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The History of Computers - Computer History...
A history of computers and the inventors involved with each computer invention milestone - a timeline with detailed history features.
History's Most Famous Inventions, From A to Z
Research the history of famous inventions both historical and cutting edge contemporary with thousands of detailed articles, biographies, photos, and timelines. And yes all in an easy to find format A to Z.
History of the Telephone: Service Lines and...
The history of the telephone covering Alexander Graham Bell and Elisha Gray - telephones from early models to todays digital cell phones and pagers.
Did You Know All These Things Were Invented in...
Technology, science, and inventions have progressed at an accelerated rate during the hundred years of the 20th century, more so than any other century.
From Pinholes to Polaroids: The History of the...
The complete history of photography a word derived from the Greek words for light and writing first used by Sir John Herschel in 1839.
Who Invented the Atomic Bomb, Anyway?
Albert Einstein and other scientists told Roosevelt of Nazi Germany efforts to build an atomic bomb - the United States Government began the Manhattan Project that produced the first atomic bomb.
The Inventions of Thomas Edison
Thomas Edison held a world record of 1093 patents for inventions such as the lightbulb and phonograph - Thomas Edison biography and timeline.
The 10 Inventors Everyone Should Know
The top ten most popular inventors. Who does everybody what to learn more about? Do you agree with this list?
Who Invented the First Parachute?
The history of parachutes dates back to medieval days.
Look at All This Cool Stuff Invented During the...
Learn about the famous inventions of the 19th Century, a period of rapid technological progress that took place during the 1800s, when many of the inventions we still use or know about today were first invented. Written in chronological order this timeline is extremely easy to use and includes links to indepth materials on each event.
The Top 10 Most Popular Inventions of All Time
The top ten most popular inventions. Well why stop at ten, we are still adding to this list
What Were the Key Inventions of the '70s?
Timeline of 60s technology - the 60s have been described by historians as the ten years having the most significant changes in history. Page 2.
Sample Business Plans for Budding Entrepreneurs
Sample business plans than can be used to as a guideline for writing your own.
Check Out All This Stuff That Was Invented in...
A timeline of 21st century modern inventions of 2000 and beyond
Ever Wonder How Television Was Invented?
History of television. black and white, color, and digital TV, cameras, video recording, and broadcast equipment, with inventors Farnsworth, Baird, Zworykin, and more.
Steam Engine History
The history of steam engines - Thomas Savery patented the first crude steam engine - Thomas Newcomen invented the atmospheric steam engine that was improved on by James Watt.
Samuel Morse and the History of the Telegraph
The history of the telegraph and the science of telegraphy - Samuel Morse and other inventors.
Do You Know the History of Antibiotics?
Penicillin is one of the first and still one of the most widely used antibiotic agents. We detail the history of this discovery and scientists involved.
Who Gets Credit for Inventing the Thermometer?
The first thermometers were called thermoscopes, however, in 1724 Gabriel Fahrenheit invented the first mercury or modern thermometer.
The History of Communication
The history of communication from early alphabets to the world wide web.
How Did Soft Drinks Originate?
A timeline of soft drink history including coca cola and pepsi cola, the inventors and history behind pop
The Wright Brothers and the Invention of the...
The history of flight and the invention of the airplane including inventors Orville and Wilbur Wright.
The History of the Refrigerator - and Freezer
The first known artificial refrigeration was demonstrated by William Cullen in 1748 - he did not use his discovery for any practical purpose - In 1805 an American inventor Oliver Evans designed the first refrigeration machine - Dr John Gorrie built a refrigerator based on the Evans design in 1844 - used to make ice to cool the air for his yellow fever patients.
The Brilliant Scientific and Technological...
The 18th century gave birth to the first Industrial Revolution - the birth of modern manufacturing when steam engines replaced animal labor.
Who Invented Google, Anyway?
Larry Page and Sergey Brin invented Google a very popular search engine.
Who Invented Facebook?
