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List of some Indian inventions that may surprise you !!

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Button - Buttons were made from seashell and were used in the Indus Valley Civilization (Now India and Pakistan ) for ornamental purposes by 2000 BCE. Buttons were carved into geometric shapes and had holes pierced into them so that they could be attached to clothing by using a thread.
Ruler - Rulers were made from Ivory and used by the Indus Valley Civilization in 1500 BCE. The  ruler was calibrated to about 1/16 of an inch which is less than 2 millimetres. The weights and measures of the Indus civilization also reached Persia and Central Asia, where they were further modified.Stirrup - The earliest evidence of the stirrup was a toe loop that held the big toe and was used in India late in the second century BC. This ancient foot support consisted of a looped rope for the big toe which was at the bottom of a saddle made of fiber or leather.Stepwell - The earliest stepwells most likely date to about 550 AD, but the most famous were built in medieval times. It is estimated that over 3,00…

5 Innovative Inventions Of 2K14

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Solar-panel windows

A breakthrough in quantum dot research by scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory paved the way for windows that double as solar panels.Quantum dots - nano-crystals made of a semiconductor - were embedded in a transparent polymer in order to capture the sun's energy and harvest it as power.


Smart contact lenses

A smart contact lens that can monitor the glucose levels of diabetes sufferers was developed by Google in January.Coming out of the company's Google X skunk works division, best known for developing Google Glass, the contact lenses use chips and sensors the size of glitter to offer an early warning to the wearer by analysing tears.

SolePower 

Each thud of a hiker’s heel releases enough energy to illuminate a light bulb. Rather than waste that power, Matt Stanton, an engineer and avid backpacker, created a shoe insole that stores it as electricity.


XStat

To save more lives, a group of veterans, scientists, and engineers known as RevMedx has created …