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Leonardo da Vinci's Inventions - ... Although he was gifted at his artistic abilities, Da Vinci was looking to expand on his abilities and add to his skills. He then traveled to Milan, Italy in 1482 where he worked for Duke Ludovico Sforza also known as the “Dark One” and became a military engineer where he spent years designing and creating numerous original inventions for their powerful military force (Leonardo Da Vinci's inventions). It was in Milan where Leonardo Da Vinci created many of his radical inventions still used to this day and it was also where he had many of his greatest achievements....   [tags: the renissance, inventions, world history]
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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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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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Sirens then Silence: Inventions of World War II - ... The B-29 was the first pressurized plane during this time period. Air Force aviators experienced illnesses while flying because most planes were not pressurized. The 11-crewmember plane included the pilots, radio operators, navigators, and gunners. The Superfortress was build to travel long distances to deliver it payloads that weighed up to 20,000lbs, it also had up to 10 machine guns on the plane for defensive measures . The most basic plane used for most military operations in the sky was North America P-51 Mustang which were used for protective escorts, dogfighting, and strafing runs....   [tags: weaponry, warfare inventions]
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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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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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Great Inventions and the Patents for Them - ... From the drawing, we still can find a lot of details about this machine. Unlike now, we have an eraser, if we draw something wrong, we can easily correct it. There is no eraser or “Ctrl+Z” in that century, if people write something wrong, probably they will force to do it again. From the notes, the first thing we can see is a wing with a very nice shape, and there is no sign of correction, so the writer either spent a lot of time on drawing these wings or he is really good at drawing thing. This note also shows the motion of the wing to demonstrate how it works and a person which wearing the machine to demonstrate how to use it, and the framework of the wing is very clear to see....   [tags: aircraft, leonardo da vinci, exploration]
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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 Impacts and Spread of Tang Inventions - During the Tang Dynasty, people in China invented many technologies that were widely used and spread throughout the whole world. Although some ancient Chinese had already invented similar technologies, in this time period was when the technologies were more improved and widely spread. The greatest and well-known technologies the Chinese developed were called “the four great inventions” including the gunpowder, paper making, printing and the compass. What impact did these technologies have on China....   [tags: tang dynasty, gunpowder, compass, printing]
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The Inventions During the Industrial Revolution - The Theme of our Almanac is Science and Technology so my Historical Analysis will be based off of the Science and Technology of the Industrial Revolution. My historical analysis will be about the inventions during the Industrial Revolution. The three I will be focusing on: The Water Frame, The Improved Steam Engine and the Sewing Machine. All three of those inventions all offer some sort of Problem, Progress and Promise to the Industrial Revolution. I will be analyzing those three things. One of the first inventions during the Industrial Revolution is the Water Frame....   [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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Industrial Inventions that Changed History - Industrial Inventions That Changed the Course of Human History The Industrial Revolution was a time period during the reign of Queen Victoria that began a massive and rapid change in the way things were created. Urban cities began to create goods rapidly in factories along the coast, mass production became available to the largest and most prosperous countries as their economies boomed. Farming, which was previously the main source of income, was replaced with manufacturing as citizens were forced to move to the urban areas....   [tags: queen victoria, light bulb]
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The Decade of New Ideas and Inventions - ... The Model T came with a high roof design (“Model T: The Car for the Masses.” 2). The Ford Motor Company sold 10,660 units of the Model T in the first year of being on the market (“Ford Motor Company.” 1). The Model T revolutionized the way that people traveled around America (“Model T: The Car for Masses” 2). The Model T sold 18,000 in 1909, and 34,000 in 1910 (“Henry Ford.” 3). Cars transformed the way that America traveled, those cars made America more connected (“Model T: The Car for the Masses” 3)....   [tags: car, driving, ford]
