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Automobiles: The Greatest Invention - To many people, when they hear the word “invention” they think of clever gadgets and devices that are now common. Such as the safety pin, zippers, computers, telephones, and cars- all of which have amazing stories behind them. However the word “invention” actually goes back to the Latin word invenire for “to come upon.” Basically an invention can be any tangible device or a process, which is brought out by the human imagination. Now a lot of these inventions have helped shaped America....   [tags: Invention of the Car] 971 words
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The Invention of Different Types of Glasses: Bifocals - The invention of the bifocals was one of the most important inventions of the 1700s. They have changed the lives of both children and adults that have issues with their eyesight. They rid people of eyestrain and headaches. Also, bifocals rid people of the inconvenience caused by having to shift from one pair of glasses to the other. Bifocals also allowed for more types of glasses to be developed. As Benjamin Franklin grew older, his vision worsened. He became both far-sighted and near-sighted and the constant switching of his glasses frustrated him so much that he decided to solve this problem....   [tags: benjamin franklin, invention, eyesight]
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Invention of the Steam Engine - Invention of the Steam Engine Mankind’s interrelation with manufacturing systems has a long history. Nowadays we see manufacturing systems and their applications as systems in which goods are produced and delivered to the suitable places where we can obtain them. We are conscious of the fact that everything we consume or obtain is produced at some facilities. We are also aware of the fact that many components involve at these processes such as laborers, capital, and machines. Nevertheless, majority of people might not realize how these processes have developed all along this time and changed our daily lives surprisingly....   [tags: Technology Invention History] 1587 words
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The Invention of the ATM - Many years’ people have been trying to figure out who actually invented the ATM ideas or machines. There are six developers’ that are being tossed around by past researchers of who was the originator of this exciting technology. The six developer’s names are as follows; Luther George Simjian, John Shepherd-Barron, James Goodfellow, Don Wetzel, John D. White and Jairus Larson. Luther George Simjian was famous for the earlier development creation of ATM science in the past1930’s that was not a solid winner of ATM technology....   [tags: ATM, Inventions,]
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The Internet: The Greatest Invention Ever - Throughout the years, there have been hundreds of inventions that have been created to change our way of life. These inventions have ranged from the beginning of time with the wheel through Thomas Edison’s invention of the light bulb, which had been used for years to keep houses lit. Possibly one of the greatest inventions in history that is still used today is the internet, which has made significant changes to how the day to day business is conducted. On October 29, 1969 Lawrence Roberts had created the first two nodes to travel between UCLA and SRI International....   [tags: internet, inventions, ] 998 words
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The Invention of the Hourglass - What would the world do without time. A person’s life is developed around time, such as when someone eats, sleeps, or works. During the Age of Exploration, the explorers needed a time device that was advanced enough to be on a ship. If explorers did not have a way of measuring time, they would have no way of knowing when to go different directions and would have most likely become lost. The Age of Exploration lasted from the fourteenth century to the seventeenth century (Briney). Many geographical locations, inventions, and knowledge of the world developed during the Age of Exploration time period....   [tags: The Age of Exploration]
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The Invention of the World - In The Invention of the World, Jack Hodgins invites us to consider an alternative dystopia in which fantasy and reality converge to create sense and constance in an otherwise chaotic existence. Unleashing an arsenal of characters in two parallel worlds, Hodgins attempts to uncover the mysteries of people, and he delves into the paradoxical genre of magic realism, a term coined by Franz Roh in 1925, to achieve this. Focussing on characterization, The Invention of the World offers sufficient surrealism to provide fictional entertainment, whilst cleverly grounding his mythical tale in a relatable reality inspired by history and realism....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Jack Hodgins] 1068 words
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Invention of the Radio - Many inventions have impacted the world throughout history but in my opinion one of the most impactful one’s was the invention of the radio . This invention provided society with many things which include entertainment, communication, and easier access to information. Radio is still a central part of the society today but just like any other invention radio has an interesting history of how it progressed through time. Every invention ever known to man had pioneers or people who contributed to the creation of the product....   [tags: Communication, Entertainment]
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The Invention of Basketball - Has there ever been an activity that you wondered how it was invented. Well I have been playing basketball for almost seven years and have always wondered the man behind the game we call “basketball.” I really have enjoyed basketball because it really tests an athlete’s ability of endurance, athleticism, and speed. I figured it was time for me to find out who this man was. Basketball today has grown in the United States to bout 300 million people, that is a very large sum (“Bellies”). Although there are many stories to who discovered the game of basketball, it really just depended on who and where the story was told....   [tags: Basketball, sports, history, ] 608 words
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The Wheel: The Most Important Invention of All Time - From Ancient Mesopotamia came a revolutionary tool that has crystallized the world into the complex civilization it is today, the wheel. The wheel has commutated the very way we live and think about the world and all credit goes to Ancient Mesopotamia for providing this life changing invention. Wheels are everywhere we look and in places that you wouldn't even think. Wheels are used everyday in some way or another and come in many sizes and innumerable different materials and purposes....   [tags: History, Inventions, Mesopotamia]
