Monday, 27 May 2019
1906 light bulbs (tungsten)
1906 The lightbulb is introduced
1907 Color photography was invented by Auguste and Louis Lumiere
1907 Helicopter was invented by Paul Cornu
1907 radio amplifier was invented by Lee DeForest
1907 leo Baekeland develops Bakelite, the first popular synthetic plastic.
1907 Alva Fisher invents the electric clothes washer
1907 electric vacuum cleaner is introduced.
1908 American industrialist and engineer Henry Ford launches the Ford Model T, the world's first truly affordable car
1909 bakelite was invented by Leo Baekeland
1909 German chemists Fritz Haber and Zygmunt Klemensiewicz develop the glass electrode, enabling very precise measurements of acidity
1909 Electric toaster is made
1910 Neon light
1911 air conditioning is invented.
1912 American chemist Gilbert Lewis describes the basic chemistry that leads to practical, lithium-ion rechargeable batteries (though they don't appear in a practical, commercial form until the 1990s)
1912 hans Geiger develops the Geiger counter, a detector for radioactivity.
1915 Searchlight arc
1919 francis Aston pioneers the mass spectrometer and uses it to discover many isotopes.
1920 john Logie Baird develops mechanical television.
1920 Philo T. Farnsworth invents modern electronic television
1920 Robert H. Goddard develops the principle of the modern, liquid-fueled space rocket
1920 german engineer Gustav Tauschek and American Paul Handel independently develop primitive optical character recognition (OCR) scanning systems.
1920 albert W. Hull invents the magnetron, a device that can generate microwaves from electricity.
1921 karel Capek and his brother coin the word "robot" in a play about artificial humans.
1921 John Larson develops the polygraph ("lie detector") machine
1923 Sound film was invented by Lee DeForest
1923 Television Electronic was invented by Philo Farnsworth
1924 Electro Mechanical television system was invented by John Logie Baird
1928 Antibiotics were invented by Alexander Fleming
1928 Thomas Midgley, Jr. invents coolant chemicals for air conditioners and refrigerators
1928 the electric refrigerator is invented.
1928 sliced bread is introduced.
1930 Peter Goldmark pioneers color television