Timelines :: Inventons

inventions-tl“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
Writing in Sumer
Carts in Sumer

3000 BC
Drainage in the Indus Valley (India/Pakistan)
Bronze: Susa
Silk in China
Cement in Egypt

2800 BC
Soap in Mesopotamia
Button in the Indus Valley

2600 BC
Artificial sewage systems in the Indus Valley

2000 BC
Currency
Candles in Egypt

600s BC
Coins in Lydia

500s BC
Sugar in India
Dental bridge in Etruria
Trebuchet in China

400s BC
Plastic surgery: Sushruta

300s BC
Compass in China
Screw: Archytas

200s BC
Crossbow in China
Compound pulley: Archimedes
Odometer: Archimedes?

150s BC
Clockwork (the Antikythera mechanism)
Astrolabe: Hipparchus

100s BC
Parchment in Pergamon

50 AD
Mouldboard plough in Gaul

100s
Aeolipile : Egypt by Hero of Alexandria
Stern mounted rudder in China
Paper

200s
Wheelbarrow: Zhuge Liang
Horseshoes in Germany

300s
Wootz steel in India
Stirrup in China
Toothpaste in Egypt

600s
Windmill in Persia

670
Greek fire

700s
Quill pen

800s
Gunpowder in China

900s
Horse collar in Europe
Solid rocket in China

1041
Movable type printing press: Bi Sheng

1100s
Framed Bead Abacus in China

1128
Cannon in China

1200s
Eyeglasses in Northern Italy
Mechanical clocks in Northern Italy
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
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

1710
Thermometer

1711
Tuning fork

1712
Steam piston engine

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
Steam car

1776
Steamboat

1777
Circular saw

1783
Parachute
Hot air balloon

1784
Bifocals
Argand lamp
Shrapnel shell

1785
Power loom
Automatic flour mill

1786
Threshing machine

1793
Cotton gin
Optical telegraph

1797
Cast iron plow

1798
Vaccination
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
Stethoscope

1817
Kaleidoscope

1819
Breech loading flintlock

1821
Electric motor

1823
Electromagnet

1826
Photography
Internal combustion engine

1827
Insulated wire
Screw propeller
Friction match

1830
Lawn mower

1831
Reaper
Electrical generator

1834
The Hansom cab
Braille system
Refrigerator
Combine harvester

1835
Photogenic Drawing
Revolver
Morse code
Incandescent light bulb

1837
First US electric printing
Steel plow
Camera Zoom Lens
Magnetic telegraph

1838
Electric telegraph

1839
Vulcanization of rubber

1840
Artificial fertilizer

1842
Anesthesia

1843
Typewriter
Ice cream maker

1845
Portland cement
Double tube tire

1846
Sewing machine
Rotary printing press

1849
Safety pin
Francis turbine

1852
Airship
Passenger elevator
Gyroscope

1855
Bunsen burner
Bessemer process

1856
First celluloids

1858
Undersea telegraph cable
Shoe sole sewing machine
Mason jar

1859
Oil drill

1859
Rechargeable storage battery

1860
Linoleum
Repeating rifle
Self-propelled torpedo

1862
Revolving machine gun
Mechanical submarine
Pasteurization

1863
Player piano

1865
Roller Coaster
Barbed wire: Louis Jannin

1866
Dynamite

1868
First practical typewriter
Air brake (rail)
Oleomargarine

1869
Vacuum cleaner

1870
Magic Lantern projector
Stock ticker

1871
Cable car (railway)
Compressed air rock drill

1872
Adding machine

1873
Railway knuckle coupler
Modern direct current electric motor

1874
Electric street car

1875
Dynamo

1876
Carpet sweeper
Loudspeaker

1877
Stapler

1877
Induction motor
Phonograph
Electric welding
Twine Knotter
Microphone

1878
Cathode ray tube
Transparent film

1879
Pelton turbine: Lester Pelton
Automobile engine
Cash register
Automobile (Patent)

1880
Roll film
Safety razor
Seismograph

1881
Metal detector

1882
Electric fan
Electric flat iron

1883
Auto engine – compression ignition
Two-phase (alternating current) induction motor

1884
Linotype machine
Fountain pen
Punched card accounting
Trolley car, (electric)

1885:
Automobile – internal combustion engine powered
Automobile, differential gear
Motor cycle
Alternating current transformer

