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

Some of the most famous scientists who weren't born in the United States include Alexander Graham Bell, who invented the idea of the telephone, and Rudolf Christian Karl Diesel, who invented the diesel engine. Other famo... More » History Inventions

Alexander Graham Bell, George Washington Carver, Eli Whitney, Robert Fulton, Orville and Wilbur Wright and Henry Ford are among the most famous of American inventors. There are many others but these six have had a long-l... More » History Inventions
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Luigi Galvani did not produce any major inventions. Galvani was an Italian physician and physicist whose research and discoveries led to Alessandro Volta's invention of the voltaic pile. More » History Inventions