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Created by Longo on Apr 4, 2011
Last updated: 04/12/11 at 06:45 AM
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The assembly line allowed for mass production, instead of having someone build the entire product, they would have one person put one piece on, then pass it to another to put on the next, and over, and over, and over....
In 1903 the Curie's shared the Nobel Prize with Henri Becquerel , all three were rewarded for their studies in radioactivity.
The Wright Brother's amazing new machine finally allowed man to have the superpower that every seven year old wishes for...the ability to fly, sure you needed more than a cape and a skintight costume but it's a start.
By 1900, 13,000 automobiles were on the roads of North america and Europe, that may seen miniscule to us now but considering that the car was only invented a short while ago, that was giant to them. Now we not only have alot of cars, we have alot of weird-shaped cars.
Marie Curie and her husband discovered that the elements thorium and uranium give off radiation.
The company bought the rights for the name from Gottlieb Daimler, one of the men credited for inventing the modern automobile, the other being Carl Benz. The company is most known for the motorcycle ( seen left) which is no Harley Davidson but remember, its the late 19th century.
Today, we're used to not being plugged into a wall for everything we do, but such was not so in at the end of the 1800's. Marconi amazed millions by sending telegrams across large distances, like the Atlantic Ocean.
Up, down, up, down...Besides providing hours of endless fun, the elevator allowed for a new kind of building that now dominates almost all of New York...the skyscraper!
Created by Louis Pasteur
In 1884 they began framing buildings in steel, which less brittle than its predecessor, iron.
LET THERE BE LIGHT!!!!!!! Okay, so maybe that happened before the 1880's but now there was light that wasn't a candle and you could see from longer than sunrise to sunset, all over Pearl St, Manhattan, NY.
Invented by Thomas Edison, it is the ancestor of what we use today. Today we have all sorts of lights, flash lights, black lights ,strobe lights, and they all started out with this.
Invented by Alexander Graham Bell, we couldn't imagine living without this today. It allows us to talk to people in different towns, states, or even countries without ever leaving our rooms, and even better it allows us to hang up on people who are getting on our nerves and say you just "Lost Service". Oh telephone, what would we do without you?
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Zenobe Gramme's invention was a generator that was able to power big things, like say an Industrial Revolution?
Printed up to the minute stock prices, and made an annoying ticking sound while doing it.
Invented by Dimitri Mendelev, this table ordered the elements, leaving spaces for elements that probably existed, but hadn't been found yet. and if you don't want to read it, you can just sing it.
Staff must keep hospital spotlessly clean and use carbolic Acid to clean medical instruments. 85% more patients survive. We tend to take a clean hospital for granted these days, but the truth is before Lister, infection and rats ran rampant through hospitals, plus how can you not love a guy whose name is on the bottle that gives fresh minty breath?
As it turns out, Mendel did something other than haunt the dreams of chemistry and Physics students, he also patterned how certain traits are inherited in 1860's...who knew?
This time period was all about 'More, Faster Cheaper!' and the Bessemer Steel Process did that for the steel industry, finding a way to make steel in a quick, inexpensive way by making steel out of pig iron.
Published in the book "On The Origin of The Species."
In 1845 Horace Wells tested his form of anesthesia, it removed the pain but was judged a failure because the patient moved around and screamed during the demonstration. In 1846 William Morton removed a tumor from a man under anesthesia, and this time there was no screaming.