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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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The Great American Inventor - ... In 1859, Edison persuaded his parents into allowing him to work on the local railroad, Grand Trunk Railroad, running between Port Huron and Detroit by selling newspapers, snacks, magazines, and candy. Similarly, he produced income by selling fruits and vegetables. With his interest in the Sciences, he began performing chemical experiments in a baggage-car laboratory. In 1862, Edison was responsible for successfully publishing the first newspaper ever to be printed on a moving train, "The Weekly Herald." One day, an accident arose where a couple of chemicals mixed and caused a fire to ignite ultimately, blowing up the cart....   [tags: Entrepreneur ] 1307 words
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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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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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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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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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Nikola Tesla: Major Creator and Inventor in the Field of Power Transfer - ... The World’s Fair was taking bids to supply itself with electricity as no infrastructure was in place to do so. The General Electric Company submitted an original bid of around one and one half million 1892 dollars, or 35,361,094 dollars in today’s money. The World’s Fair thought that the bid was unreasonable and renegotiated to around one million dollars. To undercut GE and Edison, Tesla and Westinghouse submitted a bid of four hundred eighty-three thousand dollars. This undercut made it apparent that alternating current was the better source....   [tags: Biography]
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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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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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Patents are Essential to the Modern World - Patents are Essential to the Modern World A patent is the public disclosure of the invention and the best way of practicing the invention, in exchange for the rights to that information for a set period of time - twenty years. A patent permits its owner to exclude members of the public from making, using, or selling the claimed invention. This type of arrangement is a necessity for any type of scientific work. It allows other people to share in the ideas that have been thought and utilized by a company and/or individuals so that research is not unnecessarily performed twice....   [tags: Intellectual Property] 1341 words
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John Cover - ... Cover grew up in Chicago where his father was the Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago (http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/obituaries/article5791955.ece). No other records of his parents or childhood were found. Cover then went to the University of Chicago, where he earned his PhD in physics ( www.timesonline.co). Cover began to invent things such as cooked food testers and voice activated switches in his spare time, early in his career (http://www.nbcfw.com/news/archive/Taser-Inventor-Dead-at-88.htmlcorder=reverse)....   [tags: Biography] 804 words
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Alfred Nobel - The inventor of dynamite was a very important roll to take part in. The ultimate inventor of it was a mane named Alfred Nobel. Before dynamite, miners had to use nitrogen to blow holes in rock and other things. However it is too volatile and can explode incredibly easily. Alfred changed all this.   Alfred Nobel was born on October 21st 1833 in Stockholm. He studied their until1842 when his family moved to St. Petersburg in Russia. Since his father was an influential inventor and industrialist the family moved from country to country....   [tags: essays research papers] 479 words
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Automobile - History After the steam engine was invented in the early 17th century, various attempts were made to apply this source of power to self-propelled road vehicles. Early efforts were unsuccessful, except for those that produced interesting toys such as the machine developed about 1680 by the English scientist Sir Isaac Newton, wich was propelled by the back pressure of a jet of steam directed to the rear. The first successful self-propelled road vehicle was a steam automobile invented in 1770 by the French engineer Nicolas Joseph Cugnot....   [tags: essays research papers] 405 words
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Outsiders in The Flying Machine, The Pedestrian, and I See You Never - Outsiders in The Flying Machine, The Pedestrian, and I See You Never The Flying Machine, in this the ousider is the Inventor. He is classed as an outsider because he is seen to be a threat.(outisde accepted behaviour). The Pedestrian, in this the outsider is Mr Leonard Mead he is classed as an outsider because he walks the street on a night, which is seen to be outside the norm of society. I See You Never, in this the outside is Mr Ramirez he is an outsider because he is an immigrant and his visa ran out long ago....   [tags: Outcasts The Flying Machine The Pedestrian Essays] 527 words
