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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 countries such as Britain, the United States, and France....   [tags: Canada, Inventions,] 2148 words
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inventions - Introduction Over the course of history, thousands of civilizations developed all around the world, some thriving and emerging as empires, and others declining and fading from memory. They left behind many legacies, such as cultural traditions and political systems; however, their greatest contributions were their inventions. They allowed the civilizations to grow and advance, eventually progressing to become what our society is today. Nearly all modern day inventions have roots dating back to early civilizations, such as Mesopotamia, Egypt, and Rome....   [tags: Ancient History, Civilizations] 1452 words
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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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Inventions - Stepping into the 21st century, almost everybody is living on the edge of technological and scientific advancements. Many inventions and discoveries have been made by so many great minds whose purposes were to make our life always better than before. Ever since the beginning of all mankind, humans have always had the ambition to improve their life. From that ancient time to the present, we can’t list all of our discoveries and inventions. Each of them is very important and helped making our life better....   [tags: Technological Scientific Advancement] 616 words
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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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Internet Inventions - Internet Inventions Several inventions have changed the way people communicate with each other. From the old fashioned telegraph to today's modern electronic forms of communicating, people have beencreating easier ways to correspond. Electronic communication, such as e-mail and other internet offerings, have created a cheap and incredibly fast communications system which is gaining steady popularity. E-mail is basically information, usually in letter form,addressed to a destination on the internet....   [tags: essays research papers] 706 words
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The Inventions During the Industrial Revolution - ... They invented it so that it could do the work of more people. The promise of the water frame is there would be more materials for the people quicker. They won’t have to wait longer to get their yarn. It seems that the water frame brought more progress and promise to the industrial revolution. The problems were soon to be fixed when the popularity of using the water frame increased. The early steam engine was created by Thomas Newcomen in 1712. It was designed to improved the efficiency of water pumps in the mines....   [tags: science, technology, sewing machine, water frame]
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Inventions and Discoveries of the 1960’s - Inventions and Discoveries of the 1960’s The 1960’s era was a time period notorious for its technology and innovation. This particular era of time was booming with creativity. People started to venture outside of the traditional mindset established by their elders, and the new generation made a great impact on the American lifestyle. The original models of these creations have been modified into complex designs, yet as we strive for perfection, we still use these revolutionary concepts. Like the 1960’s, modern society uses new novelties to help enhance our standard of living....   [tags: Technology ]
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Inventions: The Steam Engine and the Internet - Despite originating more than two centuries and half a world apart, the steam engine and the Internet followed similar paths throughout their conception, development, and execution. In 1712, the first successful steam engine was built; it was bulky, inefficient, and partially hand operated. Two hundred fifty-three years later, the first major network connection was made, using slow, dedicated phone lines to carry information across the country from expensive, complicated computers in Massachusetts to their counterparts in California....   [tags: Innovation ]
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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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Business Terminologies: Ideas, Inventions and Innovations - Business ideas, inventions and innovations are the main driving forces in a company. Every company strives to develop new ideas, invent and then implement them before any other company steals the idea away from them. However, a company has to have an in-depth understanding of the three aspects before putting them into practice (Axelrod, 2008, p. 73). This paper sheds light on the differences that exist among these aspects. Keywords: Idea, Invention, Innovation Business Terminologies: Ideas, Inventions and Innovations Generally, invention refers to a process that has been developed after a series of experiments while an idea denotes an opinion, which can be formulated....   [tags: Business]
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Insulin- One of Canada's Greatest Inventions - Technology is everywhere. If you stopped and looked around you will see at least an invention or an innovation within 10 meters. There have been over half a billion patents given out; more than one million patents were awarded to Canadian inventors. In spite of that the National Science Literacy Survey showed that two thirds of Canadians aren't 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 reflects on how well the economy is going up for our great nation....   [tags: canadian studies] 812 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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Lasting Contributions and Inventions of the Roman Empire - Have you ever wondered who in the world came up the sewage system or where the idea for aqueducts came from; some of the worlds most used inventions come from a place called Rome. In the turn of the 20th century Rome had more paved roads then the untied states. Rome also had the first ever known sewage system. To supply Rome with water they built vast aqueducts that are still used to this current day. With out Rome's dedication to its citizens the sewage system, aqueducts, and roads the 20th century may not be here today....   [tags: Engineering, Sewers,] 440 words
