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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 - 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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inventions - ... This was problematic, because people had no real way of storing important information for further reference, such as laws and financial transactions. Cuneiform put an end to the flaws of oral communication, like misheard words, especially in government matters. It added order to the Sumerians’ way of life, and forever changed the way information was exchanged between individuals. Explanation #1 – Cuneiform The true impact of the invention of writing can be seen in the way it advanced from simple wedge-shaped marks, to hundreds of different scripts, about 20 of which are still used today [19]....   [tags: Ancient History, Civilizations] 1452 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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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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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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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: The Steam Engine and the Internet - ... Businesses were given faster and more cost-efficient methods of conveying product orders, goods, and business correspondences. Also utilized as a means for social interaction, these two vital innovations facilitated swift, easy transportation of written, aural, and visual messages. The similarities between the Internet and the steam engine go beyond simply being innovative solutions to growing problems. They have both allowed a massive growth of commerce and social interactions by facilitating quicker, more efficient, and more reliable methods to transport information and other data across distances that were previously prohibitive....   [tags: Innovation ]
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Inventions and Discoveries of the 1960’s - ... Because of this blueprint, the computer mouse was able to track the hand movements of a user (Brown 165). As seen today, a small ball has taken the place of the two wheels, and the wooden box is now a plastic cover. Nevertheless, Engelhard’s invention of the computer mouse was a huge Bittner 3 advancement in new technology and the computer. With the increasing complexity of the world, the computer mouse has aided in the constructiveness of modern society. Another revolution in the world of technology took place in 1966....   [tags: Technology ]
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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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Business Terminologies: Ideas, Inventions and Innovations - ... The last step involves establishing a prototype. This refers to putting the idea written in the inventor’s journal into practice. This helps to rectify sections of the idea, which might have been wrongly formulated. After making a prototype, the idea is then presented before lenders and licensees for patenting. All these processes simply deduce that an idea is an invention that is yet to be patented. For this reason, once an idea has been patented, it definitely becomes an invention (Reese, 2011, p....   [tags: Business]
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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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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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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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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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Industrial Revolution - ... It was basically an engine that would induce the energy of steam to move other machines such as trains and powering factories. It was an incredible source of energy for transportation and goods. Public transportation such as locomotives could now be powered by the steam engine and this increased the speed of travel, which lowered the time to arrive at the destination. After the steam engine, the cotton gin invented by Eli Whitney was another remarkable invention during the Industrial Revolution....   [tags: Technology, Inventions] 1761 words
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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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Faraday - ... The second question, one needs to understand what it means to Compare: to regard or represent as analogues or similar; liken, (E.Dictionary, 2006). It is also necessary to examine and compare the two pictures. The picture created of the life and work from the obituary, in The Times, 28 August 1867, p.7,'(Assignment Book, 2008), is a very obscure one. An individual reading this extract would find it difficult to know exactly what Michael Faraday had invented, or discovered. There is no exact knowledge, no mention of creation, nothing to indicate unique developments from his life....   [tags: Science, Inventions] 695 words
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Galileo Galilei - ... in Verhovek). Landing on the moon has not been the only success NASA has had; some technologies in everyday items have been improved by NASA, such as a smoke detector or the DVD (Eicher). Objects such as smoke detectors save lives, while DVDs make entertainment and information easy to access. Other inventions, which include satellites, are technologies such as: the internet, GPS, cell phones, and other information that businesses and individuals rely on every day (Moser and Spangenburg 77). The creation of NASA and other space industries created many benefits and innovations that influence present day technology....   [tags: Technology, Telescope, Inventions] 2604 words
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Areoplane - ... Many attempts had been made to fly with control somewhat like a bird. The Wright brothers plane gave the world the features of control and precision. The Wright brothers did not receive the instant fame which was definitely apparent. In fact many did not believe that the flight took place. Wilbur and Orville finding that the invention was not as popular in America as in Europe moved to Europe. There they did flight shows, made innovations to planes, and teamed up with French aviators....   [tags: History, Inventions] 1077 words
