Boolean logic was created by George Boole, an English mathematician. His system of algebra of logic, sometimes called Boolean algebra, is integral to the design of computer circuitry.Know More
George Boole was born on Nov. 2, 1815, and was interested in mathematics from a young age. His work on algebra and logic won him the first gold medal in mathematics from the Royal Society. Though he never received a degree in mathematics, his expertise landed him a job as a math professor at Queen’s College in County Cork.
In addition to its influence on computer science, the logic and binary digit system of Boole's work was important in the evolution of telephone switching.Learn more about Inventions
The first wind vane recorded in history was created by the Greek astronomer Andronicus in 48 B.C. The weather vane was created to honor Triton and had a shape that depicted a half-man, half-fish figure. Andronicus' weather vane is estimated to have been between 4 and 8 feet long.Full Answer >
The first robot was created by the Greek mathematician Archytas of Tarentum. It was a flying wooden dove that traveled up to 200 meters through the air by flapping its wings.Full Answer >
Crest toothpaste was invented by a research group, created by Procter & Gamble and lead by Dr. Joseph Muhler, at Indiana University. The group was responsible for developing and testing toothpaste with fluoride. The program began in the 1940s, and Crest arrived on the national market in 1956.Full Answer >
The first electric wheelchair was created in Canada. Though attempts to create a proper motorized wheelchair started in 1916, there were no viable prototypes until after World War II.Full Answer >