Facebook is the the creme de la creme of social media - learn the facinating story of who invented facebook.
Do You Know the History of the Automobile?
The history of the automobile it is estimated that over 100,000 patents and dozens of inventors created the modern automobile.
Learn the History of How Photography Was Invented
Timeline of the history of photography
Railroad Invention and History
History of railroad locomotive and train innovations - past - present - future.
Spinning Jenny - James Hargreaves
James Hargreaves invented the spinning jenny
The First Washing Machine Wasn't a Machine at All
The earliest washing machine the scrub board was invented in 1797 - the first electric powered washing machine in 1908.
Michael Faraday - Inventor of the Electric Motor
Michael Faraday - his biggest breakthrough in electricity was his invention of the electric motor.
Your Quick Overview of Johannes Gutenberg and...
In 1450 Johannes Gutenberg made his first printing press.
Business Plan - Example of Completed Business...
Sample business plan - example of full business plan
Ever Wonder Who Invented Candy Canes?
The origin of the candy cane goes back over 350 years.
The History of Steamboats
John Fitch made the first successful trial of a steamboat and Robert Fulton invented the first successful steamboat - the Clermont
Love Your Home WiFi? Thank This Guy
When you have WiFi you have the ability to connect to the internet without having to be wired to a connection.
Look at All This Stuff Invented in the 17th...
During the 17th century major changes in philosophy and science took place,often characterised as a scientific revolution.Page 1 of 2 goes from 1600 to 1650.
The History of the Automobile - Gas Engines
The history of the internal combustion engine and early gas powered cars and inventors - Nicolas Joseph Cuglnot - Nicolaus Otto - Karl Benz - Gottlieb Daimler
All About the Invention of Television
Television was not invented by a single inventor instead many people working together and alone contributed to its evolution.
Here's an A-Z List of History's Most Famous...
History and biographies of famous inventors with background information and patents on each invention - sp inventers
The History of Coca Cola
Coca Cola was invented by Doctor John Pembert - learn the history of coca cola and other soft drinks.
The History of the Motion Picture
The Frenchman Louis Lumiere is often credited as inventing the first motion picture camera in 1895 - but in truth - several others had made similiar inventions around the same time.
Everything You Need to Know about the Invention...
An outline of the development of radio technology - radio owes its development to two other inventions the telegraph and the telephone.
A Brief History of the Agricultural Revolution
The agricultural revolution was a period of agricultural development between the 18th century and the end of the 19th century, which saw a massive and rapid increase in agricultural productivity and vast improvements in farm technology.
The History of Transportation
The history of transportation and innovations in transportation.
Do You Know How the Barbie Doll Was Invented?
The history of Barbie dolls and inventor Ruth Handler who invented the Barbie Doll in 1959.
Who Invented YouTube?
YouTube was invented by Steve Chen, Chad Hurley and Jawed Karim out of a garage in Menlo Park.
Stitches - The History of Sewing Machines
The first functional sewing machine was invented by French tailor Barthelemy Thimonnier who was almost killed by enraged French tailors who burnt down his factory.
Can You Guess What Alfred Nobel Invented?
In 1863 Swedish industrialist Alfred Nobel invented the Nobel patent detonator used with dynamite and nitroglycerin.
Did Agapito Flores Really Invent the Fluorescen...
Agapito Flores has been acclaimed by some as being the inventor of the first fluorescent lamp - is this true?
Who Deserves Credit for Inventing Electricity?
The foundations of modern electrical science were definitely established in the Elizabethan Age.
Learn the History of the Compass and Other...
The magnetic compass is an old Chinese invention which has become a very modern invention.
Get the Basic Facts on Microsoft Founder Bill...
A look at the life of the founder and first chairman of Microsoft.
Elon Musk
Elon Musk. Inventors.
The Evolution of the Modern Steam Engine
James Watt and his life as the inventor of the modern steam engine.
The Interesting Evolution of the Computer...
