John Wilkinson

John "Iron-Mad" Wilkinson (1728 – 14 July 1808) was an English industrialist who pioneered the manufacture of cast iron and the use of cast-iron goods during the Industrial Revolution. Continue reading

Eugene Wigner Founder of Quantum Mechanics

Eugene Paul Wigner, Hungarian-American physicist and nuclear engineer was a founder of quantum mechanics. Continue reading

Henry Maudslay

Henry Maudslay (pronunciation and spelling) (22 August 1771 – 14 February 1831) was an English machine tool innovator, tool and die maker, and inventor. Continue reading

Alfred Nobel

Alfred Bernhard Nobel (/noʊˈbɛl/; Swedish: [ˈalfrɛd nʊˈbɛlː] (About this soundlisten); 21 October 1833 – 10 December 1896) was a Swedish chemist, engineer, inventor, businessman, and philanthropist. Continue reading

Machinist Invents a Micrometer

Henry Maudslay, British machinist built a micrometer at his London, England workshop in 1800 Continue reading

Tunnel Linking France and Switzerland

A 7 km mountain tunnel linking France and Switzerland under Mount Cenis in the Alps was completed in December 1870. Continue reading

Christiaan Huygens

Christiaan Huygens FRS (/ˈhaɪɡənz, ˈhɔɪ-/ HY-gənz, HOY-; Dutch: [ˈɦœyɣə(n)s]; Latin: Hugenius; 14 April 1629 – 8 July 1695) was a Dutch physicist, mathematician, astronomer and inventor, who is widely regarded as one of the greatest scientists of all time and a major figure in the scientific revolution. Continue reading

Blaise Pascal

Blaise Pascal (/pæˈskæl, pɑːˈskɑːl/; French: [blɛz paskal]; 19 June 1623 – 19 August 1662) was a French mathematician, physicist, inventor, writer and Catholic theologian. Continue reading

Invention of the Piston Engine

Christiaan Huygens, the Dutch scientist invented the piston engine in 1673. Continue reading

Pascal Invents First Hydraulic Press

Blaise Pascal, French scientist, mathematician and philosopher invents the first hydraulic press in 1647. Continue reading