Modern science and physics loves to take all the credit for many of the technological creations that make our lives easier – but we often forget to reveal that the people history books claim to have ‘invented’ many of these creations were really rather innovators who worked with knowledge that our ancestors held for centuries.
Here are 10 such cases.
1. Bhaskaracharya’s Law of Gravity
Bhaskara the second was a mathematician and astronomer born in India who worked with fellow mathematician Brahmagupta’s findings in regards to number systems.
To this day, Bhaskaracharya’s ‘Lilaviti’ and ‘Bijaganita’ works are considered to be unmatched. In his work, he wrote about everything from planetary positioning to eclipses and cosmography. Continue reading