Monday, 26 February 2024
1950 stanford Ovshinksy develops various technologies that make renewable energy more practical, including practical solar cells and improved rechargeable batteries.
1950 European bus companies experiment with using flywheels as regenerative brakes
1950 percy Spencer accidentally discovers how to cook with microwaves, inadvertently inventing the microwave oven.
1951 Nuclear power reactor was invented by Walter Zinn
1951 long-distance dialing in the U.S.
1954 indian physicist Narinder Kapany pioneers fiber optics.
1956 optical fiber was invented by Basil Hirschowitz, C. Wilbur Peters, and Lawrence E. Curtiss
1956 first commercial nuclear power is produced at Calder Hall, Cumbria, England.
1956 Transatlantic telephone cable
1957 sputnik I and Sputnik II: Sputnik I and Sputnik II are launched by the Russians
1957 Soviet Union (Russia and her allies) launch the Sputnik space satellite
1957 lawrence Curtiss, Basil Hirschowitz, and Wilbur Peters build the first fiber-optic gastroscope.
1958 Silicon chip: The first integrated circuit, or silicon chip, is produced by the US Jack Kilby & Robert Noyce
1958 jack Kilby and Robert Noyce, working independently, develop the integrated circuit.
1959 iBM and General Motors develop Design Augmented by Computers-1 (DAC-1), the first computer-aided design (CAD) system.
1960 Laser was invented by Theodore Harold Maiman
1960 joseph-Armand Bombardier perfects his Ski-Doo® snowmobile.
1960 Theodore Maiman invents the ruby laser
1960 Douglas Engelbart develops the computer mouse
1960 James Russell invents compact discs
1960 laser light used in U.S.
1960 felt-tip pens
1961 Optical disc was invented by David Paul Gregg
1962 William Armistead and S. Donald Stookey of Corning Glass Works invent light-sensitive (photochromic) glass
1963 computer mouse was invented by Douglas Engelbart
1963 ivan Sutherland develops Sketchpad, one of the first computer-aided design programs.
1963 Home video recorder
1963 Disk storage for computer
1964 IBM helps to pioneer e-commerce with an airline ticket reservation system called SABRE
1965 frank Pantridge develops the portable defibrillator for treating cardiac arrest patients.
1966 Stephanie Kwolek patents a super-strong plastic called Kevlar
1967 automatic Teller Machine (ATM) was invented by John Shepherd-Barron
1967 japanese company Noritake invents the vacuum fluorescent display (VFD).
1967 Compact microwave ovens are sold