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Alan Turing

Alan Turing made significant contributions to make computing possible.

Nicolaus Otto

Nicolaus Otto was a German inventor credited with developing the four-stroke or Otto-cycle engine which sparked the development of the motor care.

Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla. His inventions include fluorescent lighting, the Tesla coil, the induction motor, and 3-phase electricity. He developed the AC-current generation system comprised of a motor and a transformer.


Archimedes. It was Archimedes who came up with the simple yet clever idea of determining an object’s volume by measuring the amount of water displaced by the object.

James Watt James Watt was an enthusiastic inventor whose improvement of the steam engine sparked the Industrial Revolution.


Aeolipile. This man could have started the Industrial Revolution in 50 AD with the invention of the Aeolipile, a form of steam or jet engine where jets of steam spin a ball.

Wilber and Orville Wright

Wilber and Orville Wright. Before Wilbur and Orville discovered what would later become the safest mode of transport, they were bicycle mechanics with a passion for kite-flying. The crucial insights from both fields would later propel them to victory in the race to the sky.

Henry Ford

Henry Ford realized that he would a more efficient way to mass produce cars in order to lower the price.

Thomas Edison Thomas Edison is the most prolific inventor in history, holding a record 1,097 patents.

Leonardo da Vinci Leonardo da Vinci. Perhaps the most visionary man of all time, Leonardo foresaw everything from the helicopter to the tank to the submarine.

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