Akshar's Energy Timeline

  • Coal was discovered

    Coal was discovered
    Coal was first discovered in what is now West Virginia in 1742 by John Peter Salley in what is now Boone County.
  • Steam engine

    Steam engine
    The Steam Engine was a major invention in the world's history. This led to the discovery of more uses of natural resources. This was created by Thomas Newcomen and this helped boost the Industrial Revoution and made it more efficent to do different activities
  • First internal combustion engine.

    First internal combustion engine.
    Francois Isaac de Rivaz of Switzerland invented an internal combustion engine that used a mixture of hydrogen and oxygen for fuel. He also built a car to go with his engine, but he was not successful with his model because it was not popular.
  • Bunsen burner was invented.

    Bunsen burner was invented.
    The laboratory Bunsen burner was invented by Robert Wilhelm Bunsen in 1855. Bunsen (March 31, 1811-August 16, 1899) was a German chemist and teacher. He invented the Bunsen burner for his research in isolating chemical substances - it has a high-intensity, non-luminous flame that does not interfere with the colored flame emitted by chemicals being tested.
  • Oil was discovered

    Oil was discovered
    Oil was first discovered at Oil Creek Pennsylvania in 1859.
  • First light bulb

    First light bulb
    Thomas Edison created the first incandescent light bulb.
  • First solar panel

    First solar panel
    The first genuine solar cell was built around 1883 by Charles Fritts, who used junctions formed by coating selenium (a semiconductor) with an extremely thin layer of gold.
  • Hydrogen bomb was made

    Hydrogen bomb was made
    The hydrogen bomb was created and let out an emerse out of energy, It had far more power than the atomic bomb. The technology is still being researched to make cleaner energy
  • Nuclear energy used for electricit

    Nuclear energy used for electricit
    In the USA, Westinghouse designed the first fully commercial PWR of 250 MWe, Yankee Rowe, which started up in 1960 and operated to 1992. It is currently not in use, it is now a museum
  • Clean air act

    Clean air act
    These amendments required manufacturers make vehicles that would pollute less and keep the air clean.