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If necessity is the mother of invention, a logical place to start would be width basic human necessities.

  1. Air. At some point (Space Shuttle Atlantis) it will be necessary to store/transport/clean/produce it, but for now nature provides.
  2. Water. Information on how to locate freshwater resources in different kinds of habitat would be useful.
  3. Food. How to find and identify edible food sources would be important. So too would be to know how to prepare/cook it so as to minimize biochemical risk. How to cook brings us to our first necessary tool..
  4. Fire. Some basic uses for fire. Cooking, Fire can also be used as a tool to make..
  5. Spear with fire-hardened tip. Makes hunting more efficient.
  6. Fur coat.
  7. Levers.
  8. Hammer.
  9. Iron.
  10. Needle.
  11. Knife. (Using a knife, a variety of other carvings can be made!)
  12. Chisel.
  13. Spade. (Using its analogue we will later start mine oil! ;-))
  14. Rope.
  15. Salt.
  16. Brush.
  17. Table.
  18. Bottle.
  19. Archimede's water screw
  20. Astrolabe
  21. Catapult
  22. Compass
  23. Glass.
  24. Lens.
  25. Eyeglasses
  26. Gunpowder
  27. Steam engine
  28. Kite
  29. Marshmallow plant (Althea officinalis)
  30. Marshmallow candy
  31. Paper
  32. Scissors
  33. Silk
  34. Yo-yo
  35. Anemometer (for measuring the speed of wind)
  36. Terrestrial Globe (a map)
  37. Caravel
  38. Airplane
  39. Helicopter
  40. Canvas (a strong cotton cloth, could be used for making parachute)
  41. Light-weight silk (but very strong silk)
  42. Parachute
  43. Submarine
  44. Armored car
  45. Rapid-fire gun
  46. Centrifugal pump
  47. Ballista (a giant crossbow, by da Vinci)
  48. Worm gear (a set of gears in which many teeth make contact at once, reducing the strain on the teeth, allowing more pressure to be put on the mechanism)
  49. Printing press with movable type (guttenberg's)
  50. Screwdriver
  51. Compound microscope (a compound microscope is one which has more than one lens)
  52. Speed at which bodies fall does not depend on their weight
  53. Telescope
  54. Microscope
  55. Thermometer
  56. Barometer
  57. Cassegrain telescope
  58. Reflecting telescope
  59. Methods for grinding and polishing glass telescope lenses
  60. Refracting telescope
  61. Mercury barometer
  62. Battery
  63. Methane gas
  64. Bifocal glasses
  65. Carbonated water
  66. Celsius thermometer
  67. Cotton gin (a machine that cleans cotton, removing its many seeds)
  68. Lightning rod
  69. Franklin stove
  70. Guillotine
  71. Spinning jenny ()
  72. Hot-air balloon
  73. Electric arc
  74. Tungsten
  75. Light bulb
  76. Mayonnaise
  77. Metric system
  78. Piano (the pianoforte)
  79. Sandwich
  80. Sextant (replacement of astrolabe)
  81. Watt's steam engine (later was used for draining mines, powering looms in textile factories, powering bellows, paper mills)
  82. Steam-powered boat (by Henry Bell)
  83. Braille (writing system)
  84. Can
  85. Can opener
  86. Electric motor
  87. Electric streetcar
  88. Dishwasher
  89. Dutch chocolate (Dutching, Dutch processing or alkalinisation).
  90. Kindergarten
  91. Sewing machine
  92. Nylon fabric
  93. Kelvin scale
  94. Scythe
  95. Reel lawn mower
  96. Mechanical crops reaper
  97. Telegraph machine
  98. Morse Code
  99. Pasteurization
  100. Rubber band
  101. Safety pin
  102. Saxophone
  103. Helium
  104. Lithium
  105. Beryllium
  106. Boron
  107. Carbon
  108. Nitrogen
  109. Oxygen
  110. Fluorine
  111. Neon
  112. Natrium
  113. Magnesium
  114. Aluminium
  115. Silicon
  116. Chlorine
  117. Argon
  118. Potassium
  119. Calcium
  120. Scandium
  121. Titanium
  122. Vanadium
  123. Chromium
  124. Manganese
  125. Cobalt
  126. Nickel
  127. Copper
  128. Zinc
  129. Gallium
  130. Germanium
  131. Arsenic
  132. Selenium
  133. Bromine
  134. Krypton
  135. Rubidium
  136. Strontium
  137. Yttrium
  138. Zirconium
  139. Niobium
  140. Molybdenum
  141. Technetium
  142. Ruthenium
  143. Rhodium
  144. Palladium
  145. Silver
  146. Cadmium
  147. Indium
  148. Tin
  149. Antimony
  150. Tellurium
  151. Iodine
  152. Xenon
  153. Caesium
