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Technology, science, and inventions have progressed at an accelerated rate during the hundred years of the 20th century, more so than any other century. We began the 20th century with the infancy of airplanes, automobiles, and radio, when those inventions dazzled us with their novelty and wonder. We end the 20th century with spaceships, computers, cell phones, and the wireless Internet all being technologies we can take for granted.
I900 The zeppelin invented by Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin. 1901 King Camp Gillette invents the double-edged safety razor. The first radio receiver, successfully received a radio transmission. Hubert Booth invents a compact and modern vacuum cleaner. 1902 Willis Carrier invents the air conditioner. 1903 The Wright brothers invent the first gas motored and manned airplane. 1904 Benjamin Holt invents a tractor. John A Fleming invents a vacuum diode or Fleming valve. 1905 Albert Einstein published the Theory of Relativity and made famous the equation, E = mc2. 1906 William Kellogg invents Cornflakes. 1907 Color photography invented by Auguste and Louis Lumiere. The very first piloted helicopter was invented by Paul Cornu. 1908 Cellophane invented by Jacques E. Brandenberger. 1909 Instant coffee invented by G. Washington.
1910 Thomas Edison demonstrated the first talking motion picture. Georges Claude displayed the first neon lamp to the public on December 11, 1910, in Paris. 1911 Charles Franklin Kettering invents the first automobile electrical ignition system. 1912 Motorized movie cameras invented, replaced hand-cranked cameras. The first tank patented by Australian inventor De La Mole. Clarence Crane created Life Savers candy in 1912. 1913 The crossword puzzle invented by Arthur Wynne. The Merck Chemical Company patented, what is now know as, ecstasy. Mary Phelps Jacob invents the bra. Gideon Sundback invented the zipper. 1914 Garrett A. Morgan invents the Morgan gas mask. 1915 Eugene Sullivan and William Taylor co-invented Pyrex in New York City. 1916 Radio tuners invented, that received different stations. Stainless steel invented by Henry Brearly. 1917 Gideon Sundback patented the modern zipper (not the first zipper). 1918 The superheterodyne radio circuit invented by Edwin Howard Armstrong. Today, every radio or television set uses this invention. Charles Jung invented fortune cookies. 1919 The pop-up toaster invented by Charles Strite. Short-wave radio invented.
1920 The tommy gun patented by John T Thompson. 1921 Artificial life begins -- the first robot built. John Larson invented the lie detector.
The "differential analyzer". 1940 Dr William Reich invents the orgone accumulator. invented by John Logie Baird. Charles Darrow claims he invented the game Monopoly. Notebooks with spiral bindings invented. 1927 Eduard Haas III invents PEZ candy.6. Enrico Fermi invents the neutronic reactor.1922 Insulin invented by Sir Frederick Grant Banting. The zoom lens and the light meter invented. Nescafe or freeze-dried coffee invented. Paul Galvin invents the car radio. The first jet engine is built. LSD was synthesized on November 16. 1941 Konrad Zuse's Z3. Peter Goldmark invents modern color television system. Percy Shaw invents cat eyes or roads reflectors. Karl Pabst invents the jeep. 1933 Frequency modulation (FM radio) invented by Edwin Howard Armstrong. 1931 Harold Edgerton invented stop-action photography. 1939 Igor Sikorsky invents the first successful helicopter. Karl Jansky invents the radio telescope. Bubble gum invented by Walter E. Richard M. 1936 Bell Labs invents the voice recognition machine. The television or iconoscope (cathode-ray tube) invented by Vladimir Kosma Zworykin. Goddard invents liquid-fueled rockets. Philo Taylor Farnsworth invents a complete electronic TV system.N. Jacob Schick patented the electric shaver. Frank Whittle and Dr Hans von Ohain both invent a jet engine. 1932 Polaroid photography invented by Edwin Herbert Land. 1924 The dynamic loudspeaker invented by Rice and Kellogg. 1934 Englishmen. or analog computer invented by Vannevar Bush at MIT in Boston. Lyle David Goodloe and W. Strobe lighting invented.) The first canned beer made.first magnetic recording. 1923 Garrett A. Aerosol spray cans invented by American inventors. Drew. 1925 The mechanical television a precursor to the modern television. Stereo records invented. Samuel Colt patents the Colt revolver. 1930 Scotch tape patented by 3M engineer. 1938 The ballpoint pen invented by Ladislo Biro. Hollingshead builds a prototype drive-in movie theater in his driveway. Carlson invents the photocopier. 1938 by Swiss chemist Albert Hofmann of Sandoz Laboratories. 1926 Robert H. the first computer controlled by software. Robert Watson-Watt patented radar. The first 3-D movie (spectacles with one red and one green lens) is released. 1937 Chester F. JWA Morrison invents the first quartz crystal watch. 1928 Scottish biologist Alexander Fleming discovers penicillin. 1935 Wallace Carothers and DuPont Labs invents nylon ( polymer 6. Yo-Yo re-invented as an American fad. . Richard G. Germans Max Knott and Ernst Ruska coinvent the electron microscope. Sullivan. Morgan invents a traffic signal. Joseph Begun invents the first tape recorder for broadcasting . Diemer. The electron microscope invented. 1929 American.
