There are many inventions that exemplify innovation and have made strong contributions to life as it is now.
Our lives have been made healthier, safer, and more comfortable with these inventions. In this article, we would explore few examples of innovative inventions;
1. The Printing Press
The printing press is a device that makes mass production of uniform printed matter, mainly text in the form of books, pamphlets and newspapers possible. This device was designed in France, in 1440s by Johannes Gutenberg and has changed every aspect of our paper-based industry. Without it, books, newspaper, and many other typed resources would not be in existence.
Reheating food has become so easy these days. Thanks to Percy Spencer, an American engineer who invented the modern microwave after World War II from radar technology developed during the war. We no longer have to go through the stress of using a gas cooker just to reheat leftovers.
3. Electric Iron
The Electric Iron was invented in 1882 by Henry W. Seely of New York City. Before then a variety of metals filled with hot materials or coals were used in straightening rumpled cloths. Imagine how difficult it would be if we were still using metals with hot coals to iron.
4. Personal Computers
You are likely reading this article on your personal computer and might find it difficult to imagine the times when information was not readily available at the touch of a button. This was invented in 1964, by Pier Giorgio Perotto.
5. Smart Phones
Smart phones are a class of mobile phones and of multi-purpose mobile computing devices. This, in comparison to the old land phones has made calling, texting and the likes easier. Although no one has been credited with its invention, it was invented in 1992.
6. Electric Light
It is so easy to take electricity for granted, but the next time you recharge your phone or do something with electricity, stop for a moment to think about what you would do without it. Thomas Edison is usually credited with the invention of the light bulb. Before then, candles and oil lamps were used for artificial lighting; later on kerosene lamps replaced it.