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Alexander Graham Bell, Inventor of the Telephone - Alexander Graham Bell was a notable scientist and engineer that changed the world with his invention of the telephone. Without the telephone, everyone would not have a reliable communication device. Alexander Graham Bell is considered one of the most influential people in human history. Early Life ~ Alexander Graham Bell was born on March 3rd, 1847 at his family home, 16 South Charlotte Street, in Edinburgh, Scotland. He was born to Professor Alexander Melville Bell and Eliza Grace (nee Symonds)....   [tags: Inventor, Engineer, Scientist] 698 words
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Nikola Tesla: A Forgotten Inventor - ... He then went to Germany and France to interest investors in his concept for a Rotating Magnetic Field that used an AC motor, which failed. At 28 Nikola went to the USA, with a letter of introduction from Charles Batchelor, a business associate of Thomas Edison’s, in hope to work for Thomas Edison. Thomas Edison told Tesla that he would pay him 50,000 dollars if he would make improvements on his DC generation plants. After several month of working on improvements, Tesla successfully completed his task....   [tags: Electricity, Remote Control] 1001 words
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The Great American Inventor - In 1868 Edison, an independent inventor flourished with an acquiring reputation as a top inventor. In Newark, by creating and improving stock tickers, he managed and prepared a manufacturing shop. His profession comprised upon improving the achievement of the quadruplex telegraph, which sent two messages simultaneously in each direction on one wire. Here, he met Alexander Graham Bell and his associate Benjamin Franklin Bredding. Bredding was much more advanced in the techniques of telegraphy and electricity out of both Edison and Bell.Thomas Alva Edison was born on February 11, 1847 in Milan, Ohio, to Samuel Ogden Edison, Jr....   [tags: Entrepreneur ] 1307 words
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Car Inventor Karl Benz - Speech Hello everyone, First I want all of you to imagine a world without the gas car, where we would be. As of 2010 there was 1.115 billion and that was four years ago. Where would we be without cars. How would we get places. What invention would there be instead of them. The car has changed the world so much insofar of making a better tomorrow. Without the car we would be back years, the car impacted the world in cutting travel times into a tiny fraction of what they used to be, The most impacted was the postal companies....   [tags: Mechanics, Technology] 522 words
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The Inventor of the Telephone: Alexander Graham Bell - ... Even though Alexander did not establish himself in just one school for his studies, he did not lose confidence and continued his education without distractions. At age eleven, he studied at the Royal High School in Edinburg. However, he left school at age fifteen without graduating from college (Bellis 1). In 1863, he accepted a job at the Weston House Academy in Elgin, Scotland, which consisted of teaching proper pronunciation and music for one year (Schuman 1). In 1864, he decided to study at the University of Edinburg ( Bellis 1), but only for one year because his family decided to move to London....   [tags: biography, career] 710 words
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Maker Movement: Everyone Can Be an Inventor - ... Since Kickstarter’s launch in 2009 they have funded 51,000 project (Kickstarter). Shapeways is another great website associated with the maker movement. It allows for inventors to create a design and send it into shapeways where they use a 3D printer method to manufacture their idea. This website has allowed for the freedom of the inventors to create whatever design they can think of and not have to worry about the manufacturing of the product (Forbes). The modern global market is alive to innovative businesses practices in the “maker movement” Indeed, we can experience this in various public events where inventors come and share or sell their ideas and products....   [tags: supporting creativity in all forms] 1090 words
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The Invention of the Steamboat by Inventor,Robert Fulton - ... More and more tourists were able to come because of the steamboat and the ferry rides. A lot of jobs were created and a lot of jobs were expanded. There were also a lot of industries created because of the steamboat such as, new industries during Civil War, ferry services, larger steamboat businesses, and the tourist industry was created. The industries created during the Civil War were Fayetteville, Washington, and Wilmington. All these industries were shipbuilding industries, they grew a lot during the Civil War because steamboats became so popular....   [tags: trade markets, expansion, travel]
