All through history, people have always come up with genius innovations. While some innovations help us achieve better results by making work activities easier, some make life easier by enhancing swift communication and data interpretation. From ancient to recent inventions, many have become legacies for being extraordinary. We dedicate this article to five of the greatest inventors and their unique innovations.
Thomas Edison was a businessman with an avid curiosity. He was an inventor with an imagination that no one could tame. Scientists credit Edison for many scientific inventions that make life easier today. He had hundreds of patents.
His most famous invention is the electric light bulb; however, that’s just one of his many innovations. Thomas Edison invented the movie camera, the phonograph, alkaline batteries, and the microphone, to mention a few. His genius and inquisitive nature made him a great inventor.
Tim Berners-Lee invented the world wide web. Of course, regarding information technology, the invention of the internet is one of the highlights of the 20th century. However, Tim didn’t invent the internet from scratch; he modified an existing system.
Dating back to the late 1960s, the ARPANET was a distributed computer network. Tim incorporated hypertext as a way of sharing resources. He invented the World Wide Web with his team by creating web browsers and HTML in 1989.
Steve Jobs was an inventor and business tycoon. As a co-founder of Apple Inc., he launched a new era of personal computers. His comeback to the company he founded in 1997 resulted in groundbreaking innovations, setting standards for today’s technology.
Together with Steve Wozniak, his co-founder, he developed the iPhone II. He also assembled a team of engineers and designers that introduced the iPad, iPod, iPhone, and other unforgettable inventions. Having kick-started the disruptive innovation at Apple, Steve Jobs died in 2011.
Marie Curie was a physicist, mathematician, researcher, and inventor. Marie Curie discovered the phenomenon of radioactivity based on the idea that a uranium atom emits radiation. This theory created a foundation for radiation therapy, which doctors use to shrink tumors.
During the first world war, Marie developed ‘Little Curies’, mobile x-ray units for military field hospitals, saving countless lives. With Pierre Curie, her husband, Madame Curie paved the way for nuclear power plants and other devices with her atom instability research.
In case you were wondering, he didn’t create the automobile company of the same name. Nikola Tesla was a mechanical and electrical engineer and inventor who didn’t get credit for most of his innovations. He developed the alternating current (AC) electricity system.
Nikola Tesla also invented fluorescent lighting, the Tesla coil, Tesla’s oscillator, the induction motor, three-phase electric power, the violet ray, the radio, the remote control, and other innovations. Although he died in 1943, the futuristic inventor’s works are still valuable.