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The Effect of Invention and Innovation on Conformism - Throughout history, iconoclasts have played a vital role in transgressing society’s self-imposed boundaries, expanding individual perception past prejudices of society. Such revolutionary ideals embed themselves throughout many of literature’s greatest works, essentially forgoing society’s previous prejudices in lieu of a new, revolutionary perspective. Such works serve as an impetus for the spread of further revolutionary ideals, allowing for a continual renewal of society’s central beliefs or a cyclic cleansing of society’s perceptions....   [tags: Literature, Sociology] 1704 words
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Scientists and Invention of New Technology - Science is only limited by the curiosity of the scientist and the quality of the instruments they use. With the invention of new technology, the boundaries of society’s collective knowledge widen with the increased capabilities of scientific equipment and practices. Because of this, interests such as ecology and population theories radically changed over the course of the 1900’s as the United States began to face land and food crises. While ecological techniques and practices were improved by ecologists such as Aldo Leopold and Paul Sears, population theorists such as Thomas Malthus and Lester Brown were able to formulate ideas and delve into the science behind the growth and fluctuations o...   [tags: ecological techniques, food crisis]
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The Invention of Flying Cars - There are many inventions of the future that people either know or hope will happen and some inventions that people have never thought that would happen in this or the next lifetime. For instance, one piece of future technology that I believe may come to pass is the invention of flying cars. Since the time of being young and watching the Jetsons, many people have been waiting to see the first flying car. While bringing up the idea of a flying car to a lot of people would seem absurd or downright impossible to some, I actually believe that it is very much so possible to create given how far technology has come in the past few decades....   [tags: future, prediction, technology]
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Stoppard’s "The Invention of Love" - How familiar must the audience of Stoppard’s The Invention of Love be with classical literature and with classics as a field of study. How does this affect the play’s potential audience, and why did Stoppard choose to do this. The potential audience of the Invention of Love is limited in the first instance by the fact that it is a play for the stage. By proxy, the audience will be likely to have some knowledge of classical literature, as they will have more of a culture of theatre going. There is more of a tradition of classics amongst those that would have seen the play when it was first shown....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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Passion is Essential for Invention - Passion is essential for invention. The success of Steve Jobs (Apple) and Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook) from seemingly non-entities to billionaires is symbolic of their passion for their aspirations. Similarly conducting research in thermal fluids category of Mechanical Engineering during my graduate study, making it a career path and pioneering in this field is my passion. My interest in thermal fluids developed at the start of my junior year out of my scorn for maintenance based Mechanical Engineering jobs that await most bachelors engineers like me after graduation....   [tags: Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg] 1898 words
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The Invention of Chinampa Agriculture - “And when we saw all those cities and villages built in the water and other great towns on dry land, and that straight and level causeway leading to Tenochtitlan, we were amazed…Indeed, some of our soldiers asked if it was not all a dream,” a Spanish chronicler, Bernal Diaz del Castillo (Woodard), describes the beautiful capital of the Aztec Empire, Tenochtitlan, in awe of the city’s intricate landscape upon their Spanish arrival. The Aztecs were located in the Basin of Mexico, which is a part of Mesoamerica (Popper)....   [tags: Civilization, Mayan, Aztecs]
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The Invention of Prosthetic Limbs - Since the invention of Prosthetic Limbs, many people are able to re-cooperate through their life again. People with artificial replacements are given hope and a second chance by allowing them to use their new prosthetic body part at life. The main goal of rehabilitation with prosthetic limbs is the successful fitting and use of the artificial limb. With a prosthetic limb people will be able to improve their independence and not rely on others for care since they will be able to move or grab objects to preform basic self-care....   [tags: real arms, technology, artifical replacements]
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Invention, Innovation, and Interdependence - Scientific and technological progress is one of the most important and far reaching of humanity’s effort streams throughout history. One of the hallmarks of any great society is what new or improved knowledge of the world and how it works that the society can contribute. A strong and vibrant culture celebrates the spirit of invention and innovation. Closely allied with this concept is the spirit of entrepreneurship, considered one of the greatest qualities of the American culture. Americans laud the success of the inventor and salesman alike; while the greatest self-promoters are more fully remembered, the greatest minds are never truly forgotten....   [tags: Innovation ]
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The Invention of The Automobile - The Invention of The Automobile The first automobile was invented in Europe, however the automobile industry had an enormous favorable impact on the United States economy.(Brown, 329) There was not one specific person who "invented the automobile," but, there were many people who contributed to the invention of the automobile.(Ingrassia, 5) (Boyne, 31) These people include Isaac Newton, who developed a power carriage in the fourteen twenties, and Joseph Cugnot, who built the first steam powered automobile in seventeen sixty nine....   [tags: Papers] 798 words
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The invention of the Human - The Invention of the Human In his recent book, Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human (1998), Harold Bloom argues that Shakespeare’s characters provide the full measure of his continuing legacy. Shakespeare, Bloom maintains, created self-conscious characters who breathe life. Shakespeare’s characters are so alive, possess such "interiority," that they catch themselves looking at themselves. This quality is the essence of becoming human—to know we know, to be aware we are aware, to sense our own presence on the stage of life....   [tags: Shakespeare Literature Papers]
