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Why Is Thomas Edison Famous?

Thomas Edison Laughing. Rare.

Last Updated Tuesday, May 12, 2015 Thomas Edison (1847 – 1931, 84 years) is definitely a famous inventor during the last 150 years well known for developing the phonograph, the motion picture camera and the electric light globe. Edison amassed a record 1,093 patents for his developments, inventions and business ventures which have made him […]

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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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6 Inventions That Changed The World – And What You Can Learn From Them

Thomas Edison 1877

Last Updated Tuesday, November 4, 2014Throughout history, people have made inventions that changed the world. Some got lucky and stumbled on something, some actually set out to make something, and still others improved upon existing technology to create something revolutionary. We’re going to show what we consider the top 6 world changing inventions, from how […]

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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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Aztec Inventions – Chewing Gum

Chewing Gum Aztec Invention

Last Updated Friday, June 13, 2014Chances are, at some point in your life, you’ve chewed gum. But, did you know that the Aztecs and Mayans were among the first to use it? When the Spanish Conquistadores invaded in 1518, they ran across Aztec prostitutes chewing gum on the corners. Nearly 500 years later, that hasn’t […]

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Ancient India Inventions

Last Updated Thursday, June 6, 2013Ancient India is not typically a civilization that receives a lot of publicity about inventions. However, as with any civilization that last for an extended period of time and flourishes, it has made some notable innovations. Billions of Years (Infinity) Along with the ancient Mayans, the ancient Indians are thought […]

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What Did Albert Einstein Invent?

Albert Einstein The Inventor

Last Updated Thursday, April 16, 2015 Albert Einstein is one of the most well known American inventors/physicists of all time – but his famous equation – e = mc^2 is just one of his many inventions and discoveries. While not an invention in the literal sense – it was not a creation per se – […]

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Chinese Inventions – Zhou Inventions & Innovations

Wall of China Zhou Dynasty

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.  […]

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