How to draw The Pink Panther

Follow the steps if you want to do it like him or Pepe Carreiro or Ibañez or Sara Pichelli


How to create a comic


Although Spanish is the happiest language in the world, don´t forget  your English.

SEE YOU SOON!!

 

Researchers from the University of Vermont found that Spanish, Portuguese, and English are the happiest languages. They picked 100,000 popular words from 10 languages and asked 5 million native speakers (total) to rate how positive or negative they are. Although all the languages had a positive bias – more positive words than negative ones – Chinese was the least happy.

green, amber, red. 100 hundred years of traffic lights August 5, 2014 00:00 BST

 

For the football fans


Spanish League Schedule 2014-15

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When the Spanish League 2014-15 Season Starts ?
It has been reported that La Liga 2014-2015 season will begin on 23th August 2014 with Spanish Super cup game to be played a week before that. The 23th August 2014 date is confired.
When the Spanish La Liga fixture list is announced:
The dates for the fixtures release varies from year to year, Real Madrid and FC Barclona have kind of monoply when it comes to La Liga schedule so the fixture list wont be out until both the big clubs have their say in the schedule and they find they try to get a perfect schedule for themselves. Last year fixtuers were announced around mid july and we can expect the same this year maybe in the first week of July
Spanish La Liga Fixtues 2014-2015:
Once the La Liga fixtures has been confirmed and announced we will change the formate of this page into the “fixture template” which will contain full La Liga schedule. So you can bookmark this page and visit back once the fixtures are announced.

LA LIGA Fixtures will be announced today at 12:30 CET:
Finally the fans will get the first list of fixtures for the 2014-15 Spanish La Liga season, as I write now the fixtures are being compiled we will update this page in fixture formate once they are out and updated.

TOP MATCHES 2014-15 LA LIGA SEASON:

      1. Real Madrid vs Barcelona – 26th October 2014
      2. Barcelona vs Real Madrid –  22nd March 2015
      3. Barcelona vs Atletico - 11th January 2015
      4. Atletico vs Barcelona - 17th May 2015
      5. Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid – 14th September 2014
      6. Atletico vs Real Madrid – 08th February 2015
LA Liga Opening Day Fixtures  - Confirmed
Date Match

24 August Sevilla vs Valencia

24 August Levante vs Villarreal

24 August Barcelona vs Elche

24 August Granada vs Deportivo

24 August Rayo Vallecano vs Atletico Madrid

24 August Eibar vs Real Sociedad

24 August Real Madrid vs Cordoba

24 August Almeria vs Espanyol

24 August Malaga vs Athletic Bilbao


From bracelets to a dress. Elastic bands now in Ebay.

eBay bids for North Wales loom band dress exceed £170,000 (215,000 euros)

The world has gone crazy for a dress made from loom bands and media from as far as Australia are reporting on the Prestatyn friends who created it .

  
Helen Wright (left) and Katherine Burnand with their loom band dress
Bids for a dress made from 20,000 loom bands have now reached more than £170,000.
As of 11.40am today, 137 bids had been made for the dress on internet auction website eBay with the top one standing at £170,100.
The dress was the idea of single mum Helen Wright, from Prestatyn, inspired by her 12-year-old daughter Sian, who is “mad” about the elastic bands also known as “rainbow looms”.
Their story is being reported on as far away as Australia.
It was actually made by Helen’s friend Katherine Burnand who suffers with arthritis.

And now in Spanish, just in case you had some problems with the vocabulary.

http://www.lavozdegalicia.es/noticia/vidadigital/2014/07/17/vestido-elaborado-20000-pulseras-gomas-vende-ebay-215000-euros/00031405592758820962800.htm 

children's books for summer

 

HOW TO DRAW SOMETHING WEIRD


How to draw SWW trail

Vocabulary revision units 7,8.Level 3

TO DON'T FORGET AND TO ENJOY, CHILDREN!!!

Talking technology

We were practicing in class. Here you are some new clues. 