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The Invention of the Internet - The Invention of the Internet Perhaps one of the greatest inventions of out time is the Internet. Without a doubt, the net has had a profound effect on almost every aspect of our lives. The formation of the Internet has changed the way we do business, communicate, entertain, retrieve information, and even educate ourselves. Nevertheless, the Internet might have never materialized if it had not been for some innovated thinkers from the Advanced Research Project Agency, who created "ARPANET." In collaboration with several educational and research institutions, the agency created the packet-switching technologies that form the basis of the Internet today....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Invention of the Phonograph - Invention of the Phonograph The idea of the phonograph came from the man who invented the light bulb. Thomas Alva Edison is one of the greatest inventors of all time decided to create this invention. In 1877, Edison was working on a machine that would decipher telegraphic messages to paper tape. He used a diaphragm with an embossing point. This would be held onto a moving paraffin paper. Thus when spoken into it, the vibrations made indentations on it. Edison decided to change the idea by using a tin foil wrapped metal cylinder instead of the paper....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 1167 words
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Invention of the Automobile - Invention of the Automobile In the beginning, man’s only form of transportation was his own feet. Later, to comfort his journey on foot, was the invention of footwear. Through envy of the speed of other animals he would learn to tame these animals. People who live in the desert ride atop camels. The people who live in the frigid climates travel by dogs. Some people from places like India ride elephants. But the must widely used form of transportation by animal power was by horse. Man would soon develop boats and ships to travel long distances over water and time would flow like the rivers and hundreds of years later, in the late 1700s steam power became the new craze....   [tags: Papers] 2481 words
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The Invention of Television - The Invention and History of Television *Incomplete "The instrument can teach, it can illuminate, it can even inspire. But only if human beings are willing to use it to those ends. Otherwise, it is just wires and lights in a box." Edward R. Murrow, NBC studios in NEW York on June 2, 1953. You use it all the time. It's a part of your every day life, but do you really have any idea who invented it. Television is the center of the household. It will always be there. You cannot ignore it just as you cannot ignore a plague....   [tags: Papers] 944 words
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Innovation And Invention - There is no question in my mind that with appropriate management, we can improve the levels of innovation and creativity within organizations. There is no magic here. Innovative people are no more ‘born’ than Olympic gold medallists or virtuoso musicians. Yes, some of us are gifted with more initial aptitude, but as music and sports show, the ‘natural’ or the ‘child prodigy’ frequently does not graduate to the top level. Hard, focused and appropriately- directed work trumps natural talent in virtually every case....   [tags: Business Management] 1647 words
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The Internet Invention - The Internet Invention The history of every great invention is based on a lot of pre-history. In the case of the World-Wide Web, there are two lines to be traced: the development of hypertext, or the computer-aided reading of electronic documents, and the development of the Internet protocols which made the global network possib le. The Internet has revolutionized the computer and communications world like nothing before. The invention of the telegraph, telephone, radio, and computer set the stage for this unprecedented integration of capabilities....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Invention of Gatsby - The Invention of Jay Gatsby “It was a testimony to the romantic speculation that he inspired that there were whispers about him from those who had found little that is was necessary to whisper about in this world.” (48) States the narrator, illustrating the attractiveness to attention and gossip of a party host. The quote comments on a conversation of two woman gossiping about the mysterious host named Gatsby. In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s book The Great Gatsby, a young man’s life and character is invented by his peers and colleagues, and by his own personal dream....   [tags: essays research papers] 802 words
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The Importance of the Invention of the Footnote - The Importance of the Invention of the Footnote Introduction The study of history has and will always be an everlasting continuum. Throughout time, from Alexander the Great to Adolf Hitler, the study of history and why we undertake it has changed. Be it through new found articles, new technology, or new assumptions, the course of history has and will continue to change. However is there something that can add legitimacy to history. Something that can in a thousand years convince our predecessors that what we have done today is actually true....   [tags: Papers] 1924 words
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The Invention and Evolution of Television - The Invention and Evolution of Television   The television is an invention that without a doubt changed the world. Televisions have been available for the public to own since the early ‘40s. Like every invention the Television’s popularity started off slow. At the end of World War Two about 8,000 households owned a television. At this point in time televisions were all black and white, small, and had no more than a few channels to choose from. The programming consisted of entertainment and there was little focus on news....   [tags: Expository Essays Research Papers] 778 words
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The Invention and Impact of The Computer Mouse - The Invention and Impact of The Computer Mouse If you ask people to name one of the most important technologies of the twentieth century, one of the answers would most certainly be the computer. A computer, however, is not a technology all to itself. Many other technologies went into the modern home computers of today, including the mouse. Douglas C. Engelbart, a worker at the SRI (Stanford Research Institute), invented the mouse in 1964. However, the process of the invention of the mouse was not instantaneous and without effect on the realm of computing and society....   [tags: Papers] 1008 words