The invention of the modern computer keyboard began with the invention of the typewriter
Rudolf Diesel, Inventor of the Diesel Engine
Rudolf Diesel was a French-German engineer who patented the diesel engine in 1898... though building it nearly killed him.
Enrich Your Mind by Reading This History of Money
How did money originate - where did coins come from - who printed the first paper money.
A List of Famous Inventions Beginning With the...
Patent biography and history information about famous inventions.
History of Agriculture and Farm Machinery
The history of agriculture and farm machinery including - cotton gin - tractors - reapers - grain elevators - horseshoes and more
Alexander Graham Bell - Biography
In 1876 at the age of 29 Alexander Graham Bell invented a phone and a year later he started the Bell telephone company.
Ever Wondered about the History of Plastic?
The history of plastic different types of and timeline of plastics.
7 of Ben Franklin's Top Inventions
Benjamin Franklin invented the lightning rod - iron furnace stove - bifocal glasses and odometer - sp Ben Franklin.
Read Thomas Edison's Fascinating Life Story
Biography of inventor Thomas Edison starting with Edison's early life and continuing until his death. Very few other inventors are know as well as Edison is, an American favorite.
History of Aspirin
In 1829 scientists discovered that it was the compound called salicin in willow plants which gave you the pain relief and this led to the manufacturing of Aspirin.
All About the History of Vacuum Cleaners
The vacuum cleaner of modern design was invented in 1901 by Hubert Cecil Booth and took the form of a large horse-drawn petrol-driven unit which was parked outside the building to be cleaned and had long hoses fed through the windows.
The Wright Stuff: How Man Learned to Fly
Orville and Wilbur Wright aka the Wright Brothers invented and flew the first airplane.
The History of the Automobile - Steam Cars
Historians who accept the early steam powered vehicles as being automobiles - also accept Nicolas Cugnot as being the inventor of the first automobile.
How Much Do You Know about the History of...
Timeline - important events in the history of electricity.
Do You Know Who Made the First Cell Phone Call?
Inventor Martin Cooper celebrates 30th anniversary of first portable cell phone call.
Meet the Inventors of the Electron Microscope
The electron microscope was co-invented by Germans, Max Knott and Ernst Ruska in 1931, Page 2.
Thirteen Rules of Basketball - James Naismith
James Naismith wrote the original thirteen rules of basketball
The History of the Zipper
The humble zipper is just a few inches of interlocking metal teeth that has changed the way we dress forever. Learn how the humble zipper earned its name and who invented it. You will not believe what the first zippers looked like
What's the History of Sports?
The inventors behind the games and the history of sports equipment.
Who Was Edmund Cartwright?
Edmund Cartwright was a cleric and the inventor of the power loom patented in 1785.
Ever Read the History of the ENIAC Computer?
Twenty thousand vacuum tubes later the ENIAC computer is born and John Mauchly and John Presper Eckert are the proud parents.
Karl Benz - Carl Benz
Karl Benz was the German mechanical engineer who designed and in 1885 built the world's first practical automobile to be powered by an internal-combustion engine
What's the History of Touch Screen Technology?
The touch screen is one of the easiest to use and most intuitive of all PC interfaces making it the interface of choice for a wide variety of applications.
History of Laptop Computers
Manny Fernandez had an early idea for a laptop computer for executives however there are the 1979 designs by William Moggridge.
James Naismith: Physical Education Instructor...
Learn more about James Naismith, the Canadian-born physical education instructor who invented basketball in 1891.
How Much Do You Know about the History of the...
From ARPAnet the first internet - timelines and heros that brought us to the internet including Tim Berners-Lee.
All About The History of Marshmallows
Who invented marshmallows and marshmallow peeps and fluff?
Ever Wonder When Toilets Were Invented?
The first first flush toilet was invented in 1775. Page 3.
Da Vinci Dreamed Up the Helicopter, but This...
Chronicle of the evolution of rotary wing aircraft - helicopter pioneers and inventors profiled.