Talking Technology

By: | 23th June 2014
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By Matthew Aylett, University of Edinburgh
“Speech (o que se di, o discurso) is the mirror of the soul; as a man speaks, so is he” — Publilius Syrus Roman author, 1st century B.C.
We know there is something special about speech. Our voices are not just a means of communicating, although they are superb at communicating, they also give a deep impression of who we are. They can betray our upbringing, our emotional state, our state of health. They can be used to persuade and convince, to calm and to excite. So, what can we do if a person loses the power of speech? What can we do if we want to grant the power of speech to our machines and tools? The answers lie with speech synthesis technology.
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My life at Praia Xardín school










Pigeon flies 5 miles/7 km to meet 5th grader at school



                   Tara Atkins holds her pet pigeon, Foresta, in Helena, Montana – AP photos

A fifth-grader has one special bird. She thought it was lost. Then it showed up at her school. Tara Atkins lives in Montana. Her pet pigeon had disappeared Tuesday. One day later, it showed up at her school. That's about 5 miles away.
The bird caused a ruckus at Central-Linc Elementary. First it sat on a teacher's head.
Principal Vanessa Nasset said it was just "sky-bombing everyone."
Nasset then asked Tara for help. A parent remembered the girl had a pet pigeon.
Tara recognized Foresta by her distinct coloration.
"I was pretty happy," Tara said.
Another fifth-grader, Owen Cleary, finally caught the bird. He threw a blanket over it while it sat on his head.
Tara's mom said no one knows how the bird ended up at school.
"It is the most amazing thing," she said.

- Posted on May 27, 2014

Original Tintin comic strip is sold by 2.5 million euros


The piece, dating from 1937 and signed by the creator Herge, went to an American collector after 15 minutes of furious bidding at the Artcurial auction in Paris.

Experts said the sum, 2.5 million euros ($3.4 million) including fees, or 2.1 million euros without, reflects the new enthusiasm for cartoon items, which have seen prices soar in a decade.

The piece sold Saturday is a double page ink drawing created by the Belgian artist for the inside cover of the Tintin adventures published between 1937 and 1958, featuring images drawn from the various albums.

Tintin appears with his dog Snowy in different situations, as a cowboy, an explorer, a knight in shining armour, on a horse or in the desert.

The previously highest-selling comic piece, also by Herge -- the cover for "Tintin in America" created in 1932 -- sold for 1.3 million euros to a "Tintinophile" last June.

"I thought only these inside cover pages could beat the record set by 'Tintin in America' in 2012. This has happened today with this exceptional drawing," said Artcurial's cartoon expert Eric Leroy.

"This new world record confirms the place of cartoon art as a major art form," he said.

The gallery owner Daniel Maghen, who also works with comic art, estimates that prices for cartoon art have multiplied tenfold in the last 10 years.

The sale on Saturday was entirely dedicated to the Belgian designer and his blonde-haired creation. A further sale, featuring the work of other cartoonists, will take place Sunday.

http://tweentribune.com/junior/selfie-now-real-word

 SELFIE: A new word in the dictionary

Did you know that the dictionary is growing? Even selfie is included now. 

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary 11th edition has added 150 words. Many come from digital life and social media. Spoiler alert, hashtag, selfie and tweep are included. Others are food driven, including pho and turducken. Pho is a Vietnamese noodle soup. Turducken is a boneless chicken stuffed into a boneless duck stuffed into a boneless turkey.

How are new words chosen for the dictionary? Merriam-Webster relies on a group of observers. They track down word usage in everything from newspapers to soup can labels. Three or four senior editors make the final cut.

Selfie, that thing with the smartphone that Ellen DeGeneres did at the Academy Awards, has now spawned shelfies. Those are photos people put up on social media to show off their books and how they have arranged them.

And we now have stealthies, those sneaky little phone pictures masquerading as selfies. That's when the taker actually snaps what's behind him or her instead.