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The Invention of the Modern Automobile - The Invention of the Modern Automobile “The way to make automobiles, is to make one automobile just like another automobile [1].” With this statement, Henry Ford had invented the modern automobile. Many people may question this idea, as they know self propelled vehicles were in existence long before the days of Ford. In fact, these people would undoubtedly be correct; the idea of a self propelled vehicle and its actual realization had been present for at least one hundred years before Ford ever made one....   [tags: Cars Car Ford History Essays]
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The Invention of Air Conditioning - Willis Haviland Carrier invented the first air conditioner in 1902. This was designed to boost the working process control in a printing plant. Carrier’s invention controlled temperature and humidity. The low heat and humidity helped keep the paper dimensions and ink alignment the same. Later his invention was used to populate productivity in the workplace. The Carrier Air Conditioning Company of America developed for the increasing demands. Gradually, air conditioning was used to help increase comfort in homes and cars....   [tags: essays research papers] 328 words
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Timekeeping is the Greatest Invention - Throughout human existence, one of the most prominent inventions ever has to be the act of recording time, or timekeeping. Ever since the most primitive eras of civilization mankind has found ways to measure the passage of time from studying celestial bodies, the sun, moon, planets, and stars. Beginning with timepieces that run on daylight, such as the sundial, developing into digital clocks we use today, it can even be argued that timekeeping is even a basic necessity in today’s society. As long ago as 20,000 years ago ice-age hunters from Europe would take sticks and bones and scratch lines and mark holes in them, supposedly counting the days between phased of the moon....   [tags: essays research papers] 548 words
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Cellular Technologies Inc. (CTI) camera invention - Questions Presented Whether Cellular Technologies Inc. (CTI) made their camera invention sufficiently publically accessible before the critical date of their patent application, enough to be considered a printed publication and thus invalid under 35 U.S.C. §102(b), when CTI’s Chief Marketing Officer Lisa Toliver sent an e-mail proposal to the Consumer Electronic Show officer with a PDF attachment containing the exact details of the display prior to the tradeshow and did not give notice to prohibit disclosure of the attachment, when Lisa Toliver uploaded a copy of the PDF to the CTI sub-domain that is fairly well known to people in the industry, when CTI displayed the camera at the world’s l...   [tags: Law]
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Morality is a Human Invention - Morality is a Human Invention To approach the subject of Morality, one must first gird himself well, for the road is a difficult one. The perennial questions often revolve around what is Right and what is Wrong, so an explanation here is difficult at best, and futile, at worst. Nevertheless, I shall begin with a quote from Twilight of the Idols, by Nietzsche: "I formulate a principle. All naturalism in morality, that is all healthy morality, is dominated by an instinct of life- some commandment of life is fulfilled through a certain canon of 'shall' and 'shall not', some hindrance and hostile element on life's road is thereby removed....   [tags: Philosophy Essays] 1146 words
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“The Internet; Twentieth Century’s Greatest Invention” - “The Internet; Twentieth Century’s Greatest Invention” “The Internet was probably the single most important influence on American culture in the final few years of the twentieth century” (Internet). The words of that quote are those that speak the truth. During the last few years of the twentieth century, the world was intrigued with the invention of the Internet. Without the Internet, the world that we know would really cease to function. The Internet is important to everyone in some way or another....   [tags: Internet]
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Invention of Standardized Money - There were many reasons for the invention of standardized money. First, nobody wanted to carry 30 pounds of barley to the trade city that could have been 100 miles away. Second, it was difficult to determine the true cost of different goods. For example, if somebody wanted to buy milk for his family, it would almost be impossible to figure out a fair exchange for grain. Finally, the barter system limited the people who would trade with each other. Not everybody would want to purchase milk or grain....   [tags: essays research papers] 416 words
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The Cell Phone Invention - The Cell Phone Invention We have all seen and used cell phones. However we have probably taken the technology for granted. The cellular telephone has evolved and improved a lot over the years. Before we get into the history let us first get the definition for 'cellular'. It's called cellular because the system uses many base stations to divide a service area into multiple 'cells' (1). Each base station consists of a tower and at the base is the equipment to send and receive signals. Now that it cleared up we will look back into the history....   [tags: Expository Essays Research Papers]
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Importance of Early Invention - Importance of Early Invention Early childhood researchers have repeatedly found and established that the rate of human learning and development is most rapid in the preschool years. Therefore, if the child’s most teachable years are not taken advantage of, it could result in the child difficulty of learning a particular skill at a later time (Kidsource, 1996). Karnes and Lee (1978) have noted that, “only through early identification and appropriate programming can children develop to their full potential” (Smith, 1988)....   [tags: Children Education Learning Essays Papers]
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Pros and Cons of the Washing Machine - Washing machines have become the most popular mechanical device throughout all modern times. “For thousands of years, one of the most tiresome household tasks was the washing of clothes and lines” (Field Enterprises Educational Corporation 45 ). Washing machines are greatly needed in everyday life. Much labor and has been relieved due to the wonderful invention of the washing machine. The washing machine is also a major time saver. Washing machines have developed proficiently throughout all the years and are still developing day by day....   [tags: invention, laundry]
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Johannes Gutenberg and the Invention of the Printing Press - Johannes Gutenberg and the Invention of the Printing Press Between the 13th and 16th centuries we can see the rise of a print-dominated society; a society which moved away from the Church's monopoly of information that existed until that time. There were many social, economic and political changes. It was not because of the printing press that those changes were brought about, but perhaps they could have not happened so fast without the print. Johann Gutenberg managed to bring together technologies known for centuries before him, adding the idea for movable metal type....   [tags: World History Printing Press Essays]