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Jack Kilby: Inventor of the Microchip - Jack Kilby: Inventor of the Microchip Many people living in this fast-paced, globally-connected world often take for granted the amount of technology that goes into the little “gadgets” they love. They also do not often think about the people that made this technology possible. Throughout history, there have been only a handful of persons that have truly altered the way in which a society operates and lives. Jack Kilby’s invention of the monolithic integrated circuit, or better known as the microchip, gave birth to a new technological field of modern microelectronics....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Leonardo Da Vinci: Painter, Inventor, Scientific Theorist - Leonardo Da Vinci conceived many of today’s modern wonders hundreds of years before their creation. He devised such devices as the automated cart (car), the helical airscrew (helicopter), and a tank-like structure used to transport men during combat. Leonardo Da Vinci was not just an inventor, but a painter, musician, scientist, engineer, mathematician, and writer. Da Vinci was an accomplished man, and succeeded in many fields of work. He once stated, “It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them....   [tags: the quintissential Rennaissance man] 555 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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Eli Whitney: The Inventor That Shook The Nation - Eli Whitney, one of the first great American inventors, who had a very interesting inventing period. It pretty much didn't happen. But I'll explain that later. I chose Eli for a very good reason: I knew absolutely nothing about him. Well, other than the given, he invented the cotton gin. I've always enjoyed researching inventors, so it was either Mr. Whitney, or Robert Fulton. Happily I chose Eli. From studying Eli I hoped to learn about some of his other inventions, what inspired him to invent, in what conditions did he grow up and live in, and also what did his inventions lead to (as in other inventions or discoveries)....   [tags: essays research papers] 906 words
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Johannes Gutenberg, Inventor of the Printing Press - Johannes Gutenberg, Inventor of the Printing Press Johannes Gensfleisch zur Laden zum Gutenberg, or commonly know as Johann Gutenberg, was the inventor of the printing press. He was born in Mainz around 1397 and lived until around 1468. He is most known for his inventing of a movable type, that used metals and alloys, and a press that used an oil-based ink. This printing method was used up until the 20th century. Much evidence suggests that Gutenberg was born in Mainz, although little is known about his youth....   [tags: Papers] 898 words
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Thomas Edison: The Blue-Collar Inventor - Thomas Edison The blue-collar inventor Born 1847 Died 1931 Thomas Edison only had 3 months of formal education, and his schoolmaster thought that Edison may have been retarded. And no one not even his family could envision that Edison would become the inventor that he would eventually end up to be. Born in Milan, Ohio, youngest of 7 children, Edison would often ask questions that his father and mother both could not answer. So naturally he sought out answers through experimentation. Through out his younger years Edison’s mother tried to make learning fun for him, describing it as “exploring”....   [tags: essays research papers] 478 words
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Eli Whitney: Great American Inventor - Eli Whitney: Great American Inventor Eli Whitney was a great American inventor. He was also a noted manufacturer, craftsman, and pioneer. He is best known, of course, for inventing the cotton gin. Many also know him for his manufacturing of interchangeable gun parts. Both of these achievements had profound impact on American history and brought fame to a humble farmer's son who always tried his best and hung on to his dreams. Eli Whitney was born in Westboro, Massachusetts, on December 8, 1765....   [tags: US AP History American] 1980 words
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Nikola Tesla: Major Creator and Inventor in the Field of Power Transfer - “I do not think there is any thrill that can go through the human heart like that felt by the inventor as he sees some creation of the brain unfolding to success... Such emotions make a man forget food, sleep, friends, love, everything.”1 This was said by Nikola Tesla near the end of his life. He was a vivid inventor for the majority of his life, developing many ideas that weren’t further developed until very recently. He, like many other inventors, is part of a group of people throughout history known as history’s forgotten....   [tags: Biography]
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Louis Daguerre: Inventor of the First Commericially Successful Type of Photography - Also known as a previous commercial artist, Louis Daguerre invented the ability for cameras to capture fleeting images accurately . Louis Daguerre was born in November 18, 1787, in Cormeilles, France. His first job wasn’t a photographer, but it was Daguerre’s first step in getting attracted by the way lighting and reproducing accurate scenes work. Daguerre wasn’t a photographer, or an inventor from the beginning of his life. “By 1825, Daguerre was a successful commercial artist in Paris; creator, proprietor, and promoter of a giant illusionistic theater called the Diorama” (Nelson)....   [tags: photography, daguerreotypes]
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Brief Biography of Thomas Alva Edison - ... Over the years they had three children: Marion, Thomas, nicknamed “Dash and Dot” because of telegraphy terms, and William (memory.loc.gov 2014). He was still working in telegraphy, when he developed the quadruplex telegraph, which allowed two messages to go on the same line. This was an amazing invention for the time, and Edison made a large profit off of it. He originally was going to sell it to the Western Union Telegraph Company for $2,000, but they offered him $40,000 for the invention (invention.smithsonian.org 2014)....   [tags: Inventor, Patent]