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Human and Inventions: The Computer Evolution - ... it is said that the human mind will never be replaced by the computer because we are the ones that created them. we only know the computer wins is when it outsmarts us but till now, we are winning. Computers can calculate and evaluate problems that humans can barely think of, yet even come close to. Maybe mankind could calculate the problems that a computer can, they will always be solved way faster by the computer. Humans want the computers to do the work for them, thinking that sitting and watching everything being done in front of them is the key to success....   [tags: thinking, robots, calculating] 700 words
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Nikola Tesla and His Inventions - The Earth is not a piece of quartz - it’s like a stone with many imperfections and scratches, and though it retains its scratches, it attempts to heal them; it bandages its wounds. To heal a wound, though, it must be first isolated: and in the case of the world, it is literal flaw that resides with the mask of a wound - combated, though not incapacitated, by the innovators of the Earth. A telephone, refrigerator, microwave, civil rights and gender equality - not only technology, but even a concept as imperative as liberation or equality have altered the globe (as humans see it), for the better: technology has made life easier for humans, ideal rights and equality have been gifted to those th...   [tags: biography, telephone, innovator]
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Inventions of the 1920's - In the 1920’s many famous inventions were brought forth that would change the world forever. Before some inventions people lived life scared. Many people purchased these new inventions to protect themselves (Guttman para 2). For example the Thompson submachine gun was purchased to protect the postal service from robbers (Guttman para 2). Another great invention that helped keep criminals off the street was the lie detector (Delaney para 2). The inventors, the reason these great inventions worked, included many average men....   [tags: lie detector, the snowmobile, penicilin]
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Imagination and Creativity: Inventions - If one was to think of the crowning achievement of mankind to date, what would it be. Would it be communication from pole to pole. Would it be being able to save millions of bits of data in a device no larger than a pin. Would it be traveling to space and back. All of these things are great; however, they are not the best thing that humans have achieved. The true paramount achievement of mankind is the use of imagination. This statement might be doubted by some. However, at the core of all achievements, mentioned or not, is imagination....   [tags: denim, ,morse code, printing press]
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Inventions of Nikola Tesla - Most people when asked who influenced modern electricity think Thomas Edison. However, the real mind behind modern electricity was Nikola Tesla. Nikola Tesla is most commonly known as the inventor of the AC current, or the electricity that is found when you plug something into a wall socket. Undoubtedly, he was a revolutionary thinker during the 1870s. He opposed the old and imagined the new, battling with Edison in “The Current Wars” and filing for hundreds of patents. Nikola Tesla was a man of many inventions inventing a practical use for AC current, imagining and establishing revolutionary technologies, and furthering the scientific applications of radio....   [tags: AC current, transformer, biography]
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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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The Rush of Inventions During the 1800's - ... So he worked on his invention day and night for many days. Eventually He got the perfect thing that he had been looking for. He had finally invented a device that you could hear human voices through technology. On March 7, 1876 after all of Alexander G. Bell’s hard work he patented his great invention. According to today’s society and his timeframe of people, classified this as one of the greatest patents in history. Without the invention of the telephone by Alexander Graham Bell we wouldn’t have modern day technology such as cell phones and computers....   [tags: telephone, typewriter, light bulb] 541 words
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Great Inventions: 3D Printer The Next Great Invention - ... This was causing a loss of motor skills among other things for the woman. She was also having memory problems as well. Doctors had printed out a skull, this allowed the woman to return to life as normal. Since the cells used would be from the person in need of a transplant there is little to no chance of rejection from the body. According to OrganDonor.Gov approximately eighteen people die each day while waiting for an organ. Utilizing this information there are roughly 6,570 deaths per year because there are not enough organs for people who need them to get organs....   [tags: printing organs, food printer] 741 words
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Extraordinary Impact of Inventions of the Industrial Revolution - ... One of the best examples was English inventor James Hargreaves. Hargreaves invented the spinning jenny, a device in which spinners would use his right hand to quickly spin a wheel to rotate spindles and spin 8 threads around 8 spindles attached to a wooden frame. Since each spinning jenny could spin several threads simultaneously, the device dramatically increased the rate at which cloth was produced and the quantity of cloth that was made. This allowed for the textile industry to meet the large demand for cloth goods of the time and enhance their method of production....   [tags: spinning jenny, locomotive, steam engine]
