An overview on Dean Kamen's inventions
By: Sandra Piddock
Born in 1951, Dean Kamen is an inventor an entrepreneur from New Hampshire. He holds more than 440 patents. Many of his inventions are for medical devices, although he is probably best known as the inventor of the Segway Human Transporter, a two-wheeled scooter which...
The connection between astrology and astronomy
By: D. Vogt
Astrology and astronomy both involve the study of the stars and planets, and, increasingly, the search for elements of the meaning of human life in space. Historically, they were even considered essentially the same process. However, today astronomy and astrology tend to refer to quite...
Inventions that vastly improved our quality of life
By: Joan Collins
Inventors and their inventions have been improving life since man learned how to create fire. We become so used to our lives that we forget about the inventions that improve our world. For example, thanks to the wonders of contained electricity, computers and the Internet...
Inventions that vastly improved our quality of life
By: Sandra Piddock
When considering inventions that have vasty improved our quality of life, the first test is to turn the question around and ask ourselves if our quality of life woud have been poorer without those inventions. For example, ipods are useful toys, and some people swear...
The top inventions of Thomas Alva Edison
By: Cicely Richard
Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931) earned the reputation as “The Wizard of Menlo Park” because of his work as an inventor and scientist. Though he is best known for inventing incandescent light bulbs, Edison was a prolific inventor who held more than 1,000 US...
The most influential inventors of the 20th century
By: Cicely Richard
Thomas Edison became known as the father of invention from the time he created the incandescent light bulb in the late 19th century. As the 20th century commenced, other inventors began creating items to make life easier for the working man, as well as creating...
Famous teen inventors
By: Sandra Piddock
When inventors are mentioned, most of us have a picture in our mind of an absent-minded professor, with grey hair sticking up all over the place, and thick spectacles, sliding down their nose. However, there's no age limit on having great, original ideas, and some...
By: Suzanne Rose
A lot of tweens are fascinated by science. They may love a gift that is related to this subject. You can choose from the following items. Microscope A tween might like a microscope to explore the microscopic world. There are many different devices, and some...
The top 10 inventions of the 20th Century
By: Cicely Richard
Hundreds of items were invented in the 20th century, changing the way the world operated. Many of these inventions seem benign now, while others served as precursors to advanced models. It’s hard to point to just 10 great inventions of the century; however, a...
The top inventions of Thomas Alva Edison
By: Sandra Piddock
Thomas Alva Edison's impact on the modern world was so great that, when he died in October 1931, people all over the world dimmed their lights, or switched off their electricity in tribute to the man who literally lit up the 20th century. Edison registered...

 

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