Computer Mouse

The computer mouse was invented by the pioneer Douglas Engelbart at Stanford Research Institute. He invented the first mouse prototype in 1963 with the assistance of his colleague Bill English.
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Who Invented The Mechanic Digital Clock

A digital clock is a type of clock that displays the time digitally. It is often associated with electronic drives that the digital description refers only to the display, not to the drive mechanisms. The biggest digita ...READ MORE

Aqua Lung

Jacques Cousteau and Emile Gagnan both has the credit of Inventing Aqua-Lung. Aqua-Lung was the original name of regulator or demand valve. It is open-circuit free-swimming underwater breathing set that helps swimmers to ...READ MORE

Industrial Robot

A robot which is programmable and capable of movement on two axes, automated and used for manufacturing is called an industrial robot. An industrial robot accomplishes tasks, such as welding, assembly, packaging and labe ...READ MORE

Gas Mask

Garrett Augustus Morgan of Paris, Kentucky, has the credit of inventing respiratory protective hood which is similar to gas masks. There is a story behind his invention. On July 25, 1916, 32 men were trapped during an ex ...READ MORE

Who Invented Band-Aid

Johnson & Johnson employee, Earle Dickson has the credit for inventing the Band-Aid® adhesive bandages in the year 1920. He actually invented it for his wife, who used to cut and burn herself while cooking. This inventio ...READ MORE

Aneroid Barometer

French engineer and inventor Lucien Vidi has the credit of inventing of the aneroid barometer in 1844. He invented a device to monitor pressure called barograph. He spent all his wealth to fund his research on the barogr ...READ MORE

Who Invented Lipstick

The invention of lipstick takes us back to more than 5,000 years when ancient Mesopotamian women used some form of lipstick. It is believed that the material they applied on their lips and even around their eyes was made ...READ MORE

Mechanical Dishwasher

The first patent of mechanical dish washing goes to Joel Houghton in 1850. This device was hand-powered which was both slow and unreliable and not become successful. It was a wooden machine with a hand-turned wheel that ...READ MORE

Hot Air Balloon

The Montgolfier brothers, Joseph-Michel Montgolfier and Jacques-Étienne Montgolfier, were inventors of the first practical balloon. They were born in Annonay, France. On June 4, 1783, they presented the first public demo ...READ MORE

Paper Clip

Johan Vaaler of Norway invented the common paper clip. Born in Aurskog, Norway, Mr. Vaaler designed the paper clip in 1899. He got a patent in Germany on June 6, 1901 (DE 121067). He also got the US patent on June 4, 190 ...READ MORE

Who Invented Refrigerator

Although, the idea of preserving food using cool temperatures was very old yet the first known artificial refrigeration (invention of refrigerator) was demonstrated by William Cullen at the University of Glasgow in 1748. ...READ MORE

Standard Time Zones

Scottish-born Canadian engineer and inventor Sir Sandford Fleming has the credit of proposing worldwide standard time zones. He advocated the adoption of a standard time or mean time and hourly variations from that accor ...READ MORE

Inventor Of Escalator

The credit of inventing the first working Escalator goes to Jesse Wilford Reno. He invented it in 1891 and got his patent on March 15, 1892. The Elevator was made in Coney Island, New York City. His invention was referr ...READ MORE

Invention Of Windshield Wiper

In 1903, Mary Anderson was granted her first patent for an automatic car window cleaning device controlled inside the car, called the windshield wiper. Her invention could clean snow, rain, or sleet from a windshield by ...READ MORE

Cotton Candy

Cotton candy is a form of spun sugar which is also known as candy floss, tooth floss, sugar clouds or Paolina floss. The confection “is almost sugar with dashes of flavoring an coloring, according to the New york times. ...READ MORE

Sliced Bread

Otto Frederick Rohwedder of Davenport, Iowa, USA invented the first automatic bread-slicing machine for commercial use. It was first used by the Chillicothe Baking Company in Chillicothe, Missouri in 1928. Bread is one o ...READ MORE

Road Traffic Signal

Garrett Augustus Morgan of Paris, Kentucky, has the credit of inventing Traffic Signal. Although many people had invented it but Garrett Morgan was one of the first to apply for and acquire a U.S. patent for an inexpens ...READ MORE

