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Copy of Development of Tech. (1900-2014)

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Development of Tech. (1900-2014)
1900
Item:
Modern Escalator

Developer: Charles Sprangler

Additional: Wooden Escalator won first prize in the Paris 1900 Exposition Universelle in France
By Hannah Miller (4/16/14)
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Item:
The "Flyer"

Developer:
Wright Brothers

Additional:
Led to airplane travel worldwide
Item:
Theory of Relativity (E=mc^2)

Developer:
Albert Einstein

Additional:
Basis of Nuclear Reactors (one of our energy sources)
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Portable Electric Vacuum Cleaner

Developer:
James Spangler

Additional:
William Hoover, Spangler's cousin, bought patent which created a non-gasoline type of vacuum cleaners
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Model T

Developer:
Henry Ford (Ford Motor Co.)

Additional:
Cars were made available to the common public
Item:
Modern Zipper

Developer:
Gideon Sundback

Additional:
Zippers have been holding things together ever since
Item:
Superherterodyne Radio Circuit

Developer:
Edwin H. Armstrong

Additional:
Today every television or radio uses this.
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Traffic Signal

Developer:
Garrett Morgan

Additional:
Was developed to reduce collisions at intersections
Item:
"Radiola" Loudspeaker

Developer:
Chester Rice & Edward W. Kellogg

Additional:
Though not the men of cereal companies, they worked at General Electric. This a.c. powered speakers is still used today.
Item:
Double Bubble

Developer:
Walter E. Diemer

Additional:
Although the Mayans (1800 BC) chewed "chicle" from the sap of Sapodilla trees, this was a change in recipe. Gum was now sweeter and longer-lasting.
Residential Air Conditioning

Developer:
Willis Haviland Carrier

Additional:
This brought cooling to individual homes
Item:
Bread Slicer/Wrapper

Developer:
Otto Fredrick Richwedder

Additional:
Must have been amazing to inspire the phrase "The best thing since sliced bread."
Item:
Ball Point Pen

Developer:
Laszlo & George Biro

Additional:
Increased the life of a pen to about a year
Item:
Successful Helicopter (VS-300)

Developer:
Igor Sikorsky

Additional:
Helped develop strong and reliable helicopters
Item:
Aerosol Spray Cans

Developer:
Lyle D. Goodloe & W.N. Sullivan

Additional:
First used as bug spray for malaria carrying bugs
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Microwave

Developer:
Dr. Percy Spencer

Additional:
Microwaves can be found in almost any home across America
Item:
Wurlitzer Jukebox

Developer:
Robert Hope-Jones

Developer:
Provided music for large groups of people as well as became an icon for '50s diners
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Mr. Potato Head

Developer:
George Lerner

Additional:
This toy would encourage the idea of plastic toys, which were cheaper and easier to mass produce
Item:
Fortran Code

Developer:
John Backus

Additional:
Backus wanted a code that resembled human speech, thus, created Fortran. Now it is used for scientific and mathematical programing
Item:
White Out "Mistake Out" Liquid Paper

Developer:
Bette Nesmith Graham

Additional:
Wanted to have something to erase marks made with ink
Item:
Cassette Tape

Developer:
Phillips Company

Additional:
An improved way to listen to music and other sounds
Item:
Compact disk (CD)

Developer:
James Russell

Additional:
A more effective improved way to listen to music/ download and transport files
Item:
Computer Mouse

Developer:
Douglas Engelbart

Additional:
Engelbart wanted to find ways for the computer to be for the average person and not just scientists
Item:
Bar Codes

Developer:
Joseph Woodland & Benard Silver

Additional:
Started as a circle (not a bar). Developed (and altered) for markets to sell produce
Item:
Computer Space (First Arcade Game)

Developer:
Nolan Bushnell & Ted Dabney

Additional:
The first arcade game. Ever. (The first digital game, however, was created in 1952. It was similar to Tic-Tac-Toe.)
Item:
Cellular Phone

Developer:
Dr. Martin Cooper

Additional:
Although the cell phones weren't made available to the public until 1987, they succeed in creating phones, outside of cars
Item:
Laser Printer

Developer:
Gary Starkweather

Additional:
Made making copies much easier and faster
Item:
Hepatitis-B Vaccine

Developer:
Baruch Blumberg

Additional:
This advancement in the medical field, now allows them to protect livers from viruses
Item:
Apple Macintosh

Developer:
Steve Jobs

Additional:
A month after running their first ad. Macintosh was able to show the commercial during the NFL Superbowl
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Windows

Developer:
Microsoft Corporation

Additional:
Windows could have been called "Interface Manager" but Rowland Hanson convinced Bill Gates to change it.
Item:
Public's Internet

Developer:
Tim Burners-Lee

Developer:
The Internet became even more basic and user-friendly using HTTP and WWW.
Item:
Fastest Wind Speed

Developer:
Scientists

Additional:
318 mph (509 km/h)
Item:
Robotic Cat

Developer:
Omron

Additional:
This was developed because research has shown that cats help calm nerves
Item:
No-Contact Jackets

Developer:
Adam Whiton &Yolita Nugent

Additional:
Protective jackets with hidden technology
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YouTube

Developer:
Steve Chen, Chad Hurley & Jawed Karim

Additional:
6 billion hours of videos are watched each month (about an hour per person)
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iPad

Developer:
Steve Jobs

Additional:
300,000 units were sold on the first day (March 12th)
Well, that could depend on you...
Item:
Teddy Bear

Developer:
Unknown

Additional:
Named after Theodore Roosevelt, bringing joy to children everywhere
Item:
Crayola Crayons

Developer:
Edwin Binney & C Harold Smith (cousins)

Additional:
First sold in black, brown, blue, red, purple, orange, yellow, and green. "Crayola" came from the french words for chalk and oily.
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