- Posted on May 20, 2014

‘World’s biggest dinosaur’ discovered in Argentina   17th May 2014


A technician lies next to the femur of a dinosaur at the Egidio Feruglio
 Museum in Argentina's Patagonian city …


Paleontologists in Argentina say they recently discovered fossils belonging to the largest dinosaur on record. During its lifetime, the new species of titanosaur is believed to have stood 65-feet-tall, was more than 130-feet-long, and weighed 77 tons (155,000 pounds).
"Given the size of these bones, which surpass any of the previously known giant animals, the new dinosaur is the largest animal known that walked on Earth," researchers Dr. Jose Luis Carballido and Dr. Diego Pol told the BBC.
Its enormous length was spread out across a long neck and tail, with a relatively small skull. To put the newly discovered titanosaur’s enormous size in context, a T-Rex weighed about 7 tons.
The fossils were first spotted by a local farm worker in 2011 and were fully excavated by a team from the Museum of Paleontology Egidio Feruglio led by Carballido and Pol. The fossils, taken from seven different titanosaurs, were described as being in “remarkable condition.”
"Standing with its neck up, it was about 20m high -- equal to a seven-story building." Carballido said.
Despite its overwhelming size, the giant titanosaur, belonging to the larger sauropod group of dinosaurs, is believed to have been a herbivore, roaming through the forests of the Cretaceous Period about 100 million years ago.
“This is a true paleontological treasure,” Carbailido said in a statement.
Carballido and Pol said in choosing a name for the newly discovered species, the researchers want to honor both the historic size of the fossils but also the farming community that first stumbled upon the remains.
"It will be named describing its magnificence and in honor to both the region and the farm owners who alerted us about the discovery," they said.
This was the second major titanosaur find in 2014. Back in January, a team of Pennsylvania scientists uncovered fossils belonging to the Yongjinglong datangi during an excavation in China.
Carbaillido and Pol say the 150 fossils were found in close proximity to other species, including carnivores. They say the unusual placement means the dinosaurs likely died in a draught, either due to dehydration or after getting stuck in the mud.
"It's like two semi trucks, one after another, and the equivalent of more than 14 African elephants together in weight," Carballido said. "Such dimensions put the focus on the extent to which these animals may have grown. It's a real paleontological treasure," he added.

.Paleontologists Jose Luis Carballido (L) and Ruben Cuneo pose
 next to the bones of a dinosaur at a farm in La Flecha.








Como enfadar a un galego?


This is a link giving information to people from the USA who travel to Spain.
Read it. It's in English but, come on!!, you can understand it. It's really interesting . Do you agree? yes, no,...

You have a small summary here. This time in Spanish!!.
http://www.lavozdegalicia.es/noticia/sociedad/2014/05/14/web-americana-ensena-enfadar-gallego/00031400067596866673481.htm

Let me know your comments.

Solar system lesson for kids

For all of you, 3rd level children, who are working very hard to present your project to the class.
And play some interesting games in this webpage 
http://www.kidsastronomy.com/fun/index.htm

TRANSPORT
 EL PAIS IN ENGLISH  Madrid 30 ABR 2014 - 12:01 CET

Smarter, cheaper and greener ways to get around town

From car sharing to power walking, there have never been more methods of mobility.Mobile technology is making it easier to access new alternative means of transport in Spain’s cities

A group of car sharers. / Kike Para

Ever-more costly gasoline, gridlocked traffic, global warming and, above all, the need to save money are just a few of the harsh realities facing the Spanish automobile sector, which is going through its worst slump since 1986. Young people are no longer interested in owning a car, especially if they live in a large city.
But that, of course, doesn’t mean they still don’t need to get around. One answer could be car sharing. BlaBlaCar is one of the most popular car-sharing sites in Europe. The company has grown three times faster in Spain than it has in the other 12 countries in which it operates.

Bluemove rents its cars by the hour. / samuel sánchez
Another new phenomenon in Spain is car rentals by the hour, and Bluemove is the country’s pioneer. The firm says it has grown threefold since 2012. It offers drivers access to a vehicle in a number of central locations in Madrid. Customers sign up via a website, and are then sent a swipe card. They can then reserve through the site.