  154. Barium
  155. Lanthanum
  156. Cerium
  157. Praseodymium
  158. Neodymium
  159. Promethium
  160. Samarium
  161. Europium
  162. Gadolinium
  163. Terbium
  164. Dysprosium
  165. Holmium
  166. Erbium
  167. Thulium
  168. Ytterbium
  169. Lutetium
  170. Hafnium
  171. Tantalum
  172. Tungsten
  173. Rhenium
  174. Osmium
  175. Iridium
  176. Platinum
  177. Gold
  178. Mercury
  179. Thallium
  180. Lead
  181. Bismuth
  182. Polonium
  183. Astatine
  184. Radon
  185. Francium
  186. Radium
  187. Actinium
  188. Thorium
  189. Protactinium
  190. Uranium
  191. Neptunium
  192. Plutonium
  193. Amercium
  194. Curium
  195. Berkelium
  196. Californium
  197. Einsteinium
  198. Fermium
  199. Mendelevium
  200. Nobelium
  201. Lawrencium
  202. Rutherfordium
  203. Dubnium
  204. Seaborgium
  205. Bohrium
  206. Hassium
  207. Meitnerium
  208. Darmstadtium
  209. Roentgenium
  210. Ununbium
  211. Ununtrium
  212. Ununquadium
  213. Ununpentium
  214. Ununhexium
  215. Saxhorn
  216. Aneroid barometer
  217. Velox photographic paper
  218. Bakelite (an inexpensive, nonflammable, versatile, and very popular plastic)
  219. Storage batteries (lead-based batteries that can be recharged)
  220. Dry cell (a voltaic cell with a cylindrical zinc shell (the zinc acts as both the cathode and the container) that is lined with an ammonium chloride (the electrolyte) saturated material (and not a liquid).
  221. Alkaline batteries (edison batteries)
  222. Telephone
  223. Hydroairplane
  224. Photo-sensitive selenium cell (the photophone, a wireless phone, developed with Sumner Tainter)
  225. Braille typewriter
  226. Bunsen burner (laboratory)
  227. Russet Burbank potato (also called the Idaho potato)
  228. Mechanical cash register
  229. Electric cash register
  230. Electric car ignition
  231. Celluloid (a plastic made from cellulose (it is derived from plants))
  232. Coca-Cola
  233. Cotton candy (a soft confection that is made from sugar that is heated and spun into slim threads that look like a mass of cotton)
  234. Dry plate method (photography}
  235. Incandescent electric light bulb
  236. Phonograph record
  237. Carbon telephone transmitter
  238. Motion-picture projector
  239. Elevator
  240. Escalator
  241. Gyroscope
  242. Foucault pendulum
  243. Steel ribbed umbrella
  244. Fountain pen
  245. Folding cabinet bed (a space-saver that folded up against the wall into a cabinet)
  246. Hot dogs
  247. Metal zipper device with locking teeth in
  248. Safety matches
  249. Radio (wireless telegraphy)
  250. Steam engine lubricator
  251. Motorcycle
  252. Nobel patent detonator (detonating nitroglycerin using a strong electrical shock instead of heat)
  253. Dynamite
  254. Paper clip
  255. Potato chip
  256. Push pin ("a thumbtack with an elongated handle that makes it easier to put in and remove")
  257. Rayon (a cellulose-based fiber that is made from wood pulp or cotton waste)
  258. Records (used to record sound)
  259. Revolving door
  260. Multiple effect vacuum sugar evaporator (by Norbert Rillieux)
  261. X-rays
  262. Tractor
  263. Typewriter
  264. Vacuum cleaner
  265. Cylinder pin-tumbler lock
  266. Kerosene.
  267. Kerosene lamp.
  268. Drawing-board.
  269. Pencil.
  270. Acumulator (electricity acumulator)
  271. Toothpaste (material)
  272. Slide rule (calculation tool)
  273. Rubber (material)
  274. Phosphorus (material)
  275. Sulphur (material)
  276. Polyethylene (material)
  277. Hydrogen (material)
  278. Atlas-II (rocket engine)
  279. Hydrazine (chemical material)
  280. 1,1-Dimethylhydrazine (material)
  281. Nitrogen tetroxide (material)
  282. Aerozine 50 (material, rocket engine fuel)
  283. Delta-I (rocket engine)
  284. Delta-II (rocket engine)
  285. Delta-III (rocket engine)
  286. Delta-IV (rocket engine)
  287. Space Shuttle Atlantis (spacecraft)
  288. Auto CAD.
  289. Autodesk Inventor.
  290. SolidWorks.
  291. Titan-IV (rocket engine)
  292. Taurus-XL (rocket engine)
  293. Add an invention

As you add new inventions, try to intuitively place them in the correct sequence (historical order).Category:Other

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