Modern Inventions

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Steam Engine

Uses boiling water to produce mechanical motion. since the late 1700's steam engines have become a major source of mechanical power. the first applications were removing water from mines. in 1781 James watt patented the steam engine that produced continuous rotative motion. the engines could be sited anywhere that water, coal, or wood fuel could be obtained. steam engines could also be applied to vehicles such as traction engines and the railway locomotive.

Light bulbs

They conclude that Edison's version was able to outstrip the others because of a combination of three factors: an effective incandescent material, a higher vacuum than others were able to achieve by use of the Sprengel pump and a high resistance that made power distribution from a centralized source economically viable.

Another historian, Thomas Hughes, has attributed Edison's success to his development of an entire, integrated system of electric lighting.


First patented in 1876 by Alexander Graham Bell and further developed by many others, the telephone was the first device in history that enabled people to talk directly with each other across large distances. Telephones became rapidly indispensable to businesses, government, and households, and are today some of the most widely used small appliances.


all these inventions were great for the modern era we have today. because without them we would not be able to communicate with one another, or be able to get to the places we need to go. unless we walked.