General Knowledge - Discoveries and Inventions

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General Knowledge - Discoveries and Inventions
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  1. Galileo was first to discover rotation of earth
  2. Kohler and Milstein discovered monoclonal antibodies.
  3. Photography was invented by Mathew Barry
  4. Albert Sabin invented Polio vaccine (oral)
  5. Dmitry Ivanovich Mendeleyev (Russian) published his first version of periodic table in 1869.
  6. X-ray machine was invented by James Clark
  7. Arthur Campton discovered x-rays and Cosmic rays.
  8. Chadwick discovered Neutron
  9. Telescope was invented by Galileo
  10. Penicillin was discovered by Alexander Fleming
  11. Noble gases discovered by Cavendish
  12. Gun powder was first invented in China
  13. Velocity of light was measured by Michelson
  14. Archimedes gave laws about Floatation of Bodies
  15. Balloon fly up in air according to Archimedes’s principle
  16. Dr. Christian Bernard was first to perform heart transplant in 1967 in cape town(SA)
  17. First man to receive artificial heart was Dr. Barney B. Clark
  18. Barometer was invented by Pascal
  19. Robert Hook discovered Cell in 1665
  20. Aspirin discovered by Dresser
  21. Atomic theory given by Dalton
  22. Atomic number given by Mosley
  23. Bacteria by Leeunhock
  24. Blood circulation by William Harvey
  25. Calculus by Newton
  26. CO2 by Fishcer
  27. Chlorine by K. Scheele
  28. Oxygen by Priestley
  29. Hydrogen by Cavandish
  30. Super conductor by Bendnorz and Muller in 1987 and were awarded Nobel Prize
  31. Cotton gin was invented by Eli Whitney.
  32. Chloroform by Guthrie
  33. Deuterium by Harlod
  34. Dynamite by Alfred B. Nobel
  35. DNA by Watson Crick
  36. Gene by Johanson
  37. Chromosomes by Waldyar
  38. Electric resistance by Ohm
  39. Electrolysis by Faraday
  40. Electron by J.J. Thomson in 1897
  41. Neutron by Chadwick
  42. Proton by Rutherford
  43. Positron by Anderson
  44. Ozone by Echonbein
  45. Planetary motion by Kepler
  46. Radioactivity by Bacquerel
  47. Radium by Currie
  48. Insulin by Banting & Best
  49. Human heart transplant by Bernard
  50. Vaccine (measles) by Peebles
  51. Vaccine (polio) by Salk
  52. Vaccine (rabies) by Louis Pasteur
  53. Vaccine (small pox) by Edward Jenner
  54. Cause of Malaria was discovered by Ronald Ross
  55. Adding machine invented by Pascal
  56. Atom Bomb by Otto Hahn
  57. Air Brake by George Washington
  58. Air Conditioning by H. Carier
  59. Airplane (with motor) by Wright Bothers
  60. Airplane (jet engine) by Ohain
  61. Automobile (electric) by William Morrison
  62. Automobile (differential gear) by Benz
  63. Bakelite by Leo Hendricks Backland
  64. Balloon by Mont Golfer
  65. Barometer by Torricelli
  66. Bicycle (modern) by Starley
  67. Bifocal lens by Benjamin Franklin
  68. Burner (gas) by Bunsen
  69. Calculating machine (digital) by Charles Babbage
  70. Camera (photographic) by Josef N. Niepce
  71. Carburetor by Daimler
  72. Cement by Joseph Aspidin
  73. Circuit breaker by Hilliard
  74. Computer (electronic) by J.P.Eckert and J.W.Mauckly
  75. Diesel engine by Rudolf Diesel
  76. Digital camera was invented by Eastman Kodak.
  77. Gas engine by Daimler
  78. Electric fan by wheeler
  79. Electric flat iron by Henry Sealy
  80. Electric generator by Hippolyte Pixie
  81. Electric motor by Michael Faraday
  82. Motor A.C by Tesla
  83. Motor D.C by Devin Port
  84. Electric shaver by W.S. Hadaway
  85. Electric vaccum cleaner by James Spangler
  86. Electromagnet by William Sturgeon
  87. Electron Microscope by Vladimir Zwryin
  88. Microscope (compound) by Janessen and Leeuhock
  89. Flying shuttle by Johan Kay
  90. Gun powder by Roger Bacon
  91. Gas engine (four cycle) by Otto and Daimler
  92. Helicopter by Sikorsky
  93. Interneral combustion engine by Daimler
  94. Jet engine by Frank Whittle
  95. Knitting Machine by William Lee
  96. Lamp (incadecent) by Thomas Edision
  97. Montgoflier invented balloon.
  98. Talbot invented photographic paper.
  99. Dickenson invented paper machine.
  100. Blanchard invented parachute.
  101. Colt’s invention is pistol.
