According to About, the first pair of eyeglasses was invented in Italy around 1284 by Salvino D'Armate. While Salvino D'Armate is credited with having invented the first wearable spectacles, a handheld vision aid was inv... More »

Some of Benjamin Franklin's inventions include the lightning rod, bifocal eyeglasses, the glass armonica and the Franklin stove. Benjamin Franklin is also credited with creating the odometer and the first political carto... More »

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While many people attribute the first automobile to Henry Ford, the first one was actually built in Italy in 1335 by Guido da Vigevano. While this automobile was not powered by a gasoline engine, it used a windmill to dr... More »

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Galileo Galilei was an Italian astronomer and physicist who worked as a lecturer in 1589 at the University of Pisa. From 1592 to 1610, he worked at the University of Padua. More »

Duct tape, also known as duck tape, was invented between 1943 and 1945 by the Revolite division of the American company Johnson and Johnson. It was initially invented as a means to provide a waterproof seal on ammunition... More »

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The telegram was invented by Samuel Morse and is used to refer to the message received using a telegraph. The code used on a telegraph machine to send a telegram is called Morse code, named after the inventor. More »

According to Jefferson Lab and Chemistry Explained, it is not possible to tell exactly who discovered lead, however, it has been in use since before Roman times. According to Chemistry Explained, lead sulfide, PbS, is a ... More »