Innovation

Do you know how common everyday items, such as mirrors, fireworks or sunglasses work? This collection of Innovation articles explores the workings of objects you may come into contact with on a regular basis.

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Joseph Nicéphore Niépce is responsible for the first photo ever taken. Almost lost to time, the image used a process called heliography.

By Yara Simón

The flying shuttle was a transformative invention during the Industrial Revolution. Learn more about the device that revolutionized the weaving process.

By Reina Belardes

Explore the mechanics and inner workings of the internal combustion engine, an innovation of the Industrial Revolution that transformed transportation.

By Desiree Bowie

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The phonograph transformed audio recording, leaving a lasting impact on how we capture and preserve sound. Learn about the invention's history and evolution.

By Desiree Bowie

The pneumatic tire revolutionized transportation and a number of other industries that rely on air-cushioned rubber tires.

By Nicole Antonio

Invented in 1824, Portland cement remains prominent in modern construction. Learn about the hydraulic binder's raw materials and applications.

By Nicole Antonio

The power loom was one of the most significant inventions of the Industrial Revolution. Learn more about the mechanized device that transformed the textile industry.

By Reina Belardes

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The spinning jenny revolutionized the process of spinning yarn during the Industrial Revolution. Read on to learn about its impact on textile production.

By Reina Belardes

The spinning mule shaped the textile industry and society as a whole during the Industrial Revolution. Read on to learn about the groundbreaking invention.

By Reina Belardes

The telegraph was a groundbreaking invention that transformed communication in the 19th century. Explore its impact on news media and global connectivity.

By Yara Simón

The water frame was a revolutionary textile machine that mechanized spinning, transforming the cotton industry and driving industrialization.

By Desiree Bowie

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Steamships quickly replaced sails in the early 1800s. Learn more about the origins of steamships and the innovations that led to their creation.

By Yara Simón

James Watt’s steam engine propelled the world forward. Learn about the Watt steam engine’s impact and the innovations that helped make it possible.

By Yara Simón

With the launch of the Kepler telescope and observatory in 2009, scientists’ knowledge of our universe has taken a quantum leap forward in a little more than five years. Orbiting our own planet, Kepler’s mission is a simple one: Search for habitable planets elsewhere in the universe. This orbiting telescope is so powerful that it […] The post 10 Mindblowing Discoveries of the Universe appeared first on Goliath.

By Jack Sackman

For generations science fiction writers have helped to shape the future with their imaginations. In his classic novel From the Earth to the Moon, Jules Verne wrote a fictional account of traveling to space nearly a century before it actually happened. What’s more, radar, geostationary satellites, and powerful computers that fit in your pocket were all […] The post 12 Of The Coolest Theoretical Ideas From Science Fiction appeared first on Goliath.

By Wes Walcott

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From the moment we are awoken by our alarm clock in the morning, right through to when we turn out the light before going to sleep, we use an enormous amount of inventions that make our day to day lives much easier. Many of these are relatively new inventions, whilst there are also dozens of […] The post 10 Amazing Inventions We Don’t Appreciate Enough appeared first on Goliath.

By Jonny Hughes

Not every wonderful invention was created intentionally. Some of the products we cherish most were born because of clumsiness or lazy tendencies. While others were discovered by watching how others interact with things differently than we do. For researchers who spend months, or even years experimenting, this spontaneous discovery can be thrilling. While not every […] The post 15 Of The Coolest Accidental Inventions appeared first on Goliath.

By Rachel Despres

As the result of a happy accident, scientists have created a sustainable paint that's lighter, longer-lasting and more cooling than traditional paint.

By Carrie Whitney, Ph.D.

The light bulb literally brightened the whole world and Thomas Edison generally gets the credit for inventing it. But did he?

By Dylan Ris & Yara Simón

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Paper airplanes are much more than child's play.

By Laurie L. Dove

Researchers develop a gadget that lets winemakers hasten the fermentation process, experiment more.

By Kathryn Whitbourne

In 1915, the great physicist predicted the existence of ripples in space-time called gravitational waves. A century later, scientists finally have detected them on Earth.

By Patrick J. Kiger

After surveying thousands of published genetics papers, researchers found nearly one-fifth had errors caused by Microsoft Excel in their supplementary files. Uh-oh.

By Jonathan Strickland

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Ever wonder what's happening as your hair changes color? Permanent hair dyes physically and chemically change each hair, whether it's mermaid blue or bleach blonde.

By Laurie L. Dove