All posts tagged "History"

  • The Dot Throughout History

    Polka dots have oft been considered one of fashion’s most fanciful patterns — a playful fabric print for the young and young-at-heart alike. The term...

  • Computer Games

    In 1952, A.S. Douglas wrote his PhD degree at the University of Cambridge on Human-Computer interraction. Douglas created the first graphical computer game – a...

  • The History of Transportation

    3500 BC Fixed wheels on carts are invented – the first wheeled vehicles in history. Other early wheeled vehicles include the chariot. 3500 BC River...

  • Soft Drink History

    Soft drinks by definition are carbonated drinks that are non-alcoholic. Carbonated soft drinks are also refereed to as soda, soda pop, pop, or tonic. 1798...

  • History of Microscopes

    The definition of a microscope: An instrument for viewing objects that are too small to be seen easily by the naked eye. * Circa 1000AD...

  • Evolution of Submarine Design

    1578 The first submarine design was drafted by William Borne but never got past the drawing stage. Borne’s submarine design was based on ballast tanks...

  • History of Lighting and Lamps

    The first lamp was invented around 70,000 BC. A hollow rock, shell or other natural found object was filled with moss or a similar material...

  • The History of the Incandescent Lightbulb

    1809 – Humphry Davy, an English chemist, invented the first electric light. Davy connected two wires to a battery and attached a charcoal strip betwween...

  • History Photovoltaics Timeline

    1839: Nineteen-year-old Edmund Becquerel, a French experimental physicist, discovered the photovoltaic effect while experimenting with an electrolytic cell made up of two metal electrodes. 1873:...

  • The History of Communication

    3500 BC to 2900 BC     The Phoenicians develop an alphabet. The Sumerians develop cuneiform writing – pictographs of accounts written on clay tablets. The...

  • The History of Chewing Gum and Bubble Gum

    By the early 20th century, Americans could not get enough of the confection called chewing gum invented by Thomas Adams. Timeline * The ancient Greeks...

  • Timeline of Robots

    * ~270BC an ancient Greek engineer named Ctesibus made organs and water clocks with movable figures. * 1818 – Mary Shelley wrote “Frankenstein” which was...