What did Eli Whitney invent in 1793?

Answer According to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Eli Whitney invented the cotton gin in 1793. He was encouraged by his friend, Katherine Greene. Whitney's invention made the process of separ... Read More »

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What did Eli Whitney invent and discover?

Eli Whitney invented an automatic, mechanical way to separate cotton from its seeds called the cotton gin. Whitney applied for a patent on his device in October 1793 and built the first model gin i... Read More »

If anything was possible to invent and make, what would you invent and why?

Triple chocolate fudge cake with zero calories - so I could make a pig of myself and never get fat.Time machine - so I could go to any time or place I wanted.Invisibility potion - so that I could g... Read More »

About the 1793 Yellow Fever Outbreak?

In the summer of 1793, an estimated 5,000 residents in Philadelphia were infected with a deadly fever known as Yellow Fever. Philadelphia was in a state of panic. People were afraid, doctors didn't... Read More »

If the Chinese could invent fireworks and printing, why couldn't they invent the knife and fork?

I love using chopsticks! And the fork is a relatively new invention. I traveled through China, and after a day or two could eat almost anything I needed to. Appreciate the diversity in the wo... Read More »