Awesome Inventions: This website also contains comprehensive lists of famous Inventors and the greatest Inventions detailing the names of hundreds of inventors together with their inventions, when they were invented and their purpose.
Awesome Inventions of the Stone Age (Tools, Weapons, Clothes and Fire): The first awesome inventions were produced by Stone Age (3000 - 1800 BC) inventors who fashioned sticks, stones and animal bones to make the first tools and weapons. Stone Age inventors developed clothing and carrying utensils out of animal skins and bark to carry belongings and collect nuts, fruits and roots to suit their 'hunter gatherer' lifestyle. Stone Age man also discovered how to harness the power of fire during this time providing a source of warmth, light and protection. The awesome inventions and discoveries of the Stone Ages!
Awesome Inventions - The
Bronze Age (Metal Weapons and
major invention that characterized
the Bronze Age (1800 - 600 BC) was the process of
melting copper and tin into bronze.
The bronze was used to make metal
weapons and people began to travel
more extensively for the purpose of
trade. The hunter-gathers changed
their lifestyle to to a sedentary
farming lifestyle in permanent
settlements with year-round
agriculture due to these awesome
Awesome Inventions of the Ancient World (Abacus, Tea, School, Popcorn and Chocolate): In around 3000BC the Chinese invented the abacus and tea was invented in China by by Emperor Shen Nung in 2737BC. At the other side of the world the Aztecs invented the concept of education for everyone, not just the wealthy. It could therefore be said that the Aztecs invented school. The Aztecs also enjoyed popcorn and chocolate at this time (they later introduced to the western explorers during the Age of Discovery). All awesome inventions of the Ancient World.
Awesome Inventions of the Ancient
Egyptians (Papyrus, Medicine,
Calendar, Sundial, Plow): The Ancient
Egyptians invented paper using
papyrus and made leaps in medicine
and produced medical textbooks.
Other awesome inventions of the
Ancient Egyptians also invented the
calendar, the sundial, the plow, the water
clock and make-up.
Awesome Inventions of the Ancient Romans - (Concrete, Sewers, Roads, Aqueducts): The Roman Inventors and Inventions created sewers and sanitation, concrete, grid based cities, roads, aqueducts and news sheets. All awesome inventions of the Ancient Romans
Awesome Inventions of the
Dark Ages (Gunpowder, Hourglass,
The Dark Ages (400 AD - 1066 AD) witnessed Chinese
Inventors and Inventions inventing
gunpowder and and Liang Ling-Can
invented the first fully mechanical
clock. The horse collar, the
spinning wheel, the
hourglass and the heavy plow were
invented in Europe. All awesome
inventions of the Dark Ages.
Awesome Inventions of the Industrial Revolution (Steam engine, Steam locomotive engine, Anaesthesia, Braille, Mechanical computer, Photography): The First Industrial Revolution (1700 - 1850) ushered in the new age of inventions centered on iron, and steam engine technology. The Industrial Revolution saw the great inventions such as the first modern Steam Engine by James Watt and the and the first steam locomotive engine for railways by the great inventor, George Stephenson. Other great inventions of the Industrial Revolution were the first mechanical computer, photography, the lawn mower, Braille, anaesthesia and the safety pin. All awesome inventions of the Industrial Revolution. The names of the great inventors of the era were Charles Babbage, Joseph Nicephore Niepce, Edwin Beard Budding, Louis Braille, Crawford Long and Walter Hunt.
Awesome Inventions - First US Industrial Revolution (Horse Car, Railroads, Telegraph, Morse Code, Vulcanized Rubber, Revolver): America was expanding fast and people flocked to the New World. The awesome Inventions who featured during the First US Industrial Revolution (1700 - 1850) included the Horse Car, the railroads, the Telegraph and Morse Code, Vulcanized Rubber, the Revolver and the hand-powered wooden dishwasher. All awesome inventions of the Industrial Revolution.