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Science Revolutions and Inseases in Inventions - Science Revolutions and Inseases in Inventions Over the past millennium there have been several significant scientific revolutions that have led to an increase in the amount of inventions within that field of science. Yet some scientific revolutions have been restricted to a containment of research within the field and thus meant that no inventions have occurred. Specific reasons for the increase in research are basically because new inventions can help the needs of humans, yet the argument against the increase of inventions is because some revolutions are not accepted or cannot be researched any further....   [tags: Papers] 937 words
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World War II Inventions - Between 1939 and 1945, WWII brought many innovations and inventions to the world. New countries, organizations, weapons, and technological advances were produced. The three that had the maximum impact on the war were the invention of the radar, aircraft, and the atomic bomb because of their effective uses. The first practical radar system was invented in 1935 by the Scottish physicist Robert Alexander Watson, but it was later developed by the English during WWII. The radar was used to determine where a distant object was, how big it was, what shape it had, how fast it was moving and in which direction it was going....   [tags: essays research papers] 483 words
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The Wheel: The Most Important Invention of All Time - ... It is amazing to look back to the origins of the wheel and see how it has evolved from a piece of wood to a complex, high strength, piece of metal with rubber over it. And wheels aren't only just for cars now they are in lots of devices and machines that move, for example a motor for the car has many little wheels in it or a wind up toy. they are every where. According to ancient clay tablets, the earliest known use of the wheel which was as early as 3500 BC was the potter’s wheel which was a machine that would spin clay and ultimately make molding,designing, and making clay objects more efficient....   [tags: History, Inventions, Mesopotamia]
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Top 5 Inventions for Economic Growth - The ultimate engine of economic growth is new technology. According to economists, the growth of output per capita is a fairly recent phenomenon. This can be attributed to all the new technology people have discovered in the past few centuries, causing output growth to surge and accelerate faster than ever before in history. The result of all these ingenious, innovative inventions has been a total revolution in the way people live their lives. After examining the multitude of invention descriptions on the four websites and considering from other sources, I have concluded that the telephone, printing press, automobile, airplane and the computer have contributed most to economic growth....   [tags: essays research papers] 488 words
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Save the teenagers from the evil inventions - Save the teenagers from the evil inventions "Hi. What did you do last night?" "Oh I talked to someone whom I've never met before. He's so cool I've got to meet him!" "Wow!" This might not make sense to you but it is a conversation you might hear in a teenage community. It is a lot different from those days when everyone used to read books, and a terrible problem has been recognised due to the adult's ignorance. The fast developing computing systems have enabled us to carry out many tasks - easier research, word processing, shopping from home… etc., and amongst them is 'easier communication'....   [tags: Computer Science] 818 words
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Industrial Revolution - Advancements in agriculture, textile, transportation and economic growth became possible only because of the Industrial Revolution. Taking place in the United States between 18th and 19th century, times went from separating the cotton from its seed to using an automated cotton gin made by an American inventor Eli Whitney. This allowed for the lower class citizens to be able to have the important goods such as medication and clothing. Before the American Industrial Revolution, people were mostly farmers and life went by slowly and tedious work was required for simple tasks....   [tags: Technology, Inventions] 1761 words
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Faraday - According to the author of this obituary, what aspects of Faraday’s life and work contributed to his reputation. How does the picture presented in the obituary compare to the picture presented in Book 1, Chapter 4. There are two questions to answer for this TMA. To answer the first question one needs to know the definition of Reputation: the estimation in which a person or thing is generally held; opinion,(E. Dictionary, 2006). It is also necessary to know what in life and work contributed to his reputation....   [tags: Science, Inventions] 695 words
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The Roaring Twenties - ... Because of this new technology companies were expanding their businesses and hiring new employees, which then created more jobs. More people were hearing about products, which caused more people to buy them, and are the main reason they were able to expand their businesses. Society in the roaring 20’s had greatly changed. A huge event that had taken place was the women’s suffrage movement, which was when woman were finally given the right to vote. The women’s suffrage campaign in the United States culminated in the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution, ratified on August 18, 1920, which granted women permanent suffrage (the right to vote), in all states (“Roaring Twenties”)....   [tags: Advancements, Inventions]
