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Inventiveness

Archimedes
(287–212 B. C.) invented military engine which saved Syracuse. [Gk. Hist.: Hall, 31]
Bell, Alexander Graham
(1847–1922) inventor of telephone (1876). [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 46]
Connecticut Yankee, the
made mechanical devices in the sixth century. [Am. Lit.: A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court]
Dictynna
invented fishermen’s nets. [Gk. Myth.: Kravitz, 79]
Edison, Thomas Alva
(1847–1931) inventor of many electrical devices. [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 157]
Erechtheus
inventor of chariots. [Gk. Myth.: Kravitz, 91]
Franklin, Benjamin
(1706–1790) gave us lightning rod, bifocals, efficient stove, etc. [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 836]
Goldberg, Rube
(1883–1970) designed elaborate contraptions to effect simple results. [Am. Hist.: Espy, 111]
Gumbrill, Theodore, Jr.
designs trousers with built-in air-cushion seat. [Br. Lit.: Aldous Huxley Antic Hay in Benét, 39]
Leonardo da Vinci
(1452–1519) created prototypes for parachutes, submarines, tanks, helicopters. [Ital. Hist.: Plum, 185–200]
McVey, Hugh
invents and builds successful machines for farm and mine operators. [Am. Lit.: Anderson Poor White in Magill I, 762]
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More worryingly, many seem to see British inventiveness as something in the past - almost seven in ten (69%) are aware that we invented the steam engine - let alone that it was North East pioneer George Stephenson - while just over two in ten, 22%, are aware we gave the world modern-day carbon fibre too.
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Made for The Royal Ballet in 2000, the work shows Wheeldon's inventiveness with the classical vocabulary.
Creativity, inventiveness, and being open to change are part of culture.
According to Pagels these differences between Thomas and John reflect a difference in attitude toward theological inventiveness between second-century and third-century "Thomas Christians," on the one hand, and "John Christians" on the other.
Franklin defines the new Florentine Renaissance style they embodied, with its basis in drawing and the human form, as one of an "obsessiveness with inventiveness in all of its aspects" (39), and sees Michelangelo, in particular, as having pursued perfection "with an almost debilitating integrity" (79).
A science communicator and England's Astronomer Royale, Rees considers the ultimate challenge for humanity in this century to be to tame our inventiveness before it proves our undoing.
Officer Howe's inventiveness and fast actions throughout this incident prevented the young woman from choking to death.
Messiaen observed that Qigang Chen's works "reveal a real inventiveness, a great talent and a perfect assimilation of Chinese thought to European musical conceptions.
We have always felt confident in the strength of our patent, and the European Patent Office's decision reaffirms the novelty and inventiveness of Ortec's leading technology.
Barab, who deserves to be more well known, is a composer of great talent, wit, and inventiveness.