During this period chemists like Antoine Lavoisier in France discovers the Law of the Conservation of Mass and discovers that water is made of the compounds of oxygen and hydrogen! In England, the chemist John Dalton discovers the atom theory and measures the different weights of oxygen and hydrogen.
Discovery of Anesthesia
Darwin publishes On the Origin of the Species
Charles Darwin publishes his theory of evolution in his book, On the Origin of the Species. Alfred Russell Wallace would publish a similar theory of evolution his The Malay Archipeligo (1869)
1960 - Present
By 1960 the first regular communications satellites were beaming signals to earth. In 1964 the Tokyo Olympics were televised and live transmissions sent around the world via satellite.
Age of the Telegraph
1844 - 1902
Samuel Morse develops the system of Morse Code that can be electrically sent by cable to send messages between cities. By 1866 a trans-atlantic cable is laid connecting Europe with America, and by 1902 a trans-Pacific cable is laid across the Pacific Ocean. The invention of the telephone replaced the effectiveness of the telegraph.
Joseph Lister develops the first antiseptic methods of mecical surgery
Atomic Theory and Nuclear Physics
1896 - Present
Henri Becquerel, Niels Bohr, Albert Einstein and successive scientists develop the theory and practice of atomic theory that leads to nuclear power and the invention of atomic bombs and nuclear weapons.
Early Electric Motors
1821 CE - 1840 CE
Edward Jenner and Smallpox Vaccination
First Electric Car
German Flocken Elektrowagen
1876 - 1884
Dr. Robert Koch discovers germ theory as the source of infections in medicine.
1920 CE - 1923 CE
Frederick Banting and Charles Best develop insulin as a treatment for diabetes. By 1923 it begins to be mass-produced by Eli Lilly pharmaceutical company.
Invention of Telephone
March 10, 1876
Alexander Graham Bell demonstrates the first successful use of the telphone
Marconi develops the Radio
1894 - 1898
Guglielmo Marconi develops radio into a commercially viable system of wireless communication
1929 - 1945
Alexander Fleming discovers Penicillin. It first becomes a mass produced antibiotic drug during World War II
In Britain, Robert Watson-Watt develops the first viable radar system. This invention will give an advantage to the Allied forces during World War II as they were able to locate ships at sea or airplanes.
RCA introduces the first regular system of television broadcasting and imaging. They debut their system of broadcasting at the New York World's Fair later that year