Another way of sharing costs and reducing emissions is through the JoinUp Taxi service, created by Alberto López and Elena Peyró. “We thought the most intelligent way to move around a big city is jointly,” says López. They launched the application 18 months ago, and are now present in most of Spain’s major cities. More than 1,000 taxis have signed up, and around 17,000 people have downloaded the app. Young people in particular use the service because they find it fun, says López: “Once you’ve tried it you’ll use the service again; it’s particularly useful for journeys to train stations and airports.”
Madrid City Hall has finally decided to offer its own rental bikes, a service that will be available from June. In the meantime, companies such as Mobeo have filled the gap. “We are a showroom for bikes designed for urban transport,” says Álvaro Ventura, one of the company’s founders.
Mobeo offers customers advice on which bike will suit them best. / kike para
As well as renting bikes by the hour, day, or week, Mobeo also advises buyers on what kind of two-wheeled transport best suits them, depending on where they live, if they have a lift, how often they use the bike, or whether comfort is a factor. “People buy heavy bikes with lots of accessories that just make them more likely to be stolen. We offer people what they really need,” says Ventura.
The most popular models are folding bikes, which are easy to take on the bus or metro. Mobeo recommends people combine biking with public transport. It also sells electric bikes: around 60 percent of its customers are aged over 65.
 If you want to find out how to sign your name in British Sign Language you can access the following link:

http://www.british-sign.co.uk/bsl-british-sign-language/






















































































































20 things you should say more often


 Kind things you can say and learn English at the same time 

TO READ

FAMOUS INVENTIONS


Choose your 20 favourite inventions and say WHY?



INVENTION
YEAR
INVENTOR
COUNTRY
aerosol can
1926
Erik Rotheim
Norway
air conditioning
1902
Willis Haviland Carrier
US
airbag, automotive
1952
John Hetrick
US
airplane, engine-powered
1903
Wilbur & Orville Wright
US



alphabet
c. 1700–1500 BC
Semitic-speaking peoples
eastern coast of Mediterranean Sea
American Sign Language
1817
Thomas H. Gallaudet
US
animation, motion-picture
1906
J. Stuart Blackton
US
answering machine, telephone
1898
Valdemar Poulsen
Denmark
aspartame
1965
James Schlatter
US
aspirin
1897
Felix Hoffmann (Bayer)
Germany
assembly line
1913
Henry Ford
US
astrolabe
c. 2nd century
AstroTurf
1965
James M. Faria, Robert T. Wright
US
audiotape
1928
Fritz Pfleumer
Germany
automated teller machine (ATM)
1968
Don Wetzel
US
automobile
1889
Gottlieb Daimler
Germany
baby food, prepared
1927
Dorothy Gerber
US
bag, flat-bottomed paper
1870
Margaret Knight
US
Bakelite
1907
Leo Hendrik Baekeland
US
ball bearing
1794
Philip Vaughan
England
balloon, hot-air
1783
Joseph & Étienne Montgolfier
France
bandage, adhesive
1921
Earle Dickson
US
bar code
1952
Joseph Woodland
US
barbed wire
1874
Joseph Glidden
US
barometer
1643
Evangelista Torricelli
Italy
battery, electric storage
1800
Alessandro Volta
Italy