Although cell phones were not sold commercially until 1983. television became the dominant media. 1957 Fortran (computer language) invented. however. 1946 The microwave oven invented by Percy Spencer. By the end of the 60s humanity had entered the spaceage by putting a man on the moon. 1943 Swiss chemist. While television had been invented many years previous. and entertainment during the 50s. advancements in technology were about to change all that. The 60s have been described by historians as the ten years having the most significant changes in history. Mobile phones first invented. The first nonstick teflon pan produced. the 50s saw nearly every family buying a television set. 1951 Super glue invented. 1947 British/Hungarian scientist. The 50s have always been described as a conservative period socially. Brattain. The . Live news broadcasts were now possible coast to coast.flight recorder. 1948 The Frisbee ® invented by Walter Frederick Morrison and Warren Franscioni. Emile Gagnan and Jacques Cousteau invent the aqualung. Albert Hofmann discovered the hallucinogenic properties of LSD. Mueller designs a turboprop engine. and this has changed our world forever. Ray Kroc started McDonalds. 1944 The kidney dialysis machine invented by Willem Kolff. information. Transistor radio invented by Texas Instruments. 1952 The first patent for bar code issued to inventors Joseph Woodland and Bernard Silver. 1953 The first musical synthesizer invented by RCA. Bardeen. Synthetic cortisone invented by Percy Lavon Julian. 1949 Cake mix invented. Jack Kilby and Robert Noyce both invent the microchip. and nearly everyone watching television for longer and longer periods of time. The first diet soft drink sold. and Shockley invent the transistor. Robert Hope-Jones invented the Wurlitzer jukebox.the pill. 1959 Barbie Doll invented.1942 John Atanasoff and Clifford Berry built the first electronic digital computer. Edward Teller and team build the hydrogen bomb. Optic fiber invented. 1954 Oral contraceptives invented . Fuller and Pearson. The solar cell invented by Chaplin. Television broadcasts became our number one source of news. Gordon Gould invents the laser. Charles Ginsburg invented the first video tape recorder (VTR). developed the theory of holography. 1955 Tetracycline invented. Dennis Gabor. 1950 The first credit card (Diners) invented by Ralph Schneider. During the 50s. 1958 The computer modem invented. 1956 The first computer hard disk used. 1945 The atomic bomb invented. David Warren invented the black box .
The nondairy creamer invented. 1965 Soft contact lenses invented. The first computer with integrated circuits made. 1968 The computer mouse invented by Douglas Engelbart. The 70s began the age of the practical computer made possible by the invention of the floppy disk and the microprocessor that occurred during the 70s.60s were influenced by the youth of the post-war baby boom . 1963 The video disk invented. Hoff and Mazor. Many of the most popular consumer products still around today were invented in the 80s for example: cell phones and home computers. VCR or videocassette invented. the first computer video game invented. 1973 Gene splicing invented. 1960 The halogen lamp invented. The push-through tab on a drink can invented. Damadian. 1966 Electronic Fuel injection for cars invented. 1961 Valium invented. Cray supercomputer invented by Seymour Cray.The microprocessor invented by Faggin. 1962 The audio cassette invented. 1971 The dot-matrix printer invented. 1974 The post-it notes invented by Arthur Fry. 1979 Cell phones invented. Spacewar. 1977 Magnetic resonance imaging invented by Raymond V. 1976 The ink-jet printer invented. 1978 The artificial heart Jarvik-7 invented by Robert K. The compact disk invented by James Russell. The floppy disk invented by Alan Shugart. Jarvik. The ATM invented. The food processor invented. The artificial heart invented. 1964 Acrylic paint invented.Giorgio Fischer. 1967 The first handheld calculator invented. BASIC (an early computer language) is invented by John George Kemeny and Tom Kurtz. Dow Corp invents silicone breast implants. The ethernet (local computer network) invented by Robert Metcalfe and Xerox. The fiber-tip pen invented by Yukio Horie. 1970 The daisy-wheel printer invented. The bar-code scanner is invented. 1969 The arpanet (first internet) invented. a gynecologist invents liposuction. Walkman invented. Bic invents the disposable lighter. Robert Dennard invented RAM (random access memory). 1975 The laser printer invented. . The liquid-crystal display (LCD) invented by James Fergason. Scott Olson invents roller blades. Pong first video game invented by Nolan Bushnell.a generation with a fondness for change and far-out gadgets. 1972 The word processor invented.
And a new definition of the expression "corporate greed" was found. 1988 Digital cellular phones invented. 1981 MS-DOS invented. while the growth rate during the 80s was 3. The RU-486 (abortion pill) invented. 1986 Synthetic skin invented by G. 1990 The World Wide Web and Internet protocol (HTTP) and WWW language (HTML) created by Tim Berners-Lee. financial. The first IBM-PC invented.2% per year. III. legislative and regulatory) led to the extraordinary number of bank failures in the 80s. Fuji introduced the disposable camera. 1996 Web TV invented.The 80s saw the rise of the multi-national corporations. 1998 Viagra invented. The first patent for a genetically engineered animal is issued to Harvard University researchers Philip Leder and Timothy Stewart. 1983 The Apple Lisa invented. 509 km/h(318 mph). DVD (Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc) invented. 1989 High-definition television invented. 1999 Scientists measure the fastest wind speed ever recorded on earth. 1991 The digital answering machine invented. The Apple Macintosh invented. as well as cloning. Disposable contact lenses invented. . the highest 9 year rate in American history. and stem cell research. Programmer Jaron Lanier first coins the term "virtual reality". 1980 The hepatitis-B vaccine invented. 1993 The pentium processor invented. Soft bifocal contact lens invented. 1984 The CD-ROM invented. 1994 HIV protease inhibitor invented. 1992 The smart pill invented. 1995 The Java computer language invented. Gregory Gallico. a complex combination of causes (economic. The 90s saw the invention of genetic engineering. 1987 The first 3-D video game invented. 1997 The gas-powered fuel cell invented. 1982 Human growth hormone genetically engineered. 1985 Windows program invented by Microsoft. Tekno Bubbles patented. The scanning tunneling microscope invented by Gerd Karl Binnig and Heinrich Rohrer. The 90s saw the invention of the internet and the rise of Microsoft.
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