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The Life and Inventions of Garrett Augustus Morgan - ... Garrett only completed elementary school education and had well more than enough money to hire a private tutor for more lessons. A few sewing companies had job openings and Garrett was interested. ‘He wanted to learn the inner workings of machines and how to fix them. Morgan obtained a patent for an improved sewing machine.’ Garrett ended up opening his own repair company. His company was a success. Morgan was then able to marry a Bavarian woman named Mary Anne Hassek. After that Garrett went to go live in Cleveland....   [tags: intersections, traffic, gas mask] 540 words
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The Nuclear Inventions During the Cold War - The nuclear inventions during the Cold War made wars suicidal and indestructible for the first time. Initially, the breaking point of the divergence in the nuclear arms race was when President Truman tried to scare Joseph Stalin with the development of the atomic bomb. The attempts to create the atomic bomb succeeded and President Truman took advantage to frighten Stalin at the Potsdam Conference. As a result, Stalin had spies who notified him of the success of the atomic bomb. This pursued Stalin to create his own bomb (Foreign Relations)....   [tags: atomic bomb, nuclear weapons, hydrogen bomb] 931 words
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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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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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Technological Inventions of World War I - Wars have been around for centuries. A typical battle was fought on land. The infantry would line up and fire at the advancing enemy. World War I was first called "the Great War" because of the number of lives lost (Coetzee 11). There were approximately nine million deaths over the course of the four years the war lasted (11). World War I began because of the assassination of "Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne" (17). Tensions were high and war seemed the only solution (17)....   [tags: great war, triple intent, battle]
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HIV/AIDS and Modern Medical Inventions - ... Sub-Saharan Africa leads top position among other countries in having HIV infected population. The pathetic condition of Africa is due to promiscuity and their casual attitudes toward sex. Sexual promiscuity and AIDS are closely correlated, as promiscuity becomes the major reason for the transmission of this deadly virus. Several sexual practices people have may increase the risk of infection of HIV/AIDS for example homosexuality. Even though homosexuality does not have anything with the traditional aspects, it exists in places where few women are present and in situations where authoritative male can have advantage over the other males....   [tags: prevention, global spread] 1400 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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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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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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Television: One of the Most Important Inventions of the Twentieth Century - ... It may also lead to their poor academic performance. Hence, some psychologists believe that television is one of the worst inventions of modern times. This paper aims to provide some information about the disadvantages of TV as well as its negative impacts on children based on some published papers in the field of medicine and psychology. The present paper is classified into two sections. The first section is allocated to the physical problems arising from the excessive watching TV such as obesity....   [tags: tools for entertaining children] 940 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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Industrial-Technological Disruption Leads to New Inventions - ... Learning our lessons, however, does not prevent future industrial accidents, because the cycle that drives industrial-technological civilization develops by continually revolutionizing production, and the continual revolutionizing of production means that there are always new scientific discoveries, new technologies, and new industrial processes. New and unfamiliar industrial processes mean new and unprecedented industrial accidents. And it is for this reason that industrial-technological civilization will always involve industrial accidents....   [tags: inventing, civilization, engineering] 1029 words