  102. Howe was the inventor of sewing machine.
  103. Lamp (mercury) by Hewit
  104. Laser (practical) by Gordon Gould
  105. Laser (operable) by T.H.Mainman
  106. Machine gun by Gatling
  107. Match (safety) by Pasch
  108. Microphone by Graham Bell
  109. Motion pictures (camera) by Edison
  110. Motor cycle by Daimler
  111. Motor scooter by Bradsha
  112. Parachute by Garnerin
  113. Pen (fountain) by Waterman
  114. Pen (ball-point) John Loud Biro
  115. Photoelectric cell by Julius Elster
  116. Piano by Christopher
  117. Printing press (screw type) by Guten Berg
  118. Radar by Watson Watt
  119. Railway (electric) by Werner Siemens
  120. Razor safety by Gillette
  121. Razor (electric) by Jacob Schick
  122. Refrigerator by Ferdinand Carre
  123. Revolver by Samuel Solt
  124. Rifle by August Kotter
  125. Rifle (automatic) by John Moses Browning
  126. Rocket Engine by Goddard
  127. Safety pin by Walter Hunt
  128. Sewing Machine by Elias Howe and Thomas Saint
  129. Stainless steel by Herry Brearley
  130. Stream boat by Abbans
  131. Submarine by Holland
  132. Tank military by Swinton
  133. Telephone by Graham Bell
  134. Radio by Marconi
  135. Telescope (reflecting) by Galileo
  136. Telescope (refracting) by Newton
  137. Television (mechanical) by J.L. Baird
  138. Television (electric) by Fransworth
  139. Thermometer by Galilo
  140. Termomter (mercury) by Farhenheit
  141. Tractor by Robert Keeley
  142. Transformer by William Stanley
  143. Transistor by William Shockley
  144. Type writer by Henry Mill
  145. Washing machine (electric) by Alva Fisher
  146. Washing machine (manual) by Hamilton E. Smith
  147. Welding (electric) by E. Thomson
  148. Zipper (meshed tooth) by Gideon Sundback
  149. Celcius devised Centrigrade scale
  150. Bacteria were discovered by Louis Pasture.
  151. Ramsay discovered inert gas.
  152. Proton was discovered by Goldstein
  153. Who is credited with the development of polio vaccine? Jonas Salk
  154. Christopher Cockerel invented what: Hovercraft
  155. The electric chair was invented by a dentist
  156. Bardeen and Brattin discovered Semiconductor
  157. What was invented by James Dewer in 1872: Vacuum or thermos flask
  158. Atom Bomb (Uranium Fission) was invented by Otto Hahn in 1941.
  159. Electron was discovered in 1897.
  160. Oxygen was discovered in 1774.
  161. Tomas A Edison was American.
  162. X-rays and Cosmic rays were discovered by Arthur Compton.
  163. Printing press was invented by Johann Gutenberg.
  164. Gramophone was invented by Emile Berliner.
  165. Blood pressure was discovered by William Harvey.
  166. Magnifying glass was invented by Roger Bacon.
  167. Insulin was discovered by Banting.
  168. Michael Faraday invented Electric Motor in belonged to England.
  169. ECG invented by Einthogen.
  170. Columbus Day is observed on 2nd Monday in October.
  171. In 1774 Oxygen was discovered by Priestly.
  172. In 1589 William Lee invented knitting machine.
  173. More than 2000 years ago a Roman Ruler Julius Caesar invented the calendar that we use today.
  174. Lipstick was first introduced in 1915 in America.
  175. Zippers were introduced in 1890.
  176. China was discovered by Marco Polo.
  177. Sea route from Europe to India was discovered by Vasco-de-Gama.
  178. Canada was discovered by Jacques Cartier.
  179. Australia was discovered by William Jon zoon.
  180. Parachute was invented by L.S Lenormand in 1783.
  181. Box Camera was invented by G.Eastman in 1988.
  182. Electric Generator was invented by Hippolyte Pixil in the year 1832. He belonged to France.
  183. In 1907 Electric Washing Machine was invented by an American named A.J 1916.
  184. Motorcycle was invented by Gottlieb Daimler in 1885, he belonged to Germany.
  185. First person to reach North Pole was Robert E.Peray.
  186. Dynamo was invented by Faraday in the year of 1831.
  187. On 14th Dec 1911 South Pole was discovered by Armunden.
  188. America was discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1492, he belonged to Italy.
  189. Sea route to India was discovered by Vasco da Gama in 1498, he belonged to Protugese.