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How the Invention of the Automobile Affected Us - How the Invention of the Automobile Affected Us When Karl Benz developed the Automobile in 1885, people thought that it would be a passing fad; no one at the time could have even imagined that this "motor car" would bring about a technological and economical evolution. The potential of this invention was realised during the 1890's when they became more common. People were using motorcars to travel to their destinations quicker and transport goods. During the early 1900's there were over 250 carmakers alone, more inventors emerged, tires were invented, factories opened and most importantly jobs were created....   [tags: Papers] 440 words
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Charles F. Brush and the Invention of the Arc Light - Charles F. Brush and the Invention of the Arc Light Charles Francis Brush is a well-known inventor from Euclid, Ohio. He lived from 1849-1929. Throughout his life he invented many electrical machines and gadgets. These inventions included the electric arc light (which is his most famous invention), a storage battery, and the electric wind turbine (also known as an electric windmill). Charles Brush was born on his parents' farm in Euclid, Ohio on March 17, 1849. His childhood was mostly spent on the Walnut Hills Farm, which is just east of Cleveland....   [tags: Papers] 472 words
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The Three Canons of Invention and the Near-death Experience - Invention is the division of rhetoric that rhetors use to find arguments. The three approaches to invention are kairos, stasis theory, and the topic method. I am going to apply them here to support my belief in the near-death experience. When speaking to an audience, I must use kairos. I have to take into consideration what information is relevant to my audience. From there I can develop a persuasive argument on the near-death experience. Here I will give some examples of the points I need to make when arguing from a kairotic stance....   [tags: Near-death Experience Speech] 825 words
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Sir Rich Arkwright and the Water Frame Invention - Sir Rich Arkwright and the Water Frame Invention Sir Rich Arkwright was born on December 23, 1732 at Preston in the county of Lancaster. His first profession was a barber in Bolron-le-moors in 1760. Soon afterward he traveled throught the country buying human hair. At that time he had a valuable chemical secret for dying the hair to make wigs out of. Arkwright's hair was commented to be the finest hair in the country. In 1761, Richard Arkwright married Margaret Biggins, and this marriage brought him to an aquaitance with Thomas Highs....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays] 868 words
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James T. Russell and the Invention of the Compact Disc - James T. Russell and the Invention of the Compact Disc James Russell was born in Bremerton, Washington in 1931. His first invention, at six years old, was a remote-control battleship with a storage chamber for his lunch. In 1953, he earned his Bachelor of Arts in physics and graduated from Reed College in Portland. Afterwards he went to work as a Physicist in General Electric's nearby labs in Richland, Washington. There he started many experimental instrumentation projects....   [tags: Papers] 872 words
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The Invention of the Telephone and How It Has Changed Over the Years - The Invention of the Telephone and How It Has Changed Over the Years About 100 years ago, Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone by accident with his assistant Mr. Watson. Over many years, the modern version of the telephone makes the one that Bell invented look like a piece of junk. Developments in tone dialing, call tracing, music on hold, and electronic ringers have greatly changed the telephone. This marvelous invention allows us to communicate with the entire globe 24 hours a day just by punching in a simple telephone number....   [tags: Telephones Communication Technology Essays]
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War from the 16th Century to the Invention of Gunpowder - War from the 16th Century to the Invention of Gunpowder The invention of the powerful artillery guns would change man’s role in warring engagements. The artillery guns at first were very limited by their own design. The guns were very heavy and had to be transported by water, which meant that only towns and fortresses that were close to a body of water could be attacked with artillery also known as the cannon. There were also some fortresses that were impervious to the early cannon attacks based on strong designs or natural defenses....   [tags: Artillery Guns Weapons War Essays]
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Some Areas of Knowledge are Invented, Some Discovered - Humans, as a society, are surrounded by the areas of knowledge which surrounds society and develop intelligence. Invention is a result of human intelligence but discovery is unleashing what already exists. Areas of knowledge consist of many ideas. These areas are either invented or discovered. Invention and discovery formulate the different areas of knowledge. Discovered areas of knowledge include science, history and mathematics. Invented area of knowledge is the arts. Discovery proves the existence of some areas of knowledge....   [tags: knowledge, discovery, invention, ] 1290 words
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What is a Hero: Vint Cerf - MY HERO Hero is a person whose braveness, achievement, and qualities are admired by everyone, he or she has a great courage and become the central figure of everyone (merriam-webster, 2014). Usually in movies, dramas, cartoons, story books, and games hero are those who use super power in order to save and bring justice to the world so they were loved by citizens. I am sure for children with normal happy family will say that their heroes are their father and mother, it is something that make sense since they are the one who have take care of us, teach us and support us in any situation....   [tags: father of the internet, invention]
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Photogenic Drawing: William Henry Fox Talbot - Photogenic drawing is an invention which is an early photographic procedure made by William Henry Fox Talbot. According to Malcolm Daniel his invention, which was made during the industrial revolution, opened up a whole different world for photography (Malcolm Daniel, William Henry Fox Talbot (1800–1877) and the Invention of Photography, Metmuseum.org). Moreover, Talbot’s innovation became the foundation of 19th and 20th century photography. The photogenic drawing concept led through many impacts on modern world....   [tags: invention, industrial revolution]
