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The history of the origin of things

The history of the origin of things
When people think of ancient civilizations, a lack of technological advancement and a primitive lifestyle are usually the first things that come to mind. However, many of the everyday things that we take for granted were actually invented long ago.

Transmission of electricity over large distances
In the last third of the XIX century in many major industrial centers of Europe and America has become a very serious problem feel the energy. Residential buildings, transport, factories and workshops have demanded more fuel to bring up that comes fr... Read more

The physical essence of the phenomenon of transformation of currents has been reported in the chapter on the phone. It must, however, say a few words about the invention of this remarkable device, allowing you to solve the many large and small electr... Read more

The greatest technical achievement of the late XIX century was the invention of the motor industry. This compact, cost-effective, user-friendly engine soon became one of the most important elements of production, displacing other types of engines eve... Read more

Gas and gasoline engines
The steam engine is not fully solved the energy problem facing humanity. Small shops and businesses, who formed in the XIX century, most of the industrial sector, is not always able to take advantage of it. The fact that a small steam engine had a ve... Read more

Steam turbine
In addition to hydraulic turbines, described in a previous chapter, of great importance for Energy and Electrification was the invention and distribution of steam turbines. Their operating principle was similar to hydraulic, with the difference, howe... Read more

Hydraulic press
At the heart of the hydraulic press is one of the most important properties of water - its low compressibility. Due to this pressure, the water produced, enclosed in a closed vessel, is transmitted in all directions with the same force, so that each ... Read more

Machine gun
You can count several epochal inventions, one of which is certainly the case in the history of machine gun and military equipment. In the same way as the first gun opened the era of firearms, and the first rifle - era rifled, the creation of machine-... Read more

Water turbine
In the history of mankind, water engines have always played a special role. For centuries, various water machines have been the main source of energy in production. Then, the development of heat (and later electric) engines greatly narrowed the scope... Read more

Light bulb
In the last decades of the XIX century in the lives of many European cities included electric lighting. Appearing first on the streets and squares, it very soon penetrated into every home, in every apartment, and became an integral part of the life o... Read more

The task of sending messages over long distances has been solved with the invention of the telegraph. However, the telegraph could send only written dispatches. Meanwhile, many inventors have dreamed of a more perfect and the outgoing communication m... Read more


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