1450

Printing using movable type: Johannes Gutenberg

1783

Hor air balloon: Joseph and Etienne Montgolfier

1784

Bifocal spectacles: Benjamin Franklin

1752

Lightning conductor: Benjamin Franklin

1800s

Processing of rubber: Thomas Hancock

Vulcanisation of rubber: Charles Goodyear

1810

Canned food: Nicolas Appert

1869

Antiseptics: Joseph Lister

1871

Telephone: Antonio Meucci, Alexander Bell

1879

Electric lamp, phonograph (1877), talking motion pictures (1912): Thomas Edison

1893

Zeppelin: Ferdinand von Zeppellin

1894

Box kites: Lawrence Hargrave

1895

X-Rays: Wilhelm Rontgen

1897

Diesel engine: Rudolph Diesel

1903

Aeroplane: Wilbur and Orville Wright

1927

Talking Motion pictures: The Jazz Singer was the first

1928

Penicillin: Alexander Fleming

1945

Hills hoist: Lance Hill

1957

Black box flight recorder: David Warren

1959

Hovercraft: Christopher Cockerell

Barbie dolls: Ruth Handler

1978

Bionic ear now called cochlea implant: Graeme Clarke

1982

Artificial heart: Robert Jarvik and Willem Johan Kolff

1986

3D printing: Charles Hull

1991

The World Wide Web (WWW)

1990

Hubble Space Telescope

1995

First full-length film using computer animation. Toy Story was the first.

2001

iPod. the most successful MP3 player

2003

Camera phone

2004

Facebook

2007

iPhone

2010

iPad

2015

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