GALILEO GALILEI The clock was invented in the 14th century, but when Galileo invented the mechanical clock, everything changed. This invention was used to keep track of time during the day. I think that this invention had a lasting impact on the world because the new modern watch today is small, easy to travel with, light, and easy to read. In the 14th century we would need to go find a sundial to check what time of day it was.
GALILEO GALILEI In 1606 Galileo invented the thermoscope. This invention is used to measure the temperature of things. The way it worked was it measured by how different materials reacted to heat. I think that this is a lasting invention because it inspired us to invent the thermometer and with a thermometer we can conduct experiments to see how hot things get and how different things react to each other.
SIR JOHN HARRINGTON Sir john Harrington created the first flush toilet in 1596. Queen Elisabeth was the only one to use this toilet. Sir John was teased and never made another again. I think that this invention had a lasting impact because 200 years later Alexander Cunnings reinvented the toilet because of Johns idea. Today there is a toilet everywhere, houses, hotels, malls, and even airports have toilets because of Sir John.
HANS LIPPERSHEY In the 16th century Hans Lippershey invented lenses for the microscope and the telescope. I think that this had a lasting impact on the world because today scientists use telescopes and microscopes to discover new things in the world, educating us on new information. Without microscopes we wouldnt have special medicine for certain illnesses. We developed medicine because of microscopes. We also discovered that the sun is the middle of the universe because of the telescope, leading to the rule of gravity.
JOHANNES GUTENBURG In the 15th century Johannes Gutenburg invented the printing press. He used the press to press ink on hundreds of letters at one time, he also used his new invention to mass print the first printed book, the Bible. I think that this invention had a lasting impact on the world because today a good example is the daily newspaper. Thousands of newspapers are printed every hour because people need to know the news and the hottest events. Although we get the news on the TV people still like to read the newspapers daily. All these are printed using a modernized printing press. This also counts for a small printer in your own house.
LEONARDO DAVINCI Leorando Davinci developed the first submarine in secrecy. He didnt want to show anyone any of his inventions. I think that this invention impacted our world today because in the 16th century, William Borne started to draw pictures of submarines. Because of the drawing inspired by Leonardo people in the 17th century started developing and creating submarines.
CASPAR VOPEL Caspar Vopel invented the aemillary sphere in 1543. This invention serves the purpose of establishing where different planets are at different times and years. Ironically when he announced his invention, it also helped Copernicus a while later to figure out that the sun is in the middle of the universe. This affects our lives today because of how it help us make maps and show other countries in an easy way instead of just pointing West or South.
BATTISIA ALBERTI In the 15th century Battisia Alberti invented the anemometer. This device is used to measure wind power and pressure. This invention had a lasting impact on the world because now we can figure out how powerful tornados are and how much air there is in one place. For example, a mine where you need oxygen. It is also important because it helps us develop better planes and other flying things.
BALISE PASCAL In 1642, Balise created the first adding machine. This was designed to help his father count taxes. It was called the pascaline. This invention helped develop calculators and more advanced math capabilities for what a machine could do. It also led to probability computer programing.
WILLIAM LEE In 1589 William Lee invented the worlds first mechanical knitting machine. This was used at first to make stockings but soon overtook the older way. I think that this invention had a lasting impact on the world because now all the clothes we wear are made using knitting machines.