Several of the biggest impacts of the development of airplanes are increases in the speed of travel, drastic changes in warfare methods, increased revenue from commercial air travel, and the development of the field of a... More »

The invention of the steamboat, in the early 1800s, dramatically changed society as steamboats were the first means of travelling upstream. The steamboat led to the creation of new towns and stimulated the economy. More »

At the peak of its popularity, the typewriter had a revolutionizing impact on communications, as well as on the social liberation of women. Since the typewriter so effectively opened up secretarial employment opportuniti... More »

According to LiveScience, the development of gunpowder was important in warfare first for its psychological effects, as the Chinese used explosive arrows called "flying fire" against their Mongol enemies. When the invent... More »

The invention of the steamboat, in the early 1800s, dramatically changed society as steamboats were the first means of travelling upstream. The steamboat led to the creation of new towns and stimulated the economy. More »

The elevator impacted society by allowing cities to continue to grow because people could now build buildings taller. The hierarchy inside the buildings also changed. Before the elevator, the poorer tenants lived on the ... More »

The printing press impacted society by allowing a large amount of written copies to be published at one time. The printing press also lead to the ability to spread information much faster. More »