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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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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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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 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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Rhetorical Analysis of Gravity Defyer Shoes - Rhetorical Analysis of Gravity Defyer Shoes Gravity Defying Footwear has put to use certain rhetorical techniques in their advertizing campaign, which can be seen in publications like “Automobile” and “National Geographic.” Their primary question: “Shoes on Steroids?” This advertisement has been circulating since 2005; the shoe was designed by a man named Alexander Elnekaveh, “an inventor, engineer and entrepreneur who has designed and developed hundreds of original inventions” (Alexander). He holds patents for numerous gadgets, innovation, and unique products around the globe....   [tags: advertisment, new inventions]
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Technology that Influenced American Development - Technology is a portion of everyday life. It affects how business is conducted, teaching, learning, and receiving information. Good or bad, everyone uses technology every day. There are many items people have on them on a daily basis, most people would be hard pressed to be without. Technology changed American Lives from 1900 to 1945. At the turn of the 20th century, new technological advances such as electricity, flight, and the gasoline engine found expression in new modes of transportation and communication....   [tags: Inventions, Henry Ford]
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We Are Technologically Dependent - Technology in the 21st century has grown rapidly and is still growing. More technological devices means more people will become dependent on technology. Technology is amazing but people should know when they are using or depending on it. Whenever someone does not know an answer to something they just Google the answer instead of researching more deeply by asking people with experience or doing book research. They just trust people on the internet that are assumed to know the answer, but there is no way for us to know....   [tags: memorization, device, inventions]
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Industrial Revolution - Advancements in agriculture, textile, transportation and economic growth became possible only because of the Industrial Revolution. Taking place in the United States between 18th and 19th century, times went from separating the cotton from its seed to using an automated cotton gin made by an American inventor Eli Whitney. This allowed for the lower class citizens to be able to have the important goods such as medication and clothing. Before the American Industrial Revolution, people were mostly farmers and life went by slowly and tedious work was required for simple tasks....   [tags: Technology, Inventions] 1761 words
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The Invention of Different Types of Glasses: Bifocals - The invention of the bifocals was one of the most important inventions of the 1700s. They have changed the lives of both children and adults that have issues with their eyesight. They rid people of eyestrain and headaches. Also, bifocals rid people of the inconvenience caused by having to shift from one pair of glasses to the other. Bifocals also allowed for more types of glasses to be developed. As Benjamin Franklin grew older, his vision worsened. He became both far-sighted and near-sighted and the constant switching of his glasses frustrated him so much that he decided to solve this problem....   [tags: benjamin franklin, invention, eyesight]
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B-29: The Airplane that Changed the World - “Never before had so much brain-power been focused on a single problem.”(Laurence qtd. in “Eyewitness”). Many inventions can be said to have changed the world, and the way it worked. Only a core few of these many inventions can be said to change air warfare, and few of those are as game-changing as the B-29 Superfortress by Boeing. The B-29 was the plane that dropped the atomic bombs in World War Two (“bomber”). The plane by Boeing was used most in World War Two as a strategic long-range bomber....   [tags: world war II, inventions, aircraft]
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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 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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Benjamin Franklin - In an era when the fomenting and support of revolution are claimed by youth as their special attributes, it is significant to recall that two hundred years ago the person whose contribution greatly influenced Uncle Sam and feared by the crowned heads of England and many parts of Europe as the most dangerous man in America, was Benjamin Franklin (Bowen ix). Benjamin Franklin was born in Boston on January 17, 1706. He was the tenth son of son Josiah Franklin, who was a soap maker. Benjamin's mother was Abiah Folger, the second wife of Josiah (Quick Bio of Ben)....   [tags: electricity, odometer, inventions] 1184 words
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One Era To Another: The Telephone - The modern version of the telephone has proven a significant change over the years from what it was at one point. What allows us to communicate with the world at any hour; minute and second of the day only exhibits how significant the invention has been for individuals. It is one of the most used pieces of electronics in the world today. Over time research has not only led to different versions of the phone, but to the developments of different tones, caller id’s, dialing, call tracing and allowing a person to listen to music while on hold....   [tags: Inventions, Alexander Graham Bell] 1066 words
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The Effects of Television on Stress - The television, ever since it was released, was shown as a bad influence for many people. This does is not the case. The television is a major factor in increasing the amount of happiness in one’s life. The television was not actually ever made by a single person, But different inventors who contributed to its creation all over the entire world over a long period of time. The first major discovery for the creation of the TV was in the year 1873, when Louis May and Willoughby Smith in England found that electrical conductivity of the element Selenium is increased by light....   [tags: inventions, behavioral influence]