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The Life and Inventions of Johannes Gutenberg - ... With this method of printing a printer can make many copies of books much faster than writing the by hand. However, it has also got disadvantages because making of such blocks takes long time and only a single page can be printed from a block. Innovative work: Guttenberg always said that it was such a pity printing in that way because not everyone can afford such books. He enjoyed reading manuscripts n block printed books from his friends. Soon he had determined to contrive a quick means of printing....   [tags: printer, movable, books ] 834 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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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 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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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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The Many Inventions of Leonardo Da Vinci - ... Although Leonardo Da Vinci is known for his art work, he made amazing contribution in anatomy and engineering to help him open up his mind. What is art without a mystery behind it. Leonardo tried to connect with the world through a different perspective “sought a Universal language in painting,” (art). Although Leonardo learned from Verocchio, he quickly surpassed him, (art). Around his time Europe was mainly dominated by religion, so it was a challenge to paint divine figures realistically....   [tags: discoveries, art, anatomy, engineering] 629 words
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Why did the Industrial Revolution begin in England, and What are the Inventions from this Era? - The Industrial Revolution refers to the greatly increased output of machine-made goods that began in England in the middle 1700s. Before the Industrial Revolution, people made items by hand. Soon machines did the jobs that people didn’t want to do. This was a more efficient way of making goods. During the industrial revolution, Political, economical, and social forces led to a period of upheaval for the French during the eighteenth century. What political, economical, and social forces led to a period of upheaval though during this time....   [tags: industrialization, enclosure movement] 796 words
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How the Convergence of Different Forms of Technological Inventions Has Transformed the World - ... Various areas of convergence include Nanotechnology (the influence of substance on an atomic or molecular proportion), Biotechnology (including genetic engineering), Information Technology and Cognitive Science (Stair & Reynolds, 2010). The ethical results these concepts have in the society are tremendous and worth observing. The technological convergences are characterized with relatively high costs of operations. This means that accessing the services in areas such as Nanotechnology has become a preserve of the wealthy....   [tags: widening the gap between rich and poor] 647 words
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Inventions and Advancements that Took Place During World War II - Everything has changed, from the way leftover dinner scraps are saved to the way people dress today. Conservation, invention, and advancements that took place during World War II have shaped and affected lives around the world. Although most inventions during that time were made specifically for the war, they managed to find their way into mainstream life (Science). Like an infectious disease, technological advancements boomed and became contagious, spreading around the world. World War II has advanced technology, science, math, and medicine; and it has affected the lives of people now and in the 1940s more than any other war fought....   [tags: radar, gps system, atomic bomb]
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Apple Inventions have Changed the Progress of Technology - ... Apple also said it sold 14.1 million iPads, 4.6 million Macs, and 3.5 million iPods during the first quarter” (Salsman). On the website PBS, News Desk explain in his article that “During the creation of Apple Inc., the market was not ready for such an advancement in technology, thus setting back the takeoff of Apple until 1977. Apple began to increase development with the introduction of the Apple II (Desk, N).” At the begging of Apple I, the market was exited to obtain the product that back then become one of the most popular objects to own....   [tags: computer, cell phones, steve jobs]
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Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Johathan Safran Foer - ... Millions of people in the United States were afraid, and since the attackers were Muslim extremists, many people believed Muslims were dangerous. Because of this, the stigma that Muslims are dangerous and/or are terrorists developed and persists to this day. In fact, in “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close”, Oscar mentions his fear of Arab people and Turbans when he lists off things that make him panicky. Oscar first discovers the envelope inside of a blue vase, which he had accidently dropped and smashed when trying to retrieve it....   [tags: oscar, inventions] 1030 words
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The Gilded Age Changed Everyday Life for Americans - ... They also worked in sweatshops and mines. Mines were very dangerous and dreadful according to Stephen Crane McClure’s. (www.peterpappas.com) Americans began to worry that there wouldn’t be enough jobs for everyone. So Congress banned Chinese immigrants for the next ten years they called this the Chinese Exclusion Act. Out west Chinese immigrants still didn’t have it easy. They were discriminated badly. They worked the same as whites but got lower wages. People would even refuse to work in the same mine as them....   [tags: new inventions, ] 790 words