  190. Sandwich Island (now called Hawaiian Island) was discovered by Captain cook in 1770, he belonged to English.
  191. Suez Canal was designed by French Engineer Ferdiand de Lesseps in 1869.
  192. Solar System was discovered by Copernicus in 1540, he belonged to Poland.
  193. Planery motion was discovered by Kepler in 1600, he belonged to Germany.
  194. Artificial radioactivity was discovered by Madam Joliet and Irene Curie in 1934.
  195. Atomic number were discovered by Mosley in 1913.
  196. Atomic theory was given by Dalton in 1803.
  197. Who invented wax paper- Thomas Edison
  198. Atomic Structure was studied by Bohr and Rutherford in 1913.
  199. Circumference of the earth was calculated by Jean Picard.
  200. Current Electricity was invented by Volta in 1800, he belonged to Italy.
  201. Cause of yellow fever was discovered by Reed in 1900.
  202. Discovery of Oxygen was made by J.Priestly in 1774.
  203. Deuterium (Heavy Hydrogen) was discovered by H.C Urey in 1932.
  204. Discovery of Electron was made by J.J Thomson in 1897.
  205. Dynamite was made my Alfred Noble, he belonged to Sweden.
  206. Fundamental laws of electrical attraction was made by Coulomb.
  207. Hydrogen was discovered by Cavendish in 1766.
  208. Induction of electric current was discovered by Michaed Farraday in 1841.
  209. Incandescent bulb was made by Edison in 1860.
  210. Intelligence tests were made by Binet in 1905.
  211. Laughing gas (Nitrous oxide) was discovered by Priestly.:
  212. Chromosomes were discovered by Hofmeister.
  213. Otto Hahm invented A.Bomb.
  214. Wright Brothers invented Aeroplane.
  215. W. Shockley discovered transistor.
  216. Christian Barnard was pioneer in heart transplantation.
  217. William Harvey discovered Circulation of blood.
  218. Ramsay discovered inert gas.
  219. Aristotle was the first to classify animals into groups.
  220. Theophrastus is regarded as the father of botany.
  221. Hydrogen was discovered by Henry Cavandish.
  222. Proton was discovered by Goldstein.
  223. Thomson discovered electron.
  224. Commercial cork is obtained from Quercus.
  225. Bacteria were discovered by Louis Pasture.
  226. In 1803, the English Scientist John Dalton described the atom as the smallest unit of an element.
  227. In 1897 J.J Thomson discovered electron, negative charges.
  228. In 1911 Ernest Rutherford, a New Zealander living in Britain, carried out experiment with atomic particles.
  229. Scientist use enormous machine called particle accelerator to discover and find out about subatomic particles.
  230. Ernest Rutherford in 1908, with the equipment discovered the atomic nucleus.
  231. Hans Geiger (1882-1945) invented the Geiger Counter used to measure radioactivity.
  232. The scientist who designed the first internal combustion engine used to burn low grade fuel.
  233. Francois Isaac de Rivaz
  234. The scientist who discovered water: Antoine Lavoisier (Chk)
  235. Nitric acid was discovered by Jabbar bin Hayyan.
  236. What calculating aid was invented by William Oughtred in 1662: Slide Rule
  237. What was invented by James Dewer in 1872: Vacuum or thermos flask
  238. Fredrick Sanger discovered which medical life saver: Insulin
  239. Who invented Scissors-Leonardo Da Vinci
  240. In 1902 What did Mary Anderson invent-Windscreen Wipers
  241. The technique to produce the first test tube baby was evolved by Patrick Stepote and Robert Edwards
  242. Sumiton invented Tank.
  243. The very first electric light was invented in Scotland in 1835 by James Lindsay.
  244. The molecular theory of matter was experimentally testified by Robert Brown.
  245. The theory of inheritance of acquired characters was propounded by J.B. Lamarck
  246. What was invented by Dr Edward Land in 1947: Polaroid
  247. Dr. James Watson discovered the structure of DNA in 1953.
  248. Structure of DNA was given by Watson and Crick.
  249. Air conditioner invented by "willis H. carrier"U.S. in 1902.
  250. Camera (photographic) has been invented by "Joseph N. Niepce"France in 1822.
  251. The scientist who designed the first internal combustion engine used to burn low grade fuel. Etienne Lenoir


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