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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.

From ancient times, people have dreamed up in the air, to float there like birds. It is they who are imitated in his first attempt to get off the ground. But, alas ... Numerous experiments with artificial wings gave the same result - the man could no... Read more

Smallpox has been known since ancient times and has always been considered one of the most terrible and devastating diseases. Usually it causes 1 / 6-1 / 8 of all cases and deaths in young children has reached 1/3. In relation to total mortality at a... Read more

Eighteenth and nineteenth century were marked by an unprecedented rise above specifications. In the course of a hundred and fifty years has been done many brilliant inventions, created new types of engines, developed new means of communication and tr... Read more

Like points, the telescope has been created by man, far from science. Descartes in his "Dioptrics" so the story of this important invention: "To the shame of the history of our science is so wonderful invention was first done purely empirically and, ... Read more

The idea of ​​printing books, is likely to have filed stamps. Already in the VII-VIII centuries in Europe was elaborated matter with embossed decorations. When printing many repeating shapes are used stamps. Medieval scribes in the XIII century, ... Read more

Free native iron in the Earth's crust, unlike copper, almost does not occur. But it is part of many minerals and spread much wider non-ferrous metals. In ancient times, it could produce literally everywhere - from the lake, marsh, meadow and other or... Read more

The Age of Discovery was one of the turning points in the history of mankind. Just a few decades, the world known to man border unprecedented parted. The Europeans came into contact with distant, unknown to them before the people, opened a lot of new... Read more

Artillery gun
The emergence and spread of artillery, as already mentioned, had enormous consequences for world history. Since the Europeans before others appreciated the advantages of a firearm and began it vigorously to improve, they received military superiority... Read more

Blast furnace
For many centuries the iron was mined in syrodutnyh furnaces way open even in ancient times. While on the ground in abundant fusible ore, this method is quite satisfied the needs of production. But in the Middle Ages, when iron demand began to increa... Read more

The invention of gunpowder and its distribution in Europe, had enormous consequences for the entire future history of mankind. Although Europeans last of civilized nations have learned to do this explosive mixture, they were able to draw from its ope... Read more


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