Ts'ai Lun of China is widely credited with the invention of paper. Recently discovered archaeological evidence, however, suggests that paper had already been in existence in China for up to two centuries before Lun made ... More »

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Many people think of paper as having its start in Egypt, but paper similar to what is used today was actually created in China. The invention is credited to Ts'ai Lin, who created his version of paper around 150 AD. More »

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The first historical record of paper's invention comes from around 105 A.D. in Han Dynasty China. Imperial court records indicate that this was the year paper was first presented to the Chinese Emperor; however, archaeol... More »

Many people think of paper as having its start in Egypt, but paper similar to what is used today was actually created in China. The invention is credited to Ts'ai Lin, who created his version of paper around 150 AD. More »

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The first historical record of paper's invention comes from around 105 A.D. in Han Dynasty China. Imperial court records indicate that this was the year paper was first presented to the Chinese Emperor; however, archaeol... More »

Evidence suggests that the magnetic compass was invented in China between 221 and 206 B.C. The earliest compasses were not used for navigation, but for fortune-telling. Chinese compasses became navigational orienteering ... More »

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The earliest mention of the ship rudder comes from an image on a piece of pottery which dates back to 1st century in China, during the Han Dynasty. This predates the introduction of the rudder in the Western world by abo... More »