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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 Cell Phone - ... We have phone addicts who have to have their phone intheir hand. I am not only talking about teenagers there are grown adults who are cell phone obsessed. They spend thousands of dollars to have the greatest and the latest. Cell phones do have their pluses though. Before cell phones we couldn't find the weather for the week or who's posted on our Facebook from a train or grocery store. Now everywhere we go all in one device we can have a camera, social media sites, internet, phone and weather channel....   [tags: inventions that changed the world] 996 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 Telescope - ... The ocular lenses which you use to look through, body tube which is the tube you look through using the ocular lenses. The arms where you use to move the microscope and there is the base where which holds up the actually microscope. There is also a stage where you put your sample you want to examine on. Overall the microscope is mainly made out of plastic and glass. The main natural resource used to make the plastic of the microscope is petroleum. Most modern day microscopes used in labs outside of the school uses electricity and use light to help function the microscope....   [tags: history of chemistry, science tools] 802 words
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The Invention of the Cotton - The invention of the cotton gin revolutionized the way cotton was produced throughout the United States. Although it was seen as genius invention at the time, the company responsible for selling the service of cotton ginning had major financial troubles throughout the years. The failure of Eli Whitney’s and Phineas Miller’s cotton ginning business was a result of overextension of obligations, and patent infringement, and success beyond imagining. While machines made to remove the seeds from long-staple cotton have been around for over 1500 years, Eli Whitney’s cotton gin was the first to separate the seeds from the fibers of short-staple cotton....   [tags: Eli Whitney’s cotton, cotton plantations] 1430 words
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The Invention of the Elevator - Throughout the history, buildings and apartments are all constructed in low-rise applications, causing huge amounts of land being consumed in such a small area. The reason why these structures are built in such a low level is because there was nothing to rise people up to higher levels. The invention of the elevator has had a great contribution towards the solution of this problem, which not only allows people to have the ability to get to higher floors, and also decreases the amount of land being used in our small city....   [tags: land, iron, steel] 1024 words
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The Invention of the Automobile - ... Ford had set out to create an automobile that would be cheap enough for the masses to afford. This began with the creation of the Model T in 1908, a simple automobile with no customization options (Devins, 387). To lower the price of his automobile Ford experimented with various techniques. The first was interchangeable parts, the creation of identical parts that would fit in any and all of the Model T’s. This required significant advancement in machining, the creation of parts, but after a couple years he was able to create machines that could be easily operated and create identical, interchangeable parts ("Henry Ford Changes the World")....   [tags: history, steam engine, industrial revolution]
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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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The Invention of the Telegraph and Morse Code - ... During World War II, the telegraph was magnificently valuable. It made instantaneous communication between commanding officers, even other armies, a possibility. On an individual level, the telegram made communication between family and friends around the world feasible. For the first time in history new could travel around the world in a day. Because of this availability of new information, people stayed more informed and were in return more involved in national issues. Alexander Graham Bell and Elisha Gray both independently designed a telephone in the 1870s....   [tags: machine, communication, society, wire] 641 words
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What Led to The Invention of the Phonograph? - During the second industrial revolution in the late 1800's, mass production and manufacturing of goods began to rapidly expand. With these changes also came a change in fuel sources, which began moving towards more modern forms such as petroleum and electricity. With theses changes in production and power came new possibilities and ideas. Many great thinkers became invested technological advancement by leveraging the changes that came with the second industrial revolution. Thomas Edison came to be one of America's greatest inventors during this time....   [tags: industrial revolution, Thomas Edison] 848 words
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The Invention of the Light Bulb - ... He used a battery to induce currents between two charcoal strips. It produces an intense incandescent light, which created the first arc lamp. Another person who helped make the light bulb better is Warren De La Rue. In 1820, Warren enclosed a platinum coil in an evacuated tube and passed an electric current through it. His lamp design worked but since the platinum was too expensive, it made it impossible for everyone to use it, or buy it (inventor.about.com). Someone else who contributed to the light bulb is James Bowman Lindsay....   [tags: thomas edison, filaments] 898 words
