Aeolipile was the first Turbine

A Greek inventor by the name of Hero of Alexandria, described the toy Aeolipile that he build circa 75 CE. Continue reading

Fuel Cells for Cars Invented in Canada

Ballard Power Systems of Vancouver, British Colombia, Canada, invented a fuel cell that was practical and was used in the manufacture of a fuel cell car made by Daimler Chrysler. Continue reading

Four-Stroke Internal-Combustion Engine

German inventor Nikolaus Septust Otto developed a four-stroke internal-combustion engine in 1876. Continue reading

Development of Rotary Internal Combustion Engine

German engineer Felix Wankel developed the rotary internal-combustion engine in 1954-56 while at the NSU Motorenwerke AG in Neckarsulm, Germany. Continue reading

Jet Aircraft Engine Afterburner Invented

Rolls-Royce Limited of Derby, Derbyshire, England developed a jet aircraft engine afterburner in 1945. Continue reading

Commercial Atmospheric-Pressure Piston Steam Engine

Thomas Newcomen built the atmospheric-pressure piston engine that superseded Thomas Savery’s engine. 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

Invention of the Piston Engine

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

Jean-Joseph-Etienne Lenoir

Jean Joseph Étienne Lenoir also known as Jean J. Lenoir (12 January 1822 – 4 August 1900) was a Belgian engineer who developed the internal combustion engine in 1858. Continue reading

Lenoir Invents the Motorboat

The first motorboat was invented by Jean-Joseph-Etienne Lenoir, Belgian engineer in 1886 using liquid fuel used in the two-cycle combustion engine. Continue reading