Top 10 Inventions That Changed the World

Published April 21st, 2021 - 11:10 GMT

Throughout history introducing some new inventions, tools and technologies revolutionized communities. Some inventions were pivotal points in history that significantly changed our life and our way of doing things.

Here is a list of 10 inventions that transformed the world.

 

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1. The wheel

1. 1. The wheel: The first wheeled chariot dates back to the beginning of the fourth millennium BC. The chariot and the wheels didn’t only revolutionize transportation but also martial arts.

2. The nail

2. The nail: This major invention dates back to the ancient Roman era more than 2000 years old, and until the early 1800s, using handcrafted nails was still the norm.

3. The compass

3. The compass: The Chinese invented the first compass between the ninth and eleventh centuries, and it was a stone made of magnets, which is a naturally magnetized iron ore. Then the technology was transferred to the Europeans and the Arabs through maritime contact.

4.The printing press

4. The printing press: It was invented by the German scientist Johannes Gutenberg in 1440, and the main factor in its development was the handcrafted molds.

5. The internal combustion engine

5. The internal combustion engine: A heat engine with an oxidizer (usually air) burning inside of a combustion chamber, which is part of the fuel flow circuit.

6.The telephone

6. The telephone: Alexander Graham Bell was the first to patent the electric telephone in 1876. A drawing of his patent was photographed.

7. The light bulb

7. The light bulb: Invented by Thomson Edison, he created a fully functional lighting system, including a generator and wires plus a carbon filament bulb in 1879.

8. Penicillin

8. Penicillin: One of the most famous stories of discovery in history. It was discovered in 1928 by Scottish scientist Alexander Fleming to treat infections. In 1944 penicillin was mass produced.

9. Contraceptives

9. Contraceptives: Natural and herbal methods of contraception have been used for thousands of years. Condoms began to be used in the eighteenth century, while the oldest oral contraceptive "the pill" was invented in the late 1930s by a chemist named Russell Marker.

10. The Internet

10. The Internet: The global system of interconnected computer networks known as the Internet used by billions of people around the world, was invented by computer scientist Lawrence Roberts and it by all means revolutionized the whole world of communications.

1. The wheel
2. The nail
3. The compass
4.The printing press
5. The internal combustion engine
6.The telephone
7. The light bulb
8. Penicillin
9. Contraceptives
10. The Internet
1. The wheel
1. 1. The wheel: The first wheeled chariot dates back to the beginning of the fourth millennium BC. The chariot and the wheels didn’t only revolutionize transportation but also martial arts.
2. The nail
2. The nail: This major invention dates back to the ancient Roman era more than 2000 years old, and until the early 1800s, using handcrafted nails was still the norm.
3. The compass
3. The compass: The Chinese invented the first compass between the ninth and eleventh centuries, and it was a stone made of magnets, which is a naturally magnetized iron ore. Then the technology was transferred to the Europeans and the Arabs through maritime contact.
4.The printing press
4. The printing press: It was invented by the German scientist Johannes Gutenberg in 1440, and the main factor in its development was the handcrafted molds.
5. The internal combustion engine
5. The internal combustion engine: A heat engine with an oxidizer (usually air) burning inside of a combustion chamber, which is part of the fuel flow circuit.
6.The telephone
6. The telephone: Alexander Graham Bell was the first to patent the electric telephone in 1876. A drawing of his patent was photographed.
7. The light bulb
7. The light bulb: Invented by Thomson Edison, he created a fully functional lighting system, including a generator and wires plus a carbon filament bulb in 1879.
8. Penicillin
8. Penicillin: One of the most famous stories of discovery in history. It was discovered in 1928 by Scottish scientist Alexander Fleming to treat infections. In 1944 penicillin was mass produced.
9. Contraceptives
9. Contraceptives: Natural and herbal methods of contraception have been used for thousands of years. Condoms began to be used in the eighteenth century, while the oldest oral contraceptive "the pill" was invented in the late 1930s by a chemist named Russell Marker.
10. The Internet
10. The Internet: The global system of interconnected computer networks known as the Internet used by billions of people around the world, was invented by computer scientist Lawrence Roberts and it by all means revolutionized the whole world of communications.