Greatest Science Inventions of All Time

The book under review titled 100 Greatest Inventions of All Time is worth reading by all. The author Kendall Haven is a senior research scientist turned author. He has written more than 30 books.

His way of story telling is amazing. In the present book he has covered hundred great inventions spreading over a period from 25 B.C. to 1996.

Each chapter begins with two questions: What is it and Who invented it? After answering these two questions, he is reasoning out as to why this inventions is one of the 100 greatest.

In the History of Invention, we come to know what people did before the invention. Then comes the main story, How that particular invention was invented. In a lucid style he is giving the full details so that anybody could understand the facts very simply. After the invention, what happens in the world? This is quite a natural question that will arise in the mind of every reader. The author gives the details so that we could understand how world is a better place after the invention was put into use.

Readers will be amazed to know about cloning (year of invention 1996), World Wide Web (1991), Artificial Heart (1981), Personal Computer (1977), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (1977), Organ Transplant (1972), Calculator (1968), Communications Satellite (1962), Space Flight (1961), Heart Pacemaker (1960) etc.

At the end of the each chapter a number of reference books are given so that interested readers could benefit by reading those books.

The anecdotes spread over throughout the book makes one to read the book at a stretch.

There is a tailpiece also titled Fun Fact for each and every chapter.

The Fun Fact for Communications Satellite is this: “Communications satellites can now be used to track fish through the ocean.”

We come to know about hundreds of scientists,engineers and others who were behind these great inventions.

There are four interesting appendix giving the List of Inventors, Inventions by Branch of Science, The next 40 inventions to research and reference sources.

Science Teachers, students, knowledge seekers who would like to enter into the amazing world of inventions should read this book without fail.

The author may write a separate book covering the anecdotes alone to reach millions of science readers.

Overview of Online Learning

The five main reasons responsible for the growth of online learning are: access, efficiency, cost, technology and stability. The development in technology is really encouraging a number of people to enhance their educational qualifications. Considering the popularity of this style of education, a number of educational institutes, post secondary, as well as high schools, have started using this medium for imparting education. The easy options for enhancing the educational qualifications enable people to acquire new skills and provide them the opportunities of starting new careers.

There are two ways one can access online courses, open or restricted. The first option enables almost anyone to join a course as long as they have an Internet connection. However, this option doesn’t allow the learner to interact with their instructor. The option of courses is very wide, including courses of university level. This allows anyone to pursue a course that interests him/her.

The courses with restricted access have a definite number of registered students. Such a course allows the student to interact with their instructors. Students completing these kinds of courses are awarded grades after they finish their course.

It is helpful for both, the student and the educator, to have online access to course materials. The instructor or teacher can have his lectures recorded, and then reuse them as many times as he needs. So, the recurring expense is only towards marking and monitoring the communication from students. This substantially reduces the time that educators need to spend, and hence their expense.

A very significant benefit of online courses is the fact that students can access lectures pertaining to their course at their convenience, from anywhere, when having access to the net, so they can purse studies at their own pace. They need not travel to attend classes, and the fee is inclusive of several course materials that the students may need.

The content of the online courses offered by recognized educational institutes has been reviewed by eminent professionals. Several introductory, as well as intermediate courses don’t undergo any change since their content is stagnant. So, these may be reused whenever required.

Since the expense of conducting online courses is low, the fee payable by students is generally lower than the usual courses where the instructors personally deliver the lectures. Reduced fees allow more number of students to continue their education, also allowing them to also save additional money, as there is no need to spend money for commuting to schools.

Graduating From College

Get a graduate job

After graduation, Looking for a good job is the choice for the majority of new graduates. Your first port of call should be communicating with your relevant university department, for parts of them, they do offer recruitment service for their students and it will significantly lower the working barrier for you.

According to the words of Philippa Hardie, a careers consultant at the University of Chester, sometimes small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs) are the most suitable options for fresh graduates. Being a small fish in a big pound is not right for everyone and SMEs can offer your more training and challenges.

Moreover, finding a job may take a while. Be carefully don’t leave a blank gap on the CV, you can fill the time with some part-time jobs, volunteering, and internship.

Become you own boss

Don’t just stand inside the box, sometime you need to stand outside to see the world. If you can’t find a dream job and don’t want to settle for just a job, why not create one by starting your own company, it could be an extremely interesting process to turn your business idea into reality. Therefore, if you have the sufficient confidence and tenacity, self-employment should be a smart move. There are some main advantages for self-employment:

  • Independent power to make decisions
  • Control over what to do and who to work with
  • Flexible time management
  • Pay for any opportunities fit with you

However, nothing is perfect. You should understand that self-employment also means that you need to juggle a number of responsibilities such as marketing the business, staff management, uncertainty/problem management and financial things. Therefore, before starting your own business, you should be sure that if you would like to take these challenges.

Go for a Master’s degree

“if you really have a desire to study a particular aspect of your undergraduate course in more depth, then postgraduate study is the answer,” says Philippa.

Therefore, if you are certain that you have the right reasons, It’s still a good choice to back to school and study for a specific Master’s degree you are interested. Some courses like law and philosophy do need an in-depth study to qualify. However, don’t take it to just stall for time, it’s not worth and your important years could be wasted.