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The Greek, Roman, and U.S Governments - ... This will be a very big night. The Greek, Roman, and U.S Governments In the Roman government, there was two consuls. One of the consuls were in charge of the economy while the other was in charge of the military. If there was an emergency, the consuls would appoint a dictator. The consuls were voted into office by the Senate. The Senate was made up of Patricians. They also had tribunes. The tribunes would help ensure the rights of the Plebeians. Only men who were citizens could vote. In Ancient Greek the city states were independent....   [tags: inventions, architecture] 653 words
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Society in the The Roaring Twenties - The roaring 20’s was a time in history when jazz music was becoming popular, the flapper was the new definition of modern womanhood, art deco was at its high, and the crash of Wallstreet first occurred leading into the great depression. The roaring twenties was known as the aftermath of World War 1. The phase was popular all over the world but mostly in North America, London, and Paris. The phase roaring twenties came about and was meant to accentuate period’s social, artistic, and cultural dynamism within that era....   [tags: Advancements, Inventions]
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Life in the 1940s - ... This might not seem like very fast compared to today’s technology, but this was a 1,000 times faster than any machine at this time. I explained what was to be done and pushed the button for it to be done. One of the first things I did was to add 5,000 numbers together. Seems a bit silly, but I told the press, ‘I am now going to add 5,000 numbers together’ and pushed the button. The ENIAC added 5,000 numbers together in one second. The problem was finished before the reporters had looked up....   [tags: ENIAC, inventions] 927 words
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The Inventions from the Bubonic Plague - ... The fleeing ships then carried the disease to other areas of Europe and Asia (Wheeler, 2013). National Geographic released an article on March 10, 2004 about Eva Panagiotakopulu, an archaeologist and fossil-insect expert, who discovered evidence of Nile rats entering human domains during floods as early as 3,500 BCE. On those rats were Nile rat parasites that infected the human race, killing hundreds. Panagiotakopulu believes that the Nile rats boarded ships when sea trade first occurred, transferring the Plague across the Mediterranean to Southern Europe (National Geographic Discovery, 2004)....   [tags: deaths, religion, faith, medicine, life] 2040 words
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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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Charles Babbage - The Father of the Computer - ... One of Charles Babbage’s inventions was the ophthalmoscope (Computer History). The ophthalmoscope is used to examine one’s retina during eye exams. Without this invention, doctors may not have been able to detect many visual disorders before they occurred. Mr. Babbage also “proposed 'black box' recorders for monitoring the conditions preceding railway catastrophes” (Computer History). This black box “measured the speed of the train and its degree of vibration” (History of Computers). This invention was the model for the black box on today’s planes....   [tags: technological inadequacies, inventions]
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The Requirements and Specifications for Product Patents - A patent is an exclusive statutory right given to the owner to exploit an invention for up to 20 years or 25 years in the case of pharmaceutical patents. For the duration of the period, the owner has the legal right to prevent any third party from producing the patented product or to sue those who infringe his/her exclusive right. In other works, a third party can produce the patented product or use the patented process without permission from the owner. This is case even if the third party has come upon the patented product or process completely independently....   [tags: inventions, market, knowledge] 1438 words
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The Postive and Negative Effects of the Industrial Revolution - ... Communication now became 2x faster than before and made things way easier than before. One of the greatest inventions of the time was all the new machinery. For example the spinning Jenny which could spin 5 strings instead of one made work really easier and faster. Industrialization which improved living standards and made a bigger middle class then poor because workers now had to be paid minimum wage. Another major improvement was education and modern buildings.. Education was increasing because they wanted people to be educated enough to be able to vote....   [tags: world, inventions, science, change] 520 words
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Robert Koffler Jarvik and The Artificial Heart - There have been many great inventions that have shaped our world for the better throughout the years. Some of those inventions have been created by minorities. For example some of them have been the first Airplane, Telephone, Computer and many others. One of the most useful inventions that have saved many lives and has made the world a better place have been the Heart Inventions. The Heart is the organ that keeps every human being alive. The heart is also the first organ to develop. Although, sometimes individuals are born with heart conditions technology is always there....   [tags: inventions, biomedical engineer]
