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Famous Inventions : A to Z

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Daguerreotype

Louis Daguerre invented daguerreotype photography, the first modern method of photography.

Dentistry Innovations

The history of false teeth, dentistry, the toothbrush, toothpaste, dental floss and more.

Deodorants

The history of deodorants.

Depth Charge

The depth charge or bomb is a weapon used by ships or aircraft to attack submerged submarines. The first depth charges were developed by the British in World War I for use against German submarines.

Detergents

In the synthetic detergent industry is not easy to pinpoint exactly when the first synthetic detergents were invented.

Dewar Flask

Sir James Dewar invented the Dewar flask, the first thermos.

Diabetes Testing Kits

Helen Free received a patent for a home diabetes test. The history of insulin.

Dialysis Machine

Willem Kolff invented the artificial kidney dialysis machine. The history of kidney innovations.

Diapers (Disposable)

The convenient disposable diaper was invented by New Yorker Marion Donovan in 1950.

Diesel Engine

Rudolf Diesel was the inventor of the diesel-fueled internal combustion engine.

Digital Camera

The history of the digital camera.

Dirigibles

The history of airships, balloons, blimps, dirigibles and zeppelins.

Dishwasher

Josephine Cochran invented the dishwasher in 1886.

Disposable Cell Phone

Randice-Lisa Altschul invented the world's first disposable cell phone.

Diving Equipment

In the 16th century, barrels were used as primitive diving bells, and for the first time divers could travel underwater with more than one breath of air, but not much more than one.

Domes Geodesic

The geodesic dome was invented in 1954 by Richard Buckminster Fuller. See Also - Photos of Geodesic Domes & Buckminster Fuller, The Planet's Friendly Genius - Buckminster Fuller

Donut/Doughnut

The history of the pastry with the hole in the middle.

DRAM

Robert Dennard invented one-transistor Dynamic Random Access Memory or DRAM.

Drinking Straws

In 1888, Marvin Stone patented the spiral winding process to manufacture the first paper drinking straws.

Drive-In

Richard Hollingshead patented and opened the first drive-in theater.

Dr Pepper

In 1885, Charles Aderton invented the Dr Pepper soft drink. The history of soft drinks.

Dry Ice

Dry ice was discovered not invented - the name was trademarked by the first company to sell dry ice.

Duramold

Duramold is a process that involves laminating and molding thin sheets of veneer together. Howard Hughes' airplane called the Spruce Goose was made of Duramold.

DVD

Matshusita was the company mainly responsible for the development of DVD. The history of DVD.

Dynamite

Alfred Nobel invented dynamite.

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