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Digital Technology - ... The world has now been exposed to the first generation of humans that has grown up with digital technology as a fundamental epicenter of their existence. This young generation has been weaned on profoundly technological advancements that past generations did not have the luxury of experiencing at such early stages in their lives. There are distinct differences between the upbringings of the members of each every generation, although with the creation of the computer and Internet, these differences have become even more apparent in our youngest generation than in past generations....   [tags: History, Inventions] 2374 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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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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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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Apple Computer, Inc. - ... It has a color screen. The purpose of the screen is to allow for more functions such as an image viewer and to tell users which song is being played. Another major feature added to this device would be the touch-sensitive scroll wheel, which allows users to browse their collection and switch songs easily. This innovative touch-sensitive scroll wheel made iPod become more popular. The iPod Nanos have total six versions. The fourth generation was announced on September 9, 2008. Apple added an accelerometer for the new feature that allows users to shuffle songs by shaking the Nano....   [tags: Technology, Inventions, History] 2096 words
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One Era To Another: The Telephone - ... Bell spent a short time in Canada and quickly found his love of life in Boston. Bell began teaching deaf children and it was here he met Thomas Sanders and Gardiner Greene Hubbard. Little did Bell know these two men would play a prominent role in the patent of the telephone and direction his life would take (Stern and Gwathmeny 5). When Bell was not teaching, he took a strong interest in the telegraph that was introduced in 1844 by Samuel F.B Morse. Despite the web of wires crisscrossing the country he felt as if there was a better solution rather than operators having to deliver and translate messages, and soon realized it might be possible to transmit voice over a wire by using electricity (Stern and Gwathmeny 5)....   [tags: Inventions, Alexander Graham Bell] 1066 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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Why the U.S. was the #1 Industrial Power - By 1890- 1900 the U.S. was the number one industrial power in the world. There were many reasons for being number one. One reason for being number one was its natural resources. Its transportation revolution was a major part in its becoming of number one. Also the inventors and inventions made the U.S. number one. The natural resources were the most important reason that made the U.S. number one by 1900. Its gold, silver, copper, oil and steel were the major natural recourses. The oil was used to fuel trains and factories....   [tags: essays research papers] 349 words
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The Wizard of Menlo Park and the Master of Lighting - ... Nikola Tesla’s inventions were very simply designed, but the concepts for their workings were complicated and hard for Americans to accept from a foreigner. Tesla was not a man for the present, he was constantly looking toward the future with his inventions. Tesla invented neon lights, radio, robotics, guided missiles, the Tesla coil, which is a transformer that stores high-frequency power, and a polyphase alternating current system, or AC (D’Alto). While Tesla was working with Edison, his job was to fix all of Edison’s dynamos and make them better....   [tags: Scientists]
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The Influences of Thomas Edison - “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize they were close to success when they gave up”- Thomas Edison. He was one of the best inventors of his time. Thomas Edison was born February 11, 1847 in Milan, Ohio. He was 12 when stopped going to school and started to suffer from deafness. This continued to get worse through his life time. He was a husband twice and a father to six children. His first wife was named Mary Stillwell and later had three children. In 1884 his wife Mary died of typhoid fever....   [tags: Biography]
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The Development of The Cannon and Gun Powder - The Development of The Cannon and Gun Powder The developments of gunpowder and the cannon were the most important advances during the Middle Ages. If it weren't for these inventions, who knows how we would be fighting today, possibly still the wars of Ancient Rome. The development of gunpowder meant that soon the use of knights would be useless because of the projectile that could easily knock a knight off his horse, rendering him helpless. The gunpowder enabled this projectile. The development of the cannon goes hand-in-hand with the gunpowder....   [tags: Papers] 525 words
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Thomas Edison - Thomas Edison Thomas (Alva) Edison was one of America’s most important and famous inventors. Edison was born into a time and place where there wasn’t much technological advancements. His inventions helped a lot of things quickly change in the world. His inventions contributed to many inventions today such as the night light, movies, telephones, and records and CDs. Edison is most famous for the development of the first electric light bulb. Like I said Edison was born into a time where America wasn’t very developed....   [tags: essays research papers] 1208 words
