Every year or decade, the world witnessed that some innovative minds and their ground-breaking inventions in different fields that make the huge impact on the lives of common people.

Top 10 Inventions That Changed the World:

1.The Compass

Inventor: Chinese scientists

Ancient mariners are used the stars for navigation, but this is the method didn’t work during the day or on cloudy nights, making it dangerous to the travel far from land.

The first compass was invented in China during the Han dynasty between the year of 2nd Century B.C. and 1st Century A.D. it was made of lodestone, a naturally-magnetized iron ore, the attractive properties of which they had been studying for the centuries. However, it was used to navigation for the first time during the Song Dynasty, between the year of 11th and 12th centuries.

In the year of 1980s, the US military released the global positioning system (GPS) to the public, allowing NASA to map every corner of Earth.

2. The Steam Engine

Inventor: James Watt

The Steam engine’s first version dates back to the third century AD, however it gained prominence in the year of 19th century. When the world was witnessing the industrial revolution the modern form of the internal combustion (IC) engine came into existence.

James Watt, the inventor of the first steam engine worked for decades in the designing and blueprint of how the steam engine will be work. James created the mechanism where the combustion of fuel will to result in high-temperature gas and as it expands it will apply the pressure to a piston and move it.

This pathbreaking invention thet have played a key role in the transportation industry and led to the invention of other machinery and that such as automobiles and airplanes that has forever changed the way of people travel across the world.

3. Wheel

Inventor: Unknown

In the different time periods the concept of asymmetrical component that are moves in a circular motion on an axis was in existence in the places like ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, and Europe. As a result, there is ambiguity about where the wheel emerged the first and who invented it.

However, this great invention gained prominence in 3500 BC and it has grown to become one of the most important inventions ever in the history of the mankind. It has changed the mode of the transportation and also used to facilitate farming. This invention paved the way of the discovery of many things from clocks to the vehicles.

4. Printing Press

Inventor: Johannes Gutenberg

Printing Press was the invented by Johannes Gutenberg in the year of 1450 AD by a borrowing heavily from Chinese assets and application of these assets to the advanced machines. The iron material is used in the printing press was replaced with wooden material in the the year of 19th century to increase the speed of the process of the printing.

These documents that include religious books like the Holy Bible and other important texts that made people think, read and start questioning. In the just 50 years of post its invention almost of twenty million were printed in the Western Europe.

5. Computer

Inventor: Charles Babbage

Charles Babbage, a Mathematician, and a mechanical engineer is considered the “father of the computers” as he invented the first mechanical computer in the early the year of 19th century. Another mathematician and computer scientist, Alan Turing was highly influential in the progress of theoretical computer science.

It also contributed much in the field of medical science, film industry, judiciary, supply chain management, manufacturing as well as the service industry also. It helps in the smooth functioning of cars, phones, and power plants. In a nutshell, it touches the every aspect of human life in one form or the other.

6. Internet

Inventor: Vinton Cerf

It is the difficult to imagine life without the internet in today’s world. The internet was the first invented by Vinton Cerf in the year of 1973 backed by the US Department of Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA). The primary purpose in the initial days was to provide a network of communication within research labs and universities within the United States.

Internet invention is one of the considered foremost revolutionary concepts of the 20th century. There were more than 25 million computers that were connected in the year of 1996 through the internet across the globe in more over than 180 countries.

7. Television

Inventor: Vladimir K. Zworykin and Philo Farnsworth

It would be the unfair to attribute the invention of a television to one person, however, it is to be believed that it was the brainchild of Vladimir Kosma Zworykin & Philo Farnsworth.

The television has evolved from a mechanical to electronic to color to digital to smart and now 3D versions impacting family and the social life.

8. Light Bulb

Inventor: Thomas Alva Edison

Thomas Alva Edison has invented the first light bulb that lasted for the 1500 hours without burning out in the year of 1879. The concept was further enhanced by others in the the creation of workable and bright light bulbs. This invention has revolutionized indoor living.

9. Penicillin

Inventor: Alexander Fleming

Alexander Fleming has discovered the penicillin accidentally in a bacteria-infested Petri dish in the year of 1928. Penicillin is a drug that is a group of antibiotics that helps in the treatment of various infections in the human body without causing by any of harm.

Mass production of the Penicillin injection started during the World War II to get rid of venereal diseases among the soldiers. It is considered to be one of the most famous inventions in the field of medicine in the earth.

10. Telephone

Inventor: Alexander Graham Bell

The Alexander Graham Bell invented the first Telephone in the year of 1876 by joining two cups with a thread to talk from one end and listen from the other. This experiment laid the foundation work in the telecommunication industry that is now the lifeline of not only to the big industries but also for the individuals.

Even though many of the inventors try to did great work in the field of electronic voice transmission, Alexander Graham Bell was the first one to be awarded a patent for the electric telephone. He was called the machine first telephone an “electrical speech machine.”

When Graham Bell passed away in the year of 1922, U.S. telephone service was stopped for a minute to honor him.


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