Last Updated Friday, June 13, 2014The Zhou Dynasty of Ancient China lasted from 1122 BC to 256 BC, followed the Shang (Yin) Dynasty, and preceded the Qin Dynasty. The Dynasty itself was the longest running in Chinese history – though the Zhou control of China lasted for a much shorter period than the dynasty itself. […]
Last Updated Thursday, January 20, 2011When most people think of Ancient Egypt, the first things that come to mind are pyramids, pharohs, mummies, and curses. Given that the Egyptians gave to us the wonderous pyramids, it should come as no surprise that they also had a number of inventions that were no small feats. The […]
Last Updated Thursday, June 20, 2013The Mayans were one of the major civilizations (along with the Aztecs) originating in Central America around 1500 BC. They were an isolated civilization in that they had no contact with the other early people in China or the Middle East. Mayan inventions include a calander and a complex heiroglyphics […]
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 […]
Last Updated Friday, January 14, 2011ASI has announced that it will begin offering Seagate’s encrypted hard disks on some of it’s laptop PCs later this month. This comes amidst growing concerns about PC security from the corporate sector – several high profile incidents have led to businesses seeking a more secure solution to portable computing.
Last Updated Thursday, January 20, 2011Spurius Carvilius Ruga was an ancient Roman Freedman who lived around either 600 BCE or 230 BCE. It is rather unclear on the specifics. He is best known for inventing the letter “G“, which was introduced into the Roman alphabet rather quickly because until that point “C” had been used […]
Last Updated Friday, September 12, 2014 What Can We Learn From Inventors? Inventors seem to have something about them that many others don’t. That little bit of creativity that, if they were never to invent something, would make them seem a little bit… off. But history seems to forgive the idiosyncracies of the geniuses, and […]
Last Updated Thursday, January 20, 2011Assyria usually refers to a region near the upper part of the Tigris river. It would eventually refer to the Empire of Assyria, which at its peak contained the northern half of Mesopotamia. The notable inventions of the Assyrians included excavations, which were used to undermine city walls (seige), battering […]
Last Updated Friday, January 14, 2011While it may not seem like a big deal, the weather in space is actually something that scientists have to be extremely concerned about. With every major nation becoming increasingly dependent on satellites for communication, it is imperative to know what the weather conditions in space are like.
Last Updated Friday, January 14, 2011Better late then never, eh Sony? A short 18 months, which is an eternity in the world of technology, after Apple launched its video iPod, Sony is finally releasing it’s own version of a video walkman. Called the NW-A800 series, it will go on sale in Europe in April of […]