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Galileo Galilei - In 1609 Galileo modified a three-powered spy glass; although Galileo did not invent the first telescope, his high quality modifications were well known and very popular. His alterations helped clarify the idea that the earth and planets revolve around the sun as opposed to the other way around. This powerful telescope, for its time, also helped astronomers see that there was a vast universe with a myriad of stars just waiting to be discovered (“The First Telescopes”). Just as Columbus’s discoveries of the new world influenced countries to explore into the “new world,” the American continent, there are countless of new worlds in outer space waiting for humanity to discover....   [tags: Technology, Telescope, Inventions] 2604 words
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Technology that Influenced American Development - ... So horses were becoming an issue. Only a few years before did delegates from around the world convene in New York City to discuss Urban Planning. Cities in America were swelling with dwellers and having animals on the streets did not help. The car was a wonderful solution to this crisis. “As difficult as it may be to believe for the modern observer, at the time the private automobile was widely hailed as an environmental savior.” In 1903 Henry Ford started the Ford Motor Co. he had a dream that he would build a car that the everyday average American would drive....   [tags: Inventions, Henry Ford]
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Technology's Impact on the Past, Present, and Future - ... Advances in computers have allowed for the mapping of the human genome, safe clinical trials, and calculations that allowed us to land on the moon and return back home. Charles Babbage is known as “the father of the computer”,[1] with his work on mechanical computers. He created the difference engine to calculate polynomial functions. Later he worked on the analytical engine which “marked the transition from mechanized arithmetic to fully-fledged general purpose computation” [6] because it used punch cards for input....   [tags: inventions, abacus, eniac computer]
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Areoplane - Ratigan 1 The Airplane A cold breeze blows across the sand, and two men unknowingly about to make history. The men are Wilbur and Orville Wright. December 17, 1903 was the day and a mere five people were here to witness the historical feat(Brown 22). The invention of the airplane changed the way of life in many good ways but in bad ways as well. The Wright brothers were always interested in flight. As children their interest in flight was sparked by a toy rubber band helicopter their father gave them(Rinard 16)....   [tags: History, Inventions] 1077 words
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Wetsuits and Surfing - The sport of surfing has had to face the cold waters of places below the equator, as well as places in the northern hemisphere. This caused people to start to experiment with the idea of a wetsuit. When the wetsuit was first invented it allowed people to surf in places and at times that nobody thought possible, for as long as they wished. Once the wetsuit had become part of popular culture it was then in a position to be improved upon. Throughout time wet suits have been sealed and improved in many ways....   [tags: Wetsuits, inventions, ] 1561 words
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Digital Technology - Technology is an element of human existence that evolves according to generational progression. Every generation has approached technology and how it impacts their lives quite differently. Younger generations incessantly express their impatience with their predecessor’s deliberateness to integrate innovative technologies into their daily lives, while their predecessors are bewildered as to why their successors are so eager to incorporate such raw technologies. The common terminology used for this difference of opinion is known as a “generational gap”....   [tags: History, Inventions] 2374 words
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Changing Communication - ... There are still some old methods of communication that are still in use today. One the inventions of communication that is still being used today is the mailing of letters. For some families this method is still being used, but a disadvantage of this method is that you would have to wait weeks or maybe even months until you get a response. Another method of communication still used today is the use of telephones. Telephones today are not much different from telephones a few years ago. In older times payphones were being used, but for long distance phone calls, people would have to pay for the call depending on where and how far the user wanted the call, but the caller could only talk to one person at a time....   [tags: inventions, technology, Internet, cell phones]
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B-29: The Airplane that Changed the World - ... The development of the B-29 saved lives by allowing an objective to be completed with fewer attackers death. Because of the power that these types of bombers could carry, only a few bombers had to be sent to cause great devastation (Laurence qtd. in “Eyewitness”). The B-29 was the first plane of it’s kind to only need a crew of eleven to disrupt and destroy millions of lives for years afterwards as in the atomic bombings (Swanston 186). The pilots involved in these attacks rarely died yet their impact was tremendous....   [tags: world war II, inventions, aircraft]
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The Internet and the Advancement of Technology - The Internet and the Advancement of Technology Since the art of making fire and creating handcrafted tools, our civilization has come a long way. Science and technology are making advances at an amazing rate. From telephones to the Internet, calculators to computers, cars to rockets and satellites, we are submerged in a sea of discoveries and inventions made possible by science. Computers have often been cited as the greatest boom offered by technology to humanity. Its entry revolutionized the whole world....   [tags: Information Technology, Inventions ] 327 words