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The Wright Brothers Invention of the Airplane - Invention Project: The Airplane Oliver and Wilbur Wright had invented the airplane in 1909. Their parents were Bishop Milton Wright and Susan Catherine. They had 3 other siblings. Their father worked as a minster in churches, causing them to move a lot. Also, their father pushed them to read extensively and deliberate issues. This encouraged the Wright Brothers to invoke in a wide variety of interests. When in France, their father bought them a small helicopter which helped spark a curiosity towards flight, and they soon began to build their own models....   [tags: flight, engine, pilots] 527 words
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The Invention of the Telescope: Galileo Galilei - "Nature is relentless and unchangeable, and it is indifferent as to whether its hidden reasons and actions are understandable to man or not." This quote was once said by one of the most famous scientist in history; his name was Galileo Galilei. Born on February 15, 1564 in Pisa, Italy. He was an Italian physicist, mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher. He had three children; two girls and one boy, but was never married. In 1564 was also when William Shakespeare was born and Michelangelo died, and they both were also very famous at that time as well....   [tags: the little balance, pisa] 530 words
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Invention and Inlfuence of the Microscope - ... Sickness was running rampant and people who were sick most of times eventually died from it. Many of the people were getting the common cold, flu, and sometimes the plague. People did not know what disease they had; they just knew the symptoms of the disease they had. People around the world were looking for an answer on how to stop what was going on with them. Nobody likes to be sick. Everybody tried many ways to find cures to heal the population of the sick but whatever they did only worked for a few days not if it worked at all....   [tags: history of chemistry and technology] 795 words
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The Invention and Development of the Battery - The invention and development of the battery would have to be one of the most significant in human history. Without batteries, the world would be a very different place. Everything would be plugged in and nothing would be mobile. There are many types of batteries that work in many different ways, but they all have the same common goal of making lives easier. Some examples of these batteries are lithium-ion, lead-acid, and nickel-cadmium. Lithium-ion batteries are the most accepted battery for portable equipment such as laptops and cellphones....   [tags: energy, rechargable, electronics] 937 words
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The Disastrous Effects of Human Invention - ... The result was foam polystyrene with bubble, 30 times lighter than regular polystyrene” ( Bellis 2).This material quickly caught on as an insulator. Also this new interest in Styrofoam lead to more research in polystyrene which lead to the invention of expanded polystyrene foam which is found in items from packaging peanuts to takeout containers and the. Also in 1960 the first foam cups entered the markets which lead the world into an age of cheap polystyrene materials. The invention of EPS (Expanded Polystyrene) and Styrofoam introduced the pollutant polystyrene into the environment with only time to tell the world what a mistake it Form the 1960s to the 2000s, the use of po...   [tags: environmental deterioration] 1495 words
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Pythagoras' Invention of the Pythagorean Theorem - ... To solve this equation, place 3^2 to the right side, which makes it negative. The equation then become this: b^2=5^2-3^2. After subtracting the squares of 5 and 3, you get b^2=16 . Then if you root 16 (√16), you get 4, therefore b=4. And a new form of the theorem appeared: b^2=c^2-a^2. If you do some rearrangements, a^2=c^2-a^2 also works the same. Generally, the Pythagorean Theorem works with different form of algebraic equations by rearranging a^2+b^2=c^2, to solve different cases. Pythagoras made proofs to prove that is theorem is always correct and goes to all right-angled triangles....   [tags: triangle, hypotenuse, equation] 1065 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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Invention Relating to Alloy of Copper - The present invention relates to an alloy of copper having high conductivity and low resistivity. Electricity is the set of physical phenomena associated with the presence and flow of electric charge. Electric charge is the property of matter that causes it to experience a force when close to other electrically charged matter. Conduction in metals must follow Ohm's Law, which states that the current is directly proportional to the electric field applied to the metal. The key variable in applying Ohm's Law is a metal's resistivity....   [tags: ohm , conductivity, resistivity] 1235 words