bicycle
1818
Baron Karl de Drais de Sauerbrun
Germany
bifocal lens
1784
Benjamin Franklin
US
bikini
1946
Louis Réard
France
blood bank
late 1930s
Charles Richard Drew
US
blow-dryer
1920
Racine Universal Motor Co., Hamilton Beach Manufacturing Co.
US
bomb, atomic
1945
J. Robert Oppenheimer, et al.
US
bomb, thermonuclear (hydrogen)
1952
Edward Teller, et al.
US
boomerang
c. 15,000 years ago
Aboriginal peoples
Australia
Braille system
1824
Louis Braille
France
brassiere (bra)
1913
Mary Phelps Jacob
US
bread, sliced (bread-slicing machine)
1928
Otto Frederick Rohwedder
US
button
c. 700 BC
Greeks, Etruscans
Greece, Italy
buttonhole
13th century
Europe
calculator, electronic hand-held
1967
Jack S. Kilby
US
calculus
1680s
Sir Isaac Newton and Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (invented separately)
England and Germany (respectively)
calendar, modern (Gregorian)
1582
Pope Gregory XIII
Italy
camcorder
1982
Sony Corp.
Japan
camera, motion picture
1891
Thomas Alva Edison, William K.L. Dickson
US
camera, portable photographic
1888
George Eastman
US
can, metal beverage
1933
American Can Co.
US
can opener
1858
Ezra J. Warner
US
candle
c. 3000 BC
Egypt, Crete
canning, food
1809
Nicolas Appert
France
carbon-14 dating
1946
Willard F. Libby
US
cardboard, corrugated
1871
Albert Jones
US
cards, playing
c. 10th century
China
cash register
1879
James Ritty
US
cat litter
1947
Edward Lowe
US
catalog, mail-order
1872
Aaron Montgomery Ward
US
cellophane
1911
Jacques E. Brandenberger
Switzerland
celluloid
1869
John Wesley Hyatt
US
cement, portland
1824
Joseph Aspdin
England
cereal flakes, breakfast
1894
John Harvey Kellogg
US
chewing gum (modern)
c. 1870
Thomas Adams
US
chocolate
c. 3rd–10th century
Maya, Aztecs
Central America, Mexico
chronometer
1762
John Harrison
England
clock, pendulum
1656
Christiaan Huygens
The Netherlands
clock, quartz
1927
Warren A. Marrison
Canada/US
cloning, animal
1970
John B. Gurdon
UK
coffee, drip
1908
Melitta Bentz
Germany
coffee, decaffeinated
1905
Ludwig Roselius
Germany
coins
c. 650 BC
Lydians
Turkey
compact disc (CD)
1980
Philips Electronics, Sony Corp.
The Netherlands, Japan
compass, magnetic
c. 12th century
China, Europe
computed tomography (CT scan, CAT scan)
1972
Godfrey Hounsfield, Allan Cormack
UK, US
computer, electronic digital
1939
John V. Atanasoff, Clifford E. Berry
US
computer, laptop
1983
Radio Shack Corp.
US
computer, personal
1974
MITS (Micro Instrumentation Telemetry Systems)
US
concrete, reinforced
1867
Joseph Monier
France
condom, latex
c. 1930
contact lenses
1887
Adolf Fick
Germany
contraceptives, oral
early 1950s
Gregory Pincus, John Rock, Min Chueh Chang
US
corn, hybrid
1917
Donald F. Jones
US
correction fluid, white
1951
Bette Nesmith
US
cotton gin
1793
Eli Whitney
US
coupon, grocery
1894
Asa Candler
US
crayons, children's wax
1903
Edwin Binney, C. Harold Smith
US
cream separator (dairy processing)
1878
Carl Gustaf Patrik de Laval
Sweden
credit card
1950
Frank McNamara, Ralph Schneider (Diners' Club)
US
crossword puzzles
1913
Arthur Wynne
US
DDT
1874
Othmar Zeidler
Germany
defibrillator
1952
Paul M. Zoll
US
dentures
c. 700 BC
Etruscans
Italy
detector, metal
late 1920s
Gerhard Fisher
Germany/US
detector, home smoke
1969
Randolph Smith, Kenneth House
