Mankind has served this world with things no one could have ever imagined. There is a reason why some people happened to make it to our history books, and we are very thankful they did. Have you ever wondered what would have happened if Edison didn’t invent a light bulb? We couldn’t make a rough guess of when or who would have made the light bulb if it was not Edison . Science is crazy and huge when it comes to research but it is super interesting at the same time.

Here are some beings who made the best inventions!


Electricity is the set of physical phenomena associated with the presence and motion of mater that has a property of electric charge. The presence of an electric charge, which can be either positive or negative, produces an electric field. Lightning is one of the most dramatic effects of electricity, and as we all know, it can kill us.

Franklin started exploring the phenomenon of electricity in 1746 when he saw some of lectures using static electricity for illustrations. Franklin was the first to label them as positive and negative respectively, and he was the first to discover the principle of conservation of charge. In 1748, he constructed a multiple plate capacitor, that he called an “electrical battery”. Franklin briefly investigated electrotheraphy . This work led to the field becoming widely known.



This invention changed the way we design buildings, increased the length of the average workday and jump-started new businesses. It also led to new energy breakthroughs — from power plants and electric transmission lines to home appliances and electric motors.

In 1835, the first constant electric light was demonstrated, and for the next 40 years, scientists around the world worked on the incandescent lamp, tinkering with the filament and the bulb’s atmosphere. Edison and his researchers focused on strengthening the filament. In 1879, Edison’s team kept on experimenting with the filament until settling on one made from bamboo that gave Edison’s bulb a life of 1200 hours, this filament became the standard for the Edison bulb for the next 10 years.



During 1876–1877 invention of telephone took place.

Alexander Graham Bell presented the telephone before a large audience for the first time at the World Exhibition in Philadelphia in June 1876. Bell’s patent was approved and officially registered on March 7. Three days later the famous call was made to Bell’s assistant Mr Watson, that said “come here. I want to see you.”, confirmed that the invention worked. The Bell Telephone Company began operating on July 11, 1877. In the same month, the first usable Bell telephone was sent to Europe.



Computer once meant a person who did computations, but now the term almost universally refers to automated electronic machinery.

Charles Babbage, an English mathematician and inventor invented the very first digital computer. He first made Difference engine, then came computer and lastly, Analytic engine. During the 1830s Babbage developed plans for the  the forerunner of the modern computer. In that device he saw the capability of performing any arithmetical operation on the basis of instructions from punched cards, a memory unit in which to store numbers, sequential control, and most of the other basic elements of the present-day computer.



The first edition of radio was patented in 1896 by Guglielmo Marconi. Marconi was a pioneer of wireless telegraphy. He began experimenting with his inventions at the age of 20 after becoming aware of the work of Hertz in electromagnetic waves, also known as radio waves.

In July 1986 Marconi made the first demonstration of his invention, the radio transmitter and receiver.  In December 1901, Marconi successfully transmitted the first wireless telegraphy signals across the Atlantic Ocean.


Article by : Haniah Mirza

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