Inventions 1900 to 1990

Inventions 1900 to 1990

1901 : vacuum cleaner

1902 : air conditioning; automated tea maker

1903 : electrocardiogram; first powered flight

1904 : radar; tea bags; diodes

1905 : plastic; windscreen wipers; silencer for guns

1906 : radio broadcasting

1907 : electric washing machine

1908 : coffee filter; water coolers; paper cups; assembly line production

1910 : neon lamps

1911 : stenotype machines

1913 : Ecstasy; Brillo pads; crossword puzzles; bras; zips

1916 : sonar

1920 : hair dryers; kiss-proof lipstick; submachine guns

1921 : robots; insulin

1922 : Aga cooker

1923 : hearing aids

1924 : frozen food

1925 : Geiger counter; television

1926 : liquid fuel rocket; pop-up toaster; aerosol sprays

1927 : ‘Talkies’ at the movies

1928 : iron lung; penicillin

1929 : artificial life

1930 : jet engine; mechanical toothbrushes; Scotch tape

1931 : electric razor

1932 : radio telescope; parking meter; folding wheelchair

1933 : electron microscope; angle-poise lamp

1934 : cats eyes

1935 : electric guitar

1936 : sun tan lotion; electric blanket

1938 : ballpoint pen; photocopying

1939 : helicopters; cloud seeding to trigger rain

1942 : first nuclear reactor built; Napalm

1943 : aqualung

1944 : kidney dialysis machine

1946 : microwave ovens; automation; Bikini; Tupperware; Tupperware Parties

1947 : transistors; holograms; artificial intelligence; disposable nappy; mobile phones

1948 : frisbees; velcro; general purpose computers; contact lenses

1950 : credit cards; self-cleaning house; junction transistor

1951 : contraceptive pill; Tetrapak cartons of milk

1952 : wide-screen cinema

1953 : transistor radio

1954 : solar cell; synthesiser

1955 : hovercraft; atomic clock; polio vaccine; structurally modified antibiotics

1956 : video tape recorder

1957 : satellite; endoscope

1958 : video games; microchip; modems

1959 : car seat belts

1960 : cardiac pacemaker; laser

1961 : Man in Space; Valium

1963 : lava lamp

1964 : computer mouse; miniskirt

1965 : optical disc; bay buggy; HTML

1966 : kevlar; fibre optics; pocket television

1967 : portable calculator

1968 : biometrics; Workmate; artificial heart

1969 : the Internet; cash dispenser

1970 : LED and LCD’s

1971 : floppy disc

1972 : Prozac; disposable lighter

1973 : genetic engineering; barcodes; post-it-note; car airbags

1975 : personal computer; laser printer

1977 : In vitro fertilisation; MRI scanner; inkjet printer

1979 : first personal stereo

1980 : abortion pill; Hepatitis B vaccine

1981 : scanning tunnelling microscope

1986 : high temperature superconductor

1987 : disposable contact lenses

1989 : World Wide Web


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