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China's 4 greatest inventions

Paper
typography
powder
compass
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Australia

Gold
Heaps of new medical breakthroughs
Kylie
Actors like; Russel Crowe, Nicole Kidman, Mel Gibson, Kate Blanchet and many more
other things i cant think of hha
 

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Most important contributions to human civillisation:
- Modern political ideology
- Industrialisation
- Globalisation
- Greatest prolonged democratic and economic contribution after the diffusion of the Empire (eg largest democracy on the planet: India, etc)
- English: the world's first trully global language
- London: the city of cities

Other important, but not as siginificant inventions as the ones above (in my humble opinion):
- Computer
- www.
- Jet engine
- Tank
- Radar
- Aircraft carrier
- Antibiotics
- Ball bearing
- Telephone
- Discovering DNA + DNA fingerprinting
- Elastic
- Rubber band
- Soft drinks (ie what Coke is)
- Silicone
- Fax Machine
- Mass-vaccination
- Thermos
- Fuel cell
- Sunglasses
- Xmas greeting card
- IVF
- Train
- Vaccum Cleaner
- Maglev
- Hovercraft
- Matches
- Stainless steel
- Particle Accelerator
- Shoelaces
- Flushing toilet
- Cement
- Cloning
- CAT scan
 

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France's biggest contribution to the human civilization:
- The universal declaration of Human rights
- Photography (Niepce was French)
- Cinema (The Lumière brothers was Fench)
- Color photography (Lumière brothers)
- Reinforced concrete
- Prestressed concrete

Other invention:
- Braille (Louis braille invented braille printing for the blinds)
- Altimeter
- Pencils (Conté was French)
- Bic pencil (Baron Bic)
- Scuba equipment (Cousteau was French)
- Stethoscope (Laennec)
- Electroscope
- Digital calculator (Blaise Pascal invented the concept)
- Bikini (perhaps one of the most important invention of this list)
- Parachutes (First real parachute as Da Vinci's one was just a drawing)
- Neon lights (Georges Claude)
- Helicopters (Paul Cornu)
- Blood transfusion (Jean-Baptiste Denys)
- Fire extinguisher (Hoppfer)
- Hot air baloon (Montgolfier brothers)
- Sewing machines (Thimmonier)
- Pasteurisation for food conservation (Pasteur)
- Bicycles (Michaux 1860)
- Various discoveries relative to the atom and radioactivity (Curie's family)

(- Diesel engine, invented by a GERMAN born in France and who lived in Paris :) )
 

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Australia's biggest contribution is a difference.

We're yobbs. We see Americans as stuck-up and Europe as old-school.

But, while being yobbs, we do not swoop to the level of the American hippie. We are laxy, but more like a greek lazy. We'll do it when the shit's about to hit the fan. Maybe that's because Melbourne is the biggest Greek population outside of Greece.
 

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nick-taylor said:
Other important, but not as siginificant inventions as the ones above (in my humble opinion):
- Computer
- www.
- Jet engine
- Tank
- Radar
- Aircraft carrier
- Antibiotics
- Ball bearing
- Telephone
- Discovering DNA + DNA fingerprinting
- Elastic
- Rubber band
- Soft drinks (ie what Coke is)
- Silicone
- Fax Machine
- Mass-vaccination
- Thermos
- Fuel cell
- Sunglasses
- Xmas greeting card
- IVF
- Train
- Vaccum Cleaner
- Maglev
- Hovercraft
- Matches
- Stainless steel
- Particle Accelerator
- Shoelaces
- Flushing toilet
- Cement
- Cloning
- CAT scan
If that should be england, the list ist defenitly flawed (I don't say everythink is wrong but there are some major mistakes).
 