Polio Vaccine

Vaccines used to prevent poliomyelitis, commonly known as polio, is called Polio Vaccines. There are two types of polio vaccines. One is given by injection and uses inactivated poliovirus and another is given by mouth an ...READ MORE

Who Invented Xerography or Dry-writing

The Credit of Inventing the process of electrophotography or xerography or dry writing goes to an American inventor Mr. Chester Floyd Carlson. The xerography is the same process which we ...READ MORE

Cylinder Pin Tumbler Lock

The credit of Inventing cylinder pin-tumbler lock goes to Linus Yale, Jr. His locks are still widely used by us. Yale's father, Linus Yale, had invented an earlier pin-tumbler lock in 13 June 1844. Mr. Linus Yale, Sr. op ...READ MORE

Wind Speed Measurement

An anemometer is a device for measuring wind speed and is a common weather station instrument. The term is derived from the Greek word anemos, meaning the wind, and is used to describe any airspeed measurement instrument ...READ MORE

Jet Engine

The credit of inventing jet engine goes to Air Commodore Sir Frank Whittle. He was a British Royal Air Force (RAF) engineer air officer. He is credited with single handedly inventing the turbojet engine. Whittle's engine ...READ MORE

Microwave Oven

The Credit of inventing microwave oven goes to an American engineer and inventor Percy LeBaron Spencer. In 1945, Spencer created a device to cook food using microwave radiation. In 1947 a commercial oven was being sold b ...READ MORE

Pencil Sharpner Invention

The credit of inventing pencil sharpener goes to a french mathematician in 1828. It is believed that this person was Bernard Lassimone but there is debate on this name. Following his invention, other designers made impr ...READ MORE

Artificial Cardiac Pacemaker

The credit of inventing the external artificial pacemaker in 1951 goes to a canadian pioneer and father of biomedical engineering in Canada. He is known as John Alexander Hopps or simply John Hopps. Born on May 21, 1 ...READ MORE

Dynamite Explosive Material

Alfred Bernhard Nobel has the credit of inventing dynamite whose name is derived from Greek roots that literally mean "connected with power". He was a Swedish engineer, innovator and chemist. Dynamite is an explosive mat ...READ MORE

Who Invented Coffee

It is believed that Coffee was invented in an Ethiopian province called Kaffa but there is controversy about where it originated. In Ethiopia, shepherds were the first person to observe the influence of the caffeine in c ...READ MORE

Who Invented Halloween

It is not Halloween but its predecessor known as "Samhain"(pronounced "sah-win") is believed to be used by ancient Celts of Europe. The term of word Halloween by credited to Irish immigrants to USA. Samhain (Now Hallowee ...READ MORE

Who Invented Skirt

The Credit goes to Colin Rolfe, Andre Courreges and Mary Quant. Until 1960, the very short skirts were exclusively worn by slaves and fighters. Skirts came into prominence when Jean Shrimpton wore a short white shift dre ...READ MORE

Who Invented Blister Pack

The Credit for inventing the Blister pack goes to Enock Ancker of Fort Bayard,Mexico, USA. Actually his invention was the TABLET CONTAINER AND DISPENSER which is same as Blister pack. A series of blister cavities is some ...READ MORE

Modern Ballpoint Pen

The credit of the first Ballpoint pen goes to Laszlo Jozsef Biro of Budapest, Hungary. Born on 29 September 1899, he was a journalist in Hungary at the time of invention. The pen was patented on 15 June 1938. Although th ...READ MORE

Steamboat

The credit of Steamboat invention goes to Claude-François-Dorothée, marquis de Jouffrey d'Abbans. In 1776, Jouffroy d'Abbans develop a 13 meter steamship, the Palmipède, in which the engine moved oars equipped with rotat ...READ MORE

Who Invented Chocolate

The credit of chocolate invention goes to the people of both Maya and Aztec. The Aztec people were certain ethnic groups of central Mexico while The Maya people constitute a diverse range of the Native American people of ...READ MORE

Who Put Pedal On Bike

The credit of this invention goes to Kirkpatrick Macmillan who was a Scottish blacksmith. He was born on 2nd September 1812 in Keir, Dumfries and Galloway. According to his relative James Johnston, Macmillan completed co ...READ MORE