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Leonardo Da Vinci: A Man Ahead of His Time - ... The elusive smile, the misty, yet serene atmosphere, the hazy landscape in the background and, most of all, the ambiguous expression on the face of the woman sparks curiosity and unanswered questions ("Leonardo Da Vinci: Mona Lisa (La Gioconda)”). These elements combined attribute to a mood of harmony and uncertainty. The Mona Lisa would soon become the paradigm for all future paintings. Another one of Leonardo’s renowned masterpieces can be seen in The Last Supper, which was painted with oil on a plaster wall in Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan, Italy ("Last Supper - History")....   [tags: Inventor, Painter, Innovator] 1143 words
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The Success of Thomas Alva Edison - ... But perhaps Edison’s greatest failure was his attempt at improving mining. Edison spent years trying to improve mining methods, selling all his stock in General Electric to do so, only to give up, and lose all the money he had invested. While Edison didn’t think of the light bulb, his version of the bulb was unlike any other. His light bulb actually worked…but only after a few thousand that didn’t. Edison didn’t invent electric lights, there were already lights known as arc lights, which are similar to today’s street lights, but people didn’t want them in their homes due to how bright they were....   [tags: light bulb, inventor, phonograph] 872 words
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Leonardo Di Ser Piero Da Vinci and The Mona Lisa - Leonardo di ser Piero Da Vinci (April 15, 1452 – May 2, 1519), is almost the greatest geniuses in history ever since God made human beings. How to explain that, he was a painter, sculptor, musician, mathematician, engineer, architect, anatomist, geologist, botanist, and writer. The most incredible thing is he showed interest and explored all of the aspects and his grand achievement influenced the history of human beings and even nowadays. With all the fabulous crowns he wore on, he was famous as a painter....   [tags: drawing, artist, inventor, ]
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Johann Gutenberg and the Printing Press - During 1448 a German inventor named Johann Gutenberg changed the world. With many different strategies that he overcame and ways that he could spread his creation, he did it so that the whole nation could experience his brilliant invention. Although, there were many achievements throughout the world that deeply impacted many things that we still use today, the most important achievement throughout technology is the printing press by Johannes Gutenberg. It helped spread the sprouting of religion, books and as well as influencing the public’s opinion throughout articles and newspapers....   [tags: inventor, printing press]
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A Quick Look at Thomas Alva Edison - ... 13.1 Places and people called for Edison. 13.2 Museums and memorials. 13.3 Business bearing Edison's name. 13.4 Awards named in honor of Edison. 13.5 Other products named after Edison. 13.6 In popular culture. 14 See likewise. 15 References. 16 Bibliography. 17 External links. Early life. Thomas Edison was born in Milan, Ohio, and matured in Port Huron, Michigan. He was the last and 7th youngster of Samuel Ogden Edison, Jr. (1804-- 96, born in Marshalltown, Nova Scotia, Canada) and Nancy Matthews Elliott (1810-- 1871, born in Chenango County, New york city)....   [tags: American inventor and entrepreneur] 673 words
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Biography of Thomas Alva Edison - Thomas Edison was an inventor. He enjoyed creating new inventions to share with the world. He soon started to pay more attention to his new bride, Mary Stilwell. They got married on Christmas day. They had two children, Madeleine and Charles. Yet Edison still preferred to work night jobs. Over the years, Edison produced a variety of phonographs for home use. Another invention that he developed was the electric pen. Thomas Alva Edison was born on February 11, 1847 in Milan Ohio. When Edison was just seven years old his family moved to a house in Port Huron Michigan....   [tags: inventor, light bulb] 539 words
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The Legacy of Louis Braille - ... He devoted his break at home by making the brail system. He believed the brail system would make the world a brighter and easier place for the blind by helping them read. Before Louis became blind he enjoyed going to the market with his father- Simon-Rene, his sisters- Catherine-Josephine and Marie-Celine and brother Louis-Simon. Louis’ name is actually pronounced (loo-EE) but many historians and people today call him Louis. His father sold leather at the public market on market day (O’Conner 8)....   [tags: French inventor for the blind] 718 words
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An Electric Man: Benjamin Franklin - Benjamin Franklin is a vital man in our history. Benjamin was an politician, writer, inventor, scientist, and so much more. He came into to this world on January 17, 1706. He had fairly humble beginning. His father was Josiah Franklin, a soap maker, and his mother was Abiah Folger. Benjamin was the tenth child out of seventeen children. Josiah sent Benjamin to clergy school, but could only afford it for one year. Benjamin went on to apprentice under his brother James as a printer. Benjamin wanted to write for James's paper, but he knew James would never allow it....   [tags: politician, writer, inventor, scientist]
