Hello! Today Mr.Livingston wanted me to do this: Summarize each of the inventions you studied this week and how they impacted history. Also, explain the most interesting thing you learned this week, and why.
The three inventions and one inventor I learned about where: The Compound Microscope, William Gilbert, The Newspaper, and the Telescope.
The Compound Microscope. Sometime about the year 1590, two Dutch spectacle makers, Zaccharias Janssen and his father Hans started experimenting with these lenses. They put several lenses in a tube and made a very important discovery. … They had just invented the compound microscope (which is a microscope that uses two or more lenses).
William Gilbert. William Gilbert (1544-1603) was an English scientist and physician who is credited by many as the “father of electricity and magnetism”. Born on May 24, 1544 into an affluent family in Colchester, Essex, Gilbert attended Cambridge University where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in 1561.
The Newspaper. Newspapers Worldwide. One of the earliest publications that could be described as a daily newspaper appeared in Rome around 69 B.C. It was a primitive news sheet called Acta Diurna (acts of the day) and described the activities of the Roman Senate. Another early newspaper appeared in the Germanic states of the 1500s.
The telescope was first patented in 1608 Dutch eyeglass maker Hans Lippershey (or Lipperhey) is widely credited as the first person to patent a telescope in 1608. His device, called a kijker (“looker”), was, according to Hans, able to magnify an image up to three times.