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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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The Invention of Digital Photography - The Invention of Digital Photography Photography has been around since the 19th century, although it was not as advanced as it is today. It is an incredibly unique art form; it has the potential to capture a moment in time unlike any other medium. What makes it even more unique is that photography has only existed for a few decades which is unlike any other medium. It has made incredible advances since the day it was discovered. In the words of Gordon Baldwin and Martin Jürgens in their book Looking At Photographs, “Cameras have undergone nearly infinite permutations, from the tiny wooden boxes built and used in the mid-1830s by William Henry Fox Talbot (1800-1877), and which her referred to...   [tags: evolution of picture technology]
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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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Top Two Criterias for a Succesfull Invention - Today’s technology is advancing at a tremendous speed, yet some inventions still remain unchanged and inspiring. Even though there are many inventions existed that benefit our life, only certain inventions could be still alive because of their benefits brought to the people. In “Don’t Change a Thing” by Therese Oneill, Oneill introduces us the six eternal invention that still exist today. Also, Jessica Guynn’s article, “Douglas Engelbart Dies at Age 88”, explains how the passion and inspiration of Engelbart brought to the field of computer create today’s revolutionary computer....   [tags: technology, passions, inspirations] 699 words
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The Impact of the Invention of the Automobile on Society and the World - ... Driving a Hyundai people will assume you aren't wealthy rather it means you are rather on a budget in comparison when you see someone drive a Range Rover you think of the person as being wealthy. For example, there is a video on YouTube where these guys rent Ferraris in Las Vegas. To show those women want guys for their luxury cars. Previously the guys would approach girls on the sidewalk in an older beat up car that wasn't impressive and ask them for a ride. The girls would quickly ignore the guy, however the guys would do the same scenario but with a Ferrari....   [tags: status symbol, shortened distancces] 553 words
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Alexander Graham Bell and The Invention of The Telephone - With the modernized world we live in today, it is crucial that people communicate on the go with friends, family, and business associates. It is estimated that next year, Americans will spend $1.8 billion on mobile devices. They continue to be a growing part of our culture and are being relied on by 91% Americans to get them through the day. Alexander Graham Bell pioneered the way for all of the advancements we have seen thus far. Not only are we able to make and receive high quality calls wirelessly, we are able to take pictures, play music, play games, exchange videos, surf the web, and view social media....   [tags: biography, scientist, inventor] 666 words
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The Greatest Invention: The Printing Press or the Internet - While the printing press and its effects is and will always be a significant innovation in the journalistic world of communication due to it’s ability to transform society and create mass production and circulation of texts and print, the Internet opened society to a world of new, faster and expanded resources that created new opportunities. The significant impact the Internet has had on society is far too heavy to be ranked anything less than the number one innovation of all time. The printing press came into the world in the 15th century and changed the world of communication that would never again be the same....   [tags: technology, internet, press, innovation] 1591 words
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How The Invention of the Camera Changed the World - ... As a child, Eastmen bought and collected photography equipment as a hobby. Soon Eastmen was in business, and he began to prepare dry-plates for professional photographers in the New York area (Cox). Eastmen introduced the Kodak camera in 1888. The camera came with pre-loaded film and an option of a film development service. The company’s slogan became “You push the button, we do the rest!” Ten years later, Eastmen came up with the Brownie. While the Kodak camera was $15, the Brownie was a portable, $1 or less, camera just five inches long and three inches high....   [tags: capturing a moment in time]
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The Invention of Television, Super Glue and Frisbee - ... Later on as our technology was on the rise the development of TV stop because of World War 2, since all the effort and resources was all going into the war to bring back the victory. It wasn’t until the early 50’s color TV started mass producing. And since at that time TV was so new to the market their target market was pretty much everyone or anyone that can afford a TV set at that time. TV impacted our way of entertainment by a lot, many house hold can now stay home and watch shows and also receive news and actually see footage on the screen instead of just reading about it like before....   [tags: photoconductivity, camera, coover] 791 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 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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Richard Drew and His Revolutionary Invention: Scotch Tape - ... Richard Drew’s breakthrough invention of transparent tape was a big hit with American families. The Great Depression hit the United States in the 1930s, but soon after Drew’s invention, many people began to buy and appreciate his marvelous invention. Americans found that transparent tape could be used to fix various household items, from taping torn pages of a book, to mending broken toys. The transparent tape was incredibly versatile. Since Americans had less available income to spend, they turned to scotch tape to mend mundane items but also to make objects last for longer periods of time....   [tags: Repair, Transparent]