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Why was Elijah Mccoy Famous? - ... To prevent overheating Elijah developed a lubricator for steam engines that did not require the train to stop. It was a success when he invented the lubrication device. He improved and sold the graphite lubricator. soon triumphed over racism, and a new expression was added to the English language. After his wife Mary Eleanor Delaney told Elijah that they needed an easier way to iron clothes he seat down and thought about it. He went to his company and said “I want to invent a portable ironing board for a new way to iron clothes” it was a huge success....   [tags: biography, inventor, engineer]
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The Computing Pioneer: John Atanasoff - Professor John Atanasoff was a pioneer in the electronic and computer industry. Atanasoff was an American inventor and physicist. Something that he was best known for was creating the first electronic digital computer. Atanasoff’s early life started out when he was born on October 4th 1903 in Hamilton, New York. His parent’s professions was an electrical engineer and a school teacher. Atanasoff learned very quickly and excelled at what he learned, learning to use a slide rule by the age of 9. He was able to complete all of high school in two years and then later on in 1925 he received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering graduating with straight A’s....   [tags: Scientist, Inventor, Professor] 584 words
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Thomas Jefferson and Monticello - ... Furthermore the Entry Hall demonstrates Jefferson’s understanding of History and the Arts. In the Entry Hall, Thomas Jefferson’s Entablature shows how Jefferson comprehends the Arts. Thomas Jefferson used the details from the Corinthian temple of Antonius and Faustina in Rome, when designing his Entablature. He had this design specifically chosen as it was a part of history he wanted to remember. To make sure his orders were completed exactly as he wanted, he drew a full scale model of the design....   [tags: inventor, cabin, tools, the compass]
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Biographical Information on Archimedes - ... Archimedes figured out how to find the volume of an object with irregular shape and came up with the Archimedes principle. A crown had been made for King Hiero II and he wanted Archimedes to determine if the goldsmith had substituted silver into the crown instead of using the pure gold that the king had supplied for him to use. Archimedes had to figure out a way to solve the problem without damaging the crown. he was taking a bath when he realized that the water in the bathtub rose as he got in and that this effect could be used to determine the volume of the crown....   [tags: mathematicians, scientist, physicist, inventor] 543 words
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Amazing People: Steve Jobs - ... He is one of the world's most famous filmmakers, directors, playwrights, voice actors and animators, for his courage to pursue their dreams, excellent insight and a keen eye for business made him a well-known entrepreneur and philanthropist. So far, Walt Disney Oscar is still the most people in the world. 1920 and was also in the road and a company Pressman Rubin colleague Ubud • Iwerks (Ub Iwerks) co-founded Iwerks - Commercial Art Disney Company (Iwerks-Disney), Disney commercial art was founded less than a month of business....   [tags: apple, inventor, entrepreneur] 820 words
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Thomas Alva Edison and His Contribution to the World - ... After only three week of formal education, Edison’s teacher thought Edison was “addled” another way for calling him dumb. His mother, believing her son had a curious mind, was able to provide homeschooling to him and his six siblings having been a former school teacher (Carlson). Although the Edison family was rather poor, if Edison had any spare money he would always spend it on chemicals for his experiments. When Edison was only fifteen he sold newspapers he had published himself called the Grand Trunk Herald on the Grand Trunk Railroad line....   [tags: Electricity, Inventor] 879 words
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Chuck Hull: Inventor of the 3d Printer - Chuck Hull and The 3d printer Early life and stereolithography: Chuck Hull Was born on May 12 1939. In 1983 Chuck invented stereolithography and subsequently And in 1989 founded 3D systems. Stereolithography was developed when there was no such thing as rapid prototyping/creating a concept model If you were lucky you could make a working prototype even though It took months and thousands of dollars. And while engineers were Using A computer to help them design and manufacture prototypes. There was no method for that software to communicate....   [tags: stereolithography, prototyping, images] 515 words
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Tobias Mayer, Inventor of the Color Triangle - Tobias Mayer Tobias Mayer, full name Johann Tobias Mayer, was born February 17, 1723 in Marbach, Germany. Mayer was raised in Esslingen in poor conditions. There were 6 children within the family, including Tobias. His father was a hardworking water engineer. It was his job to construct a suitable channel for the supply of drinking water to a small castle near Esslingen. When his father was appointed as an inspector and foreman he was to expand his knowledge of the machines and water engineering by visiting neighboring places....   [tags: mathmetician, astrology, germany] 553 words