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^ lol yea, computer and www. is wrong for sure!

many are wrong, also 1 thing im sure of, hovercraft is japanise
 

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Yugoslavia - Serbia is the most important country - its man - NIKOLA TESLA invented electricity, and also x-rays, & just before dying worked on wireless electicity transmission & a "death ray" . He's also the person that developed the radar! Oh and the RADIO!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikola_Tesla

"Nikola Tesla is the true unsung prophet of the electric age; without whom our radio, auto ignition, telephone, alternating current power generation and transmission, radio and television would all have been impossible."









http://www.teslasociety.com/


Nikola Tesla



Nikola Tesla was one of the most important engineers of his time. Although he never received a university degree, he was one of the pioneers of radio, took some of the first X-ray photographs, constructed the first radio-controlled robots, and built the first AC power system. And yet, for all this, why is Tesla not remembered as a great engineer like his contemporaries Edison and Marconi? Why has Tesla's name become associated with pseudo-science, his work the province of bizarre cults and conspiracy theories1? Why has Tesla's contribution to science been marginalised by orthodox history?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/alabaster/A486182


Inventions: a telephone repeater, rotating magnetic field principle, polyphase alternating-current system, induction motor, alternating-current power transmission, Tesla coil transformer, wireless communication, radio, fluorescent lights, and more than 700 other patents.
 

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Jury said:
^ lol yea, computer and www. is wrong for sure!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Berners_Lee

Sir Timothy John "Tim" Berners-Lee, KBE, (TimBL or TBL) (b. June 8, 1955) is the inventor of the World Wide Web (along with Robert Cailliau) and head of the World Wide Web Consortium, which oversees its continued development.

Berners-Lee was born in London, England, and attended Emanuel School in Wandsworth.
 

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Babbage

Charles Babbage (December 26, 1791 – October 18, 1871) was an English mathematician, analytical philosopher and (proto-) computer scientist who was the first person to come up with the idea of a programmable computer. Parts of his uncompleted mechanisms are on display in the London Science Museum. In 1991, working from Babbage's original plans, a Difference Engine was completed, and functioned perfectly. They were built to tolerances achievable in the 19th century, indicating that Babbage's machine would have worked.
 

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Australia's biggest contribution is a difference.

We're yobbs. We see Americans as stuck-up and Europe as old-school.

But, while being yobbs, we do not swoop to the level of the American hippie. We are laxy, but more like a greek lazy. We'll do it when the shit's about to hit the fan. Maybe that's because Melbourne is the biggest Greek population outside of Greece
Yobbo:
1-An Australian lout, the close cousin of the bogan. Much like American white trash or lummox. Their habitats usually are with female yobbos, known as Shelias and large canines usually a bull terrier breed. Often has autmated transport of a ute kind
2-A loud, inconsiderate person, usually found in groups for self preservation. Sometimes prone to violence,always found with beer and cheap smokes. Usually smell.
The "hill" at any football match of any code is the usual haunt of the Yobbo.
3-A yobbo is someone with a bush australian back groud and bad tast. Or from a poorer white australian background.
a yobbo is steve erwin(the shorts give it away!)or slim dusty.


lol doesent sound like somthing to be proud of man!
 

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km-sh said:
China's 4 greatest inventions

Paper
typography
powder
compass
:)
You forgot Paper Books, Ink, Firework, Spaghetti(noodle), Medicine, Silk, Planetarium, Iron Casting, Paper Currency, Mapping and Ketchup....

As for USA ....list too long. big thing like Light Bulb, Telegraph, Commercially Sugar Making, Computer...O yea and Airplane too.
small things like Adhesive Type, Bar Code, Jeans, Bubble Gum, Cash Register, Cellular Phone, Coca-Cola, Crayons, Dishwasher, Escalator, Fountain Pen, Bifocal, Sawing Machines, Microwave, Pantyhose, Typewriter, Smoke Alarm, Teabag, Windshield Wiper, Xerography, Zipper....
 

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Brazil:

Airplane
Music
Airplane from Brazil? Everybody know airplane was invented 1903 by Wright Brothers in North Carolina.
 

