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Who was the inventor of color television?
People wrongly suggest that Germans or Americans invented Color Television, since they gave the first color advertised broadcast, but it was indeed the work of John Logie Baird. He was a Scottish engineer and inventor of the world's first working television system in Hastings, England in 1923. He gave a public demonstration of the "Televisor" in 1925. In 1928, he showed off the color Televisor, using red green and blue light to generate a full color picture. This was the first example of color...
Asked in Inventions, Computer History
Why were computers invented?
Computers were made to do the very tedious computations of everyday life and business. The first calculators performed computations in seconds that would take someone using a slide rule minutes if not hours to do. Calculations for NASA entry and exit trajectories would take days or even weeks to calculate by hand and the first mainframe computers would do the calculations in minutes. "The Father of Computers" Charles Babbage who invented the 1st mechanical Computer.. in 1834 he dreamt of designing mechanical calculating machines....
Who invented the game called football?
All forms of football including American football, Canadian football, Australian rules football, Gaelic football, Association football (soccer), Rugby Union and Rugby League football can be traced back hundreds of years to a ball game known as "Shrovetide football". The word "football" is from the English language and from early medieval times the term "fote-ball" (first recorded c.1400) was used to describe a 'ball game played on foot' not necessarily with the foot. Early football games were not only played by the English but also...
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Who invented the computer?
This is not a question with a simple answer. It partly depends on what you mean by "computer". Many inventors contributed to the history of computers and that a computer is a complex piece of machinery made up of many parts, each of which can be considered a separate invention. Many say the first computer is the "difference engine." The first of these devices was conceived in 1786 by J.H. Müller. It was never built. Difference engines were forgotten and then rediscovered...
Asked in Inventions, Skiing, Olympics Alpine Skiing
Where was skiing invented?
3 answers after a merger: 1. Pre-historic Nordic people invented skiing to assist hunting, military technique, and as a practical transportation for themselves and the Samis. The oldest and most accurately documented evidence of skiing origins is found in modern day Norway and Sweden. The earliest primitive carvings circa 5000 B.C. depict a skier with one pole, located in Rødøy, an island in the Nordland region of Norway. The first primitive ski was found in a peat bog in Hoting, Sweden which dates...
Asked in Inventions, Computer History, Microprocessors
When was the computer invented?
The answer to this question depends on your definition of a "computer". The earliest "computers" were mechanical devices used to help people count. The first known counting devices or tools were Tally Sticks from about 35,000 BCE. The abacus was invented, possibly by the Babylonians or the Chinese in about 2400 BCE. The abacus consists of movable counters that can be manipulated to add and subtract. The abacus is still used today for basic arithmetic. As mathematics became more complex, it got harder...
Asked in Inventions, Telephones
Who invented the telephone when where and how?
Alexander Graham Bell received the first patent for a telephone in 1876. He came up with the idea at his summer home in Brantford, Ontario, Canada, but built the first device in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. There are several other competing claims for who should be given credit for inventing the telephone, including Antonio Meucci and Elisha Gray. The basic principle of the telephone is that the vibrations of sound waves hitting a conductor can cause the electricity passing through the conductor to fluctuate,...
Asked in Inventions, Computer History, Laptops
Who invented the laptop computer?
There were many engineering refinements to the laptop concept. Here are some of the significant developments: The "clam shell" design which represents our modern laptop was created in 1979 by William Moggridge (a Briton) for GRiD Systems Corporation. GRiD's Compass Computer entered the market in 1981. GRiD was acquired by Tandy Corporation in 1988. One of the first commercially available laptop computers was invented by Adam Osborne in 1981. It was called the "Osborne I" and cost $1795. It came bundled with $1500...
Asked in Inventions, History of the Web
Who invented the Internet?
Answer The Internet was originally developed by DARPA - the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency - as a means to share information on defense research between involved universities and defense research facilities. Originally it was just email and FTP sites as well as the Usenet, where scientists could question and answer each other. It was originally called ARPANET (Advanced Research Projects Agency NETwork). The concept was developed starting in 1964, and the first messages passed were between UCLA and the Stanford Research Institute in...
Asked in Inventions, Math History
Who invented the abacus?
The first reported and substantiated use of an abacus, or abacus-like instrument was in Sumeria between 2,700 and 2,300 BCE - or roughly 4,700 years ago. This used a table of columns with each column equivalent to an order of magnitude above the previous column; just as we would have columns for x10, x100, x1000, x10000. During the next 2000 years various forms of this came into common usage across areas of the world (Mesopotamia, Persia, Egypt, India, China, Greece, Rome). Some were...
Who invented the cell phone and when?
Martin Cooper invented the cell (mobile) phone. He was the first one to make a call and speak on his moble phone. Mr Cooper, born December 26, 1928, wanted people to be able to carry their phones with them anywhere. While he was a project manager at Motorola in 1973, Cooper set up a base station in New York with the first working prototype of a cellular telephone, the Motorola Dyna-Tac. After some initial testing in Washington for the F.C.C., Mr. Cooper...
