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Famous Inventions : A to Z

Research the history of famous inventions - past and present.

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Earmuffs

Chester Greenwood, a grammar school dropout, invented earmuffs at the age of 15 and accumulated over 100 patents in his lifetime.

Ear Plugs

The history of ear plugs.

Easel

Painting with an easel was known to the ancient Egyptians.

Easter Related

Inventions created for Easter occasions.

Eating Utensils

The history of forks, spoons and knives.

>Eight Track Tape

William Lear invented the eight track tape player and designed the Lear Jet.

ECG/EKG/Electrocardiography

Willem Einthoven received a patent for the ECG - a timeline of the invention and implementation.

Eiffel Tower

Gustave Eiffel built the Eiffel Tower for the Paris World's Fair of 1889, which honored the 100th anniversary of the French Revolution.

Elastic

In 1820, Thomas Hancock patented elastic fastenings for gloves, suspenders, shoes and stockings.

Electric Blanket

In 1936, the first automatic electric blanket was invented.

Electric Chair

The history and of the electric chair.

Electricity Related, Electronics

Several famous persons in the field of electricity and electrical theory are profiled. The history of electricity and electronics.

Electric Motor

Michael Faraday's big breakthrough in electricity development was his invention of the electric motor.

Electric Vehicles

An electric vehicle or EV by definition will use an electric motor for propulsion rather than being powered by a gasoline-powered motor.

Electrochemical Paintbrush

Adam Cohen invented the "electrochemical paintbrush", nanotechnology used in etching microchips.

Electrogasdynamics Systems

Meredith Gourdine invented electrogasdynamics systems.

Electromagnet

An electromagnet is a device in which magnetism is produced by an electric current.

Electromagnetism Related

Innovations related to magnetic fields. See Also - Timeline of Electromagnetism

Electron Tubes

The complex history behind the electron or vacuum tube.

Electron Microscope

If pushed to the limit, electron microscopes can make it possible to view objects as small as the diameter of an atom.

Electronics Printed

Printed electronics is the term for a relatively new technology that defines the printing of electronics on common media such as paper, plastic, and textile using standard printing processes.

Electrophotography

The copy machine was invented by Chester Carlson.

Electroplating

Electroplating was invented in 1805 and paved the way for economical jewelry.

Electroscope

The electroscope - a device for detecting electric charge - was invented by Jean Nollet in 1748.

Elevator

Elisha Elisha Graves Otis did not actually invent the first elevator - he invented the brake used in modern elevators, and his brakes made skyscrapers a practical reality.

Email

Have you ever wondered what this @ in your email address is for?

ENIAC Computer

With twenty thousand vacuum tubes inside, the ENIAC computer was invented by John Mauchly and John Presper.

Engines

Understanding how engines work and the history of engines.

Engraving

The history of engraving, a popular method of printing.

Erector Set

A.C. Gilbert invented the Erector Set, a child's building toy.

ERMA and MICR

The first bank industry computer - also MICR (magnetic ink character recognition) for reading checks.

Escalator

In 1891, Jesse Reno created a new novelty ride at Coney Island that led to the invention of the escalator.

Etch-A-Sketch

The Etch-A-Sketch was developed in the late 1950s by Arthur Granjean.

Ethernet

Robert Metcalfe and Xerox team invented network computing.

Exoskeleton

Exoskeletons for human performance augmentation is a new type of body army being developed for soldiers that will significantly increase their capacity.

Explosives

The history of explosives.

Eyeglasses

The history of the oldest known glass lens to the first pair of spectacles invented by Salvino D'Armate.

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