US
diamond, artificial
1955
General Electric Co.
US
diapers, disposable
1950
Marion Donovan
US
digital videodisc (DVD)
1995
consortium of international electronics companies
Japan, US, The Netherlands
dishwasher
1886
Josephine Cochrane
US
DNA fingerprinting
1984
Alec Jeffreys
UK
doughnut, ring-shaped
1847
Hanson Crockett Gregory
US
door, revolving
1888
Theophilus von Kannel
US
drinking fountain
c. 1905–1912
Luther Haws, Halsey W. Taylor (invented separately)
US
dry cleaning
1855
Jean Baptiste Jolly
France
dynamite
1867
Alfred Nobel
Sweden
elastic, fabric
c. 1830
Thomas Hancock
UK
electric chair
1888
Harold P. Brown, Arthur E. Kennelly
US
electrocardiogram (ECG, EKG)
1903
Willem Einthoven
The Netherlands
electroencephalogram (EEG)
1929
Hans Berger
Germany
electronic mail (e-mail)
1971
Ray Tomlinson
US
elevator, passenger
1852
Elisha Graves Otis
US
encyclopedia
c. 4th century BC or 77 AD
Speusippus (compliation of Plato's teachings) or Pliny the Elder (comprehensive work)
Greece or Rome
engine, internal-combustion
1859
Étienne Lenoir
France
engine, jet
1930
Sir Frank Whittle
UK
engine, liquid-fueled rocket
1926
Robert H. Goddard
US
engine, steam
1698
Thomas Savery
England
escalator
1891
Jesse W. Reno
US
eyeglasses
1280s
Salvino degli Armati or Alessandro di Spina
Italy
facsimile (fax)
1842
Alexander Bain
Scotland
fiber optics
1955
Narinder S. Kapany
India
fiberglass
1938
Owens Corning (corp.)
US
film, photographic
1884
George Eastman
US
flashlight, battery-operated portable
1899
Conrad Hubert
Russia/US
flask, vacuum (Thermos)
1892
Sir James Dewar
Scotland
food processor
1971
Pierre Verdon
France
foods, freeze-dried
1946
Earl W. Flosdorf
US
foods, frozen
c. 1924
Clarence Birdseye
US
Fresnel lens
1820
Augustin-Jean Fresnel
France
fuel cell
1839
William R. Grove
UK
genetic engineering
1973
Stanley N. Cohen, Herbert W. Boyer
US
Geiger counter
1908
Hans Geiger
Germany
glass
c. 2500 BC
Egyptians or Phoenicians
Egypt or Lebanon
glass, safety
1909
Édouard Bénédictus
France
greeting card, Christmas
1843
John Callcott Horsley
England
guillotine
1792
Joseph-Ignace Guillotin
France
guitar, electric
1941
Les Paul
US
gunpowder
c. 10th century
China or Arabia
hanger, wire coat
1903
Albert J. Parkhouse
US
helicopter
1939
Igor Sikorsky
Russia/US
holography
1948
Dennis Gabor
Hungary
hypodermic syringe
1853
Charles Gabriel Pravaz
France
in vitro fertilization (IVF), human
1978
Patrick Steptoe, Robert Edwards
UK
ink
c. 2500 BC
Egypt, China
insulin, extraction and preparation of
1921
Sir Frederick Grant Banting, Charles H. Best
Canada
integrated circuit
1958
Jack S. Kilby
US
Internet
1969
Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) at the Dept. of Defense
US
iron, electric
1882
Henry W. Seely
US
irradiation, food
1905
US/UK
jeans
1873
Levi Strauss, Jacob Davis
US
JELL-O (gelatin dessert)
1897
Pearle B. Wait
US
jukebox
1889
Louis Glass
US
Kevlar
1965
Stephanie Kwolek
US
Kool-Aid (fruit drink mix)
1927
Edwin E. Perkins
US
laser
1958
Gordon Gould and Charles Hard Townes, Arthur L. Schawlow (invented separately)
US
laundromat
1934
J.F. Cantrell
US
lawn mower, gasoline-powered
c. 1940
Leonard Goodall
US
Lego
late 1940s
Ole Kirk Christiansen
Denmark
light bulb, incandescent
1879
Thomas Alva Edison
US