Awesome Inventions - First US Industrial Revolution Inventors: The names of the famous inventors were John G. Stephenson, Peter Cooper, Samuel Morse, Charles Goodyear, Samuel Colt and Joel Houghton.
Awesome Inventions of the American Civil War Inventions (Aerial reconnaissance, Ironclads, Submarines, Under-water Mines, Limelights, Rockets, Machine Guns, Hand Grenades): The attention of the American inventors was dominated by the American Civil War (1861 - 1865) and the invention of new weapons. Inventions during the era included aerial reconnaissance using the hot air balloon, Ironclads, Submarines, Under-water Mines, Limelights, Rockets and Rocket launchers, Machine Guns / Gatling Guns, Hand Grenades and the Minie Ball. All awesome inventions of the American Civil War.
Awesome Inventions - Civil War Inventors: The names of the major inventors during the American Civil War were Thaddeus Lowe, Horace Lawson Hunley, Matthew Fontaine Maury, Richard J. Gatling, William F. Ketchum and Claude Minie. At the end of the Civil War, Dynamite was invented by Alfred Nobel.
Awesome Inventions - Second US Industrial Revolution (Electric Light, Refrigerator, Skyscrapers, Elevator, Radio, Telephone, Automobile, Airplane): The Second US Industrial Revolution (1850 - 1914) centered on new awesome inventions related to Steel, Oil and Electricity. The awesome inventions of this period included the Bessemer Process (Steel), the Carbon Arc Lamp, the Refrigerator, Electric Light, the first manned glider, Electric Iron, the Typewriter, the Washing Machine, Bicycle, the Camera, denim jeans, the vacuum cleaner, first electric washing machine, the mechanical cash register, the fire hydrant, the Ferris Wheel and Roller Coaster, the first "one-armed bandit", the first mechanical air conditioning unit, Skyscrapers, the Elevator, the Radio, the Radio amplifier, the Electric Toaster, the Electric Blanket, the Telephone, the Phonograph, Motion Pictures, Stock ticker, the Diesel Engine, the pneumatic tire, the Car, the Model T Automobile, the Assembly Line for automobiles and the Airplane. All awesome inventions of the US Second Industrial Revolution.
Awesome Inventions of the Agricultural Revolution (Cotton Gin, Iron-bladed and steel-bladed plow, Grain Elevators, Barbed wire, Combine harvester): The Agricultural Revolution (1700's - 1800's) witnessed awesome inventions and significant advancements in farming and agriculture and the Textile Industry. Inventors and Inventions of the Agricultural Revolution included the invention of the Cotton Gin by Eli Whitney, the inventor Samuel Slater followed with the invention of new cotton spinning machinery. In 1819 Jethro Wood patented an iron-bladed plow and in 1837, John Deere invented the Steel Bladed Plow. In 1842 Joseph Dart and Robert Dunbar invented steam-powered Grain Elevators aka the "Prairie Skyscrapers". Another famous invention during the Agricultural Revolution was in 1873 when Joseph Glidden invented barbed wire fencing. Hiram Moore invented the first combine harvester and Elias Howe invented the Sewing Machine. All awesome inventions of the Agricultural Revolution.
Awesome Inventions - Second Industrial Revolution and the Victorian Era (1850 - 1914): The In other parts of the world Inventors and Inventions continued the progress of Industrialization and the Industrial Revolution. The great inventions included the first mechanical computer, Photography, the Lawn mower, Braille, Anaesthesia and the Safety pin and radio signaling system. The first rigid dirigible, the Zeppelin (1900) was invented and HMS Dreadnought (1906) revolutionized battleship construction. All awesome inventions of the Industrial Revolution.
