Inventors and Inventions

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Famous Inventions

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Famous Inventors

Famous inventors and their inventions, facts, and biographies

History Channel: Inventions

View 35 videos about a variety of inventions.

Idea Finder: Inventor Profile

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Famous Inventors

Anderson, Mary

Windshield wipers are in every car. Learn how they were invented.

Bell, Alexander Graham

Find out more about the history of Alexander Graham Bell, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and more.

Benjamin Franklin and His Inventions

A list of Benjamin Franklin's inventions reveals a man of many talents and interests. It was the scientist in Ben that brought out the inventor.

Birdseye, Clarence

Commercial frozen food made its appearance in 1875 by Clarence Birdseye.

Conrad Rontgen, Wilhelm

Learn about the inventor of the x-ray at this site.

Dickson, Earle

Band-Aids were the invention of Earle Dickson.

Eastman, George

The founder of the Eastman Kodak Company is called the father of motion-picture film and photography.

Edison, Thomas

Thomas Edison invented many great devices like the light bulb and motion pictures.

Foucault, Jean

Foucault's Pendulum

Watch a video on how the pendulum experiment works.

Jean Bernard Leon Foucault

Read about the creator of the pendulum that demonstrated the rotation of the Earth.

Fitch, John

The steamboat was invented by John Fitch.

Galilei, Galileo

Galileo's Battle for the Heavens

This site has a timeline of Galileo's life and describes the contributions he made to science and math.

Galileo's Biography

Read the biography of Galileo and look at the pictures of Galileo and his discoveries.

Galileo Galilei

Discover the inventions and mathematic observations he made.

Galileo Galilei Inventions

Look at the inventions Galileo created.

The Galileo Games

Try Galileo's experiments at this interactive site.

Goddard, Robert

Robert Goddard was one of the first men to dream about rockets going into space.

Howe, Elias

Elias Howe invented the first sewing machine.

Lenormand, Louis S.

The parachute can be trace back to da Vinci's notebooks, but Lenormand help create the modern parachute.

Marconi, Guglielmo

Learn about the father of radio.

Noble, Alfred

Read the biographical timeline of the famous inventor of dynamite.

Pemberton, John

A pharmacist creates a new drink.

Polley, Eugene

The remote control was invented almost 50 years ago at the Zenith Radio Corporation.

Poulsen, Valdemar

Recording sound on steel wire was the idea of Valdemar Poulsen.

Spencer, Percy

Spencer Percy invented the microwave in 1946.

Townes, Charles H.

In 1960, Charles H. Townes patents the laser.

Von Guericke, Otto

Von Guericke invented the many things besides the vacuum.