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Galileo Galilei - In 1609 Galileo modified a three-powered spy glass; although Galileo did not invent the first telescope, his high quality modifications were well known and very popular. His alterations helped clarify the idea that the earth and planets revolve around the sun as opposed to the other way around. This powerful telescope, for its time, also helped astronomers see that there was a vast universe with a myriad of stars just waiting to be discovered (“The First Telescopes”). Just as Columbus’s discoveries of the new world influenced countries to explore into the “new world,” the American continent, there are countless of new worlds in outer space waiting for humanity to discover....   [tags: Technology, Telescope, Inventions] 2604 words
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The History of the Telescope - For centuries, mankind has always pondered upon the wonders that is beyond our planet, the Earth. The invention of the telescope has vastly improved our view of the skies, sharpening our perception of the universe and penetrating ever deeper, to the furthest edges of time and space. The underlying roots to the invention of the telescope is vague and thought to have started around during the 13th century. An accidental discovery made by a glassmaker during this era, resulted in the development and defined the early beginnnings of spectacles....   [tags: Important Inventions, Technological Developments]
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The Story of Radar - In the first world war, there was no such thing as a radar, or any form of scanning device, so that the war was only fought by eyes and ears. Whoever heard, or saw the ships first would have had more time to prepare. As far back as June 1932, there had been Post Office Reports about a plane interfering with radio signals, and re-rediating them. Then Sir Robert A. Waston-Watt, A British Electronics Genius, (the man who invented the stereo with only two speakers) came up the idea of RDF, Radio Direction Finding....   [tags: inventions] 612 words
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The Creation of Skiing - A blanket of white surrounds the men. From atop the high ridge, they spot a lone deer in the distance. The snow inhibits its progression. The men do not need to worry it escaping. Their families will eat well tonight. Using a new invention that they call skis, they quickly overtake the deer. They are able to stay on top of the snow. They quickly slay the deer, and then begin their long trek back to their families. Climbing back over the ridge was no problem, as their skis did not slide backwards, no matter how steep it got....   [tags: Ancient Inventions, Scandinavia]
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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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Leonardo Da Vinci’s Inventions and Other Contributions to Civilization - Leonardo Da Vinci is a famed artist today due to his renowned painting of the ‘Mona Lisa’. In the 14th century, people of Venice would have known him as an engineer, people of Milan would have known him for his Last Supper, but only the people of Florence would have seen his whole character. Da Vinci is known as the archetypal Renaissance man, a man of “unquenchable curiosity” and “feverishly inventive imagination”. Da Vinci created many technologies and new innovations which were so advanced for his time and age that many scholars did not believe him....   [tags: mona lisa, engineer, innovations]
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Digital Technology - Technology is an element of human existence that evolves according to generational progression. Every generation has approached technology and how it impacts their lives quite differently. Younger generations incessantly express their impatience with their predecessor’s deliberateness to integrate innovative technologies into their daily lives, while their predecessors are bewildered as to why their successors are so eager to incorporate such raw technologies. The common terminology used for this difference of opinion is known as a “generational gap”....   [tags: History, Inventions] 2374 words
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Changing Communication - Communication has changed drastically, but how. There are many answers to this question. From the first inventions of communication that people had to pay money for to today’s new and advanced methods of communication that no one has to pay money for. Technology has improved the way we communicate. Everyday, our society is becoming more and more advanced, and more ways for people to communicate are being made possible. In today’s society. Communication is changing more and more every single day, and many ways of people communicating, but how did it all start....   [tags: inventions, technology, Internet, cell phones]
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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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Revolutionary Changes - Overview In what ways were the revolutions, expanded literacy, and political ideas linked. (The Earth and Its Peoples, 581) The revolutions of the late 18th and early 19th centuries were directly influenced by political ideas of Enlightenment intellectuals and their students. New ideas were developed by, and extrapolated from, individuals such as Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Immanuel Kant, and Voltaire (François-Marie Arouet). A growing literacy amongst the people of Europe and the greater western world led to increased questioning of government, the communication and discussion of ideas in public venues, and ultimately said revolution....   [tags: Enlightenment, Literacy, Inventions]
