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 large-scale water purification plant was created in 1804 in Scotland by John Gibb, a bleachery owner in Paisley. This water filter was the first documented example to have used sand filters as a water purification method.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 >
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 Royal Mail was created by King Henry VIII of England when he appointed Brian Tuke as the first “Master of the Posts” in 1512. Mr. Tuke was responsible for the King’s posts and created a network of postmasters, according to the Royal Mail Group, the UK’s postal service provider.Full Answer >