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Technological developments

  • 40,000 BCE

    The Discover of fire

    The Discover of fire
    This is the greatest achievement of all the time
  • 4000 BCE

    Humans begin using metals

    Humans begin using metals
    The first industrial achievement
  • 3100 BCE

    Writing system are invented

    Writing system are invented
    This happen on all the zones
  • 100

    Creation of paper

    Creation of paper
    Paper was first made in Lei-Yang, China by Ts'ai Lun, a Chinese court official. In all likelihood, Ts'ai mixed mulberry bark, hemp and rags with water, mashed it into pulp, pressed out the liquid and hung the thin mat to dry in the sun.
  • 1290

    Mechanical clock

    Mechanical clock
    The mechanical clock comprises an oscillating mechanism that marks the passing of time, and an escapement that counts its beats. ... The mechanical clock, which derived from water clock, was born in medieval Europe. The first mechanical clocks were large devices made of iron.
  • 1450

    Printing press

    Printing press
    Goldsmith and inventor Johannes Gutenberg was a political exile from Mainz, Germany when he began experimenting with printing in Strasbourg, France in 1440. He returned to Mainz several years later and by 1450, had a printing machine perfected and ready to use commercially: The Gutenberg press
  • Galileo´s Microscope

    Galileo´s Microscope
    Galileo began with a telescope. It did not take him long to realize that getting a longer focal length with his telescopes was a big problem. However, using lenses with a shorter focal length, he could, in effect, turn the telescope around and magnify little things. His first microscopes, in 1609, were basically little telescopes with the same two lenses: a bi-convex objective and a bi-concave eyepiece.
  • Janssen´s Telescope

    Janssen´s Telescope
    Zacharias Janssen; also Zacharias Jansen or Sacharias Jansen; 1585 – pre-1632[1]) was a Dutch spectacle-maker who lived most of his life in Middelburg. He is associated with the invention of the first optical telescope and/or the first truly compound microscope, but these claims (made 20 years after his death) may be fabrications put forward by his son.
  • Light bulb

    Light bulb
    In 1802, Humphry Davy invented the first electric light. He experimented with electricity and invented an electric battery. ... In 1850 an English physicist named Joseph Wilson Swan created a “light bulb” by enclosing carbonized paper filaments in an evacuated glass bulb.
  • Steel industry

    Steel industry
    The history of the modern steel industry began in the late 1850s. This article is intended only to address the business, economic and social dimensions of the industry, since the bulk production of steel began as a result of Henry Bessemer's development of the Bessemer converter, in 1857.
  • Radio

    The early history of radio is the history of technology that produces and uses radio instruments that use radio waves. Within the timeline of radio, many people contributed theory and inventions in what became radio. Radio development began as "wireless telegraphy". Later radio history increasingly involves matters of broadcasting.
  • Automobile

    Development started as early as the 17th century with the invention of the first steam-powered vehicle. which led to the creation of the first steam-powered automobile capable of human transportation, built by Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot in 1769.
  • First computer

    First computer
    There is no easy answer to this question due to the many different classifications of computers. The first mechanical computer, created by Charles Babbage in 1822, doesn't resemble what most would consider a computer today. Therefore, this page provides a listing of each of the computer firsts, starting with the Difference Engine and leading up to the computers we use today.
  • Microwave oven

    Microwave oven
    American engineer Percy Spencer is generally credited with inventing the modern microwave oven after World War II from radar technology developed during the war. Named the "Radarange", it was first sold in 1946. ... Sharp Corporation introduced the first microwave oven with a turntable between 1964 and 1966.
  • Mobile phone

    Mobile phone
    On April 3, 1973, Martin Cooper, a Motorola researcher and executive, made the first mobile telephone call from handheld subscriber equipment, placing a call to Dr. Joel S. Engel of Bell Labs, his rival.
  • DVD

    The DVD (common abbreviation for Digital Video Disc or Digital Versatile Disc) is a digital optical disc data storage format invented and developed in 1995 and released in late 1996. The medium can store any kind of digital data and was widely used for software and other computer files as well as video programs watched using DVD players. DVDs offer higher storage capacity than compact discs while having the same dimensions.
  • Hybrid cars

    Hybrid cars
    Hybrid cars are defined as any car that runs on two sources of power. The most common hybrid powertrain combines a gasoline engine with an electric motor. These cars are known as hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs). While it may seem that hybrids are a recent phenomenon, the technology has been around since the creation of the automobile. In fact, auto manufacturers have been developing and building hybrids since the beginning of the auto industry.
  • WI-FI networks

    WI-FI networks
    In 1991, NCR Corporation with AT&T Corporation invented the precursor to 802.11, intended for use in cashier systems. The first wireless products were under the name WaveLAN. They are the ones credited with inventing Wi-Fi.