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Britian´s First and Second Industrial Revolution - ... With these early inventions came factories, growth, and expansion which paved the way for the Second Industrial Revolution to emerge in 1820. The Second Industrial Revolution was in full swing in 1820 and brought the world not only dramatic and drastic inventions, but also opened the door for governmental reform and policy changes. The arts flourished giving way to new styles and unique thought processes. From 1820 to 1914 the Second Industrial Revolution brought new life to England and subsequently the world by utilizing British Scientist, Michael Faraday’s, invention of electric current....   [tags: eras, production, inventions, costs]
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The Changes Brought from Chicago's World Fair in The Devil in the White City,” by Erik Larson - ... Probably the most prominent being that it directly changed America's and the world's perception of America and our capabilities. Not only was it the first in America, but the Chicago World's Fair propelled America into its global influence and changed the light in which the whole world viewed the United States of America back then and for centuries to come. "Chicago has disappointed her enemies and astonished the world" (Larson 310). The fair was successful in tracking the image of American creativity and determination....   [tags: perspective, inventions, determination] 567 words
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History of the Cotton Gin and Its Influence on the United States - ... Cotton bolls were put the top of the machine. The cotton goes through a cylinder that is spins. Someone turns the handle, which turns the cotton through the wire teeth. “As it spins the teeth pass through small slits in a piece of wood which then separates the cotton from the seeds. The remaining seeds are used to grow more cotton, which is then turned into cottonseed oil.” (Original Invention - Agricultural Evolution.) Inside the cotton there is a row of saw like teeth, which makes it faster for more cotton than by hand....   [tags: inventions that changed history] 770 words
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Causes and Lasting Effects of the Black Death - ... The rodents began to get infected and most of them died. Once the rodent population was scarce the fleas needed another source of food, so jumped on to humans to drink their blood. Since rats lived in close contact with the humans it made this possible. The first people to get infected were the Golden Horde in China, which at the time was ruled by Mongols. The Golden Horde which was an army were attacking the Genose city of Caffa. They catapulted dead bodies over the city walls. The people of the city began to get infected too....   [tags: disease, fleas, inventions] 653 words
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Life Pre and Post Industrial Revolution - ... Even in businesses, manufacturing was done through hand tools and simple machinery. Looking from today’s perspective, life use to be tough pre revolutionary period. There was no better transportation than a cart pulled by horses, there used to be no way to communicate with each other and also all women used to be housewives making food and cleaning house and taking care of everyone. Industrial revolution did change the life styles and also business in their way of working. Industrial revolution gave businesses more profit than what they use to make before the revolution....   [tags: economy, technology, inventions] 936 words
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New Technology from 1945s to 2000 - INTRODUCTION The post World War II era provided new opportunities for the people of United States to explore and develop new technologies which changed the United States dramatically; for example, a treatment for polio, space exploration, introduction to computer, advancement in weapons industry, auto industry, and color television etc. With all the technological advancements, how did technology change United States. The paper will discuss the technological changes that happened in each era since 1945s to 2000....   [tags: inventions, change, economy, politics] 2159 words
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The Life and Discoveries of Archimedes - ... Although the heat ray seems like a good idea, there is still controversy about whether or not the heat ray would have worked, or even existed. For the heat ray to work, the enemy ship would have had to be still enough that the mirrors would be able to focus on one concentrated space, and the sun would have had to be out (“File: Archimedes Heat Ray conceptual diagram”). Archimedes also would have only had access to materials of his time period, so the mirrors would have most likely been made of bronze (“Archimedes”)....   [tags: inventions, mathematician, writings, screw]
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The Vast Influence of Thomas Jefferson - ... He thought of a school that would educate leaders for the future of America. This was Thomas Jefferson’s greatest achievement of his lifetime. The building of this university was near the end of his incredible life, so he put all his strength and knowledge into it. Thomas strived to perfect the school, looking for the absolute best faculty he could find. He eventually opened the school in 1825. He had a faculty of 8 and a student body count of 60. At the time, there were very few schools, especially those that had a variety of courses to choose from....   [tags: founder, inventions, university]
