"But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased" (Dan 12:4).

4000 BC: Canal in Mesopotamia
3500 BC: Plywood in Egypt
3500 BC: Writing in Sumer
3500 BC: Carts in Sumer
3000 BC: Drainage in the Indus Valley (India/Pakistan)
3000 BC: Bronze: Susa
3000 BC: Silk in China
3000 BC: Cement in Egypt
2800 BC: Soap in Mesopotamia
2800 BC: Button in the Indus Valley
2600 BC: Artificial sewage systems in the Indus Valley
2000 BC: Currency
2000 BC: Candles in Egypt
600s BC: Coins in Lydia
500s BC: Sugar in India
500s BC: Dental bridge in Etruria
500s BC: Trebuchet in China
400s BC: Plastic surgery: Sushruta
300s BC: Compass in China
300s BC: Screw: Archytas
200s BC: Crossbow in China
200s BC: Compound pulley: Archimedes
200s BC: Odometer: Archimedes?
150s BC: Clockwork (the Antikythera mechanism)
150s BC: Astrolabe: Hipparchus
100s BC: Parchment in Pergamon
50 AD: Mouldboard plough in Gaul
100s: Aeolipile : Egypt by Hero of Alexandria
100s: Stern mounted rudder in China
100s: Paper
200s: Wheelbarrow: Zhuge Liang
200s: Horseshoes in Germany
300s: Wootz steel in India
300s: Stirrup in China
300s: Toothpaste in Egypt
600s: Windmill in Persia
670s: Greek fire
700s: Quill pen
800s: Gunpowder in China
900s: Horse collar in Europe
900s: Solid rocket in China
1100s: Framed Bead Abacus in China
1041: Movable type printing press: Bi Sheng
1128: Cannon in China
1200s: Eyeglasses in Northern Italy
1200s: Mechanical clocks in Northern Italy
1200s: Sandpaper in China
1350: Suspension bridges in Peru
1441: Rain gauge: Jang Yeong-sil
1450: Alphabetic, movable type printing press
1451: Concave lens for eyeglasses
1498: Toothbrush in China
1510: Pocket watch
1540: Ether
1576: Ironclad warship
1581: Pendulum
1582: Gregorian calendar
1589: Stocking frame
1593: Thermometer
1600: Musket in Europe
1600: Pencil in England
1608: Telescope: Hans Lippershey
1609: Microscope: Galileo Galilei
1620: Slide rule: William Oughtred
1623: Automatic calculator
1642: Adding machine
1643: Barometer
1645: Vacuum pump
1657: Pendulum clock
1672: Steam car
1679: Pressure cooker
1698: Steam engine
1700: Piano
1701: Seed drill
1709: Iron smelting using coke
1712: Steam piston engine
1710: Thermometer
1711: Tuning fork
1714: Mercury thermometer
1730: Mariner's quadrant
1731: Sextant: John Hadley
1742: Franklin stove
1752: Lightning rod
1764: Spinning jenny
1767: Carbonated water
1769: Steam engine
1769: Steam car
1776: Steamboat
1777: Circular saw
1783: Parachute
1783: Hot air balloon
1784: Bifocals
1784: Argand lamp
1784: Shrapnel shell
1785: Power loom
1785: Automatic flour mill
1786: Threshing machine
1793: Cotton gin
1793: Optical telegraph
1797: Cast iron plow
1798: Vaccination
1798: Lithography
1799: Seeding machine
1800: Electric battery
1802: Gas stove
1804: Locomotive
1808: Band saw
1809: Arc lamp
1811: Gun Breechloader
1814: Steam Locomotive
1816: Miner's safety lamp
1816: Stethoscope
1817: Kaleidoscope
1819: Breech loading flintlock
1821: Electric motor
1823: Electromagnet
1826: Photography
1826: Internal combustion engine
1827: Insulated wire
1827: Screw propeller
1827: Friction match
1830: Lawn mower
1831: Reaper
1831: Electrical generator
1834: The Hansom cab
1834: Braille system
1834: Refrigerator
1834: Combine harvester
1835: Photogenic Drawing
1835: Revolver
1835: Morse code
1835: Incandescent light bulb
1837: First US electric printing
1837: Steel plow
1837: Camera Zoom Lens
1837: Magnetic telegraph
1838: Electric telegraph
1839: Vulcanization of rubber
1840: artificial fertilizer
1842: Anaesthesia
1843: Typewriter
1843: Ice cream maker
1845: Portland cement
1845: Double tube tire
1846: Sewing machine
1846: Rotary printing press
1849: Safety pin
1849: Francis turbine
1852: Airship
1852: Passenger elevator
1852: Gyroscop
1855: Bunsen burner
1855: Bessemer process
1856: First celluloids
1858: Undersea telegraph cable
1858: Shoe sole sewing machine
1858: Mason jar
1859: Oil drill
1859: rechargable storage battery
1860: Linoleum
1860: Repeating rifle
1860: Self-propelled torpedo
1862: Revolving machine gun
1862: Mechanical submarine
1862: Pasteurization
1863: Player piano
1865: Roller Coaster
1865: Barbed wire: Louis Jannin
1866: Dynamite
1868: First practical typewriter
1868: Air brake (rail)
1868: Oleomargarine
1869: Vacuum cleaner
1870: Magic Lantern projector
1870: Stock ticker
1871: Cable car (railway)
1871: Compressed air rock drill
1872: Adding machine
1873: Railway knuckle coupler
1873: Modern direct current electric motor
1874: Electric street car
1875: Dynamo
1876: Carpet sweeper
1876: Loudspeaker
1877: Stapler
1877: Induction motor
1877: Phonograph
1877: Electric welding
1877: Twine Knotter
1877: Microphone
1878: Cathode ray tube
1878: Transparent film
1879: Pelton turbine: Lester Pelton
1879: Automobile engine
1879: Cash register
1879: Automobile (Patent)