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You invented the teabag? and you don't even drink much tea. We missed out on that one, should've been us :no:
Yap, Tea bags were invented by Thomas Sullivan around 1908. The first bags were made from silk. Sullivan was a tea and coffee merchant in New York who began packaging tea sample in tiny silk bags, but many customers brewed the tea in them (the tea-filled bag was placed directly into the boiling water where the tea brewed, instead of the traditional way of brewing loose tea in a teapot). Later tea bags were made of thin paper.
 

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5 Pin Bowling ...a truly Canadian sport invented by T.E. Ryan of Toronto in 1909

Able Walker ...the walker was patented by Norm Rolston in 1986

Access Bar ...patented food bar designed to help burn fat by Dr Larry Wang

Air-Conditioned Railway Coach ...invented by Henry Ruttan in 1858

Abdominizer ...the infomercial exercise darling invented by Dennis Colonello in 1984

AC Radio Tube ..invented by Edward Samuels Rogers in 1925

Acetylene ...Thomas L. Wilson invented the production process in 1892

Acetylene Buoy ...invented by Thomas L. Wilson in 1904

Agrifoam Crop Cold Protector ...co-invented in 1967 by D. Siminovitch & J. W. Butler

Analytical Plotter ...a 3d map making system invented by Uno Vilho Helava in 1957

Andromonon ...a 3 wheeled vehicle invented in 1851 by Thomas Turnbull

Anti-Gravity Suit ...invented by Wilbur Rounding Franks in 1941, a suit for high altitude jet pilots

Automatic Foghorn ...the first steam foghorn was invented by Robert Foulis in 1859

Automatic Machinery Lubricator ...one of the many inventions invented by Elijah McCoy, the "Real McCoy"

Automatic Postal Sorter ...in 1957, Maurice Levy invented a postal sorter that could handle 200,000 letters an hour

Basketball ...invented by James Naismith in 1891

Bone Marrow Compatibility Test ...invented by Barbara Bain in 1960

Bromine ...a process to extract was invented by Herbert Henry Dow in 1890

Calcium Carbide ...in 1892, Thomas Leopold Willson invented a process for Calcium Carbide

Canada Dry Ginger Ale ...invented in 1907 by John A. McLaughlin

Chocolate Nut Bar ...Arthur Ganong made the first nickel bar in 1910

Computerized Braille ...invented by Roland Galarneau in 1972

Creed Telegraph System ..in 1900, Fredrick Creed invented a way to convert Morse Code to text

Compound Steam Engine ...invented by Benjamin Franklin Tibbetts in 1842

CPR Mannequin ...invented by Dianne Croteau in 1989.

Electric Car Heater ...Thomas Ahearn invented the first electric car heater in 1890

Electric Cooking Range ...Thomas Ahearn invented the first in 1882

Electric Light Bulb ...Henry Woodward invented the electric light bulb in 1874 and sold the patent to Thomas Edison

Electron Microscope ...Eli Franklin Burton, Cecil Hall, James Hillier, Albert Prebus co-invented the electron microscope in 1937

Electric Organ ...Morse Robb of Belleville, Ontario, patented the world's first electric organ in 1928

Electric Streetcar - Invented by John Joseph Wright in 1883

Fathometer ...An early form of sonar invented by Reginald A. Fessenden in 1919

Film Colourization ...invented by Wilson Markle in 1983

Garbage Bag ...(polyethylene) invented by Harry Wasylyk in 1950

Goalie Mask ...invented by Jaques Plante in 1960

Gramophone ...co-invented by Alexander Graham Bell & Emile Berliner in 1889

Green Ink ...currency or greenbacks ink invented by Thomas Sterry Hunt in 1862

Half-tone Engraving ...co-invented by Georges Edouard Desbarats & William Augustus Leggo in 1869

Heart Pacemaker ...invented by Dr. John A. Hopps in 1950

Hydrofoil Boats ...co-invented by Alexander Graham Bell, & Casey Baldwin in 1908

IMax Movie System ...co-invented in 1968 by Grahame Ferguson, Roman Kroitor and Robert Kerr

Instant Mashed Potatoes ...dehydrated potato flakes were invented by Edward A. Asselbergs, in 1962

