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Inventions

Inventions and discoveries

QuestionAnswer
Theory of electromagnetic field James Clerk Maxwell - Scottish mathematical physicist -
Electrons Sir Joseph John Thompson - British physicist - Nobel laureate in physics
Cathode ray tube Sir Joseph John Thompson - British physicist - Nobel laureate in physics
Electric light bulb Thomas Alva Edison - American inventor and businessman -
Oxygen Joseph Priestley - English chemist -
Nitrous oxide Joseph Priestley - English chemist -
Laws of motion Sir Isaac Newton - English physicist and mathematician -
Universal gravitation Sir Isaac Newton - English physicist and mathematician -
Penicillin antibiotic Sir Alexander Fleming - Scottish biologist - Nobel laureate in physiology (medicine)
Laws of planetary motion Johannes Kepler - Greek astronomer -
Formulated heliocentric model Nicolaus Copernicus - German/Polish astronomer -
Formulated periodic table of elements Dmitri Ivanovich Mendleev - Russian chemist -
steam engine James Watt - Scottish inventor -
Developed Pitman Shorthand Isaac Pitman - English teacher -
Radioactivity Antoine Henri Becquerel - French physicist - Nobel laureate in physics
Developed radar Robert Alexander Watson-Watt - Scottish physicist and engineer
Biologic cell Robert Hooke - English natural philosopher
Practical telephone Alexander Graham Bell - American scientist and inventor
Principle of population Thomas Robert Malthus - British scholar
Turbo jet engine Sir Frank Whittle - British air force engineer
Braille system for visually challenged Louis Braille - French inventor
Television John Logie Baird - Scottish scientist and inventor
Color television John Logie Baird - Scottish scientist and inventor
Small pox vaccine Edward Antony Jenner - English physician and scientist
Polio vaccine Edward Salk - American medical researcher
Dynamite Alfred Nobel - Swedish chemist, owned Bofors
Insulin Frederick Banting - Canadian medical scientist Nobel laureate in physiology (medicine) - Youngest
First successful human-to-human heart transplant Christian Neethling Barnard - South African cardiac surgeon
Systemic circulation and properties of blood William Harvey - English physician
Chloroform James Simpson - Scottish obstetrician
Rabies vaccine Louis Pasteur - French chemist
Antharax vaccine Louis Pasteur - French chemist
Pasteurization Louis Pasteur - French chemist
Electrocardiogram (EKG/ECG) Willem Einthoven - Dutch doctor
Bacteria Antonie van Leeuwanhoek - Dutch tradesman
Improved Microscope Antonie van Leeuwanhoek - Dutch tradesman
Quantum theory Max Karl Planck - German physicist Nobel laureate in physics
X-ray Wilhelm Conrad Rontgen - German physicist Nobel laureate in physics
Proton Ernest Rutherford - New Zealand physicist Nobel laureate in chemistry
Neutron James Chadwick - English physicist Nobel laureate in physics
Mercury thermometer Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit - Dutch-German-Polish physicist
Radio (wireless telegraphy) Guglielmo Marconi - Italian inventor Nobel laureate in physics
Car Karl Benz - German engine designer
Mechanical refrigeration James Harrison - Scottish born Australian
Atom bomb Otto Hahn - German chemist Nobel laureate in chemistry
Polonium and radium Marie Sklodowska-Curie - French physicist and chemist Nobel laureate in physics and chemistry
Logarithms John Napier - Scottish physicist and mathematician
Ballpoint pen Laslo Jozsef - Hungarian Jewish news printer
Atomic clock Louis Essen - English physicist
Printing press Johannes Gutenberg - German printer and publisher, blacksmith, goldsmith
Programmable Computer Charles Babbage - English mathematician, philosopher, inventor, and mechanical engineer
Flying shuttle John Kay - English inventor
Spinning frame John Kay - English inventor