The first practical steam engine was developed by Thomas Newcomen in the early eighteenth century. Steam was one of the driving forces behind the industrial revolution, allowing mills and other factories to be located away from rivers.
Carbon dating and other resources reveal how old the Egyptian pyramids really are. This suggests the pyramids were built long before the height of the ancient Egyptian civilization. Were the ancient Egyptians in essence the squatters of Giza?
Toilet, Loo, Water Closet, Crapper, Throne or John. Whatever you want to call it we all need to use it at some point in they day, though most of us don’t much like talking about (which I think is wise). Very few of us however think about the...
The lowly pressing iron, like no other household utensil throughout history, has brought the latest advances of technology to the hands of everyday people. All the latest developments of metals, materials, improved fuels, science, and technology...
Two iron furnace historic sites capture different eras of iron smelting in early American industrial growth. Photos, maps, and more. Easy visit from Hershey, Lancaster, Philadelphia, and Baltimore.
That Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone is relatively without debate, however the where of it, that is a question apparently very much in question. Do you know?
The tv remote is one piece of technology that no self respecting couch potato can live without. But where did the venerable "clicker" come from? To whom do we owe our thanks?
Alcatraz was home to many high profile prisoners in the nearly thirty years it housed our worst criminals. Although it boasted that it was inescapable, here are three of the most notorious attempts.
Frank Lloyd Wright made some important additions and changes top the Chicago School of Architecture. Many clients and designers applauded him, while some architects and others were shocked.
In 1774, Swiss clock-maker Pierre Jaquet-Droz made, arguably, the first working robot. Learn more about it.