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Top 20 Inventions

By deorios
  • Vaccinations

    Injections created to produce immunity to various diseases for the individual. Invented by Lady Mary Wortley Montagu and Edward Jenner.
  • The Fridge

    The Fridge
    John Gorrie built the first practical 'ice-maker'
  • Anesthesia

    Drugs that were created so as to block the sensation of pain during surgeries and medical procedures. Invented by William Morton.
  • Elevator

    Mechanical lifts that enabled peolpe to go from one floor to the other without in half the amount of time. Prior to elevators, buildings were restricted to only 4 or 5 floors. It was also a hassle for people with disabilities to live higher than the ground or 1st floor.
  • Pasteurization

    A process created that killed off harmful bacteria in food through the method of heating. Essential foods that without pasteurization would not be able to last in the supermarkets would be wine, beer, milk, and yoghurt. In the abscense of pasteurization, these foods would curdle and rot. Invented by Louis Pasteur.
  • The Lightbulb

    The Lightbulb
    Thomas Edison invented the first commercially successful incandescent lamp.
  • X-Rays

    A machine that enabled us to see the internal structure of our bodies. We were hence able to specifically see where we broke, and/or fractured our bones and if we were ill, we would be able to see what it was internally, that was hurting us. Invented by Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen.
  • Air Conditioning

    Air Conditioning
    Machines that cool and dehumify rooms and buildings, essential during warm/hot weather. With this invention people were able to sleep and go about their daily lives during hot weather with ease. Invented by Willis Carrier.
  • Airplane

    An aircraft that is able to travel without the use of wheels, in mid-air. It made travelling a much faster and more convenient way to travel for those who wanted to reach farther places in the world. Invented by Wilbur and Orville Wright.
  • Plastic

    The first form of synthetic plastic was invented by Leo Baekeland. This initial form of plastic was called 'Bakelite' and was a material that would not soften after being heated. It had so many practical uses that it was named 'the material of a thousand uses.
  • Antibiotics

    One of the first forms of antibiotics was pencillin, invented by Scottish biologist and pharmacologist Alexander Fleming. It is used to treat diseases and infections such as gonorrhea, pneumonia, syphilis among others.
  • Nuclear Reactor

    Nuclear Reactor
    Machines that converted heat energy into electrical energy. With this invention, the world entered the nuclear age and created a new source of energy. We were thus not having to rely all our sources of energy from fossil fuels. Invented by Enrico Fermi.
  • The Slinky

    The Slinky
    The Slinky was an accidental by-product of research done during World War II. Inventor Richard James was trying to create a set of springs that support ships during rough seas and accidentally, the result was that of a flimsy object that took the name of 'the Slinky.'
  • Kidney Dialysis

    Kidney Dialysis
    A mechanical filtration system that replaced disfunctional kidneys and removed impurities from the blood in our bodies. This invention has helped prolong and save the lives of millions worldwide. Invented by Willem Kolff.
  • Space Flight

    Space Flight
    Ships built that could safely carry humans beyond the earth's atmosphere and into space. With human crewed ships we were able to see the moon and space for ourselves and give a 'human' perspective on what lies beyond our world. Invented by Wernher von Braun.
  • The Artificial Heart

    The Artificial Heart
    Called the 'Jarvik-7,' it was first implanted in 1982. A major invention as heart disease is the number 1 cause of death in the US. This invention enables people to stay healthy and alive whilst waiting for a heart transplant or to get themselves into better shape. Invented by Robert Jarvik.
  • World Wide Web

    World Wide Web
    Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web 24 years ago. An invention that has changed the speed at which we reserve and give out information. A vital part of our internet, it is used by billions world wide.
  • Canine Scuba Diving Apparatus

    Canine Scuba Diving Apparatus
    Invented by Dwane L. Folsom, he created a specially modified scuba diving apparatus for animals and would enable them swim for a prolonged amount of time underwater. Interaction systems can be included so as to interact with dog.
  • Child Shoe-lacing and Dressing Learning Kit

    Child Shoe-lacing and Dressing Learning Kit
    Created to as to teach a child between the ages of 3 and 6 to tie shoes and dress oneself. It is supposed to help quicken the rate at which the child learns how to do these actions by themselves. Invented by Janet R. Bavasso.
  • The Baby Mop

    The Baby Mop
    Created out of a joke but turned into a serious commercial invention, the result was a form of baby clothing that had a mop attached to it. Invented by Eric Bauman, who intended to intertwine the arduous task of cleaning the floors in the home with taking care of the children.