Famous Inventions and Inventors

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Inventions and Inventors

Have a look at your surroundings. From Air Conditioner/Cooler, pencils, and Laptops to earphones, chargers, and electric heaters, there are so many things that have made your life easy and comfortable in one way or the other. However, have you ever thought that who came up with these unique and innovative ideas? Since the paleolithic age, there have been scores of inventions and discoveries across various domains. Through different streams, the inventors faced a problem, analyzed it deeply, brainstormed, and presented us with a solution that made a difference in society. This blog presents you with a list of famous inventors, who have etched their names in the list of famous inventions, Indian Scientists and their inventions! 


The field of Science and Technology has enhanced and eased our way of living to an unmeasurable extent. From the automobile and flexible electronics to body scanners and penicillin, there have been important discoveries and inventions in the Science stream including, but not limited to, medicine, agribusiness, life sciences, space science, etc. Here is a list of a few inventions and inventors who looked for a solution in the most unusual ways.

Inventions Inventors
Telephone Alexander Graham Bell
Bulb Thomas Edison
Mobile Phone Martin Cooper
Ceiling Fan Philip Diehl
3D Printing Chuck Hill
Printing Machine Johannes Gutenberg 
Television John Logie Baird
Three-Wheeled Motor Car Karl Benz
Virtual Reality Headset Ivan Sutherland
Carbon Nanotubes Sumio Iijima

Famous Women Inventors and Their Inventions

Around the globe and across history, women have envisioned, created, and perfected their inventions which have benefited a large section of the masses. From Medical Science and Chemistry to Electronics and Telecommunications, scores of women, who disregarded the gender stereotypes and prejudicial hindrances, have etched their names in the list of famous inventors. Shown below are some of the greatest female inventors and their unique inventions. 

Inventions  Inventors
Theory of Radioactivity, the discovery of Polonium and Radium Marie Curie
The first 100 percent solar-powered house Maria Telkes
Anti-reflective Glass Katharine Burr Blodgett
Windshield Wiper Blades Mary Anderson
First Computer Programmer Ada Lovelace
Paper Bag Margaret E. Knight 
Kevlar Material Stephanie Kwolek
DNA Double Helix Rosalind Franklin
LuminAID Solar Light Anna Stork and Andrea Sreshta

Mathematicians and Their Inventions

One of the most dreaded yet interesting domains, Mathematics improves our analytical reasoning, shapes creative thinking, and enhances numeracy skills. And when it comes to the list of various inventions, this domain cannot be missed out. Tabulated below are some of the greatest inventions and inventors related to the field of Mathematics/Statistics. 

Inventors Inventions
Euclid Father of Geometry. Famous for his theorem on Prime numbers – Euclid’s Theorem
Blaise Pascal Calculator
John Venn Venn Diagram
René Descartes Cartesian Coordinates
Brahmagupta Usage of number “zero”
P.C Mahalanobis Father of Indian Statistics. Known for Mahalanobis Distance. 

Since the conceptualization of “Difference Engine” by Charles Babbage, vast research has been conducted throughout the world in the field of Computer Science Engineering, and Technology. So, when we talk about popular inventions, it becomes essential to mention notable discoveries which have made the usage of the computer system easy. Tabulated below are a few inventions and inventors related to the field of Computer Science.

Inventions Inventors
Computer Charles Babbage
First Microchip  Federico Faggin
World Wide Web (WWW) Tim Berners-Lee
GPS (Global Positioning System) Roger L. Easton
BarCode Norman Joseph Woodland and Bernard Silver 
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Raymond Damadian
Liquid Crystal Display George H. Heilmeier
First Touchscreen E.A Johnson 
Linux Operating System Linus Torvalds

Top 10 Indian Scientists and Their Inventions

Over the years India has produced many scholars and scientists that have made the country proud. From CV Raman to APJ Abdul Kalam. Check out the top Indian scientist and their inventions:

Inventor Inventions
CV Raman Raman Effect
Jagadish Chandra Bose Crescograph
Homi J. Bhabha Cascade
Shrinivasa Ramanujan Theory of Numbers
M Visvesvaraya Block System
APJ Abdul Kalam Agni and Prithvi
Vikram Sarabhai Aryabhatta
Prafulla Chandra Ray Mercurous Nitrite
Satyendra Nath Bose Bone and Photon Gas
Subrahmanyan Chandrashekhar Chandrasekhar limit, number, and Friction

10 Greatest Inventors of All Time

We are surrounded by inventions. From smartphones to cars, everything was an invention at some point in time. Some inventors change the course of history with their inventions like the invention of the light bulb or gravity. Here are the greatest inventions of all time that still inspires a billion others today:

Inventor Inventions
Leonardo Da Vinci  Polymath
Thales of Miletus Static Electricity
Thomas Edison Light Bulb
Archimedes Center of Gravity
Benjamin Franklin Lightning Rod and Glass Harmonica
Nikola Tesla AC Generation and Transmission Technology
Tim Berners-Lee  HTML, World Wide Web
Johannes Gutenberg Printing Press
George Washington Carver 300 Uses of Peanuts
Steve Jobs iPhones

Important Inventions and Their Inventors in Biology

Biology is one of the most complicated subjects to study and humans are every second close to discovering something new. Inventions that will benefit everyone. From the simple microscope to the structure of DNA, everything was invented. Here are some of the famous inventors and their inventions in Biology:

Inventor Inventions
William Harvey Circulation of Blood
Anton van Leeuwenhoek Microscope
Edward Jenner Vaccination
Rosalind Franklin and Maurice Wilkins DNA
Sewall Wright Genetic Drift
Norman Shumway First Heart Transplant
William Bayliss Hormone
Jonas Salk Polio Vaccine
Felix Hoffmann Aspirin
Robert Hooke Cell

Indian Scientists and their Inventions

India has been a land of inventions. From Aryabhatta to Tipu Sultan, there has been a continuous flow of inventions from Indian famous inventors. Following are some of the most prominent Indian scientists and their inventions:

Invention Inventor
Zero and the number system Aryabhatta
Buttons Indus Valley Civilisation
Wool and cotton Indus Valley Civilisation
Radio/wireless communication Sir Jagdish Chandra Bose
Cataract Surgery Sushruta
Rockets Tipu Sultan
Yoga Adi Yogi Shiva

Top Books on Famous Inventions and Inventors 

  • The greatest invention of all time was by Jillian Powell.
  • 50 things you should know about inventions by Clive Gifford.
  • 1000 inventions and discoveries by Roger Francis Bridgman.
  • Great inventors from A to Z by Valter Fogato.
  • Inventions: a visual encyclopedia by John Farndon et al.

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