Sign Language System

A sign language is a language in which manual communication and body language is used instead of sound patterns and voice. The invention of sign language takes us back to 5th century BC as earliest written records were f ...READ MORE

Electronic Colour Television Tube

He was a Scottish engineer and inventor of the world's first practical, publicly demonstrated television system and also the world's first fully electronic colour television tube. John Logie Baird was born on August 13th ...READ MORE

Toilet Paper

Nobody is sure about the first use of toilet paper. For personal hygiene, people from different parts of world and different walks of life had many different ideas before the invention of toilet paper. Stones and sponges ...READ MORE

Radioimmunoassay RIA

Rosalyn Sussman Yalow along with Solomon Aaron Berson co-invented the radioimmunoassay (RIA) in 1959. Radioimmunoassay (RIA) is a laboratory method that measures, with relative accuracy, minute amounts of substances pres ...READ MORE

When Was Beer Invented

Preparation of beer dates back to the early Neolithic or 9500 BC. According to archaeologists, beer was instrumental in the formation of civilizations as preparation of beer was recorded in the written history of ancient ...READ MORE

Who Gave First Spectacles

The invention of spectacles is too old to tell who actually invented them. If we go to historical reference then it takes us back to ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs in the 5th century BC. Rome has the earliest written recor ...READ MORE

Mercury Barometer

Italian physicist and mathematician Evangelista Torricelli has the credit of his inventing of the mercury barometer around 1644. A barometer is a scientific instrument used to measure atmospheric pressure. After the inve ...READ MORE

The Crossword Puzzle

The most popular and widespread word game Crossword Puzzle was invented by the British-born inventor Arthur Wynne during her residence at Cedar Grove, New Jersey, USA. Arthur Wynne was born on June 22, 1871 in Liverpool, ...READ MORE

Denim Blue Jeans

A German-Jewish immigrant to the United States Levi Strauss was an entrepreneur who invented and marketed blue jeans. He founded the first company in 1853 at San Francisco, California to manufacture blue jeans ad registe ...READ MORE

Cats Eye Road Reflector

A retroreflective safety device used in road marking is known as The cat's eye. It was first used as a marker for raised pavements. Cat's eye marker originated in the UK in 1933, is used all over the world. The original ...READ MORE

Yahoo Invention

We all know about Yahoo (http://www.yahoo.com). The company is perhaps best known for its web portal, search engine (Yahoo! Search), Yahoo! Directory, Yahoo! Mail, Yahoo! News, advertising, online mapping (Yahoo! Maps) ...READ MORE

Computer Keyboard Invention

The credit of computer keyboard invention goes to Christopher Latham Sholes of USA. In real terms, he invented the first practical typewriter and the QWERTY keyboard still in use today. Computer QWERTY keyword is alike o ...READ MORE

World Wide Web

Sir Timothy John "Tim" Berners-Lee also known as "TimBL" is a British computer scientist, MIT professor and the inventor of the World Wide Web. On 25 December 1990, with the help of Robert Cailliau and a young student at ...READ MORE

Invention Of Piano

Bartolomeo Cristofori di Francesco regarded as the inventor of the piano. He later made several technical alterations to improve the instrument's acoustics that have remained essential components of its construction. Cri ...READ MORE

Capillary Feed Fountain Pen

The word pen comes from a latin word penna which means feather. Until the 19th century, Quills, made from bird feathers, are the major writing item. You have to sharp them to make a point. Then you have to dip it in a po ...READ MORE

Invention Of Zipper

Whitcomb L. Judson of USA is credited with inventing the Zipper. A zipper is a device for temporarily joining two edges of fabric, luggage and other bags, sporting goods, camping gear and other daily use items. Although ...READ MORE

Smoke Detector

A device that senses smoke is called Smoke Detector. It typically works as an indicator of fire. Commercial smoke detector issues signal to a fire alarm control panel while domestic smoke detectors issue a locally audibl ...READ MORE

Artificial Heart Inventor

The heart is a hollow muscular organ that pumps blood throughout the blood vessels to various parts of the body by repeated, rhythmic contractions. It has four chambers: The left and right atria (blood receiving chambers ...READ MORE

Automatic Doors

Automatic doors are doors which open automatically when someone reaches near them. They need not to be operated manually. Some automatic doors can be operated by a push of button also. These doors are commonly used in co ...READ MORE