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Johannes Gutenberg and The Printing Press - The printing press was invented in 1453. The movable printing technology was invented in China in 1040 but Johannes Gutenberg was able to perfect this technology by creating the Gutenberg printer in 1440. The printer was a movable type. A movable type was where individual blocks could be set up in order to print almost anything. Before this, wooden blocks, carved by hand were used to print things. These blocks would have consisted of what the individual wanted to print which would take an incredible amount of time....   [tags: biography, printing technology, invention]
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How Digital Rights Management Got It Right - Intellectual property or IP refers to rights given to a person for a creation that they have made or came up with, such as a design, picture, invention, literary and artistic works, and many others. Some types of IP are patents, trademark, copyright, industrial design rights, and trade secrets. These are implemented to give the creator the exclusive rights over the use of their creation for a certain period of time (Intellectual property rights: a critical history). Intellectual property rights are supposed to prevent others from selling, getting credit, or just simply using someone else’s work without permission....   [tags: intelectual property, invention]
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The Renaissance of Technological Patronage - Alongside the many developments within the arts and sciences, technological development flourished as well during the Renaissance. The sponsors of many of these developments, the courts, commissioned inventors, artists, and engineers, among others, to create or design things that would make the patron look good or more powerful to other city-states. As such, much focus was directed towards developing military technologies, with other areas of focus being architecture, art, courtly entertainment, and after the printing press was invented, technical books (Misa, 3,19)....   [tags: printing press, invention, development]
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History of Machines and Tools - Machines date back to the earliest ages, made and improved over the years to help make their lives easier. Machines can be simple but very helpful but some are more complex. Before 1 B.C.E, people were beginning to discover new ideas which started the need for machines to help them carry out the important task such as building, carrying and much more. As time pasted and new brilliant minds and ideas began to soar, machines were a big development throughout time and many became famous for their great inventions of these machines....   [tags: invention, development, technology, tool]
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The History of Technology - Technology has had a huge impact on the universe ever since the first tools were created. Everything that has been discovered or invented in the technological aspect has revolutionized rapidly to create the technology we have today. Every invention has come from the basic idea of another piece of technology to improve or create something so much better than before. There are six main categories of technology: transportation, science and math, construction, manufacture, communication and other technologies....   [tags: transportation, science, communication, invention]
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Biography of Thomas Edison - Have you ever wondered how the light bulb works. Do you know the genius brain behind the creation of the light bulb. It is a simple but really useful thing that can help us to pass our daily life. Edison is the man. He is one of the greatest inventors in the history. His creation had changed the world a long time ago. He was known to be one of the people with the most perseverance and patience. The light bulb we know today is one of his greatest and most influential inventions. Without his perseverance and patience, he won’t be as successful as the world knows him today....   [tags: light bulb, invention]
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The Origins of Jeans - The second skin Regular straight, boot cut & relaxed, or the 501® Original Fits. In all probability, no piece of garment has ever seen such days of glory as the blue jeans. Let us look back at the history of this symbol of the Western freedom, the minds behind its birth and spread, and the role it plays in the contemporary world. Even though considered an all-American invention, the origins of jeans can be traced back to the 17th century, when the weavers in the French city of Nimes tried to reproduce jean fabric from the Italian city of Genoa....   [tags: american invention, freedom, denim]
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Canadian Inventions - Throughout the history of mankind, technology has been the engine of all social progress. People have made inventions that revolutionized our way of living and thinking. There have been over half of a billion patents given out throughout the World of which more than million patents were granted to Canadian inventors. Nevertheless, the National Science Literacy Survey revealed that two thirds of Canadians are not able to name even one Canadian inventor or any Canadian accomplishments. Throughout the past century and into the next millennium, the range of Canadian inventions is a reflection of Canada’s ingenuity, and innovating and inventing is one of the reason why Canada is on par with coun...   [tags: Canada, Inventions,] 2148 words
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Biography of James Naismith - “The invention of basketball was not an accident. It was developed to meet a need. Those boys simply would not play ‘Drop the Handkerchief.’” (James Naismith Quotes). In November, 1861, the inventor of “basketball” was born in Almonte, Ontario, Canada (Biography of James Naismith). But it never crossed his mind that he’d be the creator of one of the most popular world-wide sports known to man (James Naismith…:Inventor of Basketball). Dr. James Naismith had the body foundation of a fine athlete. As he matured, he developed characteristics of a modest, down-to-earth man....   [tags: basketball, invention, athlete, sports]
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“Not at Home in her Own Skin”: Self-Invention through the Resolution of Conflicts in Jamaica Kincaid’s Lucy - “not at home in her own skin”: Self-Invention through the Resolution of Conflicts in Jamaica Kincaid’s Lucy Jamaica Kincaid’s novel Lucy is a Bildungsroman centering on the self-invention of the title-character, who is a young immigrant woman from Antigua. As part of this process, Lucy, as a character, struggles against the various forces of her mother, her past and her even her femininity at a very personal level, thereby setting up a series of conflicts seen throughout the novel. Lucy as a text, however, adds another layer to these conflicts....   [tags: Literary Analysis] 2355 words