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History of the United States - Over the year’s technology have affected America’s identity. It has been a simple life living without technology. However technology brought many positive things to America. Technology helped America to travel, trade, and gives the lasts news. Technology was good to America. Living without technology was difficult. It was harder to get new around America because technology was so low. It was harder for the families to talk to each other or to even meet, because technology was invented yet. Not until telephones was invented that the communication in America started to increase....   [tags: Technology, Inventions] 321 words
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One Era To Another: The Telephone - The modern version of the telephone has proven a significant change over the years from what it was at one point. What allows us to communicate with the world at any hour; minute and second of the day only exhibits how significant the invention has been for individuals. It is one of the most used pieces of electronics in the world today. Over time research has not only led to different versions of the phone, but to the developments of different tones, caller id’s, dialing, call tracing and allowing a person to listen to music while on hold....   [tags: Inventions, Alexander Graham Bell] 1066 words
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The History of the Telescope - ... Two years later, a mathematician and astronomer by the name of Johanes kepler redesigned the telescope by means of employing convex lenses instead of concave ones. This provided a larger field of view than its predecessors and also accent to image projection on a screen.The combination of the lenses results in a distorted inverted view but Kepler fixed this problem through the addition of a third convex lens. Although an inverted image is not a huge problem in astronomical observations, this type of telescope was not used by many until a person named Christoph Scheiner wrote “Rosa Ursina” in which he used Kepler’s telescope for his observations and thus resulted in the widespread use of this form of telescope....   [tags: Important Inventions, Technological Developments]
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Revolutionary Changes - ... A shining example of the reach of Enlightenment is Benjamin Franklin, an author, inventor, and political theorist of Pennsylvania. Franklin was admired in European circles for his utilization of scientific methods and realization of human potential in various fields, including political theory. These factors both directly and indirectly caused the American Revolution (1775-1783), the French Revolution (1789-1799), and the Haitian Revolution (1791-1804). Each of these was affected by the occurrence of the previous in some way....   [tags: Enlightenment, Literacy, Inventions]
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The Creation of Skiing - ... The people followed animals around so they could stay alive. When skis were created, the nomadic people were able to hunt animals easier in the harsh winter months. The skis of those times were not like the skis we know today. See figure 2. Instead of pleasure and fun being the factors for the creation of the skis, work and transportation were the big factors. Early skis were not made for speed, but were designed instead to keep the travelers on top of the snow as they went about their business....   [tags: Ancient Inventions, Scandinavia]
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The Life and Work of Leonardo da Vinci, King Henry VIII, and Sir Isaac Newton - Leonardo da Vinci was born on April 15, 1452 in a small Tuscan town called Vinci that was near Florence. Most people know him for his skills as an artist and his many famous paintings. These paintings included the Mona Lisa, The Last Supper, and Virgin of the Rocks. An artist was only one of the activities that da Vinci was good at. He was known as the quintessential Renaissance man. Da Vinci was also a mathematician, inventor, sculptor, musician, and writer. Leonardo is stated to be one of the most diversely talented men maybe ever to be alive....   [tags: Leonardo da Vinci, Inventions, King Henry VIII, Si] 1450 words
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The Telephone - The Telephone The telephone itself is a rather simple appliance. A microphone, called the transmitter, and an earphone, called the receiver, are contained in the handset. The microphone converts speech into its direct electrical analog, which is transmitted as an electrical signal; the earphone converts received electrical signals back to sound. The switch hook determines whether current flows to the telephone, thereby signaling the central office that the telephone is in use. The ringer responds to a signal sent by the central office that causes the telephone to ring....   [tags: Informative, Technology, Inventions] 320 words
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Computers of the World - Computers are all around us and can be considered a wonder of the world. Thanks to the computers, we drive computerized cars, receive letters sent by computers, astronauts can go to the space and return safely. Thus, the computer has significantly changed our world through advances in science and medicine, business and education. In fact the computer is a wonderful electronic brain that we have come to rely on. First off, computers have contributed to the advances in science and medicine. In the sixties the U....   [tags: Technology, Inventions, Informative] 327 words
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The Enlightenment and the Electric Battery - The Enlightenment and the Electric Battery This paper is a discussion of the role played by the ideals of the Enlightenment in the invention and assessment of artifacts like the electric battery. The first electric battery was built in 1799 by Alessandro Volta, who was both a natural philosopher and an artisan-like inventor of intriguing machines. I will show that the story of Volta and the battery contains three plots, each characterized by its own pace and logic. One is the story of natural philosophy, a second is the story of artifacts like the battery, and the third is the story of the loose, long-term values used to assess achievement and reward within and outside expert communities....   [tags: Science History Inventions Papers] 2606 words
