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Famous Inventions : A to Z

Research the history of famous inventions - past and present.

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IBM PC

IBM PC

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IBM PC

From an "Acorn" grows a personal computer revolution. The historical invention of the century.

Ice Cream

History of the world's best loved dessert - ice cream.

Ice Cube Trays

The first flexible stainless steel, all-metal ice tray was invented by Guy Tinkham in 1933.

Ice Hockey

The game of ice hockey we know today was first played in Montreal in 1875, according to rules invented by a McGill student.

Ice Skates

The oldest pair of ice skates known date back to about 3000 B.C.

Iconoscope

Vladimir Zworykin invented the iconoscope, an early television camera.

Idaho Potato

A plant patented by Luther Burbank.

Ignition System

Charles Kettering invented the first automobile electrical ignition system.

Induction Coil

William Stanley invented the induction coil.

Industrial Design Related

Groundbreaking contributions to architecture, furniture and industrial design.

Instant Mashed Potatoes

The history of instant mashed potatoes.

Instant Photography

Edwin Land invented the polaroid camera and instant photography.

Integrated Circuit

The integrated circuit was co-invented by Jack Kilby and Robert Noyce.

Intel

In 1968, Robert Noyce and Gordon Moore were two unhappy engineers working for the Fairchild Semiconductor Company who decided to quit and create their own company Intel.

Internal Combustion Engine

The history of the internal combustion engine.

Internet - ARPAnet

The first internet.

Internet - WWW

The contributions of Vinton Cerf, Bob Kahn, Tim Berners-Lee and Mark Andreesen to the World Wide Web's birth in 1991.

Intravenous Catheter Shield

Betty Rozier and Lisa Vallino co-invented the intravenous catheter shield.

iPhone

The iPhone by Apple was the first smart phone.

iPod

On October 23, 2001 Apple Computers publicly announced their portable music digital player the iPod.

Iron Lung

The first scientist to appreciate the mechanics of respiration was John Mayow.

Ironing Board

An improvement to the ironing board was patented by African American inventor, Sarah Boone.

Irons

Henry Seely invented the electric iron in 1882.

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