Who invented the computer?

Who invented the computer? What do you think? Would that 1960s computer setup fit in your cube? We could argue that the first computer was the abacus or its descendant, the slide rule, invented by William Oughtred in 1622. But […]

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Who Invented the Bicycle?

Who Invented the Bicycle You might think that an invention as simple as the bicycle would have an uncomplicated past. But as it turns out, this highly popular invention has a history fraught with controversy and misinformation. While stories about […]

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The History of Dynamite

The History of Dynamite Industrialist Alfred Nobel invented the detonator for dynamite and nitroglycerin The Nobel prizes were established by none other than inventor Alfred Nobel. But besides being the namesake behind one of the most prestigious awards given annually for academic, cultural […]

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The History of the Jet Engine

The History of the Jet Engine Although the invention of the jet engine can be traced back to the aeolipile that was made around 150 B.C., Dr. Hans von Ohain and Sir Frank Whittle are both recognized as being the […]

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History of Gasoline

History of Gasoline The numerous processes and agents invented to improve the quality of gasoline Gasoline was not invented, it is a natural by-product of the petroleum industry, kerosene being the principal product. Gasoline is produced by distillation, the separating of the […]

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Who Invented Bread?

A man sells bread in Istanbul, Turkey. Credit: Shutterstock Unlike chocolate chip cookies or tomato soup, the invention of bread can’t be pinned down to a single person or people; instead, it evolved to its present state over the course of […]

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Felix Wankel

1902 Rotary engine inventor Felix Wankel born The German engineer Felix Wankel, inventor of a rotary engine that will be used in race cars, is born on August 13, 1902, in Lahr, Germany. Wankel reportedly came up with the basic idea […]

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Who Invented the Atomic Bomb?

Who Invented the Atomic Bomb? Who invented the atomic bomb? The question is a bit misleading, as modern scientific research did not progress as it did in the days of Archimedes, with one scientist shouting “Eureka!” upon his discovery after […]

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