How Rolled Film Made Everyone a Photographer
George Eastman invented rolled photography film and the Kodak camera. An avid photographer,he was the founder of the Kodak company. The first of seven pages.
Ever Wonder about the History of Chewing Gum?
A little chewing gum history from Thomas Adams and tire chicle to the Diemer's first bubble gum.
The Interesting Evolution of the Modern Oven
The first historical record of an oven being built, refers to a stove built in 1490, made entirely of brick and tile. Learn the history of stoves from fireplaces to microwaves.
Industrial Revolution - Textile Industry and...
Timeline of the textile machinery developed during the Industrial revolution.
What is Electricity!
Understanding the basics about electricity
Everything About The History of Shoes
A history covering both shoes and shoe making machinery.
"I Will Build a Car for the Great Multitude":...
Henry Ford invented the assembly line for automobile manufacturing, and designed the famous Model T automobile.
A Look at History's Greatest Black Inventors
Black inventors the biographes - inventions and photos of inventors from George Edward Alcorn to Granvile Woods.
Learn about Galileo Galilei the father of reason.
The life of Galileo Galilei, scientist, inventor, and astronomer, considered to be the Father of Scientific Reason.
Check Out All This Cool Stuff Invented in the...
During the 16th century major changes in philosophy and science took place - often characterised as the Scientific revolution.
The Evolution of the Farm Tractor
The first engine powered farm tractors used a steam engine and were introduced in 1868.
November Calendar
Today in history for the November calendar with famous inventions and November birthdays.
Learn the Fascinating History of the X-Ray
A history of the X-Ray and the invention of x-ray machine
All About the History of Mathematics
Learn about the history of math and the inventions associated with mathematics.
Who Invented Peanut Butter?
The history of peanut butter.
Inventors You Should Know: James Watt
The first modern steam engine was the invention of James Watt Learn about the early life of James Watt
The History of Electricity - Electronics
Short essays on several inventors including Westinghouse Edison and Tesla connected to the field of electricity and electrical theory - Electricity fundamentals positive and negative Nikola Tesla charges electrons and the atom conductors and insulators electrical currents voltage - current and resistance.
History of Computer Printers
In 1953 the first high-speed printer is developed by Remington-Rand for use on the Univac computer - All of us who use laser printers today can thank the original laser printer developed at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center.
Wait, There Were Electric Cars Between 1830 and...
An electric vehicle or EV by definition will use an electric motor for propulsion rather than being powered by a gasoline-powered motor.
The Evolution of the Screw
The history of early and modern screws - Phillips Head - Robertson - square drive screws - screwdrivers.
Why Was Steve Jobs Such a Big Deal?
What is the story behind the co-founder of Apple Computers Steve Jobs
ARPAnet - The First Internet
The model-T of the information highway - ARPANET was the first Internet.
A Brief History of Forensic Science
John Larson invented the modern lie detector or polygraph machine in 1921. Page 2.
Microsoft - History of a Computing Giant
Profile and history of the innovations of Microsoft.
What Do You Know about the Guy Who Invented the...
George Stephenson is considered to be the inventor of the first steam locomotive engine for railways
Read the Long, Fascinating History of Ice Cream
Ice cream is often called The Great American Dessert find out the history behind ice cream - sundaes and cones.
What Are the Origins of American Football?
American football is a distinct type of football that developed in the United States in the 19th century from soccer and rugby football.
The History of the Jet Engine - Sir Frank...
Dr Hans Von Ohain and Sir Frank Whittle are recognized as the co-inventors of the jet engine - Von Ohain and Whittle were working separately on the jet engine and knew nothing of the others work.
The History of Computer and Video Games
Space War Pong Nintendo - the history of computer games and video console games - Video game history is interesting even if you have never touched a joystick.
A Brief History of Writing Instuments - Ink and...
From prehistoric cave paintings to the quill pen - read about the developent of paper and ink and early reed and quill pens - Learn how to prepare a quill pen.
