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Share Invention of the Portable Fire Escape Ladder

Daniel McCree patented the first portable fire escape ladder on November 11, 1890. McCree created a ladder made of wood that could be attached to the windowsill in households.

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Share Top 10 Renewable Energy Sources

Tidal energy can be generated by tidal stream generators or by barrage generation. The power created though tidal generators is generally more environmentally friendly and causes less impact on established ecosystems.

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Share Invention Of The Cash Register

James Jacob Ritty, inventor of the first mechanical cash register, was born in Dayton, Ohio in 1837.

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Share October 28, 1891 - Mino-Owari Earthquake

At just after half-past-six on the morning of 28th October 1891 an earthquake shook the provinces of Mino and Owari, on the Nobi Plain, Japan, the effects of which were felt as far away as Tokyo and Osaka and was probably the most violent as any ever recorded.


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Share And Then There Was Light…

On 21 October 1879 Thomas Edison invented the electric light bulb. Though the idea had existed for over 50-years, he was the first to actually transform the idea into a deal by making the first electricity light bulb.

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Share Great Inventions That Should Be Invented

Interstellar Travel: Interstellar space is to travel between stars. The concept of travel in starships is a norm in science fiction. Interstellar travel is extremely difficult due to the large distances involved. Imagine being able to travel to distant worlds and discover new horizons, all in the blink of an eye.

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Share 10 Developments That Changed The Face Of Computing

The World Wide Web: On November 12, 1990, Sir Tim Berners-Lee wrote a document outlining the basics of what we now know as the world wide web. Within the same year he created the first web server and web browser (which he called WorldWideWeb) on a NeXT computer (NeXT was Steve Jobs’ company when he left Apple – it was this operating system that Apple based its OS X on after Jobs returned there). No one would have guessed the impact the web would have on the world. It is probably the most revolutionary concept in modern history.

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Share Top 10 Science Myths

Evolutionary Improvements

Myth: Evolution causes something to go from “lower” to “higher”
Although natural selection gets rid of unhealthy genes from the gene pool, in many cases an imperfect organism has survived. Examples of this are fungi

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