Who Invented the Airplane?

Who Invented the Airplane?...

The history of the airplane shows it was invented by Orville (1871-1948) and Wilbur (1867-1912) Wright. They got the patent 9 months prior to their flight in December 1903. The Early History of Flight There are pictures showing Orville Wright on the plane flying. The craft flew to a height of 10 ft. It traversed a total of 120 feet and lasted 12 seconds in the air. The story of airplanes is connected with man’s dream of flying. Man’s desire to fly goes back to ancient times. The ancient Greeks and Hindu tales feature stories of men flying around on animals or chariots. There are some reports that in 400 BC, the Greek philosopher and mathematician Archytas invented a flying device. The apparatus was powered by steam. According to some reports it flew a distance of 600 feet. This would rewrite the history of the airplane if true, but it has not been fully verified. Other Early Designs The records show that in the 11trh century the monk Eilmer of Malmesbery had experimented with gliders in an attempt to fly. Another one was the poet Abbas. Leonardo Da Vinci left behind aircraft designs on the Codex of the Flight of Birds. The 18th century saw Francoise Pilatre de Rozier soar on a balloon. In 1803, George Cayley (discoverer of the laws of aerodynamics) began experimenting with various gliders. An American scientist named John Montgomery was able to create a controlled glider in 1883. The history of the airplane shows that a lot of other scientists who designed gliders. But it was not until the Wright brothers in 1903 that engine powered aircraft came into being. After the Wright Brothers’ Flight The Wright brothers’ flight in 1903 was the first...
Who Invented Wine?

Who Invented Wine?

Who invented wine? Origin of Wine Wine is a fermented drink, usually made from grapes. It is thought by scholars that it originated in 6,000-3,000 BC between the Nile and the Persian Gulf, in the territories of modern Iran and Georgia. How exactly man invented wine is unknown. But it may have happened by accident when wild yeast fermented the grapes that men stored as food. What is certain is man has known about wine making for a long time. Wall paintings and other archeological evidence prove it. An interesting Persian tale explains the invention of wine as follows: A melancholy princess had a falling out with her father, the king. She tried to kill herself by drinking what she thought was spoiled grape juice. The drink knocked her unconscious, but it didn’t kill her. When the princess woke up, she was in a much happier mood. She resumed drinking the same grape juice and was so amiable that she and her father soon made up. Regardless of the truth of this story, the Persians did make excellent wine. Some of the best varieties of grape today are thought to have evolved from Persia. Over time wine spread throughout the Mediterranean and Europe via trade. The Egyptians imported their grapes from the Phoenicians. They learned to raise white grapes in the fertile region of the Nile delta. The kind of grape used was most likely a white grape called Muscat native to Alexandria. Europe probably got their first taste of wine through the Phoenicians as well. The Phoenicians were a nation of sea-traveling merchants. They helped spread the knowledge of wine making across the Mediterranean and Europe, especially Greece and Rome. Wine played a very special part in religious...
Who Invented the Bicycle?

Who Invented the Bicycle?...

Most historians agree that the man who invented the bicycle was Ernest Michaux. However, before this conclusion came about, there were other people to consider. They contributed greatly to the invention of the bicycle. Ernest Michaux Ernest Michaux actually had a partner in the invention of the bicycle—Pierre Michaux, his father. In the 1860s they built a carriage that looked something like the bicycle people know of today, though yet unperfected. Then in 1861, Ernest finally ended up with the modern bike after doing innovations to it. Installing cranks and pedals, he was given the title—man who invented the bicycle. Running Bikes Before the modern bike came to be, it used to be a running bike. It was what people called “Laufmaschine” or running machine. It was made of wood, had no pedals, and was run by pushing the feet against the ground. Baron Karl Drais Von Sauerbronn, a German, was the man who invented the bicycle Laufmaaschine. He first presented his crude invention to the world in Paris in 1818. This initial invention of the bicycle was earlier heralded by the introduction of the “Celerifere” in 1790. Built by Comte Mede de Sivrac, it was similar to the Laufmaschine but without any means of steering. It just ran straight ahead. Mechanical Crank The addition of the mechanical crank to the bicycle was done in 1839. It was introduced by a blacksmith in Scotland named Kirkpatrick MacMillan. The mechanism that pushed the bicycle—the crank—was placed at the rear wheel. MacMillan was not the man who invented the bicycle but his mechanical crank was a big breakthrough in the invention of the bicycle, the modern type. James Starley Another name popped up in 1870 after the modern bike was invented....
Who Invented I Heart NY?

Who Invented I Heart NY?...

I Heart NY is a logo made for the advertising campaign launched to promote the tourist destinations in the state of New York. The logo is commonly seen in brochures as well as souvenir shops in the area. It is very simple since the trademark is set in the American Typewriter slab serif typeface. It became an essential part of the popular culture not just in the state but also in the U.S. Due to the popularity of this trademark, many people imitated it. In order to avoid confusion and to resolve conflicts, it is important to know the person who invented I Heart NY. History of the Development of the Logo Who invented I Heart NY? I Heart NY was invented or designed by graphic designer Milton Glaser in 1977. Glaser was recruited by New York State Department of Commerce Deputy Commissioner William S. Doyle to develop a unique but attractive design based on the marketing campaign conceptualized by Wells Rich Greene. The designer did not expect that the logo would be used for a long time since the campaign was only meant to be introduced to the public for a couple of months. In this regard, Glaser gave his service for the state for free. Additional Information and Other Important Details The logo was inspired by other trademarks introduced in the different U.S. states like the I Heart LA (Los Angeles), I Heart SF (San Francisco) and I Heart DF (Distrito Federal). Other trademarks that have similarities with I Heart NY are the I Love NJ (New Japan Pro Wrestling) and I Love NX (New Cross). The logo was also used by American performer New Young Pony Club in the covering of the album entitled Fantastic Playroom....
Who Invented the Mars Rover?

Who Invented the Mars Rover?...

The history of the Mars rover will point out their building was a team effort. Each of these rovers was created by a group of scientists working at NASA. Most of the work and development of the spacecraft take place in the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The Mars Rovers Five Mars rovers have been launched. The first one was launched in 1971 and called Mars 2 Prop M rover. It was followed by the Mars 3 Prop M rover. Both devices failed. The Sojourner rover (Mars Pathfinder) landed on the Red Planet on July 4, 1997. It was able to maintain communication with NASA until September 27, 1997. The Spirit (MER-A) Mars Exploration Rover made it to Mars on January 4, 2004. As of June 2009, the craft was still functioning. The history of the Mars rover continued to evolve with the Opportunity. This craft made it to Mars on January 25, 2004. It was still operating as of July 2009. The Mars Rovers Sojourner and Opportunity The failure of Mars 2 and Mars 3 led to design overhauls. The sojourner left Earth on December 4, 1996. It was able to land successfully because it used a multi celled balloon. This device bounced on the ground and helped reduce the impact of landing. This allowed the craft to land without damaging any components. The Opportunity landed on the Meridani Planum section, the first in the history of the Mars rover. Like the Sojourner and Spirit before it, the rover was able to land successfully without affecting any components. There are now several Mars rovers being developed. These include the Curiosity, the ExoMars and the Tumbleweed. The Curiosity is scheduled to be launched in 2011, and the ExoMars in 2016. There...
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