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Ruth Handler, Inventor of the Barbie Doll - ... This product was hit and something she really stood for. The product line is still prevalent today. Although people were not completely thrilled with Barbie’s First debut wearing a bikini and high heels, over 350,000 dolls were sold the first year. Barbie was a hit and still is. “My whole philosophy of Barbie was that through the doll, the little girl could be anything she wanted to be. Barbie always represented the fact that a woman has choices.”(Barbie Media). Even though people ridiculed at having a doll modeled after the body of an adult Handler never was discouraged....   [tags: Mattel, Toys]
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Basketball and its Inventor: James Naismith - Basketball was invented by a man named James Naismith. He was born in 1861 in the United States. Naismith was a high school sports coach in Massachusetts. He was a sporty guy. People took him as a religious man, because he was. James Naismith was born on November 6, 1861 in Almonte, Canada. James Naismith dies on November 28, 1939, 22 days after his birthday. He died in Lawrence, Texas. He invented two things. He invented Basketball and the Football helmet....   [tags: Sport, YMCA] 519 words
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Michael Faraday was the Famous Scientist and Inventor of the Electric Motor - ... Millikan conducted the Oil Drop experiment to prove his idea. In his experiment he sprayed oil droplets into a sample chamber. Some of the droplets fell through the pinhole into an area between two plates (one positive and one negative). Particles that did not capture any electrons fell to the bottom plate due to gravity. Particles that did capture one or more electrons were attracted to the positive upper plate and either floated upward or fell more slowly. 2a) Indium comes from the brilliant indigo line on its spectrum....   [tags: atomic theory, arsenic, graphite] 555 words
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Alexander Graham Bell and The Invention of The Telephone - ... It measured how well as person can hear and ultimately benefited many people with their hearing. Hydrofoils are wing like objects attached below a boat that smoothens a boats movement on the water and increase its speed. Alexander Graham Bell improved William E. Meacham’s hydrofoil and developed the HD-4 prototype that sailed at a record speed of 114 km/hr for the next 20 years (Grosvenor, Wesson 257). Alexander Graham Bell’s metal detector, which was invented in 1881, was composed of insulated wires, a battery, a circuit breaker, and the telephone....   [tags: biography, scientist, inventor] 666 words
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Spending a Day with Thomas Edison - “To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.” - Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931) And Thomas Edison himself certainly had both of these. How else would he have achieved over 1800 patents worldwide. Thomas Alva Edison was someone who you would call a genius. No sensible person would refuse if given the choice to spend an entire day with him. You might say, “So what is so special about Thomas Edison. I would much rather spend a day with a pop star!” Well, read on and find out for yourself....   [tags: inventor, courage, patent]
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The Renaissance Man, Leonardo da Vinci - ... He did not release this to the military for fear of the suit being used for “evil in war.” Leo’s notes were written in a way like no others’, like many of his art techniques (“Renaissance man”). He wrote in Italian and in his own self-invented shorthand. However, he also used “mirror writing,” starting at the right side of the page and moving to the left. No one really knows why, but most people think it’s to protect his ideas from being stolen, to keep his scientific ideas from the powerful Roman Catholic Church, or because it prevented smudging....   [tags: artist, inventor, anatomy]
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Why I Want to Study Mechanical Engineering - Making life decisions and planning at such a young age always made me wonder. When I was a kid, I used to watch a Japanese cartoon show called ‘Doraemon’ and seeing those impossible futuristic devices made me believe that one day, I would be inventing them. Despite my childish dream, I am still determined to be among those inventors that could awe the world using my imagination to create something impossible into a possible one. My uncle who is an engineer used to say that engineers need to be committed with their work....   [tags: inventor, skill, problem, law, dream, teachnology] 568 words
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Thomas Edison - Thomas Edison Thomas Alva Edison - born February 11, 1847, Milan, Ohio, U.S. d. Oct. 18, 1931, West Orange, N.J. American inventor who, singly or jointly, held a world record 1,093 patents. In addition, he created the world's first industrial research laboratory. Edison was the quintessential American inventor in the era of Yankee ingenuity. He began his career in 1863, in the adolescence of the telegraph industry, when virtually the only source of electricity was primitive batteries putting out a low-voltage current....   [tags: Thomas Edison Inventor Biography Essays] 3763 words
