Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The 15 best inventions in argentinian history - Our gift to the word

Blood Transfusion 

Blood transfusion was created after three years of research. Luis Agote invented in 1914 a system to keep the blood without clots.
Direct transfusions existed before, but it was not possible to preserve the blood, it was necessary to pass it directly and immediately one patient to another. He never patented his invention, but he immediately spread it.

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Alfajor (Industrial Production)

As mass-produced candy production dates back to the 50s in Argentina's Atlantic coast.


Dulce de leche 

It is a argentian confection prepared by slowly heating sweetened milk to create a product that derives its taste from the Maillard reaction of the product, changing flavor and color. Literally translated, it means "candy of milk" or "candy [made] of milk", "milk candy", or "milk jam" in the same way that dulce de frutilla is strawberry jam. It is popular in Latin America, notably in Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivia and Venezuela.



The story goes that the man came to Argentina in 1940, when World War II was already a sad reality. He was just 41 years (born in Budapest, Hungary on September 29, 1899) and restless character and registered in good standing. For example: after marriage, and to ease tasks at home, he invented an automatic washing machine. But his invention summit, which made ​​him famous in the world, was another: it is known as a pen or simply as "biro". 

"Biro, You're Crazy", had told him many times when he would see experts to present their idea. Ladislao Jose Biro However, as we know Argentines never gave up and developed his own. It had occurred to him when he watched the journal in which he wrote as a journalist was printed. Then, he thought his project: a capillary tube with an ink by gravity flow into a ball that round, let the ink on the paper and dry instantly. The result today is millions and millions of users worldwide. 

The first patent for the pen appears in Hungary in 1938. But the big development was done here, the place to Biro defined as "the country of yapa", plus finding that between polite and friendly people, always willing to give more. Thus, along with his brother Jorge (a chemical) and his friend John Meyne arrived in Buenos Aires and formed Biro Pens of Argentina, a company dedicated to making a pen quality but cheap enough, so that they had all. The combination of Biro and Meyne surnames gave rise to the legendary word "biro". 

The fame of this invention circulated around the world. And their manufacture as well. In 1953, licensed Biro himself, a man named Marcel Bich pen was introduced in the U.S. market. Using Argentine designs, narrowed his name and created the Bic pen, one of the most famous brands in the world. So transparent, disposable and inexpensive Bic achieved such fame that even is part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. 

By then, Ladislao Jose Biro had taken the citizenship Argentina, like his wife Elsa Schick and his daughter Mariana, who came to the country as a child and still has that restless spirit who had his father, although not keen to inventions but to education, which is also a form of progress and invent future. 

Biro not only developed this idea of the pen, but its improvements since contributed his creativity to improve the quality of ink, pens retractable system and automatic machines to make them. But he also invented the automatic gearbox for cars (which sold to General Motors in Berlin), the nozzle with activated carbon for cigarette, an inviolable lock then used Scotland Yard, a continuous process for the production of phenolic resins and until his death (happened in Buenos Aires on October 24, 1985, when he was 86) he worked at the National Atomic Energy Commission, in the separation of gases for heavy water. 

He was also a member of the Royal Academy of Natural Sciences and pastime were mostly painting and sculpture, which he considered his work complementary inventor. Since 1990, in Argentina, Inventor's Day is celebrated every 29 September in honor of Biro. But perhaps the greatest tribute to him would give his daughter who, as head of the School of Sun (created with her husband in 1966) and also developed a School for Inventors Juniors, comprising boys and girls aged 6 and 16. Works from 1990 and its mission is to encourage them to be inventors. That is, people who love to solve problems creatively and those difficulties are only opportunities. But that's another story.

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Traffic Light for the Blind People

Mario Davila in 1983 patented the first traffic light for the blind. The apparatus installed on corners of busy streets beeps at different speeds: a fast speed means no free way to cross the road at slow speed to stop.

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Cane for the Blind 

In 1921, José Mario Fallótico saw a blind waiting for help to cross a street in Buenos Aires, but no one was aware. As said Fallótico own, then thought of creating something that was a tool and at the same time a symbol to alert the person needs help. Cane for the blind has its own international day (October 15). The latest version, which works with ultrasound, is also Argentina.