light-emitting diode (LED)
1962
Nick Holonyak, Jr.
US
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liquid crystal display (LCD)
1963
George Heilmeier
US
lock and key
c. 2000 BC
Assyrians
Mesopotamia
locomotive
1829
George Stephenson
England
longbow
c. 1000
Wales
loudspeaker
1924
Chester W. Rice, Edward W. Kellogg
US












metric system of measurement
1795
French Academy of Sciences
France




microscope, compound optical
c. 1600
Hans & Zacharias Jansen
The Netherlands




microwave oven
1945
Percy L. Spencer
US
















money, paper
late 900s
China




Morse code
1838
Samuel F.B. Morse
US
motor, electric
1834
Thomas Davenport
US
motor, outboard
1907
Ole Evinrude
Norway/US








Muzak
1922
George Owen Squier
US
nail, construction
c. 3300 BC
Sumerians
Mesopotamia




neon lighting
1910
Georges Claude
France
nuclear reactor
1942
Enrico Fermi
US








oil well
1859
Edwin Laurentine Drake
US
pacemaker, cardiac
1952
Paul M. Zoll
US
paper
c. 105
Ts'ai Lun
China
paper clip
1899
Johan Vaaler
Norway
paper towel
1931
Arthur Scott
US
parachute, modern
1797
André-Jacques Garnerin
France
parking meter
1932
Carl C. Magee
US
particle accelerator
1929
Sir John Douglas Cockcroft, Ernest Thomas Sinton Walton
Ireland/UK
pasteurization
1864
Louis Pasteur
France
pen, ballpoint
1938
Lazlo Biro
Hungary
pencil
1565
Conrad Gesner
Switzerland
periodic table
1871
Dmitry Ivanovich Mendeleyev
Russia
personal watercraft, motorized
1968
Bombardier, Inc.
Canada
petroleum jelly
1870s
Robert Chesebrough
US
phonograph
1877
Thomas Alva Edison
US
photocopying (xerography)
1937
Chester F. Carlson
US
photography
1837
Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre
France
photography, instant
1947
Edwin Herbert Land
US
Play-Doh
1956
Noah W. & Joseph S. McVicker
US
plow, steel
1836
John Deere
US
pocket watch
c. 1500
Peter Henlein
Germany
polyethylene
1935
Eric Fawcett, Reginald Gibson
UK
polygraph (lie detector)
1921
John A. Larson
US
polyvinyl chloride (PVC)
1872
Eugen Baumann
Germany
Post-it Notes
mid-1970s
Arthur Fry (3M)
US
potato chips
1853
George Crum
US
printing press, movable type
c. 1450
Johannes Gutenberg
Germany
Prozac
1972
Ray W. Fuller, Bryan B. Molloy, David T. Wong
US
radar
c. 1904
Christian Hülsmeyer
Germany
radio
1896
Guglielmo Marconi
Italy
radio, car
early 1920s
William P. Lear
US
rayon
1884
Louis-Marie-Hilaire Bernigaud, count of Chardonnet
France
razor, electric
1928
Jacob Schick
US
razor, safety
c. 1900
King Camp Gillette
US
reaper, mechanical
1831
Cyrus Hall McCormick
US
record, long-playing (LP)
1948
Peter Carl Goldmark
US
refrigerator
1842
John Gorrie
US
remote control, television
1950
Robert Adler
US
respirator
c. 1955
Forrest M. Bird
US
revolver
1835–36
Samuel Colt
US
Richter scale
1935
Charles Francis Richter, Beno Gutenberg
US
rifle, assault
1944
Hugo Schmeisser
Germany
roller coaster
1884
LeMarcus A. Thompson
US
rubber, vulcanized
1839
Charles Goodyear
US
rubber band
1845
Stephen Perry
UK
saccharin
1879
Ira Remsen, Constantin Fahlberg
US, Germany
saddle
c. 200 BC
China
safety pin
1849
Walter Hunt
US
satellite, successful artificial earth
1957
Sergey Korolyov, et al.
USSR
satellite, communications
1960
John Robinson Pierce
US
saxophone
1846
Antoine-Joseph Sax
Belgium
Scotch tape
1930
Richard Drew (3M)
US
scuba gear
1943
Jacques Cousteau, Émile Gagnan
France
