Daniel 12:4
But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.
Daniel 12:3-5 (in Context)

Inventions Search Results –

Years : 1000 to 1500  70 Items listed  [ 14 per 100 years]  

Noted  – Weapons – which, given the materials available, were of a much different form, including:                              

1000 grenades (Byzantium) Longbow, (Wales) Portable Flamethrower (China)  

1050 Artillery,  ( China) (bombs fired from catapults)

1161 Teargas Grenades (China; made from lime and sulphur)

1180 Rocket (China)

1277  Land Mines  (China;  used against Mongol invaders)

1304 Cannons, Guns (Europe,  Arabia)

1325  Steel Crossbow (Europe)  

1400 Biological Warfare (Central Asia;  (catapulting plague victims over city walls by the Tartars) 

1400  Hand Guns (Europe)

1450 Harquebus (Spain; tripod mounted precursor of musket)  

1453  Siege Guns  (Ottoman;  used in the siege of  Constantinople).                         

Years : 1500 to 1700 46 Items listed  [23 per 100 years]

 1540 Pistol (Italy),  1565 Musket (Europe;  hand held and could pearce armour)   

1620 Submarine (England;    the James I demonstrated in the River Thames)   

1647 Bayonet (France;   pike attached to gun by French army)           

Years : 1700 to 1800  [25 Items listed]

1710 Rifle (North America) 

Years : 1800 to 1850  [29 Items listed]

 1835 Revolver (USA;  by Samual Colt – first multi-shot hand gun)

Years : 1850 to 1900  [49 Items listed]

Henri Giffard  Invented the airship in 1852 (I doubt this Frenchman thought of his device as a weapon)

Jean-Joseph-Étienne Lenoir, A Belgian, invented the Internal Combustion Engine in 1859 (A benign device in and of itself)

1866 Dynamite,  (Sweden; by Alfred Nobel (THE Nobel for which peace prizes are awarded?)

1866 Torpedo  (Austria; by Robert Whitehead from England)

Joseph Glidden invented Barbed Wire in the U.S.  (Best of my knowledge for fences to corral cattle; who knew?)

FROM Wikipedia; my inventions reference, (link at bottom) weirdly omitted this:

Dr. Richard Jordan Gatling (September 12, 1818 – February 26, 1903) was an American inventor best known for his invention of the Gatling gun, the first successful machine gun

Gatling invented the Gatling gun after he noticed that a majority of the soldiers fighting in the Civil War were lost to disease rather than gunshots. In 1877, he wrote:

It occurred to me that if I could invent a machine – a gun – which could by its rapidity of fire, enable one man to do as much battle duty as a hundred, that it would, to a large extent supersede the necessity of large armies, and consequently, exposure to battle and disease [would] be greatly diminished.[8]

The gun was based on Gatling’s seed planter.[9] A working prototype was developed in 1861. In 1862, he founded the Gatling Gun Company in Indianapolis, Indiana to market the gun. The first 6 production guns were destroyed during a fire in December 1862 at the factory. All 6 of them had been manufactured at Gatling’s expense. Undaunted, Gatling arranged for another 13 to be manufactured at the Cincinnati Type Factory.

Though the gun was developed during the Civil War, it saw very little action. This is partly because Gatling was accused of being a copperhead because of his North Carolina roots, but this was never proven.[10] Gatling was never affiliated with the Confederate States government or military, nor did he live in the South during the Civil War. {5} Although General Benjamin F. Butler bought 12 and Admiral David Dixon Porter bought one,[11] it wasn’t until 1866 that the US Government officially purchased Gatling Guns.[12]

AND from About.com Inventors: History of the Gatling Gun –

In 1861, Doctor Richard Gatling patented the Gatling Gun, a six-barreled weapon capable of firing a (then) phenomenal 200 rounds per minute. The Gatling gun was a hand-driven, crank-operated, multi-barrel, machine gun. The first machine gun with reliable loading, the Gatling gun had the ability to fire sustained multiple bursts.

Richard Gatling created his gun during the American Civil War, he sincerely believed that his invention would end war by making it unthinkable to use due to the horrific carnage possible by his weapons. At the least, the Gatling Gun’s power would reduce the number of soldiers required to remain on the battlefield.

1889 Cordite (England; by F Abel and J Dewer) – smokeless explosive. Of Note:  One of the main proponents of a Jewish homeland in Palestine was Weizmann, the leading spokesperson for organized Zionism in Britain.  Weizmann was a chemist who had developed a process to synthesize acetone via fermentation. Acetone is required for the production of cordite, a powerful propellant explosive needed to fire ammunition without generating tell-tale smoke.        