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Levi Strauss and His World Changing Invention - Levi Strauss and His World Changing Invention “Levi”, when most people hear that name they think of blue jeans, but most people don’t know the story of Levi Strauss; one of the most iconic blue jean producers around the world. Levi Strauss invented the first pair of blue jeans, he was one of the most innovative inventors of the Nineteenth century who took advantage of a situation he saw, and his idea and invention is still important today. May 20, 1873 was the day a patent from the U.S. was issued allowing Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis to place rivets on work pants for the first time (Our Story)....   [tags: Jeans, Immigrant, Entrepreneuer] 837 words
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The Invention of Electricity: Benjamin Franklin - Electrician You walk into a dark room and flip a switch; suddenly, the room is no longer dark. Have you ever wondered how the electricity in your business or house works. Electricians study the ways to install the wiring and electrify indoor and outdoor spaces for comfort and safety. While most people take, the electricity we use for granted, electricians must know and ensure every detail is perfect. Careers in electricity require dedicated professionals who spend many hours of schooling learning about how to safely create lighted spaces and outlets for electrical components and usage....   [tags: electrician, job outlook] 1980 words
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The Invention of the Vacuum Cleaner - ... This first machine that was operated manually was created by Ives W. Mcgaffey in 1869. This device was made very difficult, society did not adore it because it was really hard for them to operate. Later on, the first powered cleaner was developed by Hubert Cecile Booth. This device was very large, it was driven by an oil engine and had to be drawn by horses because of its size. The vacuum cleaner is a household appliance that cleans by suctioning dirt and dust. According to “how stuff works” they explained that “ Vacuum cleaners put suction to work when cleaning up the dust and wastes in your house.” The suction is created by an air pump, the vacuum creates a pressure between the inside...   [tags: idea, device, dust, impact] 651 words
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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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The Creator of Basketball: James Naismith - ... Shortly after that the basketball net was invented. It was used so that the ball could go through the hoop and at the same time slow down the shot so that the ball didn’t fly too far away. Before the use of the net every time a basket was made the opposing team would have to climb up and get the ball down. James Naismith also had 13 original rules. “1. The ball may be thrown in any direction with one or both hands. 2. The ball may be batted in any direction with one or both hands but never with the fist....   [tags: YMCA, invention] 728 words
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Computer Software: Flash Player - ... The first product FutureWave created, SmartSketch, was sentenced for failure, but after, AT&T decided to end support for the PenPoint operating system. In 1994, Gay wanted to focus his efforts on taking his software to Windows and the Macintosh. The problem that they faced was that whereas the burgeoning pen computing industry didn’t have a large amount of competition by graphics editors. Programs like adobe illustrator took over the drawing space. Gay and his group in 1995, started including computer graphics options to SmartSketch with the thought of building graphics playable through the internet....   [tags: invention, plataform] 829 words
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The Invention of the Telephone: Alexander Graham Bell - Growing up as a child living with his deaf mom, Eliza, Alexander Graham Bell sympathized with the hearing impaired and later devoted his life to teaching speech and liberating deaf children. In 1870, Bell and his family moved to Canada where Melville taught his son Visible Speech and setup teaching jobs for him around New England. One year later Alexander Graham Bell moved to Boston, which was a hotspot for commercial, education, and scientific activity. He began writing articles on deaf education and teaching scientific lectures (Grosvenor, Wesson)....   [tags: biography, education, sound] 874 words
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The Invention of Writing in World Civilizations by Either Focusing on Mesopotamia and Egypt - The invention of writing was the beginning of information revolution in which it allows ideas and news to be conveyed in a distant place easily without having to heavily reliant on the messenger’s memory. The invention is valuable and crucial in ancient world civilizations such as Mesopotamia and Egypt as the writing systems recorded information such as the amount of agricultural crops as well as information relating to religion and government correspondingly. As a matter of fact, scientists had used writing as one of the “markers” of civilization....   [tags: civilization, formations, structures, style]
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