Technology Mistake
Technology Mistake

Even though it is created from a mistake, it is still useful!

Currently, it can be said that human life depends on existing technology, and of course, technology was created to facilitate everyday human needs. Technology is closely related to human survival and is even included in all aspects of life.

Finding and creating technology is not easy, and it takes a long time to conduct research and experiments until it really works. However, from the many technologies that exist today, it turns out that there is also technology that is created from a mistake.

7 Technologies That Created From A Mistake But Useful Until Now

So, are you curious about what technology was discovered by mistake? Here are 7 of them:

Plastic, which was invented in the early 1900’s

Plastic
Plastic

Until now, humans are very dependent on plastic, they cannot even live without using plastic. For example, when you want to bring drinking water, a plastic bottle is one of the easiest and simplest media to use.

However, even though its current existence is damaging to the environment and even at an alarming level, did you know that plastic was discovered by mistake?

Chemist Leo Hendrik Baekland created a material that can be molded and heated at high temperatures, and even though the results were not what they expected, that was the moment plastic was first created.

Microwave, created from a naval radar

Microwave
Microwave

The microwave is now an important tool in cooking, processing and even heating food quickly. How microwaves work is also quite complicated.

As the name implies, microwaves emit microwaves which indirectly generate heat, so that the heat can be used for cooking and warming food.

This microwave was created from Percy Spencer’s prank because through this prank, he felt the chocolate bars melting themselves due to the emission of microwaves.

Even though he failed to find a tool to freeze chocolate until now his invention has become the forerunner of the microwave you use today.

X-rays, cathode rays that can penetrate human skin

X Rays
X Rays

X-rays are one of the tools used to detect fractures experienced by someone. What was unexpected, it turned out that this technology was first discovered by Wilhelm Rontgen in 1895 when he conducted an experiment using cathode rays.

Without realizing it, the fluorescent cardboard used for the experiment was lit even though the cardboard block was quite thick. Thanks to that light, this X-ray experiment succeeded in penetrating human skin and is now known as X-ray technology.

Super Glue, a strong glue that was created by accident

Super Glue
Super Glue

When you want to join two objects into one piece, super glue is definitely an option. In addition to its low price, easy to obtain, and very strong adhesion, super glue also has extraordinary longevity.

Super glue was first discovered by someone named Harry Coover who developed a plastic lens for a gun fix, and this senior researcher invented a synthetic adhesive made of cyanoacrylate.

However, because it was considered unfavorable, he decided to redevelop it and sell it under the trade name “Super Glue”.

Dynamite, discovered by Alfren Nobel’s mistake

Dynamite
Dynamite

Dynamite is one of the most popular and commonly known explosives to date. However, did you know that this explosive was found by mistake?

In an experiment conducted by Alfren Nobel, he made a calculation error in perfecting nitroglycerin and its instability. After that, he actually got a calculation to make an explosive that has a very strong explosive power.

However, unfortunately, this invention is not used wisely and is often misused in warfare.

Anesthesia, which is now commonly used to relieve pain

Anesthesia
Anesthesia

Anesthesia is one of the most important ingredients in the medical world, which can make the patient “numb” so as not to feel pain during surgery or other healing practices.

This system was first invented by Crawford Long, William Morton and Charles Jackson, who made mistakes in the manufacture of the anesthesia system and is now the most important ingredient in surgical medicine and surgery.

Stainless Steel, used to be made into rifle material

Stainless Steel
Stainless Steel

Imagine, if the utensils in your house such as spoons, forks, and glasses do not use anti-rust materials, you might catch a disease and it will be a hassle because you have to change cutlery.

However, stainless steel is now one of the most frequently used materials for home furnishings. It turns out that stainless steel was invented by Harry Brearly when developing his rifle, which failed and is now converted into various household items.

Those are 7 technologies that were discovered by accident and created from a mistake. I didn’t expect it, it turns out that even from a mistake, something can be created as long as there is high intention and creativity from the inventors.


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