It wasn’t until the 19th century that iron materials replaced wooden materials to speed up the process of printing.The cultural and industrial revolution in Europe would not have been possible if it wasn’t for the rapidity with which printing press allowed documents, books and newspapers to be disseminated to a much wider audience in Europe.Technological advancements such as computers have been designed and created with the only purpose to help humans and make their lives easier.
The Penicillin was mass produced during World War II to rid servicemen of venereal diseases and is still used as a standard antibiotic for infections.
It was one of the most famous discoveries made in the field of medicine.
Inventor: Alexander Graham Bell In 1876, Alexander Graham Bell joined two cups with a thread at the bottom of both ends and used it to talk from one end and listen from the other.
This laid the foundation work for another revolutionary invention that is today the attachment that we all carry in our hands or pockets.
It took decades of designing, the blueprints of which were made by James Watt, to create the mechanism where combustion of a fuel releases a high-temperature gas and as it expands it thereby applies pressure to a piston and moves it.
This phenomenal invention played a pivotal role in invention of other machinery such as automobiles and airplanes that changed the face of the planet we live in.
The Web potentially trumps all the world’s greatest inventions. Zworykin and Philo Farnsworth Although the invention of the television cannot be attributed to one person, it is largely believed that the invention of the modern television was the work of two people: Vladimir Kosma Zworykin (1923) and Philo Farnsworth (1927).
The television was also one of the greatest inventions which has been evolved from mechanical to electronic to colour to digital to smart and now 3D versions.
People typically spend around 4-8 hours watching TV per day and it has drastically impacted family and social life.
Inventor: Thomas Alva Edison The invention of the light bulb developed throughout the 1800s with Thomas Edison attributed as the primary inventor of a bulb that lasted for 1500 hours without burning out in 1879.