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Invention often comes in stages and phases, when existing technology is looked at and mixed with new creative insights, a process that sometimes takes thousands of years.
This makes it hard to pinpoint the exact time and place a certain object is invented.
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Invented back in the 19th century, bicycles were as disruptive as the iPhone was when it was launched in 2007.
A bicycle was unbelievably cool, took one anywhere for free quickly and didn’t cost much too. Even the czar of Russia, the sultan of Zanzibar, and the amir of Kabul were riding bi...
Shortly after 335 B.C., Greek philosopher Aristotle wrote a short treatise where he proposed that literature was many inventions, each constructed from an innovative use of story.
He suggested that the elements in a story could plug into our imagination, emotions,...
Smaller than a fingernail, Microchips are integrated circuits providing computer circuitry that is one of the most important inventions of the human race.
A microchip is basically an interconnected circuitry of transistors and resistors etched on semiconducting material like germanium or s...
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