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No More Flip Phone! A Brief History of Steve Jobs - ... Jobs failed to build the product that was supposed to be his next successful computer company, although he kept working. Still continuing to work on NexT, he then made a new software program called NextStep. Jobs then decided to sell NexT, his failed computer program, and “In December of 1996, Apple announced that it was buying the firm for more than $400 million, admitting that its internal efforts to develop an operating system had failed” (“Steve Jobs”). Even though Jobs product failed, Apple still had interest in Jobs product because he was the reason why Apple incorporations became such a well-built company, and they needed him badly....   [tags: Apple, Computers, Inventor]
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Ferdinand Porsche was an Amazing Automotive Engineer - ... Later though, during the heated Nazi occupation of Europe, he set his sights on not being a target to the Nazis, due to his Serbian background. He moves to Germany to continue his work as an auto-manufacturer. As Hitlers rise to power commences in Germany, he is asked to change his citizenship to Germany by many high ranking officials. This was due to the fact that they wanted to keep him alive and not persecute him, for the had very valuable skills as an automotive designer. He reluctantly agrees, joining not only just the Socialist workers of Germany party, but the SS as well....   [tags: nazi profiteer, germany, inventor] 518 words
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Canadian Inventors and Engineers - ... This program was an exceptional development in its field and is used in everyday life by many people even years after its original conception. Technologically Canadians have also contributed instant replay to modern day life. Instant replay was first implemented by George Retzlaff, a Toronto-based producer of CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada in 1955. Instant replay was not used in America until December 7th, 1963 for the Army-Navy football game, eight years after the first use in Canada. This invention was not used widely when it was originally implemented because it was not as instant as the name would lead one to believe....   [tags: technology, modern societies] 883 words
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The Life of Thomas Alva Edison - ... His parents let him sell newspapers to the people who traveled on the grand trunk railroad line. Since he could see the news bulletins that teletyped to the stations office every day. Thomas started to publish his own newspaper, he named it the GRAND TRUNCK HARLED, the paper was considered a big success to the passengers, his paper was the first of many papers, because when he saw a need he filled it. Thomas used the railroads to his advantage. One day he decided that he was going to conduct a chemical experiment....   [tags: hearing loss, telephone, inventor] 1049 words
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Great Inventors Changed our World - ... 8.The Panic of 1819 was the first major financial crisis the United States has ever faced followed a major economic crisis and depression. This was brought by the debt from the war of 1812 and inflation. The Bank offered many loans, and after a while they stated asking for those loans back from to farmers and businessmen who were not able to pay them. The result was a widespread of foreclosures, and unemployment. The Panic of 1918 raised mistrust of banks, bankers and the paper money. This marked the End of the Era of Good Feelings and the rise of the Jacksonian nationalism....   [tags: president, economy, history] 3248 words
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Steven Paul Jobs - Throughout his life, Steven Paul Jobs showed that he had an interesting way of looking at the world. As a young child he easily became distracted in class and turned to pranking his teachers and classmates to stay entertained. In his young adult years, he was often described as cold or “impossible to deal with” (Isaacson 43). Despite his attitude, he still managed to impress by working with electronics and creating new ideas. Through his early experiences and accomplishments, Jobs created companies that changed the technology world and resulted in the successful Apple Corporation....   [tags: biography, apple, innovator, inventor]
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Bringing Electricity to the Masses - It was not very long ago that as night descended the cities, towns, and homes of the world fell into darkness as well. Lit by candles, oil lamps, gas lamps, and open flame, the light put off by these flames was not very bright and also had the down fall of producing fumes, smoke, and ash. “The electric light was little more than a novelty for the wealthy and only had small scale applications where only a few bulbs would be needed.” (Flatow 11) If we think about how dependent on electricity we are today, it becomes difficult to imagine the world as we know it without it....   [tags: Inventors]
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Organizational Vision Plan for Champion Broadband for a Potential Investor - Organizational Vision Plan for A Potential Investor Founded in 1999, Champion Broadband (Champion) provides advanced communications services to residential and business customers in Monrovia and Arcadia, California (CA). Champion offers digital telephone, high-speed Internet access and Digital TV over its technologically advanced IP-based network. As a leading provider of communications services, we have continually taken pride in connecting people and enriching their lives. Champion believes in the enduring and essential belief in integrity, service, collaboration, pride and people....   [tags: investor, Champion, plan] 745 words
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