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Airplanes; The Invention of and How They Fly - A pilot does not have to be an aeronautical engineer to learn to fly an airplane. However, it is a good idea to have good knowledge of aerodynamics and flight theory to be able to fly safely. There are four basic components in making an airplane fly, lift, drag, thrust, and weight. All of these work in unison to make a plane stay in the air. If one of the first three is taken out of the equation, gravity and weight will take over and cause the plane to descend. It is up to the pilot to understand how to make them equal in order to keep the airplane in flight or descend at an acceptable rate, in order to safely land the airplane....   [tags: Transportation]
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The Invention of the Pacemaker in Sweden - The heart is the most important organ in the human body. The purpose of it is to pump oxygen and nutrient-rich blood to all parts of the body. It rarely occurs that the heart muscle become worn-out.. The threat to the heart’s normal function is in the diseases. (Landstinget i Värmland, 2008) In Sweden cardiovascular diseases are type of diseases which causes most deaths. 4 out of 10 people die in cardiovascular diseases and thousands die prematurely because of it. Today 12 percent of the Swedish population is suffering from cardiovascular diseases (Hjärt-Lungfonden, 2008) and today 40 000 of the Swedish population have a pacemaker....   [tags: medical, pacemaker, Sweden, ] 1043 words
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The Invention of Childhood by Hugh Cunningham - Contemporary anxieties about childhood have often fuelled the incentive into historical research on the subject, with childhood enjoying a high status in our social, political and cultural debates. This has been reflected in what can be described as a ‘lively field’ of historical investigation , aiming to give us a wider perspective on the changing conceptions of childhood, and an understanding of the experiences of children through time. The publication of Philippe Ariès’ L’enfant et la vie familiale sous l’ancien regime in 1960 helped to stimulate an upsurge of interest in the field, with Ariès managing to convince most of his readers that childhood had a history, and that ideas about chi...   [tags: old testament, education, correction]
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Technology: The Invention of The Cell Phone - Technology has been a part of Americans’ lives for several years and continues to improve. It has given society an easier way to communicate with family and friends with one simple device, the cell phone. A cellular phone is the most common type of technology used by all groups of people including parents, teenagers, and even young children. The number of people who own a cell phone also continues to increase, causing a huge distraction on society. Cell phones seem to own a person as they depend on their phone for almost everything....   [tags: communication, smart phone, apps]
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Obesity and Rollup: a Personal Invention - The percentage of adults overweight or obese in the U.S. is roughly around 69.2%, with 33% being overweight, 35.7% obese, and nearly 6.3% extremely obese. Children and adolescences have a lower percentage at 33.6% being overweight and obese (Starkoff). These numbers are staggering and there seems to be no sign of improvement. Part of the problem of rising obesity rates is due to over consumption of sugar. Sugar typically refers to white, granulated sugar, also called sucrose. Sugar intake from sugary foods and sweeteners like granulated sugar cause blood sugar to spike and then tumble, which can result in moodiness and low energy....   [tags: Sugar, Fat, Weight loss]
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Ireland: The Invention of Tradition - In order to legitimise a regime or cause, traditions may be constructed around historical or mythological events, people or symbols that reinforce the image required to focus people’s conception of the past. People can be encouraged to invent a cohesive view of their shared ‘traditions’ by what could be called cherry picking bits of history. The ancient mythology of Ireland is one of its’ greatest assets. The glorious, poetic tales of battles, super humans, demigods and heroes ranks among the best of ancient literature....   [tags: irish history]
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Factors that Shaped the Invention and Development of Television in the UK Up to 1939 - Factors that Shaped the Invention and Development of Television in the UK Up to 1939 In this essay I intend to discuss the factors that shaped the invention and development of television in the UK up to 1939; these include the social, cultural, political and scientific factors that took place as well as the many technological changes. I will then conclude by determining the most important aspects of its development. Technological developments ========================== The essence of the television began in the early nineteenth century with the development of the telephone and the telegraph....   [tags: Papers] 1740 words
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The Wright Brothers - In the late 19th century, transportation took enormous time and effort, and it was often dangerous. With this being said, it was time for someone to shine. The creative minds in world began to come out, and, finally, the world met a breakthrough. In Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, an alarming invention would change the way humans transport forever. In 1903, Wilbur and Orville Wright had succeeded in a lifelong adventure of creating a flying machine. The Wright brothers grew up in West Dayton, Ohio, and ever since they were children they were destined for greatness....   [tags: invention, first airplane]
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Thomas Alva Edison: The Man of a Thousand Inventions - “I find out what the world needs. Then I go ahead and try to invent it (Sullivan 5).” These are the word that Thomas Alva Edison lived his life by. This is why he is known as the greatest inventor in Americas history. Thomas was granted 1093 patents over his life time. Some of the main inventions that changed the world are the electric light bulb, phonograph and movie camera and projector and much more(Jenkins 1). Thomas Edison is well known for his invention of electricity but he has made many more contributions to society....   [tags: Thomas Edison, Inventions,] 1356 words