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Benjamin Franklin More Than a Revolutionary - Benjamin Franklin More Than a Revolutionary Benjamin Franklin was born in 1706 in Boston, Massachusetts. He was the fifteenth child out of seventeen and was the tenth son. He went to business school from age eight to ten. Then he went to work for his father as a soap maker. He didn’t enjoy it, and went to work for his brother as a printing press instead. Benjamin had many other careers in his life he was a printer, author, diplomat, philosopher, inventor and a scientist. Benjamin had many inventions that improved our live such as the first library, the Franklin stove, and the first volunteer fire fighter company....   [tags: Papers] 329 words
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Software Patent Law - Software Patent Law A patent can be defined as “a legal document granted by the government giving an inventor the exclusive right to make, use, and sell an invention for a specified number of years.” 1 These special rights are given to the inventor as a means of incentive to further advance technology. The origins of patents are unknown, though the distinction of the longest continuous patent system belongs to Great Britain. The British patent system originated in the 15th century, when the Crown first started dealing with the granting of privileges to manufacturers and traders....   [tags: Patent Laws Governmental Essays]
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A Lady in a Machine-Shop - In "A Lady in a Machine-Shop," Susan Bivin Aller uses creativity, determination, and confidence to demonstrate how they led Margaret Knight to succession as an inventor. Knight and her family moved to Manchester, New Hampshire when she was at a young age. At the age of twelve, Knight witnessed a mill worker injured by a steel-tipped shuttle. This motivated her to create a safety mechanism, her first invention, to prevent any further injuries in cotton mills. Knight's mind was built with creativeness and that helped her succeed....   [tags: Susan Bivin Aller] 590 words
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The Life and Accomplishments of Eli Whitney - The Life and Accomplishments of Eli Whitney Historians believe that one of the greatest pioneers in the birth of automation, American inventor, pioneer, mechanical engineer, and manufacturer Eli Whitney. He is best remembered as the inventor of the cotton gin. He made his first violin when he was only 12. Eli started college when he was 23, in 1788. He left for Georgia and got his first look at cotton business. He graduated from Yale in 1792, and went to Savannah, Georgia to teach and study law....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays] 846 words
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Making of the A-Bomb - The machine gun mechanized war. Artillery and gas mechanized war. They were the hardware of the war, the tools. But they were only proximately the mechanism of the slaughter. The ultimate mechanism was a method of organization-anachronistically speaking, a software package. "The basic lever," the writer Gil Elliot comments, "was the conscription law, which made vast numbers of men available for military service. The civil machinery which ensured the carrying out of this law, and the military organization which turned numbers of men into battalions and divisions, were each founded on a bureaucracy....   [tags: essays research papers] 1194 words
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A Restoration of Power: Metaphor, Simile, and Imagery in Donne's "Batter My Heart" - A Restoration of Power: The Use of Metaphor, Simile and Imagery in John Donne's "Batter My Heart" In most world religions, deities, though almighty, are belittled and given human qualities as a way for human understanding. Unlike the typical attributing of human emotions and responses to a divine being, John Donne's Batter My Heart, takes the anthropomorphosis further by conveying God as three distinct figures: an inventor, a ruler, and a lover. However, though Donne's use of figures, such as metaphor and simile, humanize God, his use of violent imagery recovers the reverence of God's powerful divinity....   [tags: Poetry] 663 words
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Nikola Tesla - "Nikola Tesla is the world's greatest inventor, not only at present but in all history...His basic as well as revolutionary discoveries, for sheer audacity, have no equal in the annals of the intellectual world." (Hugo Gernsback, science editor and publisher.) Father of Alternating Current and AC induction motors, Nikola Tesla is known best for the high voltage generator that bears his name- the Tesla Coil. But this limited recognition hardly does justice to his legacy as an inventor. His name should be placed besides Thomas Edison, perhaps his biggest rival, for his contributions to electronics....   [tags: Tesla Coil Science Electricity Electron] 2378 words
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Mormon Irrationality or Magical Thinking - Mormon Irrationality or Magical Thinking I am regularly (such as last night) in conversation with well-educated Mormons who struggle when trying to deal with rational concepts related to things like science, investment strategies, politics and other purely secular matters. And I see in their struggles infections likely attributable to the magical thinking at the heart of what is required these days to be a literally believing Mormon. The conversation in which I participated last night that caused this essay had to do with an investment opportunity that a bright, successful young Mormon had been offered....   [tags: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints] 1073 words