Awesome Inventions - Industrial
of the famous inventors were Charles
Babbage, Joseph Nicephore Niepce,
Edwin Beard Budding, Louis Braille,
Crawford Long, Walter Hunt,
Guglielmo Marconi, Count Ferdinand
Awesome Inventions -
Interwar Period (Antibiotics, Jet
engine, Ballpoint pen, Jukebox,
The period in history between the
two World Wars is referred to as the
Interwar or interbellum period (1918
- 1939). The
awesome inventions during this period
were Sound film, Electro Mechanical
Television, Antibiotics, the
theoretical computing machine and
the Ballpoint pen. Other great
inventions included Band-Aid, the
Lie Detector, Audiometer, Stop
Lights (Traffic Signal), Automatic
Watch, the Moviola, Radio Altimeter,
Bread Slicer, the Jukebox,
electrical garbage disposal unit and
Sunglasses. The Walkie-talkie and
Low light photography, surveillance
(Night vision) were also invented
prior to WW2, all awesome
Awesome Inventions - Cold War Inventions (1945 - 1960): This was the age of discoveries, innovations and awesome inventions. The period in history known as the Cold War was the period in history when many scientific and technological advances were made in space exploration, electronics, computers, weaponry and medicine.
Awesome Inventions of the 1940's (Credit card, Supersonic flight, the Transistor, Cable television): In the 1940's the first vaccines were developed for influenza and polio, the credit card was invented, the defibrillator, supersonic flight, the transistor, Cable television, Radiocarbon dating and the atomic clock. The awesome inventions of the 1940's!
Awesome Inventions of the 1950's (Nuclear-powered submarines, Silicon chip, the "Pill", the Hydrogen bomb, Sputnik): In the 1950's the first electronic computer, cardiac pacemaker, the teleprompter, the wetsuit and the automatic sliding door. Other notable inventions of the 1950's included the first industrial robot, the nuclear-powered submarine, the Silicon chip, the "Pill", the hydrogen bomb. The world's first artificial satellites (Sputnik I and Sputnik 2) were invented and so was the creation of nuclear fusion. The awesome inventions of the 1950's!
Awesome Inventions of the 1960's (Laser, Computer mouse, Word processor, Hypertext, Cordless telephone, Space Travel) : In the 1960's the Common Business-Oriented Language (COBOL) and BASIC programming languages were invented, the first laser, Global navigation satellite systems, first computer mouse, the first word processor, hypertext, the laser printer and the cordless telephone. This was also the decade of the first Manned Moon Orbit and when man walked on the moon. The advancements in computer technology paved the way for the Technology and Information Age (1970–present). The awesome inventions of the 1960's!
Awesome Inventions of the Technology and Information Age (1970–present): The 1970's heralded the start of the Technology and Information Age (1970 - present) when the Inventors and Inventions of the era changed the world and our lifestyles forever.
Awesome Inventions of the 1970's (Microprocessor, E-Mail, the Floppy Disk, Cell Phone, Personal computers, CAT-Scans): The awesome inventions of the 1970's the first vaccine is developed for rubella, the first microprocessor, E-Mail, the Floppy Disk, Ethernet, the Cell Phone, the minicomputer and Personal Computer, voicemail, the first digital camera, the first portable computer, CAT-Scans and the "MODEM". The awesome inventions of the 1970's!
Awesome Inventions of the
1980's (Microsoft Windows, DNS,
Kidney dialysis machine, Online
Gaming): The awesome inventions
of the 1980's began with
the awesome invention of the Space
Shuttle, Compact Discs, Camcorder,
Cell Phone, DNA Fingerprinting and
the kidney dialysis machine is
invented. The awesome inventions of
Awesome Inventions of the 2000's (Xbox, Social Networking Sites, iPhone, Blogs): An apt development of the Information Age was when Wikipedia, the free content encyclopedia, went online. The awesome inventions of the 2000's included the Xbox was invented by Microsoft, Myspace was developed as a Social Networking Site and people began to publish Blogs. Mark Zuckerberg and Dustin Moskovitz developed the Facebook Social Networking Site. The online Video Sharing Site "YouTube" was created by Chad Hurley, Steve Chen and Jawed Karim and Apple invented the iPhone. The awesome inventions of the 21st Century!