Penicillin, microwave ovens and x-ray images are all examples of accidental inventions. The idea for Velcro came about when a man hunting with his dog saw how burrs stuck to the animal's fur. The first evidence of the Bi... More » History Inventions

The Healthy Pillow, the Bag Tracker and the Wrist-Mist are some examples of student inventions, according to the National Museum of Education. Each of these inventions are winners of the museum's annual Student Ideas for... More » History Inventions

Some inventions of the modern age are the telephone, the light bulb, the airplane and television. Other important inventions of the modern age are the automobile and computer. More » History Inventions
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The 1920s saw inventions like the handheld hair dryer in 1920, penicillin in 1928, the television in 1924 and the electric razor in 1927. The 1920s was a time of many inventions and brand new technology. More » History Inventions

Some of Johannes Kepler's inventions are the refracting telescope, eyeglass lenses, Rudolphine tables, log books and the discovery of a supernova. His works and ideas guided many famous scientists like Isaac Newton to de... More » History Inventions

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Over the course of his career, Thomas Edison accumulated 1,093 patents for his inventions, including the phonograph, the motion-picture camera, the alkaline battery and the automatic telegraph. While he did not invent th... More » History Inventions