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Science and Technology of the 1930s
Transcript of Science and Technology of the 1930s
This invention basically leads the age of film. 1931: German physicist, Ernst Ruska, and German electrical engineer, Max Knoll, constructed the prototype electron microscope, which was capable of four-hundred-power magnification. Sir Frank Whittle patents his "turbojet engine in 1930. In 1936 the German Focke-Wulf Fw 61 became the first ever helicopter. In 1932, Edwin Land announces he has developed the first synthetic polarizing material. This aides the inventions of the Polaroid camera by Kodak. April 6, 1938: Dr. Roy Plunkett at the DuPont research laboratories
discovers PTFE or polytetrafluoroethylene. Today, it is used on non-stick cooking pans. 1930: a team of engineers from the US Naval Research Lab were conducting measurements of a radio antenna when they accidently discovered radar. Consumer Products The FM radio: Edwin Howard Armstrong Scotch tape: Richard Drew Nylon: Dr. Wallace Carothers Ballpoint pen: Laslo Biro 1938 Television: Philo Farnsworth the 30s: the beginning of cheap, easily broken toys Dolls Betsy Wetsy Scarlett O'Hara becomes the first movie character to become a doll (made by Madam Alexander) Technology Incorporated Code-O-Graph View-Master Seeburg Ray-O-Light The Golden Age of Comic Books Explodes in 1938 with Superman and all of his enemies Board Games Monopoly Sorry Scrabble Scientific Discoveries Pluto, our ninth planet, was discovered on January 3, 1930 by Clyde Tombaugh. The Volkswagen: Ferdinand Porsche 1930