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Thomas Edison: A Person Who Changed America - Thomas Edison      Thomas Edison changed America in a very big way,He held patents for over a 1000 inventions. His most important one was the electic lamp. Thomas Edison has made America a better place to live.      Born In Milan,Ohio Thomas Edison was an American genius of technology , His most known inventions were the electric lamp the phonograph and the motion picture projector.Edison set up a labrotory in his fathers basement when he was just 10 years old.At the age of 12 he began selling news papers and candy on the trains between Port Huron and detroit.From 1862 to 1868 he worked as a roving telegrapher.He obtained a position as a night operator for Western Union telegraph company in 1868.In 1869 he decided to give up his career as a telegrapher to pursue inventing and entreprenuership.He moved to New York City and within a year he was sucessful enough to establish a workshop in Newark, N.J....   [tags: American History] 376 words
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Comparing the Artwork of Dr. Seuss and Rube Goldberg - Comparing the Artwork of Dr. Seuss to the Artwork of Rube Goldberg Dr. Seuss has an interesting background that is often overlooked. Many fans do not know that the beloved children’s book author actually began his career drawing cartoons for magazines and advertisements (“The Advertising Artwork of Dr. Seuss”). In many of his advertisements and children’s books he has amazing elaborate machines that complete different tasks. This aspect of his artwork has many similarities to another famous cartoonist, Rube Goldberg....   [tags: Compare Contrast Comparison]
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Issues on Patent and Copyright Laws In China - Issues on Patent and Copyright Laws In China This site contains information on China's patent and copyright law. It goes on to discuss some ethical issues about China's lack of law enforcement on intellectual property protection. History of Patent System China’s patent system can be traced back to the late Qing Dynasty when China began signing international treaties. For example, on August 18, 1903, China and the United States agreed on a treaty on navigation and commerce. The treaty provided for a “reciprocal patent-granting arrangement whereby citizens of one contracting party could apply for and secure patent rights for their inventions in the other contracting party.”1 After the Qing Dynasty was over thrown in 1911, the Nationalist government created the Interim Charter on Rewarding Industrial and Artistic Products....   [tags: China Patent Copyright Essays]
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The Middle Class Life During the Industrial Revolution - The Middle Class Life during The Industrial Revolution began in England around the 1780’s. It was mainly based on the cotton industry and subsequently many of the inventions that came out of this period were mainly for producing and manufacturing cotton. Another stage of the Industrial Revolution was based on inventions. This is when most of the luxury goods were produced for the public. The Industrial Revolution is seen by scholars, as noted in A History of Western Society, as basically moderate and evolutionary....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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From Stars and Stripes to Rising Sun: A Study of Patent Laws in the United States and Japan - From Stars and Stripes to Rising Sun: A Study of Patent Laws in the United States and Japan Introduction There is no question that the United States and Japan are technological leaders of the world. They are two of the nations with the highest annual number of intellectual property patents granted.1 Both nations have achieved such great successes in the world of intellectual property as a result of a variety of reasons. Among these reasons is the encouragement of innovation and invention with monetary benefits in return....   [tags: Patent Laws Japan USA Essays]
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The Industrial Revolution - The Industrial Revolution Going to work for a full day isn’t much fun after working fifteen hours the day before. 60-70 hour work days are never pleasant in anybody’s mind. How is it that so many people did this during the Industrial Revolution. Was it because they wanted the extra money. Or was it because they wanted the high political or economic status. For some people these were the reasons, but for most it was because of one concern. Survival. The Industrial Revolution greatly changed the workplace and the proletarians....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Intellectual Property Law - Intellectual Property Law Anything that can be owned can be viewed as property. It can be a tangible thing, such as a car, a home, or a piece of land; or it may be an intangible, artificial right created by social interaction or legislation, such as a right to receive money under a contract or the right to control the use in commerce of the trademark Gelatissimo. In all cases, whether tangible or intangible, property may be valuable and it may be transferred to others, whole or in part. For example, a home may be sold or leased for a period of time; and a trademark may be sold with a business or licensed to a franchisee....   [tags: essays research papers] 2528 words
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Industrial Revolution as a Time of Change - Industrial Revolution as a Time of Change The Industrial Revolution was a time of drastic change that transformed hand tools and hand made items to machine manufactured and produced goods. Inventions brought on the most drastic changes during the Industrial Revolution. Machines made life much easier while decreasing prices of goods and generally improving life. (mhirotsu.htm). Before the 1750's, life was primitive but simple, which is vastly different from the complex culture that arose from the Industrial Revolution....   [tags: Industrial Revolution History Technology Essays] 1137 words