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Galileo was the Greatest Innovator and Scientific Mind of his Time - ... Galileo continued to reasoned that like water in a vase, the earth moves it is own axis much like the water in the vase, when it moves waves are created just like the motion of the earth’s movement,” there is a special class of observers, relative to whom all free objects appear either to be at rest or to move in a straight line at a constant, this is inertia.” ,(Smolin 339). Galileo’s commitment to explanation as the basis for his research is stronger than most of his other methods for explaining the environment around him....   [tags: inventions, gravity, scientific method]
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Leonardo da Vinci: The Most Influential Man of His Time - ... The helicopter was a wood-framed, with propellers coming out from the top. The diving suit made of heavy bronze, with a large, somewhat thin screen of metal. The cannon was a triple barreled, long bronze frame used with gunpowder. The tank was a cone shaped, iron based vehicle that only drove in circles. The aerial screw was an air-based, spinning item not particularly used for anything except Leonardo’s interest. The ball bearings became one of our main systems used in any wheel and axle systems....   [tags: inventions, artwork, science] 517 words
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American History: Life in the 1980´s - ... This new system will be called “MD-DOS.” This new and advanced program is very effective, but is also sort of challenging for the average person. Gates and Ballmer thought, “There has to be a better way to build an operating system.” Two years after the first announcement, on November 20th, 1985, rather than typing the “MO-DOS” commands, the mouse with a clicker button was now created and working better than ever. With the help of the mouse, people were now scrolling through “windows” or screens with no hassle at all....   [tags: inventions, nasa, challenger] 1276 words
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Thomas Edison's Recolections of his Life - ... Actually, I was born on Feb. 11, 1847, to middle-class parents in the busy port of Milan, Ohio, a community that was one of the largest wheat shipping centers in the world. In 1854, my family moved to the vibrant city of Port Huron, Michigan. When I was seven - after spending 12 weeks in a noisy one-room schoolhouse with thirty-eight other students of all ages - my short-tempered teacher finally lost his patience with my constant questioning and seemingly self-centered behavior. Noting that my forehead was unusually broad and my head was considerably larger than average, he made no secret of his belief that my brains were “scrambled”....   [tags: telephone, failures, inventions] 761 words
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Innovations in Tang Dynasty China - Banknotes, books, and accurate navigational tools have become a part of daily life for many people. Yet, they don’t recognize that these everyday objects didn't always exist. Not to mention, they all emerged in the same region, near the same time, and diffused along similar paths. The mariner’s compass, block printing, paper money, and several types of paper were all developed and used during the Tang dynasty, and they had a great impact on China. Knowledge of these creations was spread by groups of people and animals along the Silk Road, sub-Saharan, and Indian Ocean trade routes....   [tags: chinese history, inventions, compass]
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Personal Statement: Seeking Admission to Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering - ... I often wondered how difficult it must be for someone to combine art and science, the only two factors that can make us both find and lose ourselves at the same time. This man with feverishly inventive imagination was the inspiration for my desire to pursue a career in engineering, a perfect blend of art and science. Albeit I embarked on this path in 2008, I was unaware of the ardor I had for electronics engineering until the incident that completely changed my life took place. In the freshman year, I was asked by the department head to build a simple buzzer system in three days for the upcoming quiz....   [tags: failure, inventions, experience] 536 words
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The Film Industry Converges with the Internet: Beneficial or Detrimental - Some individuals consider the Internet to be one of the greatest inventions of our time. Their reasoning is due to the positive outcomes that have come with this such as connecting people around the world and aiding in education, research, new, etc. Specifically, in relation to the film industry, the Internet has provided positive and negative outcomes. The Internet allows for consumers to download films illegally, which lowers ticket sales and profit. At the same time, the Internet has become an essential tool for rising filmmakers and has also helped movie industries to advertise new films for little to no cost....   [tags: greatest inventions, convergence]
