Leo Da Vinci's studies of river erosion convinced him
The first mobile phone call was made in 1973 by Martin Cooper, a former Motorola inventor.
A 10-Year-Old Accidentally Created in 2012 a New Molecule in Science Class: Tetranitratoxycarbon.
Benjamin Franklin never patented any of his inventions. He reasoned that "we should be glad of an opportunity to serve others by any invention of ours; and this we should do freely and generously."
The man who invented pop-up ads has apologized to the world for creating one of the Internet's most hated forms of advertising.
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William Bullock, inventor of the web rotary press, was killed by his own invention.
Alfred Nobel, of the Nobel Prize, lost his brother to an accident at his lab. They were working with liquid nitrogen and attempting to create a more stable explosive. Nobel was able to complete his research after the accident and invented dynamite.
In 1795, Napoleon offered a 12,000-franc prize to anyone who could invent a way to preserve food and make it portable. A Parisian confectioner spent 15 years experimenting and won the prize.
The 1999 Ig Nobel Peace Prize went to the inventors of cars with flamethrowers, used to prevent carjacking.
Heartbroken that, for days, he was unaware of his wife's death, Samuel Morse decided to explore a means of rapid long distance communication and ended up inventing the single-wire telegraph and the Morse Code.