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Reasons for the Rapid Industrialisation in England 1750-1850 - Reasons for the Rapid Industrialisation in England 1750-1850 Historians and economists have constantly debated this question since the aforementioned dates, and the answer is different depending on whose evidence you read. For there to be rapid industrial growth there needs to be many factors present at the beginning and throughout the period. There needs to be drastic improvements in technology, which will be the power to drive the factories. A large and increasing population, and cheap labour to work in the factories....   [tags: Papers] 1300 words
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Biography of Thomas Edison - Biography of Thomas Edison Missing Works Cited Thomas Edison is often thought of as one of the greatest inventors who ever lived. He is commonly categorized as the man who invented the first practical incandescent light bulb. Equally important are Edison’s 1,093 patents, more than any other individual. His inventions revolutionized our world and changed lives even today. Some of his inventions were improvements on other inventions, like the telephone. On the other hand, some of his inventions he deliberately tried to invent, like the light bulb and the movie projector....   [tags: Papers] 812 words
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Science and Technology in the Middle Ages - Science and technology in the middle ages flourished because of the need of inventions to make life easier. In Europe, from the 5th century to the 16th century there was a radical change in the inventions made. It was between the fall of the Western Roman empire and the early modern era. This was a time for exploration in new ideas and ways of doing things. Europe invented many things for wars, time-keeping, and for everyday use. These inventions may be still used today. They range from huge mortar to a small set of eyeglasses....   [tags: Science, Technology, Middle Ages, ]
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Air Technology - Air technology increased as new laws forced factories and plants to comply the demands of the government. The three major types of air technology included wind, biofuels, and nuclear energy. These forms of air technology were created as the result of laws and legislations, which were the seeds of many new inventions. Wind, biofuels, and nuclear energy were important energy resources for air technology. Wind, biofuels, and nuclear energy were the three main types of air technology. Wind energy came from wind turbines....   [tags: Energy] 914 words
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Leonardo Da Vinci - Where and when was Leonardo Da Vinci born. Where there any persons or events in his early life which you believe helped shape this individuals legacy. Leonardo Da Vinci was born on April 15th 1452 in Vinci, near Florence Italy. His father, Piero Da Vinci, was a notary, and mother Caterina was a peasant girl. Soon after his birth Piero Da Vinci took custody of Leonardo because his mother left and married another man in a nearby town. At the age of 15 his father got him an apprenticeship with a renowned artist Andrea Del Verrochio in Florence, who did such painting as “Madonna and Child” and “Saint Monica”; however he was most famous for his bronze status of the day....   [tags: Biography ]
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The Convoluted Industrial Revolution - ... However, these benefits were not always there. One example, Anna Maier, a child worker-turned socialist worker, was at first denied a job in a factory not based upon anything but her gender and age. However, it was not by her free-will that she got a job; her family forced her to become employed. She later joined a political organization, or a union, for the sake of the children whose families want to force them into the same misery she lived (Maier).The children that were usually hired were hired based upon the fact that they were given severely lowered wages because either they were working to keep their families from starving, or they were orphans who worked to make the lives of officials easier (Ellis and Esler 506)....   [tags: Technology ]
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Biomedical Engineering: Good for Career? - ... Many other studies under biomedical engineering have been founded and opened more variety of careers that will also increase the job opportunities in the work field. The new inventions and prospects of future inventions have opened a lot of new career types. Generally, there are three categories of career in biomedical engineering, research-related careers, technology-related careers and clinical health careers. Biomedical research scientists are researchers who are interested in medicine and health....   [tags: Engineering ]
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Industrial Revolution - During the Industrial boom of the early 1700’s, no one would have thought that these inventions and ideas could shape the world we live in today, especially then. You do not have to be a historian to know that, with new inventions comes more money; so economically this was revolutionary. For example, the lathe is the oldest and simplest known machine tool. Normally used by carpenters, these were used to make decorative table legs, columns, etc. It was late 17th Century when clockmakers, builders of scientific instruments, and furniture and gun makers began to use the lathe for other than cutting wood....   [tags: essays research papers] 491 words
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The Impact of Education on the Renaissance - The gigantic effect that education had on Renaissance society was greatly stimulated by the new development of humanism. Humanism was responsible for the curiosity of many intellects during the Renaissance, which ultimately led to the discoveries and developments that made the Renaissance such a remarkable time. It proposed a different way of thinking, unprecedented by scholars. Without humanism and the educational interest that it brought about, the Renaissance would not be known as the explosion of culture that it is considered today....   [tags: essays research papers] 690 words
