The foundations of calculus were developed concurrently by Sir Isaac Newton and Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz. Because Leibniz was more thoughtful in his notation, his style is more consistent with the notation used toda... More »

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The Xbox game console, released by Microsoft on Nov. 14, 2001, did not have a single inventor but was rather developed by an internal development team. The members of Microsoft's first console team at its inception in 19... More »

The railroad was first developed in Great Britain, with help of a man named George Stephenson, who invented the first successful steam powered locomotive in 1814. Stephenson created his own locomotive company named Steph... More »

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Credit for the invention of calculus is generally given to Sir Isaac Newton and Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz, both of whom published a series of works on the subject in the late 1600s and early 1700s. Although both deve... More »

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Throughout his life, Sir Isaac Newton made numerous discoveries in physics, mathematics, optics and astronomy. Due to these discoveries, he is considered to be a key figure of the scientific revolution in the 17th centur... More »

Some of Sir Isaac Newton's achievements include defining the law of gravity and the three laws of motion, inventing the reflecting telescope, defining theories of light and color and inventing calculus. Newton was a phil... More »

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Sir Isaac Newton invented the laws of motion and universal gravitation, which laid the foundations for classical mechanics. He has also made seminal contributions to optics and shares credit with Gottfried Leibniz for th... More »