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History of Modern Science and Technology - History of Modern Science and Technology The Impact of the Microscope The world we live in today has many complexities that have perplexed mankind for ages. Various great men and women of science have gotten together to try and uncover the mysteries of the world. On their journey there have been instruments and tools invented that would help them further their studies beyond compare. One of the most significant inventions that have helped to further research not only in science but in other areas of work as well would be the invention of the microscope....   [tags: inventions, microscope, antibiotics]
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Technology's Impact on the Past, Present, and Future - Technology has continually transformed the way the human race lives and interacts with one another. From learning how to better cultivate the land that allowed for hunters and foragers to settle and grow their population, to being able to send out a tweet to millions of people all over the world, technology has transformed human interactions and expectations. It has allowed for people to collaborate and work with others across the world in real time and allowed businesses the ability to globalize....   [tags: inventions, abacus, eniac computer]
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The Silk Road: Connecting China with The Mediterranean - The Silk Road, a series of passageways connecting China with the Mediterranean, completely changed the world. These trade routes allowed the advancement of technology and cultural diversity like never before seen. These routes connected many different civilizations allowing the exchange of goods and ideas. This variety of nationalities made it a “Cultural Bridge between Asia and Europe. ” Before these pathways were established trade was nearly impossible, due to extreme desert conditions and high mountain tops....   [tags: silkworm, buddhism, inventions]
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Taking a Look at the Industrial Revolution - ... The increased production and mechanization lowered the prices of goods thus benefitting society as a whole. Factory jobs also lowered the learning curve of working due to the greater mechanization and fewer amounts of labor input needed. Jobs then needed more basic and brainless functions such as lever pulling and button pressing compared to jobs that required finesse. The job became easier for workers and also was financially beneficial to them because ether were paid on an hourly basis. They then had paychecks which were more stable than the previous paychecks than the cottage industry where pay was variable and depended on the product produced....   [tags: new inventions, country development] 1187 words
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Scientific and Mathematical Contributions of Ancient Greece, China, and India - ... Most people don't know that Ancient India created the number system that we still use today, since the Arabs inherited it from them. This is why the Arabs get all of the credit for developing our numerical system (Hoffman, "The Mathematics of Ancient India"). The Ancient Indians also invented the concept of zero. They also developed an estimation of pi and the length of the solar year. These estimations were based off of their system of four decimal places. Most of these accomplishments occurred during India's "Golden Age:" the Gupta Empire....   [tags: inventions, philosphy, science] 1101 words
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Renaissance Artist Engineers: The Start of the Scientific Revolution - “I do not doubt that in the course of time this new science will be improved by further observations, and still more by true and conclusive proofs. But this need not diminish the glory of the first observer. My regard for the inventor of the harp is not mad less by knowing that his instrument was very crudely constructed and still more crudely played. Rather, I admire him more than I do the hundreds of craftsmen who in ensuing centuries have brought this art to the highest perfection…” “To apply oneself to great inventions, starting from the smallest beginnings is no task for ordinary minds; to divine that wonderful art lie hid behind trivial and childish things is a conception for superhuma...   [tags: inventions, Galileo Galilei]
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Special Effects: Simulation in Cinema by Temengua Trifonova - ... The ecological message of the movie was overshadowed by the hyper realistic EFX. The audience is so mesmerized by the smoke and mirrors that they are not engaging in a critical evaluation of the film. In addition, the fantastic worlds are so well fabricated that aspects of the alternate reality are being absorbed and incorporated into contemporary culture as valid and natural. The movie going experience has become an exercise not in analysis but in passive indoctrination reaffirming the projected construct as a universal truth....   [tags: internet, innovations, inventions]
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The Development of Biomedical Implants and Prosthetics - Since mankind has appeared on Earth, we have constantly been evolving. Around 50 thousand years ago making their journey out of Africa humans took a great leap forward in their development, evolving physically, intellectually, emotionally and socially. With diverse civilizations and cultures created in the wake of human advancement. Our natural interest in innovation and technology has shaped our culture and our perception of each other and the world around us. Advancements in biomedical science have allowed us to alter this perception....   [tags: inventions, innovations, technology]
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