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The Life and Accomplishments of Alfred Nobel - Alfred Nobel, born in 1833, was the inventor of dynamite. He was much more than an inventor, was fluent in several languages, enjoyed poetry and was considered to have radical ideas during his time. He left a lasting legacy by establishing the famous peace prize which is named in his honour. Nobel’s father was an engineer and inventor. He built bridges and in relation to this, he experimented with ways to blast rock. In the year Alfred was born, his father went bankrupt because several barges of building materials went missing....   [tags: biography]
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N Power Peg Technology - ... This brings us to the birth of nPower PEG and Tremont Electric LLC. The nPower PEG What is the nPower PEG and what do the acronyms represent. nPower is the technology that harvest electric energy from kinetic movement. (canton 2009)(PEG) personal energy generator is a device that can be fitted into a back pack or belt clip and carried. As the user walks their renewable kinetic energy is harvested to recharge their handheld electronic devices. The energy can potentially be harvested from waves in the ocean....   [tags: Technology]
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Kongming: Sleeping Dragon - ... These games are very simplistic in regards to its composition, for example, the Kongming Chess consists of “a wooden table with holes and rock or balls in each hole, and Kongming puzzles are oddly shaped wood pieces that tangled up with each other” (Mysterious China Blog). Zhuge Liang hoped to alleviate the army’s boredom with these games; however, with time they later came to be played by the Chinese community. Liang’s consideration of the army aided him in acquiring support from the people....   [tags: Chinese History ]
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Invention, Innovation, and Interdependence - ... (Millard 2, 44) Nikola Tesla was one of Edison’s contemporaries who sought technical perfection over financial success. Tesla’s accomplishments form the basis for much our modern society. His work on alternating current (AC) and the induction motor were used to build the power grid distributing electricity to the homes and businesses of North America. The Tesla coil is an important component in many modern electronic devices. Tesla was a brilliant and gifted scientist with a wide range of knowledge; certainly not the image of the tinkerer put forth by Edison....   [tags: Innovation ]
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Leonardo Da Vinci - ... Leonardo also worked on various projects for the pope from 1513 to 1516. Leonardo Da Vinci is renowned for his artistic talent, having completed two of the most well-known pieces of art recognized today. He believed that it is important for artist to know rules of perspective and laws of nature (Leonardo Artist ¶ 5). Da Vinci was the first artist to paint proportionate looking men, women, and children (Leonardo Artist ¶ 4). The knowledge Leonardo had obtained from studying nature, atmosphere, and human body enabled him to make more realistic, accurate figures (Leonardo Reviewed ¶ 3)....   [tags: Art, The Mona Lisa] 1283 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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Intellectual Property (IP) Law and the Media and DBC Television’s Issue - ... The most common examples of patents are logos and brand names. The symbols are used by sellers to inform the customers about their products and to avoid confusion. A trademark needs to be easily recognizable to every participant in the market. The participants, especially the buyers, use trade marks to distinguish one company’s products from those of another. In the United Kingdom, a trademark has a life span of ten years before it is renewed (Colston & Galloway 2010, p. 470. A design is a right that protects the overall appearance of goods within the area in which the design has been registered....   [tags: International Law]
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First Robot Built -  One of the first robots that was ever made was the robot Clepsydra, or water clock, which was made in 250 B.C. It was created by Ctesibius of Alexandria, A Greek physicist and inventor. Back to the modern world, the first remote control vehicles were built by Nikola Tesla in the 1890's. Tesla is best known as the inventor of AC alectric power, radio (before Marconi), induction motors and Tesla coils, and other electrical devices. Some of the other early robots (1940's-1950's) were Grey Walter’s “Elsie the Tortoise”, and john Hopkins “Beast.” “Shakey” was a small unstable box on wheels that used memory and logical reasoning to solve problems and navigate in its environment....   [tags: essays research papers] 404 words
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Count Alessandro Volta - Count Alessandro Volta (1742-1827) Count Alessandro Volta was born in 1745 at Como, Italy. He was educated in public schools and in 1774, he became professor of Physics at the Royal School in Como. The following year he devised the electrophorus, an instrument that produced charges of static electricity. In 1776-1777 he applied himself to chemistry, studying atmospheric electricity and devising experiments such as the ignition of gases by an electric spark in a closed vessel. In 1779 he became professor of physics at the University of Pavia, a chair he occupied for 25 years....   [tags: essays research papers] 405 words
