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The safety pin was invented by Walter
Hunt in 1849.
The very first sailboards date back
to the late 1950s.
The origins of the sandwich.
The origins of Saran Wrap film and
the history of the Dow Chemical Company.
History changed on October 4, 1957,
when the former Soviet Union successfully launched Sputnik I. The world's
first artificial satellite was about the size of a basketball, weighed
only 183 pounds, and took about 98 minutes to orbit the Earth on its elliptical
The history of the saxophone.
and Sorting Machine
Jacob Rabinow received a patent
for a automated scanning and sorting machine.
Tunneling Microscope - STM
Gerd Karl Binnig and Heinrich Rohrer
are the inventors of the STM, which provided the first images of individual
There is history behind this cutting
The invention of scooters.
Scotch Tape was patented by the
banjo playing, 3M engineer, Richard Drew.
Patsy Sherman received a patent
Early wooden screws - Archimedes
Screw - Phillips Head Screw - Robertson Screw - Square Drive Screws - screwdrivers.
In the 16th century, barrels were
used as primitive diving bells, and for the first time divers could travel
underwater with more than one breath of air, but not much more than one.
Wolf Hilbertz patented sea-cretion,
a construction material made from the electrolytic deposition of minerals
Volvo had the first safety belts in 1849.
On March 28, 1910, the first successful
seaplane take-off from water at Martinque, France.
John Milne was the English seismologist
and geologist who invented the first modern seismograph and promoted the
building of seismological stations.
This amazing home was invented by
Seven-Up is the bubbling lemon lime
drink invented by Charles Grigg.
The history behind sewing machines.
Shrapnel is a type of antipersonnel
projectile named after the inventor, Henry Shrapnel.
An interesting tale of the sole
- "As late as 1850 most shoes were made on absolutely straight lasts,
there being no difference between the right and the left shoe." Learn
about the history of footwear and shoe making technology
Jan Matzeliger developed an automatic
method for lasting shoes and made the mass production of affordable shoes
Who created the first shopping mall
and other trivia.
Silly Putty is a result of history,
engineering, an accident and entrepreneurship.
The history of sign language.
Martha Coston invented a system
of maritime signal flares.
The skyscraper like many other architectural
forms, evolved over a long period of time.
A short history of the skateboard.
The oldest pair of ice skates known,
date back to 3000 B.C.
There is a long history behind the
sport of Skiing. The idea of skiing dates as far back as the stone-age
The Pullman sleeping car (train)
was invented by George Pullman in 1857.
The history of sliced bread and
the toaster, the best thing since sliced bread, but actually invented before
Before we had calculators, we had
The slinky was invented by Richard
and Betty James.
The first mechanical slot machine
was the Liberty Bell, invented in 1895 by Charles Fey
Toyoichi Tanaka received a patent
for Smart Gels, a synthetic (polyacrylamide) polymer gel with unusual properties.
The name of smart pill now refers to any pill that can deliver or control its
delivery of medicine without the patient having to take action beyond the
The first battery operated home
smoke detector was patented in 1969, Randolph Smith and Kenneth House.
Snack food history - pretzels, popcorn,
ice cream, soft drinks, gum and more.
Modern athletic shoes were designed
by Bill Bowerman and Phil Knight.
Canadian, Arthur Sicard invented
the snowblower in 1925.
The history of snowmaking machines
and facts about making snow.
In 1922, Joseph-Armand Bombardier
developed the type of sport machine that we know today as the snowmobile.
Soap making was known as early as
2800 B.C. - in the synthetic detergent industry it is not as easy to pinpoint
exactly when the first detergents were invented.
Not much is known about the origin
of soccer, however, football and ball kicking games were played by the
ancient Greeks and Romans.
In 1819, the "soda fountain" was
patented by Samuel Fahnestock.
George Hancock invented softball.
An introduction to the history of
soft drinks including Coca-Cola, Pepsi-Cola and the history behind other
The history of different software
Cars - Solar Panels - Photovoltics
In 1839, Edmund Becquerel, a French
physicist was the first person to observe the photovoltaic effect. Solar-powered
electric demonstration vehicles were first built by universities and manufacturers
during the late eighties.
Experience the history of Sonar.
Ed Cox invented a pre-soaped pad with which to
The history of sound recording technology
- from early recorded sounds and wax cylinders to the latest in broadcasting
Where did soup come from.
The history of spacesuits.
The history of spark plugs.
The history of eyeglasses from the
oldest known glass lens to the first pair of spectacles invented by Salvino
D'Armate and beyond.
George Carruthers received a patent
for the far-ultraviolet camera and the spectrograph.
The history of the spectrometer.
Hargreaves patented the spinning
jenny used for weaving yarn.
Samuel Crompton invented the spinning
The spinning wheel is an ancient
machine that turned fibers into thread or yarn, which were then woven into
cloth on a loom. The spinning wheel was probably invented in India, though
its origins are obscure.
The spork is half spoon and half
Yes, there are patents involved
Learn who invented the skateboard,
the frisbee, sneakers, the bicycle, the boomerang and other sporting goods.
The first fire sprinkler system
was invented by American, Henry Parmalee in 1874.
Rowland Hill invented the postage
stamp in 1837, an act for which he was knighted.
Brass paper fasteners were introduced
in the mid-1860s, and by 1866 George W. McGill had developed a machine
to insert these fasteners into papers. The first stapling machine with
a magazine that held a supply of preformed wire staples that were fed automatically
to the staple-driving mechanism was patented in 1878.
Bartholdi was a French sculptor
born in Alsace - He created many monumental sculptures - his most famous
work was the Statue of Liberty.
Robert Fulton invented the first
successful steamboat on August 7, 1807.
Thomas Newcomen invented the atmospheric
steam engine in 1712 - steam engine history and information on the men
and women involved with steam engines.
Henry Bessemer invented the first
process for mass-producing steel inexpensively.
William Ged invented stereotyping
in 1725. Sterotyping is a process in which a whole page of type is cast
in a single mold so that a printing plate can be made from it.
The history of stoves.
In 1888, Marvin Stone patented the
spiral winding process to manufacture the first paper drinking straws.
C. B. Brooks invented an improved
street sweeper truck and patented it on March 17, 1896.
What we commonly call styrofoam,
is actually the most recognizable form of foam polystyrene packaging.
Study the evolution of submarine
design, from the submarine's beginning as a compressed air or human-powered
warship to today's nuclear-powered subs.
The sugar processing evaporator
was invented by Norbert Rillieux.
Around the year 1752, James Ayscough
introduced his spectacles with lenses made of tinted glass.
Seymour Cray and the Cray Supercomputer.
In 1986, Alex Müller and Johannes
Bednorz patented the first high-temperature superconductor.
Lonnie Johnson invented the Super
Soaker® a squirt gun. Johnson also patented thermodynamics systems.
The first patent ever issued for
modern suspenders, the kind with the familiar metal clasp was patent by
The history of swimming pools -
the first heated swimming pool was built by Gaius Maecenas of Rome.
The history behind this medical
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