Orville and Wilbur, the Wright brothers are the American aviation pioneers who gained their mechanical skills by working for years in the Ohio shop with printing presses, bicycles, motors and machinery.
Blinded after an accident when he was three years old, Louis Braille developed a code language for blind people. Braille writing consists of dots and dashes which could be interpreted by the touch of a finger. Each set of arrangement of dots denoted an alphabet or a numerical.
It was Ignaz Philipp Semmelweis, a Hungarian obstetrician, who instituted washing hands with soap and chlorine to avoid puerperal fever after performing surgery. Joseph Lister built upon the idea and developed his own antiseptic surgical method to avoid fatalities in both doctors and patients.
Dr Oppenheimer was the leader of the Manhattan Project, which was the first program to develop nuclear weapons. He supervised the atomic bomb's test commonly known as the Trinity Test. The bomb was developed in Los Alamos, New Mexico, and was tested in a remote desert location near Alamogordo.
Karl Benz developed a single cylinder, two-stroke engine, which he demonstrated on New Years Eve in 1879. Karl Friedrich Benz was a German mechanical engineer. He developed the first practical, internal-combustion-powered automobile in 1885. It was a three-wheeled automobile, which was called the Motorwagen.
Charles Hard Townes from Greenville, South Carolina, was an American physicist. Townes and two other Soviet physicists, Aleksandr M. Prokhorov and Nikolay G. Basov won a joint Noble prize in physics for inventing the laser. He also developed the idea of using ammonia molecules for microwave radiation amplification, which was later referred to as the maser.
Born in September 12, 1818, Richard Jordan Gatling from Maney's Neck, North Carolina, invented a crank-operated multibarrel machine gun and patented it in 1862. The patented machine gun was also known as "the Gatling gun," which he developed as a result of the outbreak of the Civil War.
The legendary Serbian-American scientist and inventor was born on July 10, 1856. He also discovered the rotating magnetic field, which further helped him in inventing the AC (alternating current) electric motor. He sold the AC patent rights to George Westinghouse who used it to develop transformers, dynamos, and motors.
Ernest Swinton was also a writer and a member of the British military who played a major role in inventing tanks and other armored vehicles for war purposes. Swinton later became professor of military history at Oxford University from 1925 to 1939.
Felix Hoffman was a German chemist. While working at Bayer, he synthesized two chemical substances for medicinal purposes - aspirin and heroin. Aspirin is still an over-the-counter medication. Hoffman then went on to work in various pharmacies in Germany; he studied chemistry and pharmacy from the University of Munich.
In 1794, U.S. born inventor Eli Whitney patented the machine that revolutionized cotton production by speeding up the process by removing the seeds from the cotton plants. His invention was beneficial because some parts of USA grew cotton plants that had shorter fibers.
Born in 1674, Jethro Tull was an English agriculture entrepreneur who invented the horse-drawn seed-drill. This type of seed drill was more efficient and improved the yield of crops before the industrial revolution.
The Scottish blacksmith and inventor was born in 1812, and he invented a rear wheel driven bicycle through the use of a chain. Macmillan never thought of patenting the design and make money out of it. However, others realized the potential of the design and developed their own version of the pedal bicycle.
Robert Thomson was the son of a mill owner. In 1845, he acquired a patent for pneumatic tires - a hollow leather tire enclosed in a rubberized fabric tube filled with air. Thomson's pneumatic tires ran for roughly 2000 miles.
Samuel Finley Breese Morse was born on April 27, 1791, in Charleston, Massachusetts. The American painter and inventor also developed the electric telegraph somewhere between 1832-35. Morse code is a system for representing alphanumerical values and punctuation. The code language was used as a means of communication during World War II.
Robert Noyce was an American engineer who invented the system of interconnected transistors using a single silicon chip. The entire arrangement was known as an integrated circuit. He along with Gordon Moore and Andy Grove started their own company – Intel
Alfred Nobel was a Swedish scientist who was born on October 21, 1833. Apart from inventing the dynamite, he also willed his wealth to establish the prestigious Nobel Prize. After inventing dynamite, Nobel had established 90 factories and laboratories in more than 20 countries.
There have been countless discoveries and inventions by scientists and intellectuals that made our lives easier and helped us better understand the world around us. Think you know all the scientists behind these innovative inventions? Take this quiz to find out:
There was a time when everyone wanted their secret laboratory like Dexter or couldn't wait for "Mythbusters" to start on the Discovery channel. If you have loved science irrespective of the mind-boggling equations and unpronounceable names of plants, then you will definitely enjoy this quiz. Take this quiz and find out how well-versed you are with the various facets of science.
With the 99th Precinct watching the streets of New York, no criminals can escape! Isn’t it “noice” to have such great detectives battling all sorts of trouble in their uniquely witty way? If you have guffawed at Holt’s deadpan expression or admired how tough Rosa is, or say “cool, cool, cool, cool” every time you are anxious, then take this quiz and find out how well you know Brooklyn Nine-Nine. So, ready, set, NINE-NINE!
Numbers can get confusing at times and might make you wonder if you are dealing with an integer or a fraction, a rational number or a negative? But if you think you have a way with numbers, we have the perfect quiz for you. See if you can ace the quiz that features math history, prominent mathematicians, mathematical expressions and so much more.
America is a land of diversity and the second largest democracy in the world. The great nation plays host to various cultural groups and is home to some of the most iconic landmarks and locations in the world. But just how well do you know the history of your country? Take this quiz to find out if you can answer all 45 questions correctly.
The Samsung Galaxy Note10 and Note10+ are the flagship phones of the year, thanks to the next-level technology used to power these devices. An amalgamation of design and powerful AI, the new in the Note series provides its users with some exclusive Samsung-only features, making it unique in many ways. Fancy yourself a Samsung smartphone enthusiast? Take this fun quiz to check if you can score 17+ and above!
If you are a frequent concertgoer and love listening to all kinds of music genres, then here is an ultimate music quiz we have for you. Take this challenging quiz and match the right musician to their respective band and prove your music IQ.
Limited space is one of the main problems gardeners face in an urban setting. But does that mean you stop spending time with your beloved plants? Not necessarily. Urban gardening is the answer! But how much do you know about the plants, tools, skills required, and types of gardening in an urban setting? Take this quiz to find out.
For 8 years now, Game of Thrones has held our attention and had us hold our breath. From Daenerys Targaryen's dragons to Joffrey Baratheon's cruelty; from the honorable Ned Stark to the morally challenged Cersei Lannister; from swashbuckling Oberyn Martell to the naïve Jon Snow, the series' twists and turns have left us riveted. As we await the next episode of the eighth season with bated breath, take this quiz to see if your attention to detail is as intricate as Sansa Stark's wedding gown or as sloppy as the intern who left the Starbucks cup in full view. (Spoilers ahead)