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Innovative Milestone: The Douglas DC-3 - Since 1903, when the Wright Brothers flew the first aircraft, aviation has constantly been advancing. It didn’t matter if it was for military, commercial or private purposes. Ever since airplanes have existed, the main goal has been to produce the fastest, most fuel efficient aircraft. Whether it’s changing the design or using different parts, airline manufacturers are constantly advancing their planes. But there were always certain planes that stood out among the others. One of these was the Douglas DC-3, which impacted aviation history in the 20th century by becoming one of the fastest, safest, fuel efficient and innovative planes of its time....   [tags: planes, inventions,]
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Inventiong Of The Bicycle, Including Formal Outline - The invention of the bicycle: Was it the greatest invention ever. "There has not been a more civilizing invention in the memory of the present generator than the invention of the bicycle open to all classes, enjoyed by both sexes and ages"- Lord Balour (Leek&Leek9.) he bicycle invented in 1816 was to become one of the greatest inventions still used today. A small town blacksmith in Germany had an idea for an invention the people though was crazy. That idea ended up being something used daily today 185 year later....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The Worst Intentions by from Alessandro Piperno - In an amusing, lively fictional memoir, "The Worst Intentions" from Alessandro Piperno, thirty-three-year-old narrator, Daniel spends just over three hundred pages describing the confused fortunes of the disturbed, odd Jewish-Italian Sonnino people specially describing father and sons relationships which lacks in communication, social pressure of remaining prestigious part of society. The book begins with Daniel’s description of his grandfather, Bepy, the charmingly insincere head of the Sonnino....   [tags: Piperno Worst Intentions Father Son Relations] 1966 words
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The Invention of the Hourglass - ... The hourglass was also used on ships for work schedules and meal times (Ossian). Fortunately the hourglass was invented, because the time devices invented beforehand were not suitable for a ship. Before the hourglass came about, the clepsydra, also known as the water clock, was used for time measurements.The appearance of the clepsydra had two glass bulbs and was filled with water and flipped when the water ran out of top side. Its form was very similar to the hourglass and that is where the idea of the hourglass came from....   [tags: The Age of Exploration]
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Apple Computer, Inc. - Missing Works Cited Apple computer, Inc. is one of the largest tech companies in the world. The company was established on April 1, 1976, and incorporated on January 3, 1977. Apple computer had been using this name for the first 30 years then removed the word “computer” on January 9, 2007. Apple has produced a lot of innovative products and has successfully become one of the top leaders in the field of technology....   [tags: Technology, Inventions, History] 2096 words
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The Evolution of the Motorized Bike - Heart racing and adrenaline pumping, John pushes the throttle on the bike, he goes ten, fifteen, twenty miles per hour and next thing you know, John is gone. The need for speed has always been in high demand. Fast cars, fast boats, and the thrill of having the wind blow in your hair is what evolved a simple bicycle into a heavenly creation. The average speed riding neutral on a course fourteen point three miles on a bicycle is between fifteen and seventeen miles per hour (“The Average Speed Page”)....   [tags: Motorized Bikes, vehicles, history, inventions, ]
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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, 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 Flying Cars - ... A third invention which I think we may end up seeing in the near future the self-driving car. While this idea is being tested already, it has not been put on the market as of yet but you can still purchase one if you are very rich because it is more expensive than a Ferrari. Stanford University, Ford Motor Company, and the University of Massachusetts recently announced that they are trying to come up with a car that has the same intuitions as a human. So far, cars are built now with sensors that go off when people or objects are too close, and they either slow down or to put on the brakes when the car senses you are becoming relaxed at the wheel and are approaching an obstacle or are swerving off of your lane....   [tags: future, prediction, technology]
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The Physics of an Electric Car - The Physics of an Electric Car Cannon returns home from work on an average day. He gets his things and trudges into the house, thinking about the events of the day. He relaxes for the evening, thinking about the good things in life. He is lucky that he has a good job, a nice house, and a nice car. But wait, it feels like he forgot something today. His mind races, did he forget a project at work. He couldn’t have, he works so hard to keep up. Not thinking of what he forgot, Cannon stumbles to bed for much needed rest....   [tags: Technology Science Inventions Essays]
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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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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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Thomas Edison - ... Then the stylus in the listening tube went over the grooves and moved, and the vibrations were transformed into sound. “On this completely original machine Edison made the first recording of human voice as he recited "Mary Had A Little Lamb"” (Phonograph). He developed everything for the phonographs; records, recorders, and he made them practical and were used and sold for homes and businesses. He gained great fame; so much that he was invited to demonstrate to and by President Hayes in April 1878 (Edison Biography)....   [tags: lightbulb, invention, phonograph, motion picture]
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