Vacuum Cleaner

A device that uses an air pump to create a partial vacuum to suck up dust and dirt is called A vacuum cleaner or sweeper. There is a centrifugal fan in all (but some of the very oldest models) which sucks up dust and dir ...READ MORE

Who Invented Catapult

Catapult is a device used to throw a projectile without any use of explosive devices. Various types of ancient and medieval siege engines were basically Catapults. Catapults were invented by Greeks. Catapults were an int ...READ MORE

Answering Machine

Valdemar Poulsen, born on 23 November 1869, was a danish engineer. He made significant contributions to early radio technology. In 1899, he developed a magnetic wire recorder. In 1903 he developed the Poulsen arc transmi ...READ MORE

Chess Invention

Chaturanga was the earliest precursor of modern chess game. Chaturanga flourished in India by the 6th century. It is the earliest known game to have two essential features, different pieces having different powers and vi ...READ MORE

Electric Streetcar

Born on 9 July 1802 at Williamstown, Vermont, Thomas Davenport was an American Vermont blacksmith who constructed the first American DC electric motor in 1834 and built an electric car in 1835. Based on the concept of ba ...READ MORE

First Practical Telephone

Alexander Graham Bell is widely credited as the inventor of the first practical telephone. Although two other inventors Elisha Gray and Alexander Graham Bell had independently designed devices that could transmit speech ...READ MORE

Electronic Cigarette

The credit for first modern electronic cigarette invention goes to Hong Kong-based Hon Lik, Chairman of Ruyan Holdings / Ruyan America. He invented it in 2003 and in 2004, Ruyan first introduced the e-cigar and the e-pip ...READ MORE

Who Discovered X-rays

X-rays are like visible light rays with a difference of energy level or wavelength of the individual particles(photos). X-rays have a wavelength in the range of 0.01 to 10 nanometers and energies in the range 120 eV to 1 ...READ MORE

Invention Of Chess

Chaturanga was the earliest precursor of modern chess game. Chaturanga flourished in India by the 6th century. In the 7th century, it was adopted as shatranj in Sassanid Persia. It was then taken up by the Muslim world a ...READ MORE

Bakelite Hard Plastic

Bakelite or polyoxybenzylmethylenglycolanhydride, is an early industrial thermoset plastic that does not change its shape after being mixed and heated. It is formed from an elimination reaction of phenol with formaldehyd ...READ MORE

Inventor of Rubber Balloon

Modern balloons are made from materials such as rubber, latex, polychloroprene, or a nylon fabric, while some early balloons were made of dried animal bladders. Some balloons are used for decorative purposes, while other ...READ MORE

modern-FM-radio

Edwin H. Armstrong is widely regarded as one of the foremost contributors to the field of radio-electronics. He was an American electrical engineer and inventor who invented modern frequency modulation (FM) radio. He was ...READ MORE

Who Invented Barbie Doll

The credit of inventing the Barbie doll goes to Ruth Marianna Handler whose own daughter was called Barbara. She was an American businesswoman and inventor and owner of the American toy-company Mattel, Inc. Handler was b ...READ MORE

Who Invented Barcode

A barcode is an optical machine-readable representation of data relating to the object to which it is attached. It is a really a brilliant invention. It has simplified the entire shopping experience, making it quick and ...READ MORE

Who Invented Bifocal Lense

A Lens is an optical device, made of glass or transparent plastic, which transmit and refracts light. A simple lens consists of a single optical element. Bifocal Lenses contain two different prescriptions in the same len ...READ MORE

Chocolate Chip Cookies

The credit of Inventing Chocolate chip cookies goes to Ruth Graves Wakefield of East Walpole, MA,USA. She was born on June 17, 1903 and gave this great taste to the World. Wakefield was educated at Framingham State Norma ...READ MORE

Game Of Basketball

A physical education professor of Springfield College (Known as YMCA at that time) in Springfield, Massachusetts, "James A. Naismith" is credited for inventing the sport of basketball in early December of 1891. The main ...READ MORE

Who Invented Helicopter

A helicopter or chopper is the vehicle which is capable of vertical lift-off and land vertically by the thrust supplied by engine-driven rotors. These attributes allow helicopters to be used in congested or isolated area ...READ MORE

