Spanish inventor and miner Jeronimo de Ayanz is thought to have patented the first steam engine in 1606. It was built to drain flooded mines so that miners could safely work.
Some notable black inventors are Lonnie G. Johnson, Granville T. Woods, George Washington Carver and Elijah McCoy. Other black inventors are George Alcorn, Otis Boykin and Frederick McKinley Jones.
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...
According to the BBC, the steam engine offered an unprecedented way to generate power, leading to numerous advancements in technology, manufacturing, transportation and other fields. Ultimately, these advancements led to...
The invention of the steam engine made life easier because it improved transportation methods, aided the development of industry, and opened new opportunities for an emerging middle class. The steam engine is credited wi...
Between 1763 and 1775, James Watt invented a steam engine with an efficiency much greater than that of the other steam engines then in use. This new steam engine helped to power the Industrial Revolution.
The first working railway steam engine was built by Richard Trevithick in 1803. Called the Pennydarren, Trevithick's invention was powerful enough to pull 10 tons of iron, five wagons and 70 passengers on a 9-mile journe...