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Genetic Engineering - Debate Over Gene Patenting - The Debate Over Gene Patenting      In June 2000, the publicly funded Human Genome Project (HGP) and the private firm Celera Genomics Inc. announced that they had completed sequencing the human genome. This unprecedented accomplishment is expected to enable doctors to diagnose, treat and even prevent numerous genetic diseases. As these two entities worked on sequencing the human genome, there was also a separate and less publicized race to patent as many human genes as possible.   The patenting issue gained some attention when President Bill Clinton and Prime Minster Tony Blair jointly called for the release of raw genetic data into the public domain (CQ 405)....   [tags: Persuasive Argumentative Essay Examples]
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The Problem with—and Possible Solution to—Gene Patents - The Problem with—and Possible Solution to—Gene Patents Genomics research, despite the years of concerted effort already put into it, is only in its incipient stages—much of the promise of the field relies on innovations, discoveries, and applications yet to come. The vision of this future painted by Francis Collins, Eric Green, Alan Guttmacher, and Mark Guyer (Collins et al., 2003) hinges, as they point out, on the free exchange of information amongst researchers, which “necessarily entails consideration of the complex issues of intellectual property (for example, patenting and licensing) and commercialization” (p....   [tags: Science Biology Biological Genes Essays]
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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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A Brush Stroke With Air - A Brush Stroke With Air The history of the airbrush dates back further than most people imagine. Prehistoric man created some of the first airbrushed images on the cave walls of Lascaux and Pech-Merle in southern France over 35,000 years ago by blowing pigment through a hollow pipe probably made of bone. More Early History The latest findings indicate that Abner Peeler was the actual inventor of the modern airbrush in the year 1878. Peeler described his invention as a paint distributor....   [tags: Research Papers]
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Software Patents and the European Union - Software Patents and the European Union Introduction The European Council recently approved changes to the European Union’s Software Patents Directive that will lead the way to widespread patenting of software in Europe.[1] If the changes are ratified without modification, then the European Patent Office (EPO) will have the ability to grant software patents in much the same manner as the United States Patent Office (USPO). This will lead to many of the problems that have arisen in the United States....   [tags: Software Technology Europe Essays]
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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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Crisis in Software Patents and Copyrights - Crisis in Software Patents and Copyrights Introduction Gaining the knowledge and skills to provide computer technology products, services and software requires a significant amount investment of both time and money. The individuals who do such a work should receive financial rewards for their efforts. These rewards create an atmosphere of creativity and competitiveness that becomes a driving force of the economy of the world. The products of this creativity must therefore be protected and we call it intellectual property....   [tags: Intellectual Property Technology Essays]
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Jennifer's Radio - Jennifer's Radio What is the radio. An electronic technology or a human technology. The radio is such a popular item in todays society that most families have several. There is no escaping the radio, it is a constant necessity that all of us have come to require in our daily lives. When people hear about the radio they associate it with electricity, but they do not think about the human aspect. The human aspect is very important in the development of the radio and I will convey that in this paper....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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African American Contributions in Science - African American Contributions in Science            Throughout American history many African Americans have been overlooked in the field of science. Some powerful minds and great inventors haven’t been re-introduced to new generations. African Americans have contributed a great deal to the advancements of our country and one of the major fields they have made contributions to is in the field of science. Many successful African Americans have been overshadowed by their Caucasian counterparts. More of our children should be aware of these great historians....   [tags: Science African Americans Scientists Essays]