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Spatial Rhythm and Poetic Invention in William Carlos Williams' Sunday in the Park - William Carlos Williams was fascinated by the ways in which living organisms and inert matter occupy space--how they move in it, or cannot move, are cramped or allowed to roam freely--and how the space inside organisms and matter is charted, perceived, and manipulated. Williams's preoccupation with actual space in the material world is paralleled by his formal experimentations with the placement of words on the page. "Without invention nothing is well spaced" (P 50), Williams writes at the beginning of "Sunday in the Park," raising the question, what does "well spaced" mean for Williams....   [tags: Williams' Sunday in the Park]
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Pediatric Implications of Diagnostic, Interventional, and Therapeutic Radiology - Since the beginning of the propitious world, the core aspect that keeps it thriving is the propensity for people to discover innovations; however, progress of the past is, systematically, detrimental to the future. Not long after the revolutionary invention of the X-ray in the late 19th Century, an unprecedented number of medical examiners noticed (unknown to the time) radiation burns all over their body; decades later, an extraordinary surge in cancer cases had arisen. Perhaps, during the course of these years, scientists and researchers desired to further progress the x-ray (into the immense subsidiaries that are here today), and disregarded any flaws in the apparatus....   [tags: radiation, healthcare, x-ray, invention]
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The 8 Benefits of Making it Yourself - In any craft store, fabric and sewing patterns consume a large area. Walking -around, I see pinks, blues, greens, polka dots, stripes, and diamonds. The potential in each fabric is overwhelming. A simple, chevron cotton, with a little work, turns into a lovely dress. A striped flannel makes an extremely warm and comfortable pair of pajamas. A plain silk creates a lovely gown. Not only are there multiple fabrics, but the number of patterns is abundant. Each pattern has the potential to become the item according to the instructions or be slightly altered to fulfill my wishes....   [tags: sewing machine, equipment, invention, sew]
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The Life and Agricultural Invention of John Deere - When driving around the country, one sees hundreds and thousands of acres either planted or tilled. Sometimes one might wonder… “Who would be smart enough to think of something that can plant and till this land?” Also, who is the person that thought of pulling it behind an implement of that complexity. John Deere, the man, and the business, started out in Rutland, Vermont in 1804, He left a legacy that would change agriculture forever. When John Deere crafted his famous steel plow in his blacksmith shop in 1837, he also forged the beginning of Deere & Company “John”....   [tags: biography, agriculture]
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Creating a New Writing Technology - Creating a New Writing Technology "Writing, in the strict sense of the word, as has already been seen, was a very late development in human history. The first script, or true writing, that we know was developed among the Sumerians in Mesopotamia only around the year 3500 BC, less than 6,000 years ago. The alphabet, which was invented only once, so that every alphabet in the world derives directly or indirectly from the original Semitic alphabet, came into existence only around 1500 BC" (Ong, 323)....   [tags: Invention Writing Technology Papers]
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Top Five Best Inventions of The 20th Century - Top Five Best Inventions of The 20th Century Have you ever wondered how something was invented. Have you ever wondered why they were invented. Well, I have and this is the result of that wondering. During the twentieth century, inventions were needed to keep up with the times and be the best country we can be. Most of these inventions were used to keep up with the war, such as the radio and the airplane. Other inventions, such as the car and television, were necessary to keep up with the automotive and technological world....   [tags: Technology Inventions] 1123 words
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Wright Brothers - The brothers Wilbur and Orville Wright, possibly the two most renowned representatives of American aeronautics, were the first to experience controlled, continuous flight of a powered airplane in history. Despite being autodidactic in the area of engineering, the duo proved to be extraordinarily successful, testing and refining their strategies to overcome successive challenges that arose with the building of a plane (Crouch 226). The two were so far ahead in the race for flight that they even anticipated and found solutions to problems that more learned scientists could not have even begun to predict....   [tags: American Aeronautics, Invention, Flight] 2029 words
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The Story of Benjamin Franklin - The Story of Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin seen by many is a statesman, philosopher, and an inventor. He was born on January 17, 1706. He was the true rags to riches story. In “The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin”, he writes about his life in detail and tells how to become a good man. To compare Franklin’s early life to his older life is to compare an apple seed to an apple. Both of which, grow to become something great. While reading Franklin’s autobiography, one will see the hard ships of a little boy and the triumphs the little boy makes to become an American icon....   [tags: American History, Invention]
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Robertson Davies' Fifth Business, Anne Proulx's The Shipping News, Michael Ondaatje's In the Skin of a Lion, and Jack Hodgins' The Invention of the Wo -      Myth and history are necessary in explaining the world, and can be depended upon for guidance with one as reliable as the other. The idea of place, with its inherent myth and history, is an important factor in one's identity because place shapes character and events. Robertson Davies' Fifth Business, E. Anne Proulx's The Shipping News, Michael Ondaatje's In the Skin of a Lion, and Jack Hodgins' The Invention of the World use myth and lore to describe the obstacles which the protagonists and others must get over or confront in order to recover their perspective identities....   [tags: Myth History Society Essays]
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Natural is Relative - Natural is Relative In his essay "From Pencils to Pixels," professor and author Dennis Baron wrote, "We have a way of getting so used to writing technologies that we come to think of them as natural rather than technological. We assume that pencils are a natural way to write because they are old…" (51). When assigned to develop my own writing technology, however, I discovered that this common human conception is wrong. Dead wrong. And the word "natural" - as we use it today - is relative. My mission was to forego modern writing tools (pencils, pens, paper, chalk, etc.) and write 20 words or less with natural materials of my choosing....   [tags: Invention Writing Technology Papers]
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