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The Importance of Scientific Education - The Importance of Scientific Education In the 21st century, many people believe science to be one of the most important subjects that students must be taught. Scientific education is important to this world due to the effects of it. Science teaches people important factors of certain subjects, and those can be further developed and expanded into new ideas. Science itself is many different regions of study compiled and meshed together. Among the numerous lot of study, health is considered to be one of the most important topics in the scientific world....   [tags: Science]
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Enclosure Act - Enclosure Act The Enclosure Act was passed to create more commerce for farmers and use the lands more rationally. The enclosure was good because it increased food production. The enclosure also began a capitalistic attitude in Europe. The Enclosure Act damaged the pheasant population. Before the enclosure of the land, there were strips of land poor farmers would farm. There was also common land farmers would use to allow their animals to graze. This system discouraged improvement and favored the small time farmers....   [tags: essays research papers] 340 words
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Greek And Roman Arches - Greek and Roman Arches and Architecture Architectural designs changed greatly since the ancient times. Most famous architectures and sculptures today originated from the Greek and Roman civilizations. Moreover, some of the inventions from those civilizations are also being used today, such as the arch, which originated from Roman architecture, and the columns, which originated from the Greek architecture. Throughout history, these architectures and inventions have become the foundations for our buildings, churches, and much more....   [tags: History, Art, Architecture] 325 words
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Software Ethics - Software Ethics Cases Studies of Patent and Copyright Failures Copyrights and patents are used to protect a certain expressions of ideas and processes. These laws are intended to protect the inventor(s). But how useful are they. What is the computer industries’ track record in protecting inventions. What are we doing discussing ethics anyway. This paper will present a series of case studies which will illustrate how copyrights and patents have failed to protect inventors. After that discussion, the paper will examine whether there is an ethical view which could justify the failure of the patent and copyright laws....   [tags: Software Technology Computers Essays]
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The Industrial Revolution - The Industrial Revolution Introduction to the Revolution The Industrial revolution was a time of drastic change marked by the general introduction of power-driven machinery. This change generally helped life, but it had its disadvantages as well. Pollution, such as Carbon Dioxide levels in the atmosphere rose, working conditions declined, and the number of women and children working increased. The government, the arts, literature, music, architecture and man's way of looking at life all changed during this period....   [tags: History Historical Work Essays] 1370 words
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Ben Franklin - Ben Franklin was a man of many ideas. He was able to come up with hundreds of inventions which played big roles at that time and for the future. He greatly affected the lives of many people around the world at that time period and at this time period with the things that he had invented. One of Ben Franklin’s greatest inventions was the Franklin stove. He took the model of the old stove and made it even better and more energy sufficient. The people of Philadelphia wanted the Franklin stove for two main reasons....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Benjamin Franklin - Benjamin Franklin-Scientist and Inventor Benjamin Franklin has influenced American technology, and indirectly, lifestyles by using his proficiencies and intelligence to conduct numerous experiments, arrive at theories, and produce several inventions. Franklin's scientific and analytical mind enabled him to generate many long lasting achievements which contributed to the development and refinement of modern technology. Few national heroes, including George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, played a more significant role in shaping the American way of life than Franklin....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Cultural Evolution - Cultural evolution began to occur during the most recent Ice Age, or within the last hundred or fifty thousand years. This is when the tools that's are used for sophisticated hunting are found; for example the spear thrower, the fully barbed harpoon, and the flint master tools that were used to make all the hunting tools. Cultural evolution took shape because man had the flexibility of mind to recognize inventions and to turn them into community property. The Ice Ages forced man to depend less on plants and more on animals, also the ice changed the strategy in which man hunted....   [tags: essays research papers] 997 words
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Illuminating The Path Of Progress - Illuminating the Path of Progress Thomas Alva Edison is the most famous inventor in American History. Edison designed, built, and delivered the electrical age. He started a revolution that would refocus technology, change life patterns, and create millions of jobs. He became famous for his scientific inventions, even though he was not a scientist. His real talent was his ability to clearly judge a problem and be persistent in experimenting. He was the master of the trial and error method....   [tags: essays research papers] 1413 words
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Nikola Tesla - Nikola Tesla Few people recognize his name today, and even among those who do, the words Nikola Tesla are likly to summon up the image of a crackpot rather than an authentic scientist. Nikola Tesla was possibly the greatest inventor the world has ever known. He was, without doubt, a genius who is not only credited with many devices we use today, but is also credited with astonishing, sometimes world-transforming, devices that are even simply amazing by todays scientific standards. Tesla was born at precisely midnight between July 9th and 10th, 1856, in a small Hungarien village....   [tags: essays research papers] 1053 words