 Germany had cornered supplies of calcium acetate, a major source of acetone. Other pre-war processes in Britain were inadequate to meet the increased demand in World War I, and a shortage of cordite would have severely hampered Britain’s war effort. Lloyd-George, then minister for munitions, was grateful to Weizmann and so supported his Zionist aspirations. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balfour_Declaration_of_1917

RADIO – From Wikipedia – In 1895, Marconi built a wireless system capable of transmitting signals at long distances (1.5 mi./ 2.4 km).[10][11] In radio transmission technology, early public experimenters had made short distance broadcasts.[12] Marconi achieved long range signalling due to a wireless transmitting apparatus and a radio receiver claimed by him.[13][14] From Marconi’s experiments, the phenomenon that transmission range is proportional to the square of antenna height is known as “Marconi’s law.”[15]

Ferdinand Zeppelin – first maneuverable balloon  Inventor of the Zeppelin in 1900. In and of itself, benign.

Years : 1900 to 1950 69 Items listed   [a big leap; 69 in 50 years]  below, I included benign inventions which became militarized:

 1903 Airplane (U.S.A.) ,  1904 Radar- for shipping – (Germany), 1908  Haber Process (Germany; Fritz Haber – making artificial nitrates)  1908 Sonar (England),  1923 Television (Scotland)  NOTE –  (About.com, Television History:  Television was not invented by a single inventor. Early inventors attempted to either build a mechanical television system based on the technology of Paul Nipkow’s rotating disks; or they attempted to build an electronic television system using a cathode ray tube developed independently in 1907 by English inventor A.A. Campbell-Swinton and Russian scientist Boris Rosing. http://inventors.about.com/od/tstartinventions/a/Television.htm

1926 Liquid Fuel Rocket (U.S.A.) by Robert Goddard,  1930 Jet Engine (England) Frank Whittle  [I disagree as far as its being  practicable; German engineers developed the ME 262, a swept wing jet interceptor. It was on the drawing board in 1938.  X]  1931 Nylon (U.S.A.; Wallace Corothers – artificial silk  1936 Helicopter Germany; Heinrich Focke) the helicopter had no single inventor, any more than the fixed-wing aeroplane did   http://www.aviastar.org/helicopters_eng/fw-61.php 

From Wikipedia – Enrico Fermi (29 September 1901 – 28 November 1954)[1] was an Italian-born, naturalized American physicist particularly known for his work on the development of the first nuclear reactor, Chicago Pile-1, and for his contributions to the development of quantum theory, nuclear and particle physics, and statistical mechanics. He was awarded the 1938 Nobel Prize in Physics for his work on induced radioactivity.    Fermi is widely regarded as one of the leading scientists of the 20th century, highly accomplished in both theory and experiment.[2] Along with J. Robert Oppenheimer,[3] he is frequently referred to as “the father of the atomic bomb“.[4][5] He also held several patents related to the use of nuclear power.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enrico_Fermi

1942 Guided Missle (Germany; Werner von Braun)   [The infamous V-2    X ]   Napalm (U.S.A.;  Harvard University)  1945 Atomic Bomb (U.S.A.; Robert Oppenheimer’s team) 

1940’s:  THE REASON WE ARE READING THIS ON OUR PC’S AND LAPTOPS TODAY! – ENIGMA, and LORENZ, German encryption devices resulted in a quandry for the allies. Decryption was time consuming…  

“To put it bluntly, there was little point in being able to discover that the Germans planned a major military offensive last week. This is where Alan Turing comes in.

 Alan Turing

Born in 1912, Alan Mathison Turing was a scientific genius who has since been credited as one of the most prominent forefathers of the modern computer.

As the head of Hut 8 at Bletchley Park, Turing’s work paved the way for the development of the Bombe – not the atomic variety that the Americans were spending billions on in the equally secretive Manhattan Project, but a mechanical deciphering machine that Turing designed by simplifying and modifying the ideas that Polish scientists had devised before running into a logical dead end. It’s name derived from their idea of developing a bomba kryptologiczna (cryptological bomb) capable of analysing German codes and breaking them, and although the Bombe was mechanical, it led to the development of Colossus – the world’s first programmable digital electronic computer, and the progenitor of the machine on which you are reading this hub. That happened when Turing’s genius was complemented by the practical engineering skills of GPO (General Post Office) telephone engineer Tommy Flowers, who took Turing’s designs from the drawing board and translated them into the reality of Colossus.”  http://allanmcgregor.hubpages.com/hub/The-Art-of-Deception-Part-1   THE FIRST COMPUTER.

 After 1950 57 Items listed  http://www.krysstal.com/display_inventions.php?years=After+1950   

Young people, brought up in godless, evolution teaching, Atheistic school systems might benefit from seeing how our world has changed in just the last century. My source for the timeline: 


 This page has a sidebar to search from before 10,000 BC to the present; however, I have inserted items they overlooked (nothing made by man is perfect).