1880: Roll film
1880: Safety razor
1880: Seismograph
1881: Metal detector
1882: Electric fan
1882: Electric flat iron
1883: Auto engine - compression ignition
1883: two-phase (alternating current) induction motor
1884: Linotype machine
1884: Fountain pen
1884: Punched card accounting
1884: Trolley car, (electric)
1885: Automobile - internal combustion engine powered
1885: Automobile, differential gear
1885: Motor cycle
1885: Alternating current transformer
1886: Dishwasher
1887: Monotype machine
1887: Contact lens
1887: Gramophone record
1888: Kodak hand camera
1888: Ballpoint pen
1888: Pneumatic tube tire
1891: Automobile Storage Battery
1891: Zipper
1891: Carborundum
1893: Carburetor
1893: Wireless communication
1893: Radio: Nikola Tesla
1894: Radio transmission
1895: Diesel engine
1895: Radio signals
1895: Shredded Wheat
1896: Steam turbine
1896: Electric stove
1897: Automobile, magneto
1897: Modern escalator
1898: tapered roller bearing
1898: Remote control
1899: Iron-Mercury coherer with telephone detector
1899: Automobile self starter
1899: Magnetic tape recorder
1899: Gas turbine
1900: Rigid dirigible airship
1900: Self-heating can
1901: Improved wireless transmitter
1901: Instant coffee
1901: Mercury vapor lamp
1901: Disposable razor blade
1901: Vacuum cleaner
1902: Radio magnetic detector
1902: Air Conditioner
1902: Neon lamp
1902: Radio telephone
1902: Rayon
1903: Electrocardiograph (EKG)
1903: Powered airplane
1903: Windshield wiper
1904: Tractor
1907: Color photography
1907: Helicopter
1907: Radio amplifier
1907: Vacuum cleaner, (electric)
1907: Washing machine, (electric)
1908: Cellophane
1908: Geiger counter
1908: Gyrocompass
1908: Tea bag: Thomas Sullivan
1909: Monoplane: Henry W. Walden
1909: Bakelite
1909: Gun silencer
1911: Air conditioner
1911: Cellophane
1911: Hydroplane
1913: Cracking process for Gasoline
1913: Double acting wrench
1913: Radio receiver, cascade tuning
1913: Stainless steel
1913: X-Ray
1914: Radio transmitter
1914: Liquid fuel rocket
1914: Tank, military
1915: Tungsten Filament
1915: Searchlight arc
1915: Radio tube oscillator
1915: Pyrex
1916: Browning Gun
1916: Thompson submachine gun
1916: Incandescent gas lamp
1917: Sonar echolocation
1917: Cruise missile
1918: Superheterodyne receiver
1918: Interrupter gear
1918: Radio crystal oscillator
1918: Pop-up toaster
1921: Polygraph
1922: Radar
1922: Technicolor
1922: Water skiing
1923: Sound film
1923: Television Electronic
1923: Wind tunnel
1924: frozen food
1926: Aerosol spray
1927: Mechanical cotton picker
1927: PEZ Candy
1928: Sliced bread
1928: Electric dry shaver
1928: Antibiotics
1928: Preselector gearbox
1929: Kinescope
1929: X-Ray motion picture camera
1930: Neoprene
1930: Nylon
1930: Underwater Motion Picture Camera
1931: the Radio telescope
1931: Iconoscope
1935: microwave radar
1935: Trampoline
1935: Spectrophotometer
1936: Pinsetter (bowling)
1937: Turboprop engine
1937: Jet engine
1937: O-ring
1938: Ballpoint pen
1938: Fiberglass
1939: FM radio
1939: Helicopter
1939: View-master
1939: Automated teller machine
1942: Bazooka Rocket Gun
1942: Undersea oil pipeline
1943: Aqua-Lung
1944: Electron spectrometer
1945: Slinky
1945: Nuclear weapons
1946: Microwave oven
1946: Mobile Telephone Service
1946: Computer
1947: Transistor
1947: Polaroid camera
1948: Long Playing Record
1948: Holography
1949: Atomic clocks
1951: Liquid Paper
1951: Nuclear power reactor
1952: Optical fiber
1952: Fusion bomb
1952: Hovercraft
1953: Medical ultrasonography
1954: Transistor radio
1954: Geodesic dome
1955: Velcro
1955: Hair spray
1955: Hard Drive
1956: Digital clock
1956: Videocassette recorder
1957: Bubble Wrap
1958: Integrated circuit
1958: Communications satellite
1959: Snowmobile
1960: Laser
1961: Optical disc
1961: Cochlear implant
1962: Light-emitting diode
1962: Space observatory
1963: Computer mouse
1967: Automatic Teller Machine
1967: Hypertext
1968: Video game console
1969: ARPANET (first wide-area packet switching network)
1971: E-mail
1971: Liquid Crystal Display
1971: Microprocessor 1971: Pocket calculator
1971: Magnetic resonance imaging
1971: Floppy Disk
1972: Computed tomograph
1973: Ethernet
1973: Genetically modified organism
1973: Personal computer
1974: Rubik's Cube
1974: Hybrid vehicle
1975: Digital camera
1976: Gore-Tex fabric
1977: Personal stereo
1977: Cellular mobile phone
1978: Spreadsheet
1981: Scanning tunneling microscope
1983: Camcorder
1983: Internet: first TCP/IP network
1984: Lithotripsy
1985: Polymerase chain reaction
1985: DNA fingerprinting
1986: Breadmaker
1987: Statin
1987: Digital Light Processing
1990: World Wide Web
1993: Global Positioning System
1993: Blue LED
1997: Non-mechanical Digital Audio Player
1997: DVD
1997: Wi-Fi
1998: Viagra
2001: Digital satellite radio
2001: Self-contained Artificial heart
2002: Scramjet