seat belt, automotive shoulder
1959
Nils Bohlin (Volvo)
Sweden
sewing machine
1841
Barthélemy Thimonnier
France
shoelaces
1790
England
silicone
1904
Frederic Stanley Kipping
UK
skateboard
1958
Bill & Mark Richards
US
skates, ice
1000 BC
Scandinavia
skates, roller
1760s
Joseph Merlin
Belgium
ski, snow
c. 2000–3000 BC
Sweden, Finland, Norway
skyscraper, steel-frame
1884
William Le Baron Jenney
US
slot machine
1890s
Charles Fey
US
snowmobile
1922
Joseph-Armand Bombardier
Canada
soap
600 BC
Phoenicians
Lebanon
soft drinks, carbonated
1772
Joseph Priestley
UK
sonar
1915
Paul Langevin
France
stamps, postage
1840
Sir Rowland Hill
UK
stapler
1866
George W. McGill
US
steamboat, successful
1807
Robert Fulton
US
steel, mass-production
1856
Henry Bessemer
UK
steel, stainless
1914
Harry Brearley
UK
stereo, personal
1979
Sony Corp.
Japan
stereophonic sound recording
1931
Alan Dower Blumlein
UK
stethoscope
1819
René-Théophile-Hyacinthe Laënnec
France
stock ticker
1867
Edward A. Calahan
US
stove, electric
1896
William Hadaway
US
stove, gas
1826
James Sharp
UK
straw, drinking
1888
Marvin Stone
US
submarine
1620
Cornelis Drebbel
The Netherlands
sunglasses
1752
James Ayscough
UK
sunscreen
1944
Benjamin Green
US
supermarket
1930
Michael Cullen
US
synthesizer, music
1955
Harry Olson, Herbert Belar
US
synthetic skin
1981
Ioannis V. Yannas, John F. Burke
US
tampon, cotton
1931
Earle Cleveland Haas
US
tank, military
1915
Admiralty Landships Committee
UK
tea bag
early 1900s
Thomas Sullivan
US
teddy bear
1902
Morris Michtom
US
Teflon
1938
Roy Plunkett
US
telegraph
1832–35
Samuel F.B. Morse
US
telephone, wired-line
1876
Alexander Graham Bell
Scotland/US
telephone, mobile
1946
Bell Laboratories
US
telescope, optical
1608
Hans Lippershey
The Netherlands
television
1923, 1927
Vladimir Kosma Zworykin, Philo Taylor Farnsworth
Russia/US, US
thermometer
1592
Galileo
Italy
thermostat
1830
Andrew Ure
UK
threshing machine
1778
Andrew Meikle
Scotland
tire, pneumatic
1888
John Boyd Dunlop
UK
tissue, disposable facial
1924
Kimberly-Clark Co.
US
tissue, toilet
1857
Joseph Gayetty
US
toaster, electric
1893
Crompton Co.
UK
toilet, flush
c. 1591
Sir John Harington
England
toothbrush
1498
China
tractor
1892
John Froehlich
US
traffic lights, automatic
1923
Garrett A. Morgan
US
transistor
1947
John Bardeen, Walter H. Brattain, William B. Shockley
US
typewriter
1868
Christopher Latham Sholes
US
ultrasound imaging, obstetric
1958
Ian Donald
UK
vaccination
1796
Edward Jenner
England
vacuum cleaner, electric
1901
Herbert Cecil Booth
UK
Velcro
1948
George de Mestral
Switzerland
vending machine
c. 100–200 BC
Egypt
Viagra
1997
Pfizer Inc.
US
video games
1972
Nolan Bushnell
US
videocassette recorder
1969
Sony Corp.
Japan
videotape
1950s
Charles Ginsburg
US
virtual reality
1989
Jaron Lanier
US
vision correction, laser
1987
Stephen Trokel
US
washing machine, electric
1907
Alva J. Fisher
US
wheel
about 3500 BC
proto-Aryan people or Sumerians
Russia/Kazakhstan or Mesopotamia
wheelbarrow
1st century BC
China
wheelchair
1590s
Spain
windmill
644
Persia
wine
before 4000 BC
Middle East
World Wide Web
1989
Tim Berners-Lee
UK
wristwatch, digital
1970
John M. Bergey
US
X-ray imaging
1895
Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen
Germany
Zamboni (ice resurfacing machine)
1949
Frank J. Zamboni
US
zipper
1893
Whitcomb L. Judson
US