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Timeline Of Historic Inventions

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1. High pressure steam engine - Richard Trevithick and Oliver Evans - independently






2. Parachute (with frame) in Renaissance Italy






3. Sakia gear in Hellenistic Egypt






4. Wind power in an open air stream is thus proportional to the third power of the wind speed; the available power increases eightfold when the wind speed doubles. Wind turbines for grid electricity therefore need to be especially efficient at greater w






5. Numerical zero in Ancient India - The concept of zero as a number - and not merely a symbol for separation is attributed toIndia. In India - practical calculations were carried out using zero - which was treated like any other number by the 9th centu






6. Papyrus paper invented by ancient Egyptians by interlocking the stems of the Papyrus plant in the lower Nile.






7. Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit invents the alcohol thermometer.






8. Morphine in Paderborn - Germany - Morphine was discovered as the first active alkaloid extracted from the opium poppy plant in December 1804 by Friedrich Sert






9. Twisted rope






10. Spears in Germany






11. First use of nuclear power to produce electricity for households in Arco - Idaho






12. Arch dam (Glanum Dam) in Gallia Narbonensis - Roman Republic (see also List of Roman dams)






13. A CD-ROM (an acronym of 'Compact Disc Read-only memory') is a pre-pressed compact disc that contains data accessible to - but not writable by - a computer for data storage and music playback. The 1985






14. Crank motion (rotary quern) in Celtiberian Spain






15. First use of nuclear power to produce electricity for households in Arco - Idaho






16. Sakia gear in Hellenistic Egypt






17. Paper in Ancient China - Although it is recorded that the Han Dynasty (202 BC






18. James Hargreaves invented the spinning jenny.






19. Spears in Germany






20. Pointed arch bridge (Karamagara Bridge) in Cappadocia - Eastern Roman Empire






21. Pottery






22. Eyeglasses in Italy






23. Crank and connecting rod (Hierapolis sawmill) in Asia Minor - Roman Empire






24. Turbine in Africa (province) - Roman Empire






25. Cloth woven from flax fiber






26. Pendentive dome (Hagia Sophia) in Constantinople - Eastern Roman Empire






27. Fore-and-aft rig (spritsail) in Ancient Greece






28. Crank motion (rotary quern) in Celtiberian Spain






29. The tank was invented by Ernest Swinton - although the British Royal Commission on Awards recognised a South Australian named Lance de Mole who had submitted a proposal to the British War Office - for a 'chain-rail vehicle which could be easily stee






30. Brace in Flandres - Holy Roman Empire






31. Anders Celsius develops the Centigrade temperature scale.






32. Mariner's astrolabe on Portuguese circumnavigation of Africa






33. Water wheel in Hellenistic kingdoms described by Philo of Byzantium (ca. 280






34. The tank was invented by Ernest Swinton - although the British Royal Commission on Awards recognised a South Australian named Lance de Mole who had submitted a proposal to the British War Office - for a 'chain-rail vehicle which could be easily stee






35. Pigments in Zambia






36. Friction Match - John Walker






37. Dry dock some time after Ptolemy IV (221






38. Three-masted ship (mizzen - on Syracusia) under Hiero II of Syracuse - Sicily






39. Rebreather - Henry Fleuss was granted a patent for the first practical rebreather






40. Crankshaft in Augusta Raurica - Roman Empire






41. Paper in Ancient China - Although it is recorded that the Han Dynasty (202 BC






42. Paddle wheel boat (in De rebus bellicis) in Roman Empire






43. A video game console is an interactive entertainment computer or customized computer system that produces a video display signal which can be used with a display device (a television - monitor - etc.) to display a video game. The term 'video game con






44. DVD is an optical disc storage format - invented and developed by Philips - Sony - Toshiba - and Panasonic in 1995. DVDs offer higher storage capacity than Compact Discs while having the same dimensions.






45. Floating dock in Venice - Venetian Republic






46. Buttress dam in Roman Empire






47. Watermill (grain mill) by Greek engineers in Eastern Mediterranean (see also List of ancient watermills)






48. Noria in Roman Empire






49. Lateen sail in Roman Empire






50. Arc lamp - Humphry Davy (exact date unclear; not practical as a light source until generators)