Who Invented Number Zero

The first recorded time the zero was "invented" was during the third century BC by the Babylonian empire, but Babylonian placeholder was not a true zero because it was not used alone. Nor was it used at the end of a numb ...READ MORE

Who Invented Pepsi Cola

The credit of Pepsi-Cola invention goes to Caleb Davis Bradham of USA. Pepsi which initially known as the Brad's Drink. It was invented on August 28, 1898. The drink was later re-named to Pepsi-Cola on June 16, 1903, the ...READ MORE

Who Invented MotorCycle

This was a new step toward new technology. After applying the pedals on the bicycles, this is the turn for a motor and to name it motorcycle. This was done in some time from 1867 to 1871 when a small Louis-Guillaume Perr ...READ MORE

Who Invented Pizza

Who invented the pizza is still not known but it was invented in ancient Greece by Neapolitan cuisine before 1000 A.D. They Put stuff on flat bread called plakous as a meal which was flavored with toppings like herbs, on ...READ MORE

Invention of Thermos

The credit of thermos invention goes to Scottish chemist and physicist Sir James Dewar. He was best known for his work with low-temperature phenomena. Born in Kincardine, Scotland, and educated at the University of Edinb ...READ MORE

Who Invented Microphone

A microphone is an instrument that converts sound waves into electric signals. The credit of microphone invention goes to Thomas Alva Edison of America. Initially, 2 persons filed patent applications for the carbon micro ...READ MORE

Ambulance Invention

An ambulance is a vehicle for transportation of sick or injured people to, from or between places of treatment for an illness or injury and in some instances will also provide out of hospital medical care to the patient. ...READ MORE

Bread Slicing Machine

Otto Frederick Rohwedder of Davenport, Iowa, USA invented the first automatic bread-slicing machine for commercial use. It was first used by the Chillicothe Baking Company in Chillicothe, Missouri in 1928. Before this, f ...READ MORE

Who Invented Coca-cola

Originally intended as a patent medicine, Coca cola was invented in the late 19th century by John Pemberton. It is believed that Coca-Cola was born in Atlanta, Georgia, on May 8, 1886 by Dr. John Stith Pemberton. The Coc ...READ MORE

Modern Air Conditioner

The credit of Inventing the first modern air conditioner goes to Willis Haviland Carrier of New York, USA. He holds the patent 808,897 Apparatus for Treating Air (US), issued on January 2, 1906. One year after earning a ...READ MORE

First Modern Bra

Caresse Crosby invented the first modern bra to receive a patent at the age of just 19. Born on April 20, 1891, and died on January 26, 1970, was an American patron of the arts, poet, publisher and peace activist. In her ...READ MORE

Potato Chips

A crunchy, deep fried, baked or kettle-cooked thin slice of potato is called a potato chip or crisp.The basic variety of chips are cooked and salted and are served as a snack, appetizer or as a side dish. Various flavori ...READ MORE

Aeroplane

The Credit of Inventing the successful airplane goes to Orville and Wilbur. They were two Americans who also known as Wright brothers. They also have the record of first controlled, powered and sustained heavier-than-air ...READ MORE

Steam Engine

An ancient Greek mathematician Heron has the credit of Inventing the first steam engine which he called aeolipile. Aeolipile means wind ball in greek and is also called as Hero engine. Much of Hero's original writings an ...READ MORE

Vulcanized Rubber

Charles Goodyear was born in New Haven, Connecticut, on December 29, 1800, to a father who worked as a manufacturer, an inventor, and a merchant of farm tools and implements. He developed vulcanized rubber as a manufactu ...READ MORE

Private Postal Cards

Private Postal Card Invention credit goes to John P. Charlton (printer) from USA. He copyrighted it in 1861 together with Hymen Lipman. Although William Henry Jackson (artist and photographer) used the postal cards but i ...READ MORE

Invention of Pencil

Pencil was not invented in one step easy step, instead many inventors have their hands in making of a pencil which we are using today. In 1564, a huge graphite or "black carbon" mine was discovered in Borrowdale, Cumbria ...READ MORE

Invention Of Popcorn

Popcorn is a type of corn that puffs up when heated. According to various theories, exact inventor of popcorn is still not known but evidence of popcorn found in Peru takes up back to as early as 4700 BC. In one other d ...READ MORE