Gunpowder is the first physical explosive and propellant. Before its invention,
many incendiary and burning devices had been used, including Greek fire.
Gunpowder in Ancient China - the invention of gunpowder.
Apr 6, 2008 ... The quest for immortality ironically led to gunpowder's invention.
Gunpowder was invented by Chinese alchemists in the 9th century. Originally, it
was made by mixing elemental sulfur, charcoal, and saltpeter (potassium ...
Gunpowder's potential to move objects therefore made it attractive to military
strategists designing .... "Fire-spurting lances" were also invented in the Song.
When Chinese alchemists invented gunpowder it was a mistake. The alchemists
were trying to find a potion for immortality and instead they wound up making ...
Along with the silk and paper, gunpowder is another invention by Chinese and
the Silk Road helped it spread to the west. The dating of gunpowder is as early
The invention of paper greatly contributed to the spread and development of
civilization. Before its invention, bones, tortoise shells, and bamboo slips were all
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Feb 8, 2008 ... The ancient Chinese paid a great deal of attention to cultivating the mind and the
body. In fact, even the fourth great invention from ancient ...
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Nov 4, 2013 ... The deadly irony of gunpowder - Eric Rosado ... century, Chinese chemists, hard
at work on an immortality potion, instead invented gunpowder.