Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei was the inventor of the first pendulum clock, after his discovery of isochronism, which is the time that the pendulum takes to swing. Contrary to popular belief, Galileo was not the inv... More »

Galileo Galilei improved upon the technology of the spyglass, creating a more powerful version that resulted in the first telescope. He also created the first pendulum clock and provided important research that concluded... More »

Polish astronomer Nicolas Copernicus, considered the father of modern astronomy, is also, for all intents and purposes, the inventor of the globe. To illustrate his belief that the Earth was spherical, Copernicus built g... More »

Galileo Galilei improved upon the technology of the spyglass, creating a more powerful version that resulted in the first telescope. He also created the first pendulum clock and provided important research that concluded... More »

Niels Bohr's greatest discovery was the atomic model. Bohr's model shows the atom as a positively charged nucleus surrounded by orbiting electrons. Bohr also discovered that electrons travel around the nucleus in distinc... More »

Some of Johannes Kepler's inventions are the refracting telescope, eyeglass lenses, Rudolphine tables, log books and the discovery of a supernova. His works and ideas guided many famous scientists like Isaac Newton to de... More »

The first person to invent a fully functional television was Philo Taylor Farnsworth, an amateur inventor from Idaho. He publicly displayed his invention in 1927 but had conceived of the technology as early as 1921, when... More »