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The Invention of the Hourglass - What would the world do without time. A person’s life is developed around time, such as when someone eats, sleeps, or works. During the Age of Exploration, the explorers needed a time device that was advanced enough to be on a ship. If explorers did not have a way of measuring time, they would have no way of knowing when to go different directions and would have most likely become lost. The Age of Exploration lasted from the fourteenth century to the seventeenth century (Briney). Many geographical locations, inventions, and knowledge of the world developed during the Age of Exploration time period....   [tags: The Age of Exploration]
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Invention of the Radio - Many inventions have impacted the world throughout history but in my opinion one of the most impactful one’s was the invention of the radio . This invention provided society with many things which include entertainment, communication, and easier access to information. Radio is still a central part of the society today but just like any other invention radio has an interesting history of how it progressed through time. Every invention ever known to man had pioneers or people who contributed to the creation of the product....   [tags: Communication, Entertainment]
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Areoplane - Ratigan 1 The Airplane A cold breeze blows across the sand, and two men unknowingly about to make history. The men are Wilbur and Orville Wright. December 17, 1903 was the day and a mere five people were here to witness the historical feat(Brown 22). The invention of the airplane changed the way of life in many good ways but in bad ways as well. The Wright brothers were always interested in flight. As children their interest in flight was sparked by a toy rubber band helicopter their father gave them(Rinard 16)....   [tags: History, Inventions] 1077 words
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Apple Computer, Inc. - Apple computer, Inc. is one of the largest tech companies in the world. The company was established on April 1, 1976, and incorporated on January 3, 1977. Apple computer had been using this name for the first 30 years then removed the word “computer” on January 9, 2007. Apple has produced a lot of innovative products and has successfully become one of the top leaders in the field of technology. Apple itself produces hardware which includes Macintosh computers, iPods, iPhones and iPads. In order to support their own hardware, Apple has also created software including Mac OS X operating system, iOS mobile operating system, iTunes, a professional photography package, a suite of professional au...   [tags: Technology, Inventions, History] 2096 words
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The Evolution of the Motorized Bike - Heart racing and adrenaline pumping, John pushes the throttle on the bike, he goes ten, fifteen, twenty miles per hour and next thing you know, John is gone. The need for speed has always been in high demand. Fast cars, fast boats, and the thrill of having the wind blow in your hair is what evolved a simple bicycle into a heavenly creation. The average speed riding neutral on a course fourteen point three miles on a bicycle is between fifteen and seventeen miles per hour (“The Average Speed Page”)....   [tags: Motorized Bikes, vehicles, history, inventions, ]
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The Invention of Flying Cars - There are many inventions of the future that people either know or hope will happen and some inventions that people have never thought that would happen in this or the next lifetime. For instance, one piece of future technology that I believe may come to pass is the invention of flying cars. Since the time of being young and watching the Jetsons, many people have been waiting to see the first flying car. While bringing up the idea of a flying car to a lot of people would seem absurd or downright impossible to some, I actually believe that it is very much so possible to create given how far technology has come in the past few decades....   [tags: future, prediction, technology]
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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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Invention, Innovation, and Interdependence - Scientific and technological progress is one of the most important and far reaching of humanity’s effort streams throughout history. One of the hallmarks of any great society is what new or improved knowledge of the world and how it works that the society can contribute. A strong and vibrant culture celebrates the spirit of invention and innovation. Closely allied with this concept is the spirit of entrepreneurship, considered one of the greatest qualities of the American culture. Americans laud the success of the inventor and salesman alike; while the greatest self-promoters are more fully remembered, the greatest minds are never truly forgotten....   [tags: Innovation ]
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Invention of the Steam Engine - Invention of the Steam Engine Mankind’s interrelation with manufacturing systems has a long history. Nowadays we see manufacturing systems and their applications as systems in which goods are produced and delivered to the suitable places where we can obtain them. We are conscious of the fact that everything we consume or obtain is produced at some facilities. We are also aware of the fact that many components involve at these processes such as laborers, capital, and machines. Nevertheless, majority of people might not realize how these processes have developed all along this time and changed our daily lives surprisingly....   [tags: Technology Invention History] 1587 words
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Timekeeping is the Greatest Invention - Throughout human existence, one of the most prominent inventions ever has to be the act of recording time, or timekeeping. Ever since the most primitive eras of civilization mankind has found ways to measure the passage of time from studying celestial bodies, the sun, moon, planets, and stars. Beginning with timepieces that run on daylight, such as the sundial, developing into digital clocks we use today, it can even be argued that timekeeping is even a basic necessity in today’s society. As long ago as 20,000 years ago ice-age hunters from Europe would take sticks and bones and scratch lines and mark holes in them, supposedly counting the days between phased of the moon....   [tags: essays research papers] 548 words
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