History

Who invented the Hovercraft?

Jul 29th, 2008 | By

A hovercraft (air-cushion vehicle, ACV) is a vehicle capable of traversing over surfaces, and is supported by a high-pressure, slow moving air cushion, which gets ejected against the surface lying below. Though the principles behind hovercrafts and hovering were first mentioned by Emanuel Swedenborg in 1716, Sir Christopher Cockerell, an English electronic engineer was given
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Who invented the DVD?

Jul 27th, 2008 | By

Who invented the DVD? DVD also known as Digital Video Disk was invented in 1995 and the invention is a group effort of companies the following companies namely; Sony, Philips, Toshiba and Time Warner. Many other company representatives have also contributed in different working groups to this invention. DVD is the successor of CD (Compact
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Who invented the Hubble Space Telescope?

Jul 24th, 2008 | By

The Hubble Space Telescope was developed by the United States Space Agency, NASA with valuable contributions from The European Space Agency. Though the funding was obtained in 1970, it was first launched only in 1990 because of the number of problems and delays that included financing. The space telescope takes its name from Edwin Hubble,
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Why did the U.S enter the Vietnam War?

Jul 21st, 2008 | By

After the Second World War many countries of Eastern Europe had come under the communist rule like china, Russia etc. America, Africa and Asia were also coming under the influence of communist rule. U.S felt that if the same situation continues then they would lose the cold war. Cold war was about the communism and
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Who invented the dustpan?

Jul 16th, 2008 | By

The first dustpan was invented by T.E. McNeill an American inventor in 1858 for which he was granted a United States patent. Lloyd P. Ray, an African American made improvements to the dustpan by the addition of a short wooden handle and a collection plate made of metal and this invention was patented in 1897.
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Why are there seven days in a week?

Jul 13th, 2008 | By

If we go deep into the history of seven days we will find that there is no definite theory of why there are seven days in a week. Everyone has different opinions about it. Some people say that week of seven days was first practiced by roman empire and then by Christians churches. After this
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Who invented Google?

Jul 13th, 2008 | By

Google needs no introduction. A popular search engine with a host of other applications, Google was invented by Sergey Bin and Larry Page in 1996. What started off as a research project by Larry and Sergey when they were pursuing their PhD at Stanford University, California went on to become one of the biggest internet
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Who invented the dishwasher?

Jul 3rd, 2008 | By

The concept of a dishwasher was first brought to light by Joel Houghton way back in 1850. This was a machine made of wood which had a wheel that had to be turned manually. This machine had no market except from the big hotels and restaurants. Josephine Cochrane then invented a device in 1886 that
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Who invented daylight savings time?

Jul 1st, 2008 | By

Daylight savings time, also known as DST is a practice that allows advancing clocks on a temporary basis during summer in order to provide more daylight during the afternoons and reduce the daylight in the morning. The modern DST system was first suggested by George Vernon Hudson who was an entomologist from New Zealand and
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Who invented dynamite?

Jun 25th, 2008 | By

Dynamite was invented by Alfred Bernhard Nobel a Swedish chemist in 1867 and it went on to become one of the most important inventions in the history of mankind. Nobel was granted 355 different patents for his different inventions of which dynamite was the most famous. Alfred Nobel started experimenting with nitroglycerine in 1860s as
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