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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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British inventions made between 1750 and 1900 include the centrifugal governor, the Charlotte Dundas steamboat, the steam locomotive, the photographic camera and Marconi's wireless communication. The time between 1750 an... More »

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Homemade inventions people often find interesting due to the stories behind their origins include the flexible straw, liquid paper and Geox shoes. In each case, the invention was born out of an individual’s actions in re... More »

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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 »

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