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Gunpowder is the first physical explosive and propellant. Before its invention, many incendiary and burning devices had been used, including Greek fire.


Gunpowder, also known as black powder to distinguish it from modern smokeless gunpowder, ... Gunpowder was invented in 9th-century China and spread throughout most parts of Eurasia by the end of the 13th century. Most arguments on ...


Mar 13, 2017 ... The invention of gunpowder by Tang Dynasty Chinese alchemists, around 850 A.D. led to military applications in China and eventually around ...


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 ...


Nov 4, 2010 ... Gunpowder commonly known as black powder is made of sulfur, saltpeter ... the world waited for 500 years till the invention of nitroglycerine.


How Gunpowder was Invented. Emperor Wu Di of the Han Dynasty. Emperor Wu Di of Ancient China's Han dynasty (156-87 B.C.) wanted to live and rule forever ...


Gunpowder in Ancient China - the invention of gunpowder.


The invention of paper greatly contributed to the spread and development of civilization. Before its invention, bones, tortoise shells, and bamboo slips were all  ...


Apr 6, 2008 ... The quest for immortality ironically led to gunpowder's invention.