The ancient Chinese and Egyptians invented incubators for hatching eggs. Etiene Stephane Tarnier, a French obstetrician, invented an incubator for premature human infants. It was demonstrated in 1898 in Turin, Italy.Know More
The incubator for infants invented by Dr. Tarnier was warmed by a kerosene flame. It was used at the Paris La Maternite. Modern incubators for premature infants are completely enclosed and maintain a constant temperature and humidity.
Rene-Antoine Ferchault de Reaumur developed egg incubators in Europe in the 1750s. The egg incubator was further developed by Abbe Jean-Antoine Nollet and later by Abbé Copineau. Modern egg incubators can hatch a million eggs at one time.Learn more about Inventions
Algebra, in its earliest form, was first used by the Babylonians as early as 1700 B.C. It is possible that algebra was used before this time, but historical records are incomplete. However, the algebra used by early civilizations was much more rudimentary than the algebra currently in use today.Full Answer >
Badminton was not invented by one specific person. The sport has its roots in ancient games, such as battledore and shuttlecock. The modern sport developed in India, where it was known as "poon." British soldiers stationed there brought it back to England in the mid-19th century.Full Answer >
Evidence of lotion salves date back to 3,000 B.C.E. Lotions were invented using natural ingredients, such as red ochre and animal fat. Commercially manufactured lotions were invented in the late 19th century.Full Answer >
Modern ice hockey rules were created by Canadian athlete, journalist and lawyer James George Aylwin Creighton. The first game of modern ice hockey was played in 1875 in Montreal, Canada. Ice hockey likely evolved from field hockey played in Northern Europe.Full Answer >