By: Jan Sterrett
The bicycle as we know it today first got its start in 1817. Baron von Drais, of Germany, first developed this invention. It was known as the Draisienne, or hobby horse. It had two wheels of the same size, and was made entirely of wood...
By: Gayla Pledger
The History of Clocks:What comes to mind when we hear or read the word, clock? Alarm clocks, clock towers, wall clocks, cuckoo clocks, grandfather clocks, and the list goes on. And yet, these images relate to only one specific type of timepiece: the mechanical clock...
By: Gayla Pledger
The History of Neon Signs:Americans have had an ongoing love affair with the brilliantly arrayed gassy tubes since the 1920's. After a brief decline in the 1960's, the popularity of neon signs was again on the rise and has only increased through the passing years...
By: Alwin Templar
Without doubt, the greatest single catalyst for the rise of our modern industrial world was the development of the steam engine. From the earliest pumping engines to the latest steam turbines, the harnessing of steam power has fueled modernity. Yet the basic principles of steam...
By: Jonesy
Well I have researched three sources for this data, so I hope you don't get lost!There are two types of compass that I am aware of. A compass can be used for geometry purposes for constructing angles and a compass can be used for...
By: Alwin Templar
There is no doubt that in the eyes of most people, the electric-powered vehicle is a relatively modern invention. Yet long before the internal combustion engine was conceived, electric vehicles were in existence. In the 1830's a Scot called Robert Anderson constructed a carriage powered...
The history of the diesel engine
By: Wes Laurie
Rudolph Diesel (1858-1913) is the man credited with the creation of the dieselengine. Although there is some question as to whether he was truly the first tocreate an engine of this type, he is the man who's name is stamped on everyengine of it's kind...
By: Gayla Pledger
The History of Paper:Paper is one of those every day items so commonly used we often take it for granted. Each time we reach for a clean sheet of paper for the copy machine, a scratch pad to doodle on, or a child's homework notebook...
By: Saif Sasi
The Concept of Islamization of KnowledgeThe classical definition and the elucidation of the concept of Islamization ofKnowledge introduced by the late Ismael Al-Faruki in his seminal paper in 1982still captures the essence of that process, especially from the standpoint of thosecurrently involved in the Islamization...
By: Ashley Bradley
There were many, MANY inventions that changed America for the better in the 20th century such as the vacuum cleaner, color photography, the electric shaver, the computer, the ball point pen, the microwave oven, and even Velcro.But there were few inventions that were truly...

 

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