Category Archives : Inventions

Inventions of Ancient Greece – The Catapult

Palintonon stone throwing Greek catapult

Last Updated Friday, October 4, 2013The Greek catapult was developed by Dionysius the Elder of Syracuse around 350 BC.  Dionysius actually called the machine Katapaltai, and they are mentioned in the Siegecraft (Poliorkētika) treatise of Aeneas Tacticus.  Originally, because of their large bulk and problems with portability, they were used mainly in seige warfare.  Alexander […]

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Sumarian Inventions – Bull Lyre

Last Updated Friday, November 15, 2013 The Ancient Sumarians of Iraq invented the Bull Lyre around 3200 BCE. Its design was developed from the harp by replacing the single bow shape with two upright arms joined by a crossbar, and the strings, instead of joining the sound box directly, were made to run over a […]

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Getting Financial Help For Your Inventions

Venture Capital Finance for Inventions

Last Updated Friday, June 13, 2014Getting financial help with your invention idea can be a difficult task. Luckily, if you get a bit creative, there are a number of ways you can get funding for a new invention. First, if you are still a student, then there are numerous contests that will provide scholarships, and […]

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Ben Franklins Inventions – Bifocals

Ben Franklin Bifocal Glasses Invention

Last Updated Friday, September 12, 2014As most people know, Benjamin Franklin had numerous inventions that ranged from small convienences to incredible things that changed how people lived. The bifocals didn’t necassarily change how people lived, but they were more than a small improvement for anyone who had multiple sets of glasses to wear. He is […]

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