Newsweek has posted a great series of images detailing some of the innovations that changed the world. Long-Distance Electrical TransmissionHumans have known about electricity for centuries, but it had to be harnessed and made portable before it could transform everyday life. The spread of long-distance networks around the turn of
Mental_Floss has posted an interesting article regarding the history of the stapler. In the 18th century, French toolmakers constructed a handmade stapler fit for a king – King Louis the XV, to be exact. Legend has it that the ornate staples it used were forged from gold, encrusted with precious stones,
Apparently the great artist Leonardo Da Vinci was a prolific weapons designer. The Toy Zone has compiled a list showcasing 15 of his war machines. Scythed chariots This is one of Leonardo’s most beautiful manuscripts. His sketches horse drawn reveal carriages covered with sharp, swirling blades that moved in the thick of
Mental_Floss has compiled a list of six remarkable medical gadgets and how they were invented. As a young medical-school student in 19th-century Paris, Rene Theophile Hyacinthe Laennec developed a knack for hearing and interpreting the different sounds made by the heart and lungs when he placed his ear on patients’ chests.