and Orville Wright invented
the airplane, which they patented as a "flying machine." Learn about other
aviation related innovations including the history of seaplanes, flight
suits, anti-gravity suits, ejection seats, airports and different airlines.
Charles Proteus Steinmetz developed
theories on alternating current that allowed for the rapid expansion of
the electric power industry.
A list of articles related to the
invention and the history of alternative, earth-friendly energy sources.
An instrument which measures vertical
distance with respect to a reference level.
The first mass-produced and widely
used metal foil was made from tin. Tin foil was replaced by aluminum foil
Charles Martin Hall discovered the
electrolytic method of producing aluminum cheaply and brought the metal
into wide commercial use.
The concept of ambulance service
started in Europe with the Knights of St. John.
In 1450, Leon Battista Alberti,
the Italian artist and architect, invented the first mechanical anemometer.
The anemometer is a device that measures wind speed.
The history of answering machines.
History of and key figures.
The Apple Lisa was the first home
computer with a GUI or graphical user interface. Learn about the history
of the Apple Macintosh, the most famous Apple home computer.
The history of Scuba or diving equipment.
Danish engineer, Valdemar Poulsen
invented the arc transmitter in 1902. The arc transmitter, contrary to
all previous types of radio transmitters in history, generated continuous
An archimedes screw is a machine
for raising water, invented by the ancient Greek scientist and mathematician
Eli Olds invented the basic concept
of the assembly line and Henry Ford improved it.
Willem Kolff invented both the first
artificial heart and the first artificial kidney dialysis machine. Read
about the history of artificial hearts.
The history of roads, road building
In 1829, scientists discovered that
it was the compound called salicin in willow plants, which is responsible
for pain relief. But it was father of modern medicine, Hippocrates, who
first discovered the pain relieving properties of the willow plant in the
5th century, B.C.
James Faria and Robert Wright of
Monsanto Industries co-invented AstroTurf in 1965.
The history of the entertaining
- Automatic Teller Machines
The history of automated teller
In 1939, Einstein
and several other scientists told Roosevelt of efforts in Nazi Germany
to build an atomic bomb. It was shortly thereafter that the United States
Government began the Manhattan Project, whose research produced the first
Marvin Camras invented the method
and means of magnetic recording. The history of sound recording.
Electrified Monorail Systems
Ronald Riley invented the automated
electrified monorail system.
Dee Horton and Lew Hewitt invented
the sliding automatic door in 1954.
The history of the automobile spans
over one hundred years -- the famous early car models, view timelines of
automotive development and discover who made the first gasoline powered
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