2003 Inventions

Apple-s iTunes Music Store

FluMist, an alternative flu administered as a nasal spray

Camera phones

Self-parking cars

2004 Inventions

The Sword, an armed, unmanned ground vehicle with night and thermal vision, four cameras and a 7.62-mm machine gun.

Mr. Clean-s Magic Eraser

2005 Inventions

Inexpensive, hand-cranked laptop computer ideal for distribution to impoverished schoolchildren in developing countries

 iPod player with a 2.5-inch screen that can play visual files

-Snuffy,- an Afghan hound that is the first fully cloned dog.

 -LifeStraw,- a $3 drinking-straw-type device that uses 7 types of filters and can make up to 185 gallons of water safe to drink.

2006 Inventions          

Nintendo Wii game system

YouTube online video sharing and viewing community

Skystream 3.7, a wind turbine designed especially for home use  that can provide up to 80% of the average household's electricity and shave $600 or more off annual utility costs. Gardasil vaccine to immunize adolescents against the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus, a major risk factor for cervical cancer.

2007 Inventions

iPhone

Notebook computers

2008 Inventions

Retail DNA test that estimates one-s predisposition for more than 90 traits and conditions ranging from baldness to blindness

Hulu.com, an online hub for television shows and movies

2009 Inventions

AIDS vaccine

A retinal implant for the blind

2010 Inventions

Apple-s iPad

Kinect, the first bull-body gaming system that doesn-t require a remote.

Lab-created rat lungs that function at 95 percent capacity.

2011 Inventions

Animal meat created in a laboratory using stem cells from leftover animal parts

PrintBrush - a combination camera and printer, that can print on anything

The Bed Bug Detective uses an organic compound sensor that detects bedbugs by sensing two pheromones that they produce.

2012 Inventions

"Super Wi-Fi" networks greatly expands the bandwidth of wireless networks.

Light-field cameras lets you adjust a picture after it’s been snapped.

2013

Inflatable Tourniquet - The device is able to compress the torso much better than conventional tourniquets, buying more time for people who suffer what are called junctional hemorrhages -- intense bleeding from the neck, pelvis, groin or shoulder.

3D Camera To Help NASA Rovers Become Self-Starters - One of NASA’s new inventions this year was the TextureCam, which takes 3D pictures of rocks and can automatically tell the difference between rocks, sand and sky by detecting textures.


2014

 

AbioCor Artificial Heart - A group of surgeons from Louisville, Kentucky managed to implant a new-generation artificial heart in a patien. Dubbed AbioCor, the device was implanted in a man who suffered from heart failure. (http://recent-inventions.lv2lvu.com/top-inventions-of-2014/#.VEAzZU3n8ic)

Smart Glass - A company Vuzix from Rochester, New York, is bringing a new type of smart glass.This smart glasses are Internet-enabled and they allow do things such as reading  email, using favorite apps, and receiving  updates from sources like Facebook or other social sites  (http://recent-inventions.lv2lvu.com/top-inventions-of-2014/#.VEAzZU3n8ic)