101 Gadgets That Changed The World

101 Gadgets That Changed The World

The History Channel  |  October 9, 2011

The gadget: It's small enough to hold in your hands. It's mechanical or electronic, and mass-produced. It's a personal item that evolves from novelty to necessity - and ultimately shows its paradigm-shifting power. In this two-hour special, the editors of Popular Mechanics and a panel of experts join forces with The History Channel to rank the most influential inventions of the past 200 years and tell the surprising stories behind them.

The gadget: It's small enough to hold in your hands. It's mechanical or electronic, and mass-produced. It's a personal item that evolves from novelty to necessity - and ultimately shows its paradigm-shifting power. In this two-hour special, the editors of Popular Mechanics and a panel of experts join forces with The History Channel to rank the most influential inventions of the past 200 years and tell the surprising stories behind them.

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