The collective (the name comes from public transport) is the name given in Argentina and other Spanish-speaking countries, to buses. The groups in the City of Buenos Aires represent a typical city icon and a typical Argentine icon, colloquially are called bondi. Its origin in the city of Buenos Aires dates back to 1928, when a group of taxi drivers decided to hold a fixed path with a sign announcing her up front and allowing more than one passenger.


Syringe and needle self destructive

The brainchild of entrepreneur is Arcusin syringe including a syringe inseparable, the first finding to avoid sharing needles, a common practice among drug addicts. The second quality of the invention, the plunger is withdrawn and which pushes the liquid to be injected. That record is automatically separated from the stem holding it, after making two elementary movements App. 

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One of the most fascinating of all dances, the tango is a sensual ballroom dance that originated in Argentina in the early twentieth century. Tango is usually performed by a man and a woman, expressing an element of romance in their synchronized movements. Originally, the tango was performed only by women, but once it spread into Argentina, it developed into a dance for couples.

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Milanesa napolitana 

The milanesa (in Italian "cotoletta alla milanese") is an Italian dish named after the city of Milano, common in Latin American countries where generic types of breaded meat fillet preparations are known as a milanesa. By adding tomato paste, mozzarella cheese, and sometimes ham, a dish called milanesa a la napolitana (Milanese in the Neapolitan style) was created. "Neapolitan" is not taken from "Neapolitan pizza", but because it was first made and sold in Restaurante Napoli owned by Jorge La Grotta in Argentina in the 1940s

Radio Stations

The first radio station in the world took place in the Teatro Coliseo in Buenos Aires in 1920, and continued to broadcast until 1997. Obviously, radio is not an Argentine invention, but it was just a technological rarity until Enrique Susini created the first network broadcasting to them, becoming also the first speaker world. Susini met Albert Einstein in 1925, who called it "one of the first intelligence of Argentina".


IKA-Renault Torino 

The IKA Torino, later Renault Torino, is a mid-sized automobile made by Industrias Kaiser Argentina (IKA) under an agreement with American Motors Corporation (AMC) in 1966. The 1966 Torino was IKA’s first integral national product and IKA was eventually bought out by Renault in 1975 to form Renault Argentina S.A. The Torino was built on the same hybrid AMC platform all the way through 1981 in both two-door hardtop and four-door sedan variants. It has been called Argentina's national car.

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Gaucho Rodeo

The gaucho  rodeo and dressage is a typical and traditional equestrian sport of Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay, which integrates the folk culture of these countries, particularly the gaucho culture in Chile also been are also practiced. The sport involves the rider must stand on between 6 and 15 seconds on a pony (or bagual pingo). Takes place in several categories: clean or skin crina Pony (d) or southern rump or leather, coarse, with counter without bolas, chair, etc., or combinations..

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Duck (Sport)

Pato, also called juego del pato (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈxweɣo ðel ˈpato], literally "duck game"), is a game played on horseback that combines elements from polo and basketball. It is the national sport of Argentina since 1953.[1]

Pato is Spanish for "duck", as early games used a live duck inside a basket instead of a ball. Accounts of early versions of pato have been written since 1610. The playing field would often stretch the distance between neighboring estancias (ranches). The first team to reach its own casco (ranch house) with the duck would be declared the winner.

Pato was banned several times during its history because of the violence—not only to the duck; many gauchos were trampled underfoot, and many more lost their lives in knife fights started in the heat of the game. In 1796, a Catholic priest insisted that pato players who died in such a way should be denied Christian burial. Government ordinances forbidding the practice of pato were common throughout the 19th century.

During the 1930s, pato was regulated through the efforts of ranch owner Alberto del Castillo Posse, who drafted a set of rules inspired by modern polo. The game gained legitimacy, to the point that President Juan Perón declared pato to be Argentina's national game in 1953.

In modern pato, two four-member teams riding on horses fight for possession of a ball which has six conveniently-sized handles, and score by throwing the ball through a vertically positioned ring (as opposed to the horizontal rim used in basketball). The rings have a 100 cm (3.3 ft) diameter, and are located atop 240 cm (7.9 ft) high poles. A closed net, extending for 140 cm (4.6 ft), holds the ball after goals are scored.

The winner is the team with most goals scored after regulation time (six 8-minute "periods")

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