Asked in Inventions, Submarines
Who invented the submarine?
Submarines were envisioned long ago as an undersea weapon to be used against surface ships, but technology could not deliver one for practical naval warfare for hundreds of years following their ideation. Though modern historians credit the submarine's invention to one individual, it's not quite that cut and dry. As it is probable that the earliest sailors wondered what it might be like to sail beneath the sea, it might be best to say that the submarine appeared as the result of a...
Asked in Inventions, Atomic Bombs
Who invented atomic bombs?
Leo Szilard, a Hungarian Jew living in London at the time, in 1933. He patented it in 1934, the patent GB630726 was granted in 1936 and immediately classified to prevent Nazi Germany from using it. It took 12 more years before the US was able to build the first ones, after an enormous investment in industrial infrastructure. Szilard's patent was not made public until 1949. During WW2 this was done under the Manhattan Project. There was a large team of scientists, the chief...
Asked in Inventions, Telephones
Who invented the telephone?
Alexander Graham Bell, a Scottish-born inventor, scientist, philanthropist and teacher of the deaf is the person most widely credited as the inventor of the electric telephone. On March 7th 1876 he became the first to receive a patent for this device, and at that time resided in Salem, Massachusetts. Alexander Graham Bell conceived of the telephone at his summer home in Brantford, Ontario and physically created his first phone in Boston, Massachusetts (where, he said, it was 'born'). This was a result of...
Asked in Inventions, NASCAR
Who is the inventor of NASCAR?
The person who started NASCAR was Bill France. It was actually first called The National Championship Stock Car Circuit when it was formed in December 1947. Later that year it became known as The National Association for Stock Car Automobile Racing, Aand is now known as the National Association ffor Stock Car Auto Racing. ...
Asked in Inventions, Filipino Language and Culture
7 uri ng pagpapahalaga?
1. pagpapahalaga sa sarili 2.pagpapahalaga sa kapwa 3.pagpapahalaga sa lahat ng nilalang ng diyos 4.pagpapahalaga sa ari-arian 5.pagpapahalaga sa awtoridad 6.pang araw-araw na kortesiya 7.pagiwas sa masasamang salita at gawi ...
What date was the Merry-Go-Round invented?
The first example of the Merry-Go-Round, or Carousel was in Paris in 1605. They were developed in Italy though. These usually took place in squares or large courtyards, and consisted of elaborately costumed riders and horses (usually from the cavalry) performing choreographed routines such as forming shapes together, riding in lines criss-cross against each other. They often took place at night, with riders carrying torches, and were accompanied by music. for more info go here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merry_go_round The fairground machine called a Merry-go-Round or (in...
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How were pens invented?
Originally, it is surmised that people used plants to write with... long thin leaves or stems, and that eventually led, through innumerable technological breakthroughs, to the pen. Ancient Egyptians are the first people we know of to use this innovation. Please see the related links for more information. Originally, it is surmised that people used plants to write with... long thin leaves or stems, and that eventually led, through innumerable technological breakthroughs, to the pen. Ancient Egyptians are the first people we know of...
Asked in Inventions, Internet, History of the Web
What is some information about the invention of the internet?
Invention of the Internet Many people think that the Internet is a recent innovation, when in fact the fundamental ideas behind the Internet have been around for over a quarter century. The development of what we now call the Internet started in 1957 when the Soviet Union launched Sputnik 1, the first satellite, beating the United States into space. The powers behind the American military at the time became highly alarmed as this meant that the USSR could theoretically launch bombs into space,...
Asked in Inventions, Albert Einstein
What did Albert Einstein invent?
Einstein was best known as a theoretical physicist, but working in a patent office in Germany, he also became a less well known inventor. In physics, Albert Einstein is responsible for developing his Special and General Theories of Relativity (E=Mc2), and he did some important work on the photoelectric effect. He co-invented a type of refrigerator with no moving parts; patent number 1781541. An electromagnetic pump; patent number GB303065, a self adjusting camera; patent number US2058562, and a sound replication device; patent number...
Asked in Inventions, Refrigerators
Who invented the refrigerator?
Various mechanical refrigeration devices appeared over the years. The first known artificial Refrigeration was demonstrated by William Cullen at the University of Glasgow in 1748, and relied on the process explained by Michael Faraday, but it was not practical. It was big, bulky and took up too much room. An American inventor named Oliver Evans invented a refrigerator in 1804. In 1834, Jacob Perkins invented the "Practical Version" that was a big hit. Dr John Gorrie, a Scot, received a patent in 1851 for...
In what country was footballl invented?
The first mention of anything like football comes from China in the 2nd and 3rd century BC. A military training exercise involved kicking a ball through a target, whilst being attacked by opponents. Something similar also existed in Japan. The first game of this type was played in ancient Greece and Rome, but this was really more like violent dodgeball. The game closest to the modern game developed in Britain over the last 1500 years or so. Its origins are unclear (some...