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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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vacume cleaner - The Vacuum Cleaner: A History That Sucks Ehren Gerhard Mrs. Anderson English IV March 28th, 2004 In our past, we have always demonstrated an insatiable quest for cleanliness. For example, as early as 2300 BC twig brooms were being used to tidy up peoples cave dwellings. (Inventors) In the early 20th century, the United States was enveloped with the rise of the industrial revolution. Surprisingly, one close to home detail was yet to be improved: home sanitation....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Electricity - Electricity The effects of electricity control much of our daily lives. Many of our gadgets and everyday tasks are run by this wonderful source of power. For example without electricity we would not be able to make a cup of coffee in the mourning, or even make a long distance call to family or friends. There have been several technological breakthroughs by many brilliant people throughout history regarding electricity. It has come from being discovered as a small current to being transformed into useful power to run such things as computers....   [tags: Electricity History Discovery Essays]
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The History and Process of Writing - The History and Process of Writing If there is one thing life teaches us all everyday it is that learning never ceases. It matters not if the subject is a foreign language, understanding abortion laws, or writing about love. We learn whenever we participate in anything. Therefore it is worthy of understanding. We learn many ways, through many means. Some listen, some read, some ignore and other study till they cry, but the true learners learn through enjoyment and savor every moment of it. To understand writing we need to: A) know the history, B) understand learning, C) understand research, D) see how this all can be used....   [tags: Papers] 716 words
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Nikola Tesla - Tesla was born in Smiljan, Austria-Hungary (now Croatia) on July 9, 1856. He studied engineering at two institutions in Austria-Hungary--Graz Technical University (now in Austria) and the University of Prague (now in the Czech Republic). Tesla left the University of Prague in 1880, without a degree, after his father died. He then worked for a short time for Austria-Hungary's telephone system in Budapest (now in Hungary). In 1882, Tesla moved to Paris, where he worked for the Continental Edison Company....   [tags: biographies biography bio] 871 words
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Constructing the Characters in Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events - A movie isn’t a movie without characters. Characters are used to tell us the story and get messages across to the audience, but how are characters constructed. In lemony Snicket's a series of unfortunate events, violet is constructed to be an emotionally strong inventor, Klaus is constructed to be a bookish intelligent teenager with intelligence well beyond his age, sunny is constructed to be a baby who loves to bite things whose name shows her intelligence and count Olaf is constructed to be a self-centred, evil man that is a very bad actor....   [tags: Movies, Film Analysis, Films, Movie Analysis] 801 words
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Alexander Graham Bell: A Short Biography - Alexander Graham Bell: A Short Biography Upon hearing the name Alexander Graham Bell, we remember the inventor of the telephone. However, Alexander was much more than just the inventor of the telephone. As a matter of fact he was an audiologist. His family was the leading authorities in elocution and speech correction. He had improved and carried on his families business, along with his brothers. Alexander had created the phone at an early age among inventors- only 29. Later in his career Bell has worked on a variety of inventions and all inventions have become successful....   [tags: Biography] 1634 words
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Canadian Culture vs American Culture - ... From medicine to communication, yet another contribution by a Canadian . Ted Rogers was the first inventor of the battery less radio which can be plugged into an electrical household( Newman, 177). American programs were regularly broadcasted in Canada. Canadians were starting to be concerned about American influence on Canada. In1928, the Aired Commission was created to look-over the broadcasting system. Due to their recommendation the Canadian Radio Broadcasting Commission was established in 1932....   [tags: Culture ]
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Drug Patents - ... Often the company will choose to continue their research, making advancements to the existing drug, that way it can remain on the market and the consumer will continue to purchase and use the same medication. Patents were initially created to give the inventor, or company, legal rights to what they have created. It is the existence of patents that entice the inventors to experiment and keep creating new and better drugs because in the end there is the possibility of a financially rewarding payoff....   [tags: Drugs ]
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History's Forgotten Genius - ... The patent would remain with Marconi until shortly after Tesla’s death, when the US Patent Office finally gave the patent back to our beloved inventor (Uth 6). The discovery of radio waves and the invention of the radio led to the creation of many modern luxuries, such as the cell phone or the internet. You could say that Nikola Tesla is a founding father of modern technology. Like any genius, Tesla had several strange and mysterious ideas. He was obsessed with rescuing pigeons. When he found an injured pigeon, he would catch it and then gently nurse it back to health (Prince 2)....   [tags: Scientists]
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