The two men who designed and built ENIAC were John Presper Eckert and John Mauchly. They built it from 1943 to 1945 at the University of Pennsylvania Moore School of Electrical Engineering.
What made ENIAC unique among other early computers is that it could be reprogrammed to perform different operations; contemporary devices were designed to perform only one program. It was funded by the Army to calculate ballistic trajectories for artillery shells, but World War II ended before it could perform once. Instead, its first calculations were used in top-secret evaluations of thermonuclear chain reactions. It was unveiled to the public in February of 1946.Learn More
The earliest known use of crutches dates back to the early days of recorded history, so it is impossible to pinpoint a single inventor. However, several innovators are responsible for the modern crutch design.Full Answer >
Tycho Brahe was an astronomer who, through careful observation, recorded and discovered the visible orbit of heavenly bodies across the night sky. Brahe is also credited with providing data that disproved the early 16th-century theory that the heavens are static.Full Answer >
Sir Isaac Newton received several honors including knighthood, the consideration as the top mathematics professor at Cambridge, a seat in Parliament and the Lucasian Chair of Mathematics at Cambridge. Sir Isaac Newton was a mathematician, astronomer, philosopher, scientist and physicist that lived from 1643 to 1727.Full Answer >
Although no specific person has ever been credited with the invention of glass windows, the first known use of glass in windows was during the Roman Empire. This likely occurred in about 100 C.E. in Roman-occupied Alexandria.Full Answer >