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Invention ideas should be documented and outlined as to how the invention works and benefits potential consumers. The next step is to patent the idea to prevent someone from stealing the invention idea. A prototype of th... More »

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Invention convention ideas include a mechanism for making a bed, a protective helmet for water sports and an utensil sorter. The utensil sorter makes doing dishes simpler and more enjoyable. More »

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Sir Francis Bacon's greatest contribution was developing the Baconian method, also known as empiricism and the scientific method. Coupled with his belief that knowledge and science are to be used for the relief of humani... 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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Thomas Edison's favorite invention was the phonograph. Edison invented the phonograph in 1877. It was through his efforts to improve the telephone and telegraph that he conceived the idea to record sound on tinfoil-coate... More »

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Baby cages were a 20th century invention that allowed city-dwelling parents without balconies, yards or other outdoor spaces to give their babies some fresh air; these cages were fitted into windows and allowed the child... More »

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Technology historians do not credit any single person with the invention of the computer. A number of individuals made discoveries that led to the development of the electronic computer. More »

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