100 Greatest Science Inventions of All Time

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Agricultural inventions. See also Industrial inventions
barbed wire, 144–46
combine harvester, 102–4
cotton gin, 78–80
metal plow, 18–20
windmill, 36–38
Aiken, Howard
digital computer, 231–33
Air conditioning
definition of, 183
history and development of, 183–84
importance/uses of, 183
in cars, 169
subsequent evolution of/related inventions, 184–85
definition of, 189
history and development of, 189–90
importance/uses of, 189
subsequent evolution of/related inventions, 190–91
Alarm clock, 65
Alchemy, 31
Algebra, 28
Alkaline battery, 89
Allbut, Thomas
use of thermometer on person, 67
Alternating current
definition of, 171
history and development of, 171–72
importance/uses of, 171
subsequent evolution of/related inventions, 173
domestic microwave oven, 238
Andersen, Marc
Mosaic browser, 298
definition of, 114
history and development of, 114–15
importance/uses of, 114
subsequent evolution of/related inventions, 116
definition of, 117
history and development of, 117–18
importance/uses of, 117
subsequent evolution of/related inventions, 118–19
Appert, Nicolas
food canning, 204
Appleton, Sir Edward
radio wave experiments, 213
Archimedes’s screw, 7
the screw, 6–8
solar light, 255
Archwright, Richard
modified spinning jenny, 73
Armati, Salvino delgi
light refraction, 33–34
Internet origins, 297
Artificial heart
definition of, 294
history and development of, 294–95
importance/uses of, 294
subsequent evolution of/related inventions, 295–96
Asimov, Isaac
the word “robot,” 261
Aspdin, Thomas
Portland cement, 25
definition of, 123
history and development of, 123–24
importance/uses of, 123
subsequent evolution of/related inventions, 124–25
Assembly line
definition of, 198
history and development of, 169, 198–200
importance/uses of, 198
subsequent evolution of/related inventions, 199–200
Astronomy inventions
telescope, 57–59
Atlas, 52


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