Insulin Process ...Fredrick Banting, J. J. Macleod, Charles Best and Collip invented the process for insulin in 1922

JAVA ...a programming language invented by James Gosling in 1994

Jetliner ...the first jetliner was designed by James Floyd in 1949

Jolly Jumper ...a baby's delight invented by Olivia Poole in 1959

Kerosene ...invented by Doctor Abraham Gesner in 1846

Lawn Sprinkler ...another invention made by the Real McCoy

Light Bulb Leads ..leads made of nickel & iron alloy were invented by Reginald A. Fessenden in 1892

Marquis Wheat ...invented by Sir Charles E. Saunders in 1908

Mcintosh Apple ...invented by John McIntosh in 1796

Music Synthesizer ...invented by Hugh Le Caine in 1945

Newsprint ...invented by Charles Fenerty in 1838

Odometer ...invented by Samuel McKeen in 1854

Paint Roller ...invented by Norman Breakey of Toronto in 1940

Plexiglas ...(Polymerized Methyl Methacrylate) invented by William Chalmers in 1931

Polypump Liquid Dispenser ...Harold Humphrey made pumpable liquid hand soap possible in 1972

Portable Film Developing System ...invented by Arthur Williams McCurdy in 1890, but he foolishly sold the patent to George Eastman in 1903

Potato Digger ...invented by Alexander Anderson in 1856

Process to Extract Helium from Natural Gas ...invented by Sir John Cunningham McLennan in 1915

Prosthetic Hand ...an electric prosthetic invented by Helmut Lucas in 1971

Quartz Clock ...Warren Marrison developed the first quartz clock

R-Theta Navigation System ...invented by J.E.G. Wright in 1958

Radio-Transmitted Voice ...invented by Reginald A. Fessenden in 1904

Railway Car Brake ...invented by George B. Dorey in 1913

Railway Sleeper Car ...invented by Samuel Sharp in 1857

Robertson Screw ...invented by Peter L. Robertson in 1908

Rotary Blow Molding Machine ...this plastic bottle maker was invented by Gustave Côté in 1966

Rotary Railroad Snowplow ...invented by J.E. Elliott in 1869

Rubber Shoe Heels ...Elijah McCoy patented an important iimprovement to rubber heels in 1879

Safety Paint ...a high reflectivity paint invented by Neil Harpham in 1974

Screw Propeller ...a ship's propeller invented by John Patch in 1833

Silicon Chip Blood Analyzer ...invented by Imants Lauks in 1986

SlickLicker ...made for cleaning oil spills, patented by Richard Sewell in 1970

Snowblower ...invented by Arthur Sicard in 1925

Snowmobile ...invented by Joseph-Armand Bombardier in 1922

Standard Time ...invented by Sir Sanford Fleming in 1878

Stereo-orthography Map Making System ...invented by T.J. Blachut, Stanley Collins in 1965

Superphosphate Fertilizer ...invented by Thomas L. Wilson in 1896

Synthetic Sucrose ...invented by Dr. Raymond Lemieux in 1953

Television ...Reginald A. Fessenden patented a television system in 1927

Television Camera ...invented by F. C. P. Henroteau in 1934

Telephone ..invented by Alexander Graham Bell in 1876

Telephone Handset ...invented by Cyril Duquet in 1878

Tone-to-Pulse Converter ...invented by Michael Cowpland in 1974

Trivial Pursuit ...invented on December 15, 1979 by Chris Haney and Scott Abbott

Tuck-Away-Handle Beer Carton ...invented by Steve Pasjac in 1957

Undersea Telegraph Cable ...invented by Fredrick Newton Gisborne in 1857

UV-degradable Plastics ...invented by Dr. James Guillet in 1971

Variable Pitch Aircraft Propeller ...invented by Walter Rupert Turnbull in 1922

Walkie-Talkie ...invented by Donald L. Hings in 1942

Wireless Radio ...invented by Reginald A. Fessenden in 1900

Wirephoto ...Edward Samuels Rogers invented the first in 1925

Zipper ...invented by Gideon Sundback in 1913
 
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