Flying Shuttle - John Kay
John Kay invented the flying shuttle.
How Magnets and Radio Waves Changed Medicine...
Raymond Damadian discovered the basis for using magnetic resonance for Magnetic Resonance Imaging or MRI
Tampons - The History of Tampons
The ancient Egyptians invented the first disposable tampons made from softened papyrus.
Check Out These Famous 'C' Inventions
Famous inventions - patents with historical information.
Golf Balls and Other Famous Inventions of the...
The inventions and history of the 15th century - the 15th century gave birth to the Renaissance Era and the Age of Discovery.
The First Motorcycle Was Powered by Coal
Gottlieb Daimler invented the first gas-engined motorcycle in 1885, though earlier inventors introduced steam-powered versions.
A Brief History of Accounting
Modern accounting was invented during the Renaissance when the memorandum, journal and ledger as we know them all began.
Albert Einstein Biography - The Life and...
Albert Einstein - the biography of Albert Einstein.
The First Mass Production of Cars - The...
The history of cars - the first assembly line production.
It's now a tradition, but who started it, the...
Love it or hate it, the ugly Christmas sweater and accompanying party is becoming an international phenomena. Let's look at the origins of these ugly traditions.
History of American Agriculture - Farm...
A History of American Agriculture 1776-1990
We're All Charged Up about This History of the...
Alessandro Volta invented the first battery, the history and timeline of the electric battery.
This Guy Didn't Invent the YoYo, but He Sure...
Even a small toy like the yoyo has an interesting history behind it - read how D F Duncan joined forces with newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst to create the US yoyo fad.
Bet You Don't Know the History of Typewriters,...
Before there were computers, typewriters ruled the office. Learn the history of typewriters and the qwerty keyboard.
History of Vitamins
The history of vitamins
The Many Reasons Green Technology is Good
What can be considered a ecofriendly green invention. What makes green technology.
Who Invented Airbags?
The history of automotive airbags - how they work - who invented airbags.
The Fascinating History of Credit Cards
In 1950 Diners Club issued their credit card to pay restaurant bills however credit has been around a long time.
The History of Life Savers Candy
Clarence Crane invented Life Savers as a summer candy
The History of the Hovercraft - Christopher...
The hovercraft was invented by Christopher Cockerell in 1956.
The History of the Paperclip
Norwegian - Johan Vaaler invented the paperclip in 1899
No, Remote Controls Weren't Invented Because...
Zenith Radio Corporation created the very first television remote control.
The Interesting History of Soft Drinks
An introduction to the history of soft drinks including coca cola and pepsi cola - the inventors and history behind pop.
The Electrifying History of the Light Bulb
The word lamp is derived from the Greek word lampas meaning torch.
Isn't It Time You Learn about the History of...
Ancient timekeeping - sun and water clocks - mechanical and quartz clocks - time standards - time zones.
ZIP Codes
Introduced in 1983, the ZIP+4 code added a hyphen and four digits to the existing five-digit ZIP Code. Page 2.
Bet You Don't Know Where Volleyball Came From
William Morgan based Volleyball on the popular German game called Faustball - the history of Volleyball.
Emile Berliner: Inventor of the Gramophone
In 1887 Emile Berliner invented a system of recording which could be used over and over again - Emile Berliner patented the gramophone.
Get the Facts on Levi Strauss and the History...
Levi Strauss invented blue jeans - the history of denim.
The Cotton Gin and Eli Whitney
Eli Whitney patented the cotton gin on March 14 1794 and a revolution in textiles began.
Read This History of Elevators from Top to Bottom
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.
History of Sony Playstation - Who Made the...
History of Sony Playstation and description of the famous inventors behind the development of the Sony Playstation.
What's the Deal With that Copyright Symbol...
Copyright notice and how to correctly use the copyright symbol.
Selling The Cell Phone - History Of Cellular...
How the FCC slowed the progress of a cellular phone system.

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