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Thomas Edison - Thomas Alva Edison is considered one of the greatest inventors in history. He was born in Milan, Ohio on February 11, 1847 and died in 1931. During his life he patented 1,093 inventions. Many of these inventions are in use today and changed the world forever. Some of his inventions include telegraphy, phonography, electric lighting and photography. His most famous inventions were the phonograph and the incandescent light bulb. Edison did some of his greatest work at Menlo Park. While experimenting on an underwater cable for the automatic telegraph, he found that the electrical resistance and conductivity of carbon varied accordingly to the pressure it was under....   [tags: essays research papers] 1447 words
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Benjamin Franklin the Inventor - Benjamin Franklin the Inventor Benjamin Franklin is recognized as one of the greatest Americans ever. He contributed to the advancement of our country in many different ways. Since Franklin was a statesman, journalist, diplomat, inventor, and philosopher he was always in the middle of everything of importance. It is arguable which of these appositives best describes him. One thing that can not be disputed is that he is the greatest inventor ever. To be forty-two in Franklin’s time was to be well beyond middle age....   [tags: Papers] 973 words
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History of Telecommunications - History of Telecommunications *Works Cited Not Included There were numerous people and inventions that helped shaped the modern path of telecommunications. It is because of these important people and inventions that have made telecommunications into what it is now. Telecommunications technology has gone through many changes within the last one hundred to two hundred years. Many inventions such as the telephone, telegraph, and teletypewriter, have all had a profound impact on telecommunications....   [tags: Papers] 589 words
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Canada and The Great Depression of the 1930's - 1929-1939- The Great Depression The depression years of 1929 - 1939 proved to be the worst, and some of the best years for Canada and Canadians. It was a time of extreme highs and lows socially, emotionally, and economically. It was a time that Canada came into her own being on the world wide stage. During the worst depression years in Canada, there were many people who tried tirelessly to get Canada out of the crisis she was in more quickly and efficiently. William Aberhart and his group of supporters had a plan that they were sure could help and even end the depression and its horrible effects....   [tags: Canadian History, canadian studies] 1384 words
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Leonardo Da Vinci: The First Modern Scientist - ... The sketches of Leonardo provided inspiration for future designs of military weapons. Leonardo considered war “a most bestial madness”, but he designed many military inventions including a tank, a multiple firing cannon, and other weapons of war (McLanathan 103). All his inventions strove for increased firepower and speed (105). Leonardo designed an armored vehicle that had four wheels powered by men turning cranks. He mentions this type of contraption in a letter to Ludovico Sforza, the ruler of Milan, in 1481 (Hart 22-23)....   [tags: Biography ]
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How Nikola Tesla Impacted the World - ... The coil is used in televisions, radios and air conditioning. In the 1890s Tesla created a basic design for a radio. Tesla invented the fluorescent light and neon lights. Teslas goal was to create the same amount of frequency that the sun gives off. The amount of Teslas Inventions is unknown but he is believed to have had made more than 700 inventions. In the 1900s Teslas work started moving towards x-rays, and electromagnetic energy. Tesla wrote “Ere many generations pass, our machinery will be driven by a power obtainable at any point of the universe”....   [tags: Biography ]
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The Works of Leonardo DaVinci - ... The identity of the woman in the painting has been a topic that has been involved in many debates. Many people say that it is a painting of the wife of wealthy merchant Francesco del Giocondo, while others claim that this paining is a self-portrait of DaVinci himself. This piece of artwork has created more controversy than any other painting. Another famous piece of artwork by Leonardo DaVinci was The Last Supper. This piece of artwork took three years to complete and has been one of the most studied paintings in the history of art....   [tags: Inventors]
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Commercialization of University Technology - ... Since many business leaders are not aware of how TTOs works and what academic innovations are available to them. Sprinkle (2006) points out that this problem can be solved, if TTOs get registered with networks like brigade (www.iBridgeNetwork.org) to alert industry partners. The last stage comes is finding the modes of technology transfer to industrial partners and defining its mechanisms. The research products of a university are rarely suitable for direct exploitation as commercial products or services in the market (Rogers, 2003)....   [tags: Technology, Bayh-Dole Act] 1244 words
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Industrial Revolution - Industrial Revolution “Industrial Revolution”, in my opinion, is not a correct term. It makes it sound as though the whole thing happened at once, which it did not. It was rather an industrial evolution, or better yet an industrial chain reaction. One event impacted others and these changes impacted yet others. There were many important inventions during this time period. These inventions all made life a little easier for the people living during this time. There was an increasing demand for new material for clothing....   [tags: essays papers] 557 words
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