1886
Dishwasher

1887
Monotype machine
Contact lens
Gramophone record

1888
Kodak hand camera
Ballpoint pen
Pneumatic tube tire

1891
Automobile Storage Battery
Zipper
Carborundum

1893
Carburetor
Wireless communication
Radio: Nikola Tesla

1894
Radio transmission

1895
Diesel engine
Radio signals
Shredded Wheat

1896
Steam turbine
Electric stove

1897
Automobile, magneto
Modern escalator

1898
Tapered roller bearing
Remote control

1899
Iron-Mercury coherer with telephone detector
Automobile self starter
Magnetic tape recorder
Gas turbine

1900
Rigid dirigible airship
Self-heating can

1901
Improved wireless transmitter
Instant coffee
Mercury vapor lamp
Disposable razor blade
Vacuum cleaner

1902
Radio magnetic detector
Air Conditioner
Neon lamp
Radio telephone
Rayon

1903
Electrocardiograph (EKG)
Powered airplane
Windshield wiper

1904
Tractor

1907
Color photography
Helicopter
Radio amplifier
Vacuum cleaner, (electric)
Washing machine, (electric)

1908
Cellophane
Geiger counter
Gyrocompass
Tea bag: Thomas Sullivan

1909
Monoplane: Henry W. Walden
Bakelite
Gun silencer

1911
Air conditioner
Cellophane
Hydroplane

1913
Cracking process for Gasoline
Double acting wrench
Radio receiver, cascade tuning
Stainless steel
X-Ray

1914
Radio transmitter
Liquid fuel rocket
Tank, military

1915
Tungsten Filament
Searchlight arc
Radio tube oscillator
Pyrex

1916
Browning Gun
Thompson submachine gun
Incandescent gas lamp

1917
Sonar echolocation
Cruise missile

1918
Superheterodyne receiver
Interrupter gear
Radio crystal oscillator
Pop-up toaster

1921
Polygraph

1922
Radar
Technicolor
Water skiing

1923
Sound film
Television Electronic
Wind tunnel

1924
Frozen food

1926
Aerosol spray

1927
Mechanical cotton picker
PEZ Candy

1928
Sliced bread
Electric dry shaver
Antibiotics
Preselector gearbox

1929
Kinescope
X-Ray motion picture camera

1930
Neoprene
Nylon
Underwater Motion Picture Camera

1931
Radio telescope
Iconoscope

1935
Microwave radar
Trampoline
Spectrophotometer

1936
Pinsetter (bowling)

1937
Turboprop engine
Jet engine
O-ring

1938
Ballpoint pen
Fiberglass

1939
FM radio
Helicopter
View-master
Automated teller machine

1942
Bazooka Rocket Gun
Undersea oil pipeline

1943
Aqua-Lung

1944
Electron spectrometer

1945
Slinky
Nuclear weapons

1946
Microwave oven
Mobile Telephone Service
Computer

1947
Transistor
Polaroid camera

1948
Long Playing Record
Holography

1949
Atomic clocks

1951
Liquid Paper
Nuclear power reactor

1952
Optical fiber
Fusion bomb
Hovercraft

1953
Medical ultrasonography

1954
Transistor radio
Geodesic dome

1955
Velcro
Hair spray
Hard Drive

1956
Digital clock
Videocassette recorder

1957
Bubble Wrap

1958
Integrated circuit
Communications satellite

1959
Snowmobile

1960
Laser

1961
Optical disc
Cochlear implant

1962
Light-emitting diode
Space observatory

1963
Computer mouse

1967
Automatic Teller Machine
Hypertext

1968
Video game console

1969
ARPANET (first wide-area packet switching network)

1971
E-mail
Liquid Crystal Display
Microprocessor 1971: Pocket calculator
Magnetic resonance imaging
Floppy Disk

1972
Computed tomograph

1973
Ethernet
Genetically modified organism
Personal computer

1974
Rubik’s Cube

1974
Hybrid vehicle

1975
Digital camera

1976
Gore-Tex fabric

1977
Personal stereo
Cellular mobile phone

1978
Spreadsheet

1981
Scanning tunneling microscope

1983
Camcorder
Internet: first TCP/IP network

1984
Lithotripsy

1985
Polymerase chain reaction
DNA fingerprinting

1986
Breadmaker

1987
Statin
Digital Light Processing

1990
World Wide Web

1993
Global Positioning System
Blue LED

1997
Non-mechanical Digital Audio Player
DVD
Wi-Fi

1998
Viagra

2001
Digital satellite radio
Self-contained Artificial heart

2002
Scramjet

2003
Apple-s iTunes Music Store
FluMist, an alternative flu vaccine administered as a nasal spray
Camera phones
Self-parking cars

2004 
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
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 
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
iPhone
Notebook computers

2008
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
AIDS vaccine
Retinal implant for the blind

2010
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
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 
“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)

2015
3D Computer Chips Could Be 1,000 Times Faster Than Existing Ones.  A new method of designing and building computer chips could lead to blisteringly quick processing at least 1,000 times faster than the best existing chips are capable of, researchers say. The 3 Ddesign enables scientists to interweave memory, which stores data, and the number-crunching processors in the same tiny space, according to Max Shulaker, one of the designers of the chip, and a doctoral candidate in electrical engineering at Stanford University in California.

2016
ONO the smartphone’s 3D printer
Imagine transforming your old useless mobile phone to a brand new portable 3D printer. It’s under the Kickstarter campaign now. ONO converts your smartphone into a portable 3D printer. With this simple portable device ONO, you can convert your Android or iPhone or Windows phone into a 3D printer and print objects right from your device.

All you need is a flat screen smartphone with a touch screen and the installed app. ONO uses the smartphone’s screen as a light source and hardens the resins thereby creating 3D objects layer by layer. in addition, ONO is portable due to the usage of AA batteries.

Kobi – the lawnmower robot
Lawn mowing would no longer be a concern. Especially, for the people with a huge backyard. Kobi is a lawn mowing robot with a speed of  2 miles per hour that comes with three different capabilities – mowing your lawn, removing leaves and blowing away the snow.