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John Boyd Dunlop: Facts and Information

Here are some facts about John Boyd Dunlop. John Boyd Dunlop was a Scottish vet and inventor. He is best known for his work in developing the first pneumatic or inflatable tyre, a device still used today. Dunlop was born in Scotland in 1840, and moved to Ireland at age 27. He established a large… Continue Reading

Louis Braille: Facts and Information

Here are some facts about Louis Braille. Louis Braille was a French teacher and inventor. He is best known for his system of reading for the blind or visually impaired, which is still used today. Braille was born near Paris, France in 1809. At three years old, he accidentally stuck a sharp tool in his… Continue Reading

Nikola Tesla: Facts and Information

Here are some facts about Nikola Tesla. Nikola Tesla was an Austrian born inventor, physicist and engineer. He is best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system. He was born in 1856 in Smiljan, Croatia. Tesla attended college in Graz, Austria, often studying for over 16… Continue Reading

Blaise Pascal: Facts and Information

Here are some facts about Blaise Pascal. Blaise Pascal was a French physicist, inventor, mathematician and philosopher. He also studied the properties of fluids, and researched and wrote about probability theory and projective geometry. He was born in Clermont-Ferrand, France in 1623, and was interested in mathematics and science from an early age. By age… Continue Reading